The legendary West Highland Way !

The legendary West Highland Way !

From £699
9 days Active walking holiday

The most famous Scottish trek of the west highland way, in hotel and B&B among beautiful landscapes of the Highlands!

Fancy a breath of fresh air and wild landscapes that are out of this world? Let's go for a trek in Scotland on the West Highland Way. Traveled by Highland shepherds and their flocks to Lowland markets, this footpath winds through 153 km of beautiful scenery. Starting with Mugdock Country Park and its royal views of the Campsie Fells Mountains. Then, the shores of Loch Lomond, the largest lake in the United Kingdom, with Ben Lomond towering above it. You'll also travel through the Crianlarich and Tyndrum valleys amidst munros, Scotch pines and heather moorlands before reaching the misty bogs of Rannoch Moor. As a backdrop, the superb Etive Mor Buachaille, which will capture your camera's lens. Highlight of the adventure: the ascent of the tortuous Devil's Staircase in Glencoe and a passage through the fabulous Glen Nevis, which is topped off by Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest peak. A stunning walk!

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A real scottish adventure

Climbing Devil's Staircase, with its incredible view of Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest peak.

The best local addresses

Stopping at the best pubs, inns and B&Bs in the area that have been selected from our road book.

Trek the best landscapes

Traveling the world-famous West Highland Way in the footsteps of the Highland shepherds.

Highlights of Scotland

Contemplating the mountains and munros from Glengoyne to Mamores.

Trip Itinerary

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Day 1 -Flight to Scotland!
Flight to Glasgow. On arrival, transfer by taxi to Milngavie (13 km north of Glasgow) where your trek will start the next day. Check-in at the hotel and free time. Possibility to hike the Kelvin Walkway from Glasgow to Milngavie (8 km, about 1h45 walking time).
Day 2 - Milngavie - Drymen: Glengoyne Mountains
A relatively easy first stage. Superb landscapes amidst plains, meadows and lakes await you. A distillery and a few white houses which are lost in the middle of nowhere mark the trail. And there are countless sheep along the way, veritable emblems of Scotland. From the starting arch, cross Mugdock Country Park towards the Campsies Fells where you can see the famous steep mountain of Glengoyne, at the foot of which is located the small Glengoyne distillery (seen in the movie “The Angels’ Share” by Ken Loach). Possibility to visit it and taste its exceptionally good whisky. On the road, lunch or drinks at the Beach Tree Inn. Then on to Drymen.
Day 3 - Drymen - Rowardennan: from Loch to Ben Lomond
A few climbs and descents on the program… but above all a superb view of Loch Lomond from Conic Hill. Before departure, you can stock up in Balmaha, in the mini-market in the small hamlet (for your information, there is no mini-market where you sleep) or have lunch and a drink in a great pub, the Oak Tree Inn. On your way, magnificent oak woods, the tree of wisdom according to the Celtic people, border Loch Lomond. Further on, the summit of Ben Lomond, the highest mountain in the region, will emerge. The hike continues on to Rowardennan.
Day 4 - Rowardennan - Inverarnan : the Arrochar Alps
Another good day’s walk today. Don’t worry, it will be highly rewarded by the superb views of the Arrochar Alps from Inversaid to the west. Then on to the RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Nature Reserve, the UK’s bird protection league. You’ll pass by Rob Roy’s cave, the Scottish Robin Hood, an outlaw who lived in the area in the 18th century. The trail then becomes much easier all the way to the haunted pub at Drovers Inn.
Day 5 - Inverarnan - Tyndrum: the Ben More and Stob Binnein munros
A superb view of the Ben More and Stob Binnein munros awaits you at the exit of Crianlarich. Then, the hike continues through the forest before reaching Tyndrum where you can recharge your batteries at The Real Food Cafe. If you need equipment, The Green Wellies has a small hiking department.
Day 6 - Tyndrum - Kingshouse: Rannoch Moor Marshes
The walk starts with a short ascent before going back down to Inveroran and its pub. The trail continues the old Thomas Telford Military Road where you cross Rannoch Moor, large flat and marshy areas formed by the last ice age. The conical mountain you see in the distance, Buchaille Etive Mhor, is the most photographed mountain in Scotland and marks the entrance to Glencoe. Overnight accommodation at the Kingshouse hotel.
Day 7 - Kingshouse - Kinlochleven: Tackling the Devil's Staircase
You’ll head for Glencoe Valley via the ascent of the winding and terrible “Devil’s Staircase”, which leads to the highest point of the West Highland Way. At the top of the pass, at an altitude of 548m, there is a magnificent view of the Glencoe Mountains to the south and Ben Nevis to the north. Possibility to make a small detour to one of the summits before starting the descent to Kinlochleven.
Day 8 - Kinlochleven - Fort William: Mamores and back to Glasgow
A beautiful ascent from Kinlochleven will provide superb views of the Mamores mountain range. You can see Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest peak, which rises to 1,344 m (3,870 ft). When arriving in Glen Nevis or the Nevis River Valley, head towards the large Ben Nevis car park (it is well signposted). Then continue along the road for about 10 minutes to Fort William. Go to Fort William station where you take a train to Glasgow Queen Street. Your adventure has come to an end.
Day 9 - Glasgow: return flight
Depending on the flight schedule, free time in Glasgow then taxi transfer to the airport and return flight. Bye-bye Scotland!


N.B. : The program is given for information only. The stages can be modified on site for meteorological, security, organizational, flight schedule or any unexpected event reasons. In these difficult times, the local guide will do their utmost to mitigate the effects of these events beyond our control.

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Pricing Chart

Our “from” price is based on mid-season prices and for a group of 8 people.

Youth Hostel
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£ 699/person
B&B
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£ 799/person
4 star hotel
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£ 1199/person

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“Fantastic trek almost entirely under the sun, June seems to be a good month for Scotland! Going through little Scottish villages and stumbling across pubs and restaurants in the middle of no where, these little gems added to our trip. The scenery and wildlife was breathtaking!”
Lorna (Canada)
July 2019
“Great trek very well sign posted. The choice of accomodation was good and the roadbook very clear and instructive. Thank you!”
Magdalena (Poland)
June 2019

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