isle of skye
this is probably the most known island of scotland with it's crazy rock formations and the sea just right next to it. A place called "old man of storr" is the most famous location because they shot movie scenes there like for "Prometheus" for example. Therefore it is a lot more touristy with more traffic there than on the applecross peninsula. Nevertheless we were tourists too and wanted to witness these cool places on our vacation. One road that looked stunning I found in a magazine called "Curves" and it is called "quiraing pass", so we decided to give it a shot while we were on the isle. We slept in our car directly at the seaside at a place called Staffin Beach which is located on the bottom of the quiring pass basicly. As we had rather tight shedule on our roadtrip and we also figured out on the day before that there was quite a lot of traffic, we decided to just do the smallest possible loop (33 km) heading north after the pass. You could also do a loop going south which is about 67 km, or combine both loops. All the roads and scenery is simply stunning but as mentioned quite busy as we experienced it. The quiring pass itself wasn't really that challenging but the view was awesome. After the pass we rode through a wide open plateau to the tiny village of "Uig". Located in Uig there is also a small harbour where we did see the ferry from/to the "Outer Hebrides". From Uig back to Staffen via the most northern part of the island was a nice ride with short climbs and decents along the seaside and through wide fields mainly. Here is the roadmap from our ride (and the longer southroute).