Heart 200: The Newest Touring Route to Hit Scotland
Updated: Feb 26
Have you heard the news? There’s a brand new touring route that’s been launch in Scotland, which is perfect for all you campervan and motorhome lovers out there. It boasts a journey of 200 miles, driving straight through the heart of this beautiful country.
It’s called the Heart 200 and comes as part of a growing collection of driving tours, which includes the South West Coastal 300, the North Coast 500 and the North East 250.
The route of the Heart 200 glides through the cities of Stirling and Perth via the breathtaking landscapes of The Trossachs and Highland Perthshire. It also passes right through both of Scotland’s national parks. What more could you possibly ask for!?
It’s a circular route mapped out using existing public roads and involves sub-routes that are more than suitable for walkers, bikers and cyclists. And of course, motorists.
And that’s not all. There is a vast variety of visitor attractions and activities that can be found within the vicinity of the new 200-mile route, which uniquely links to both Loch Lomond and The Trossachs (they count as one), Scotland’s two renowned national parks, and of course, The Cairngorms.
The Heart 200 route, which heads through a very broad 30-mile corridor, also displays a number of varying sub-stours for drivers as part of the overall experience. This allows holidaymakers to not only access but also enjoy the many visitor attractions which can be found en route.
And what attractions is there to see exactly, you may be wondering? Well, you’ll have the chance to experience Soldier’s Leap at Killiecrankie over the River Garry, for one.
The managing director of Heart 200 (which launched in June), Robert Cairns, commented: “Heart 200 has been designed to encourage tourism into the heart of Scotland.
“We aim to offer visitors a unique holiday experience. It is a leisurely journey through the stunning heart of Scotland, giving visitors the option of staying in the area for as long as possible.”
Robert also added: “The website is full of ideas for planning a holiday, providing suggested itineraries and tours and highlighting the numerous attractions and places to eat and spend time.”
Caroline Warburton, who is the VisitScotland Regional Leadership Director, said: “Spanning Perthshire, Stirling and Scotland’s two national parks, the Heart 200 route is an exciting initiative which takes in some of the country’s best assets.”
And there’s been a Hearty welcome for Heart 200 from every side indeed!
Many tourist attractions are welcoming the new Heart 200 initiative with open arms.
Donald Riddle, the director of Highland Safaris in Aberfeldy, said: “Heart 200 brings a focus to this stunning part of Scotland. Perthshire, Stirlingshire and The Trossachs have so much to offer.”
Whereas Thomas Moffat, the director of Loch Leven Brewery in Kinross, said: “The addition of Heart 200 allows a new and exciting vehicle to reach even more visitors, and we are excited about being part of this fantastic new initiative.”
But why just read about it, when you can experience it for yourself?
Get your campervan hire booked in early with us today! We’re just a short 40-minute drive from Glasgow Airport within Central Scotland; the perfect location to start a trip that takes place in the Heart 200.
And for further information about the Heart 200 itself, you can visit heart200.scot