Warmer summer weather makes June a great time to visit if you like being outdoors. There are many accessible hiking trails and cycling routes across the area, as well as opportunities for more experienced outdoors people to get the most out of their trip. So, whether you want to head out on your own or have a guided trip, there’s plenty of opportunity to see what the Scottish Highlands have to offer.
Cycling is a popular and well-loved activity here in the Highlands. On your own, with a friend or in groups, it’s a great way to see the sights and have fun at the same time.
The Loch Ness 360° trail is a great place to start planning your cycling holiday in Scotland. Taking in beautiful villages and breathtaking views, the route can be done in sections over a few days.
You can bring your own bike, or hire one when you get here from a local company. There are plenty of routes you can choose from. The Dochgarroch Loop takes you along the Caledonian Canal. The Beauly Firth Circuit is great for experienced cyclists. And the Affric and Kintail Way will reward you with stunning landscapes on your ride.
Highland scenery is one of the most romantic in the world. What better way to enjoy it than with a partner? Bring a car, or hire one up here, and enjoy one of a range of thrilling road trips.
The Loch Ness and Glencoe one-day car tour takes you into the heart of the Highlands. Experience a combination of heritage and scenery when you take this day trip. For the wildlife enthusiasts, pack your binoculars for this one-day dolphin spotting trip. Head to Dornoch, about an hour from Inverness, for one of the best spots to catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures.
And remember how we said the Highlands were such a romantic location? There’s a reason the Outlander TV series and books are set here! And a visit to the area is the perfect opportunity for a road trip through the Outlander sites.
Ever thought about taking your accommodation with you on the road? You could try hiring a campervan and going a bit further afield to find that perfect resting spot. Enjoy fresh food on a secluded beach with nobody around you for miles. It’s all possible here!
If you prefer, staying in a campsite might be what you would prefer. Here, all the amenities you are used to are available, as well as a shop and sometimes pub. Find your perfect campsite here.
There are so many things to do in Inverness that packing it all in when here can be tricky! Here are a few ideas to try.
Concerts and gigs are regularly planned throughout the year in Inverness, with summer being particularly popular. Previous performers have included Stereophonics, Westlife and Tom Jones. Check out upcoming listings to see if your favourite is coming to visit too!
The Inverness Botanic Gardens are free to enter, and it’s like stepping into a whole different world. From the cactus house to the tropical house, you can spend hours wandering around the fantastic venue.
Wandering around Inverness, you are bound to come across Inverness Cathedral. Building of this magnificent place of worship began in 1866 and is still used every day today. It’s fully accessible, with a cafe and shop and welcomes everyone.