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Coastal hike in Scotland

The Kingdom of Fife.

Vast coastlines, cradled by the waves of the North Sea and occasionally interrupted by rocky stretches - welcome to the east coast of Scotland. Wild, romantic, full of culture and marked by a turbulent history. We would say: perfect conditions for a hiking tour that is exciting and yet lets you relax! In the charming fishing villages you will notice how much the sea has shaped life here and still does.

Details of the 7-day Coastal hike in Scotland

The starting point of the trip is Leven, an interesting industrial town. A harbour for fishing, coal mining, salt and textile production characterise this place. Along beautiful sandy beaches you first walk to Elie and further to Pittenweem, where you should visit St. Filian`s Cave. The boat trip to the Isle of May, which is part of the Scottish National Heritage, and a circular walk there is a very special attraction.

Passing numerous picturesque fishing villages, golf courses and a bird sanctuary, you will arrive in St. Andrews, a truly worthwhile town. The last stage finally leads into the forests of the Tentsmuir Nature Reserve. Through magical pine forests you will reach a beach with views that will leave you breathless. At the port of Tayport, the journey slowly comes to an end - unless you treat yourself to an extension...

Highlights of the hiking tour with Eurohike

  • The history of the Kingdom of Fife: Scotland is divided into 32 so-called Council areas, of which Fife is one of the smallest. But that does not detract from its beauty and importance! The region is considered the home of kings and saints, and numerous castles and fortresses line up here.
  • The calming natural scenery: Whether lush green pastures, golden beaches or dark forests: the landscape certainly shows its wild side, but it still has a calming effect on body and mind. Watching the sea with a portion of fish & chips - could there be anything better?
  • Watching Puffins on the Isle of May: If you're wondering what they are: Puffins! But with a bit of luck, you can also see seals in the wild in this natural paradise. Scotland's oldest lighthouse is also located on the extraordinary rock formation.
  • The town of St Andrews is widely regarded not only as a historic university town, but also as the home of golf. So go ahead and swing your club! Equally recommended: climb the tower of the medieval cathedral.

Useful information about the tour along Scotland's coasts

The route is very flat here, but you should not underestimate the walking along the coast or partly in the sand. You will be taken to the Isle of May by boat, which makes for a nice change of scenery. You will mainly stay in typical Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Why not extend your trip by a few days in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

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  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Discover the small fishing villages and docks of the region for the first time on this Scottish coastline classic. Impressive are the views of the picturesque sandy beaches. After a walk through the small fishing village of Elie you hike to your day finish.

ca. 5 Stunden
20 km
150 m
150 m

Like a huge iceberg, the Isle of May towers over the horizon and accompanies you during the hikes on the first days. The island is a true natural paradise and the perfect place to watch seals, puffins and many other animals. From Anstruther you can reach the island and have the possibility of a short circular walk there.

ca. 2 Stunden
4 km
140 m
140 m

A beautiful fishing village joins this hiking section to the next. Idyllic presents the streets of the village Pittenweem, colorful and lively the harbor of Anstruther. Here you can expect the best fish and chips far and wide! On promising paths, it goes on to Crail.

ca. 3 bis 4 Stunden
13 km
90 m
90 m

A bird sanctuary awaits you shortly after Crail. The hike continues past some golf courses to the wildest section of the Fife Coastal Path. This leads you through sparsely populated area to a pristine coastal landscape. From a distance greet the ruins of the cathedral and point you in the last few kilometers the way to the golf and university town of St. Andrews.

ca. 6 bis 7 Stunden
22 km
190 m
190 m

Bus trip to Leuchars and hike through the nature reserve of Tentsmuir. You will cross a picturesque forest on your way to one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland. Continue on cozy forest trails to the port of Tayport. From there you can take the bus back to St. Andrews.

ca. 5 Stunden
18 km
100 m
100 m

Tour character

You occasionally walk on asphalt roads around the villages. Otherwise the hikes trails are largely on well-maintained and easy paths. There are almost no differences in altitude, but good physical condition is required for the long stages.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Edinburgh
  Season 1
19.03.2022 - 08.04.2022
23.04.2022 - 20.05.2022
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
09.04.2022 - 22.04.2022
21.05.2022 - 23.09.2022

Arrival daily
Coastal hike in Scotland, 7 days, UK-SOWLS-07X
Base price
799.00
859.00
Surcharge single room 169.00 169.00

Category: lovely 3***-hotels and B&B`s

You can book extra nights for any day of your tour and in Edinburgh. Prices upon request!

Season 1
Mar 19, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Arrival daily
Coastal hike in Scotland, 7 days, UK-SOWLS-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
799.00
169.00
859.00
169.00

Category: lovely 3***-hotels and B&B`s

You can book extra nights for any day of your tour and in Edinburgh. Prices upon request!

Season 1
Mar 19, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Leven
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
St. Andrews
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
59.00
15.00
105.00
39.00
59.00
15.00
105.00
39.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Edinburgh
  Season 1
Mar 19, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

Arrival daily
Leven
Double room p. P. 59.00 59.00
Surcharge single room 15.00 15.00
St. Andrews
Double room p. P. 105.00 105.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays as stated
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 1 Boat cruise Antsruther – Isle of May – Anstruther

 

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS data available
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Departure:

  • Airport Edinburgh, by bus into the center and from there by bus in approx. 2 hours to Leven.
  • Return journey from St. Andrews to Edinburgh by bus, approx. 2.5 hours.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus fares on day 6, approx. EUR 11 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Lisa Seidl
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Lisa Seidl, Travel specialist
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Peter G. CH | 18.11.2019
Eine gelungene Wanderreise voller Highlights!
Die Wanderungen entlang der Küste Schottlands waren ein voller Genuss! Alles war bestens organisiert, Reiseunterlagen und Unterkünfte waren perfekt. Wir haben Dank Ihrer Organisation einen unvergesslichen Urlaub erlebt!
Lisa Seidl
Lisa Seidl answered:
Sehr geehrter Wandergast, vielen Dank für Ihr hervorragendes Reisefeedback! Wir freuen uns schon bald wieder von Ihen zu hören.

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