The West Highland Way in 11 days

  • Duration 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Milngavie / Fort William
  • Distance 153 km / 95 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $1,221

Overview

Explore the heart of Scotland on an authentic tour of The West Highland Way, Scotland's first and most famous long-distance route. Follow in the footsteps of former military troops from Milngavie to Fort William.

  • Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes where lochs, mountains and valleys are the main attractions.
  • Get to know Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.
  • Discover the fascinating swampy wasteland of Rannoch Moor.
  • Enjoy the highest quality authentic whisky.
  • Walk on the shores of the magnificent Loch Lomond.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
    • Baggage transfer service between stages
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Unspecified transfers
    • Personal equipment
    • Unspecified meals
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel assistance 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 get to the starting point of this walking holiday along The West Highland Way, we recommend the following options:

    The first is to get to Glasgow Airport and then transfer to Milngavie by bus or train.

    The second is to get to Prestwick Airport, take a train to Glasgow (50 minutes) and from there head by bus or train to Milngavie.

    The third option is to travel to Edinburgh Airport, from there take a bus to Glasgow (1 hour) and then head by bus or train to Milngavie.

    When you've finished your trip, you can head from Fort William by train to Glasgow (3h 45m) to take your flight to your home city.

    FAQs

    We recommend you take this walking holiday between the end of March and October.

    In particular, May can be a good time to travel, as there are not many midges (mosquitoes) just yet.

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

    This route has a low level of difficulty, although every day you will walk between 5 and 10 hours on undulating terrain, so it is advisable that you are in good physical condition to make the most of this walking holiday.

    Yes, this is a requirement to book with us. It's important that this insurance covers your activities, emergency evacuation, and hospital care.

    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).

    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. 

    We suggest you bring insect repellent; in case you need it.

    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.