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Scotland's West Highland Way 10-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 3

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  • Scotland

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West Highland Way Self-guided Walking Tour

Scotland's oldest long distance hiking trail leads you into the raw world of the highlands. In olden times this was barren land, inhabited only by a few merchants and shepherds. Battles were fought here and robbers and gangs of thieves used the seclusion as a refuge. Today, this region is still largely untouched and is extremely varied. The paths scroll in seclusion along the shore of Loch Lomond, only to offer views of the surrounding peaks a few kilometres further on. The West Highland Way is one of the most popular hiking routes in Europe today and attracts travellers from all over the world.

Tour character: Level 3

Good physical condition is mandatory for the West Highland Way. The uphill climbs are usually not a problem, but the long stages are strenuous. The route is over well-maintained hiking trails and is perfectly sign-posted.

Included in the West Highland Walking Tour:

Accommodation for 7 nights, incl. breakfast
Daily luggage transfers
Well worked out route guidance
Tour through the Glengoyne distillery, incl. tasting
Extensive travel documents
GPS-data available
Service hotline

Arrival / parking / departure:

Arrive by flight in Edinburgh or Glasgow. Take the bus to the city centre and then travel by train to Millngavie, a journey of 45 minutes to 1.5 hours .
Travel back by bus to Glasgow or Edinburgh. Approx. 3 – 4 hours. Reservation recommended. www.citylink.co.uk

Departure any day from 30 March to 20 October 2019

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Milngavie͞

    Mull’guy͟ is what this small town, about 60 kilometre north of Glasgow is called. Discover the small pedestrian zone in its centre and buy the final provisions for the coming hiking tour.

  • Day 2

    Milngavie - Drymen | approx. 20 km 235 m, Length: approx. 5 h

    The tour takes you out of the town through quiet forests and takes you slowly to the Highlands. On the way to Drymen you will pass the Glengoyne Distillery. Make a stop here to taste a glass of whiskey and learn more about the production of this Scottish speciality. Drymen is the last major stage town for a long period of time.

  • Day 3

    Drymen - Rowardennan | approx. 24 km +625 m -655 m, Length: approx. 6 – 7 h

    You climb ͞Conic Hill͟ first and enjoy the views of Loch Lomond - Scotland's largest lake. The climb down takes you to Balmaha and then civilization ends for a few kilometres. There are only narrow footpaths on the east bank of Loch Lomonds. The walk is like sheer poetry.

  • Day 4

    Rowardennan – Inverarnan surroundings | approx. 19 km +350 m -360 m, Length: approx. 6 h

    One of the most beautiful stages on the West Highland Way. You hike on forest roads to the waterfall in Inversnaid. Afterwards the path passes idyllically along the shore. Up, down, left, right... the trail is idyllic and varied, offers views of small islands and leads past the hiding place of the bandit Rob Roy.

  • Day 5

    Inverarnan surroundings – Crianlarich surroundings | approx. 14-17 km +375-460 m -210-295 m, Length: approx. 3 – 4 h

    After climbing uphill and downhill many times in the past few days, the path is much more comfortable today. The West Highland Way rises slowly from Inverarnan till you pass the small village of Crianlarich. From here you can see the peaks of Ben More and Stob Binnean while enjoying the views of Loch Lomond. You continue through solitary forests to Crianlarich, your stage destination for today.

  • Day 6

    Crianlarich surroundings –Bridge of Orchy / Inveroran | approx.17–25 km +270–560 m -260– 550 m, Length: approx. 5–7 h

    Wonderful views await you today too. A slightly longer climb uphill awaits you directly after the small village of Bridge of Orchy. Afterwards you walk on old military roads, and advance rapidly. The roads lead you past small woodlands to the hotel at Inveroran. It is extremely isolated in the middle of the Scottish Highlands.

  • Day 7

    Bridge of Orchy / Inveroran - Kingshouse | approx.16-20 km +310-475 m -240-420 m, Length: approx. 5–6 h

    An old military road leads you past countless, deep black lakes. Today’s destination is KIngshouse - a former trading post in the middle of the Scottish Highlands. On the way you will even pass a small ski resort.

  • Day 8

    Kingshouse - Kinlochleven | approx.14 km +380 m -615 m, Length: approx. 4–5 h

    Passing the most spectacular summit of Scotland, the Buachaille Etive Mòr you will reach the "Devils Staircase". Soldiers who had to cross the numerous curves gave this pass its name. The tour takes you down into a small valley and offers wonderful views of the surrounding peaks. The small town of Kinlochleven offers some civilization again after a few days in the untouched Highlands.

  • Day 9

    Kinlochleven – Fort William | approx. 24 km +575 m -580 m, Length: approx. 6 -7 h

    A long stage concludes the tour on the West Highland Way. You follow an old military road again, which takes you to a plateau. You walk through quiet forests and past the ruins of a small fort until Ben Nevis comes into sight. The hike into the small town of Fort William concludes the hike along the West Highland Way.

  • Day 10

    Departure or extension of your stay (ask us about extra nights)

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Aug 09 2019 Aug 18 2019 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 919€
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Oct 07 2019 Oct 16 2019 10 Single rooms 1,368€
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Oct 10 2019 Oct 19 2019 10 Single rooms 1,368€
Double rooms 849€
Oct 11 2019 Oct 20 2019 10 Single rooms 1,368€
Double rooms 849€
Oct 12 2019 Oct 21 2019 10 Single rooms 1,368€
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Double rooms 849€
Oct 17 2019 Oct 26 2019 10 Single rooms 1,368€
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Oct 18 2019 Oct 27 2019 10 Single rooms 1,368€
Double rooms 849€
Oct 19 2019 Oct 28 2019 10 Single rooms 1,368€
Double rooms 849€
Oct 20 2019 Oct 29 2019 10 Single rooms 1,368€
Double rooms 849€

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