Start // Portree End // Applecross Inn car park Distance // 74 miles (119km) Getting there // The nearest major airport is Inverness, 129 miles (217km) away, where car hire is available. The Skye Bridge means that the island is accessible by road from anywhere in the UK. Where to eat // Lunch or dinner at the Applecross Inn is a must, especially the divine fish and chips, and fresh seafood platters. You can stay the night, too, but will need to book in advance (applecross.uk.com/inn). Hot tip // Before setting off, check that the Bealach na Bà route is open: it often closes in winter. More info // There are helpful tourist information offices in Portree and Applecross.