A new touring route has launched in Scotland that offers a journey of 200 miles through the heart of the country. It’s a lovely route for anyone planning a campervan or motorhome holiday in Scotland.

Map shows route of Heart 200
A map of the Heart 200 route.

New driving route in Scotland

Another in a growing collection of tours, including the North Coast 500, the North East 250 and the South West Coastal 300, the Heart 200 route heads through the cities of Perth and Stirling and via the glorious landscapes of The Trossachs and Highland Perthshire. It passes through both of Scotland’s national parks.

Heart 200 is a circular route on existing public roads, with sub-routes suitable for walkers, cyclists and bikers, as well as motorists.

An array of visitor attractions and activities can be found in the vicinity of the 200-mile route, which uniquely links Scotland’s two national parks: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs (they count as one) and The Cairngorms.

The route, which heads through a broad 30-mile corridor, also showcases a wide variety of sub-tours for drivers as part of the experience, enabling holidaymakers to access and enjoy many visitor attractions en route.

River Garry Soldiers Leap Killiecrankie, SR Photies
There are plenty of attractions to see, such as Soldiers’ Leap at Killiecrankie over the River Garry. Credit: SR Photies

Robert Cairns, managing director of Heart 200, which launched in June, said: “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 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, 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.”

  • A new Heart 200 website provides a guide for people to plan their holidays in this beautiful part of Scotland.
Robert the bruce statue in stirling
The Heart 200 passes through the city of Stirling.
Another highlight: Scone Palace. Credit:  Alexander P Kapp
Visit Scone Palace. Credit: Alexander P Kapp

Hearty welcome for Heart 200

Many tourism attractions are welcoming the new heart 200 initiative.

Donald Riddle, 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.”

Thomas Moffat, 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.”

Also read: 10 highlights of new Heart 200 driving route.

Book a campervan hire early

Open Road Scotland has a range of campervans to hire in Scotland and conveniently located close to Glasgow Airport in Central Scotland. It is a great location to start a trip that takes in the Heart 200. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.