Cross Erskine Bridge & travel thru rural areas. Soon Loch Lomond comes into view. You will stop at Luss village for a stroll thru village. From Luss, Loch is your constant companion as you journey further northwards. Route takes you along road to summit viewpoint of "Rest and Be Thankful" for photo stop & views. The 20 min crossing of Firth of Clyde will take you to Clydeside town of Gourock. From there, follow coastal road to Greenock. Note: you must walk approx. 50 yards over even & cobblestone surfaces & 2 - 3 steps. Walking in Luss is at guest's discretion. Tour sequence may vary. The drive to Luss is approx. 1 hr & return scenic route is approx. 2 hrs.
Cross the impressive Erskine Bridge, with views of Glasgow in the distance, and travel through rural areas that make up the outer districts of the metropolis. Soon Loch Lomond comes into view. The famous and beautiful inland loch, known as the Queen of Scottish lakes, and noted for its fishing, is the largest in Great Britain. The broad southern end, five miles in width, is enhanced by many small islands, sparkling like emeralds against a backdrop of blue waters and rugged mountains. To the north, the loch gradually narrows until only a few hundred yards of dark water separate the shores, where tree clad mountains soar skywards, creating a fjord-like atmosphere.
You will stop at the village of Luss, with its flower-bedecked cottages, lying on the western shores of the loch, facing a group of wooded islands. Stroll through the village to the waters edge or browse in the gift shop.
From Luss, the loch is your constant companion as you journey further northwards, passing through the villages of Tarbet and Arrochar. Your route takes you along the climbing scenic road to the summit viewpoint of "Rest and Be Thankful," a name which speaks for itself. You will have a quick photo stop and chance to enjoy the clear mountain air while taking in the panoramic views. Descending, you'll see the scenery is still outstanding as the road twists and turns through glen and moor, with ranges of mountains on either side. All too soon the atmospheric scenery of loch, glens and peaks slips behind as you travel around the head of Holy Loch and into Hunter's Quay and the terminal of Western Ferries. The 20-minute crossing of the Firth of Clyde will take you to the Clydeside town of Gourock. From there, you will follow the coastal road returning to Greenock.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 50 yards over even and cobblestone surfaces with 2 - 3 steps. Walking while in Luss is at the guest's discretion and over even and cobblestone streets. The tour sequence may be altered in order to avoid congestion but covering all mentioned sights. The drive to Luss is approximately 1 hour and the return scenic route is approximately 2 hours, dependent upon traffic conditions.