Great Glen Way: The Scottish Valleys in 9 days

  • Duration 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Fort William / Inverness
  • Distance 137 km / 85 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $1,039

Overview

Let yourself be carried away by the beauty of Scottish landscapes on the Great Glen Way 9-day route. On this route, you can enjoy the beautiful villages of deepest Scotland, next to the Caledonian Canal that crosses the country from end to end. You will walk through green meadows, along coastal and mountain trails and you will appreciate the incredible landscapes in the Scottish Highlands. In addition, this route is iconic for its unique fauna and vegetation between lakes and forests with an ocean climate. 

This route starts at Fort William, located on the east bank of Loch Linnhe and ends in the cosmopolitan city of Inverness, whose Scottish Gaelic name means "The Mouth of the River Ness".

  • Visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle.
  • Cross the Highlands from one side to another. 
  • Discover the legends around the "Loch Ness Monster"
  • Marvel at Neptune's Staircase, an impressive engineering work built in the 19th century by Thomas Telford.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Baggage transfer service
    • Information dossier with maps and route details
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Travel to Fort William and from Inverness
    • Lunches, dinners, drinks and snacks
    • Personal equipment
    • Transfers in case you need to skip a stage
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To start your walking holiday, you can fly to Glasgow or Inverness airports.

    From Inverness, you can take a bus or taxi to Fort William. From Glasgow Airport, you must take the bus connection to the city, where you can take a bus or train to complete what, for many, is one of the best routes in the world.

    FAQs

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    The Great Glen Way has a low-medium degree of difficulty, so if you're walking and doing physical activity on a regular basis, you'll be able to walk this route smoothly and easily.

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).