McLaren Scotland 2020

Scotland - UK, 20 - 24 April 2021

McLaren Highland Drive

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Re-launched for 2021 and in stunning contrast to the 2019 McLaren Adriatic Drive, our destination takes us to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands. 

 

Our adventure will encompass breath-taking views, including some of the world-famous North Coast 500.  Abundant in coastal roads, lochs and mountain passes this voyage of discovery is not to be missed. Complementing our trip will be an array of hotels and luxury lodges, fine dining, the very best in Scottish hospitality, and of course, a wee dram of Whisky along the way.

 

A real drivers’ paradise. Perfect territory for a McLaren.

Highland Drive
Date
Tuesday 20 April

Arrival Day

 

Arriving into Edinburgh, your private transfer will take you to Kinross House Estate and Spa for your first night.

 

Steeped in history and grandeur, Kinross House and its fabulous estate setting is one of Scotland’s finest and most impressive destinations, set in 100 acres of parkland and beautifully restored gardens.

 

Our welcome reception will unveil to you the picturesque landscape as you meet your fellow guests and begin to familarise yourself with the adventure that lies ahead. 

Highland Drive
Date
Wednesday 21 April
From
Wick Airport
To
The Torridon
DISTANCE
337km

Wick to Torridon

 

Following a traditional Scottish breakfast, your private jet will take you from Edinburgh to Wick where your McLaren awaits. We will drive from the most northern point of mainland Great Britain, down the coastal A9 and your first taste of the famous North Coast 500.

 

After lunch, the route migrates inland and takes you alongside the Loch a’ Chuilinn and Loch a’ Chroisg enroute to your hotel this evening; The Torridon.

 

Set in 58 acres of parkland at the end of a magnificent sea loch, The Torridon was originally built in 1887 as a hunting lodge for the Earl of Lovelace.

 

Dinner will be at the hotel's 1887 restaurant. Chef Stovold focuses on the best locally sourced seasonal foods, many of which come from the hotel’s own kitchen gardens and farm. 

Highland Drive
Date
Thursday 22 April
From
The Torridon
To
Kinloch Lodge
Distance
210km

Torridon to Sleat, The Isle of Skye

 

Upon leaving The Torridon you will drive the winding coastal road from Sheilding to Applecross Peninsula and Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle). Reaching over 2,053 feet, this road is one of the highest in Britain with stunning views across the bay to the Isle of Skye.

 

The afternoon will not disappoint as you cross the famous Skye bridge and discover the coastal roads of the Isle of Skye.

 

Your home for the evening will be Kinloch Lodge; Lord and Lady Macdonald’s former 16th century hunting lodge.

 

Dinner will be served by Michelin starred chef, Marcello Tully, with ingredients drawn from the island's varied bounty.

Highland Drive
Date
Friday 23 April
From
Kinloch Lodge
To
Gleneagles Hotel
Distance
353km

Sleat, The Isle of Skye to Gleneagles

 

After a stunning breakfast overlooking the loch, you will begin your final drive, leaving Skye and heading south.

 

Driving through Fort William you will pass another Scottish landmark, Ben Nevis, before moving on to magnificent Glencoe one of Scotland’s best-known valleys.

 

After lunch, back behind the wheel, your afternoon’s drive explore Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park before reaching your final destination – The Gleneagles Hotel.

 

Arguably Scotland's most famous address, set in 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, the hotel recreates a jazz-age glamour and offers all the facilities and activities of a 21st century golf and spa resort.

 

Your farewell dinner will be a true ‘Taste of Scotland’, which will be a night to remember. 

Highland Drive
Date
Saturday 24 April
Total distance travelled
900km

Gleneagles to departures

 

Following a hearty Scottish breakfast, the McLaren Experiences Team will assist in your check out and organise your private onward transfer to the airport.

 

Check out is at 11:00, however the hotel will be able to store your luggage should you have a later departure. If you would like a late check out, please let us know in advance.

 

There are also a multitude of activities offered at the Gleneagles should you wish to extend your stay and participate, detailed on the next tab. 

Highland Drive

Whilst the drive may finish at Gleneagles, the trip needn't end. The Gleneagles Hotel offers a wealth of activities, including:

 

• Golf: four courses, coaching, caddies and club hire

• Horse riding

• Wild Atlantic salmon fishing on the River Tay

• Falconry

• Shooting: clay target and air rifle

 

Golfing, fishing and riding is not for everyone - Gleneagles also offers two swimming pools, a Health Club and an impressive spa with an extensive menu of therapies.

 

Should you wish to extend your trip or require further information, please speak to the McLaren Experiences Team who would be delighted to assist.

Highland Drive

COUPLES PACKAGE: OWN CAR

• Four nights accommodation based on double occupancy

• Private airport transfers as required from Edinburgh or Glasgow airports

• All meals on each day including world-class menus created especially for the group

• Expertly designed driving routes

• All fueling for the experience 

• Nightly valeting of your McLaren

 

Price per couple

£16,995, including taxes

Highland Drive

COUPLES PACKAGE: RENTAL CAR

• Four nights accommodation based on double occupancy

• Private airport transfers as required from Edinburgh or Glasgow airports

• All meals on each day including world-class menus created especially for the group

• Expertly designed driving routes

• All fueling for the experience 

• Nightly valeting of your McLaren

• A McLaren provided for the experience (model and drive to be confirmed), including transport to and from the event, vehicle insurance, valeting each night and all fuel required to drive the route

 

Price per couple

£21,789, including taxes

Contact Us

Contact us if you are interested in joining one of our events or would like more information at [email protected] or phone +441483262035 (lines open Mon – Fri, 9:30 – 17:30 GMT).