Hikers with panoramic view on Loch Lomond
Highland cattles at the hiking trail in Scotland
Hiking trail at the Bridge of Orchy
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West Highland Way

Scotland’s Hiking Classic.

Experience Scotland as you have seen it in the movies, on the West Highland Way. Take in spectacular lochs, imposing mountains, scenic nature reserves and whisky distilleries paired with the contrast of rushing rivers and quaint villages. Stop and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views that play out on the West Highland Way.

Details about the hike across the West Highlands

On this hiking holiday you can expect unique experiences of the Scottish natural landscape. The trail passes through old counties such as Lennox and viewpoints such as Conic Hill. Whisky connoisseurs will fall in love with the fine golden malt produced at the Glengoyne Distillery. Be enchanted by the beautiful landscape of Loch Lomond, Loch Tulla and the Rannoch Moors. At the highest point of the trail, the Devil’s Staircase, you will enjoy an indescribably captivating view.

Highlights on the West Highland Way

  • Trossachs National Park: Idyllic like no other location in Scotland. In the national park, the flora and fauna can live undisturbed. Lose yourself in the middle of this stunning landscape.
  • Ben Nevis: See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, on your way to the charming town of Kinlochleven. Its summit towers 1,345 metres into the sky.
  • Fort William: The path to Fort William is lined with coniferous forests and enchanting moors. On this path you will feel like you are in a fantasy world!  

Useful information about the tour of the West Highlands

Recover from a day’s hiking in cosy hotels during your nine-night journey. Breakfast service is included. Although the West Highland Way is well known, you will always find lonely trails on this tour. They are, so to speak, alone in the gorgeous natural landscape. However, one thing that should be noted is that the West Highland Way is specifically designed for mountain hikers, so a good fitness level and sure-footedness is a must. The day tours take between five and a half and seven and a half hours.

Enjoy the day carefree without luggage – because the Eurohike team will take it to your accommodation. Book your hiking holiday in Scotland now!

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Itinerary

Through the old county of Lennox you walk across a rural area into the small town of Drymen. A must is to stop and taste one (or more) of the outstanding whiskeys at Glengoyne Distillery.

approx. 5 hours
20 km
240 m
240 m

Today’s section offers a nice change in scenery alternating between Lowlands and Highlands. This is most apparent from ‚Conic Hill’, the ascent is indeed strenuous, however the stunning views onto Loch Lomond and others treats will more than make up for it.

approx. 6 to 7 hours
24 km
630 m
660 m

The majority of this day is spent walking along the east banks of Loch Lomond. A beautiful trail along roaring wild streams, green forests, a hill moor and an abundance of animals awaits. Enjoy this day in Trossachs National Park with all of your five senses.

approx. 6 hours
19 km
350 m
360 m

After climbing uphill and downhill many times in the past few days, the path is much more comfortably 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.

approx. 3 to 4 hours
17 km
460 m
300 m

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.

approx. 5 to 7 hours
25 km
560 m
550 m

Along an old military path, you walk past countless, deep black lakes. The aim of today is Kingshouse – a former trading station in the middle of Scottish Highlands. On the way you even pass a small ski-resort.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
20 km
480 m
420 m

Follow an old army road from Kingshouse to Altnafeadh while enjoying a marvellous view on to the well-known ‚Weeping Glens’. Via the ‚Devils Staircase’, a col which is also the highest point (550 m) of the West Highland Way, onwards with breathtaking views of Ben Navis, Scotland’s highest mountain, into the pretty little town Kinlochleven.

approx. 4 to 5 hours
14 km
380 m
620 m

Fantastic views along your trail, through a quiet valley with pine forests and moors onwards into the direction of Fort William. Approximately half way there you reach a col which takes you to Glen Nevis. At the opposite side of this valley towers Ben Nevis. Walk past Ben Nevis Visitor Center from where the ‚Glen Nevis street’ steers you towards your final destination Fort William.

approx. 6 to 7 hours
24 km
580 m
580 m

Tour character

Although the ‚West Highland Way’ is the most well-known Scottish long-distance walking trail, you nevertheless walk on deserted paths amidst impressive scenery. For the daily hikes, a good fitness level and surefootedness are required. Mainly well marked hiking trails.

Prices and events

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Place of arrival: Edinburgh
  Season 1
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

Arrival daily
Season 2
01.06.2021 - 17.09.2021

Arrival daily
West Highland Way, 10 days, UK-SOWMF-10X
Base price
1,039.00
1,129.00
Surcharge single room 759.00 759.00

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

Additional nights on request in Edinburgh & Glasgow

Season 1
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 1, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Arrival daily
West Highland Way, 10 days, UK-SOWMF-10X
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,039.00
759.00
1,129.00
759.00

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

Additional nights on request in Edinburgh & Glasgow

Season 1
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
Jun 1, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Milngavie
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Fort William
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
75.00
35.00
69.00
60.00
75.00
35.00
69.00
60.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Edinburgh
  Season 1
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 1, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

Arrival daily
Milngavie
Double room p. P. 75.00 75.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00
Fort William
Double room p. P. 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 60.00 60.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included:

  • 9 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Tour Glengoyne distillery, incl. tasting
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Organised transfer from Glasgow Airport/Glasgow City Center to Milngavie, EUR 55 per journey up to 4 persons, duration approx. 0,5 hours.
  • Organised transfer from Edinburgh Airport to Milngavie, EUR 109 per journey up to 4 persons, duration approx. 1,5 hours.
  • Organised transfer from Fort William to Glasgow Airport/Glasgow City Center, EUR 199 per journey up to 4 persons, duration approx. 2,5 hours.
  • Organised transfer from Fort William to Edinburgh Airport, EUR 249 per journey up to 4 persons, duration approx. 3 hours.
  • Organised transfer from Fort William to Edinburgh City Center, EUR 269 per journey up to 4 persons, duration approx. 3 hours.
  • A reservation is necessary for all transfers. The transfers are to be paid for in advance.
Infos

Arrival / Departure:

  • Airport Edinburgh or Glasgow. By shuttlebus into city center and by train (www.nationalrail.com) in approx. 1,5 hours (Edinburgh) or 45 minutes (Glasgow) to Milngavie.
  • Return journey from Fort William to Edinburgh or Glasgow or Edinburghby bus approx. 3 hours to 4 hours. Reservation is recommended (www.citylink.co.uk).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
5 stars
Giuseppe A. DE | 11.08.2019
Von den Lowlands in die Highlands
Buchung, Unterlagen und Organisation wie immer top. Die Reise an sich war atemberaubend mit malerisch schönen Landschaften. Beginnend mit einer einfachen Wanderung aus der Stadt heraus geht es zum 1. Stop "die malerisch gelegene Whisky-Brennerei" Glengoyne Distillery. Hier wird der gesamte Prozess erklärt + Probeverkostung findet statt. Es geht weiter zum Conic Hill. Hier hat man einer der schönsten Aussichten über den größten See Schottlands den "Loch Lomond". Am Loch Lomond ist man fast 3 Tage unterwegs in sehr schönem Wald und leicht hügligen Strecken, auch wilde Steinböcke sind anzutreffen. Es gibt viele Einbuchten mit Kieselsteinen, z.T. Sand wo man bedenkenlos auch Baden kann. Wir haben das gute Wetter genutzt und haben uns öfters im See erfrischt. Weiter geht es dann in den richtigen Highlands, die unglaublich schön sind. Ein schöner Mix aus Hügeln, Mooren und Bergwandern. Wir würden jederzeit wieder hin! Gepäcktransport war tadellos. Eine gute Grundkondition ist natürlich Voraussetzung, da man zwischen 20-26 km pro Tag läuft mit einigen Höhenmetern und manchmal schlechter Witterung ausgesetzt ist!
Lisa Seidl
Lisa Seidl answered:
Lieber Wandergast, besten Dank für Ihr schönes und besonders ausführliches Reisefeedback! Wir würden uns sehr freuen Sie bald wieder auf einer unserer Wanderreisen begrüßen zu dürfen. Auf bald!
5 stars
Sabine K. DE | 01.08.2019
Sommer in Schottland
Das Beste zuerst, 10 Tage Schottland, nur ein Regentag und keine Mücken. Die Landschaft am West Highland Way wechselt täglich. In den Lowlands sieht es noch wie zu Hause aus, dann kommt Loch Lomand mit netten Kiesstränden für ausgedehnte Pausen. Die Tage darauf wird es grüner und grüner. Hügel, Moor und am Ende Bergwandern. Der Gepäcktransport klappte super. Gerade in den Bed und Breakfast Unterkünften waren die Gastgeber sehr, sehr nett und das Frühstück oft besser als in den Hotels. Einsam war es auf dem Weg nie. Ganz Europa war unterwegs. Das führte zu netten Gesprächen und Pub-Abenden. Ich kann den West Highland Way nur empfehlen!
5 stars
Natascha P. DE | 01.08.2019
Traumhafte Wanderung!
Die Online Buchung war einfach und ging reibungslos. Die Reiseunterlagen sind früh eingetroffen, sodass die Vorfreude noch größer werden durfte. Die Reiseunterlagen und Wegbeschreibungen waren ausführlich, sehr gut waren die Tipps über die abgewanderten Ortschaften, in Bezug auf die Unterkünfte, Pubs und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Die Unterbringungen waren sehr sauber und die Mitarbeiter/Betreiber sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Der Weg selber ist gut ausgezeichnet. Eine wunderschöne Wanderung, die mein Herz berührt hat.
Lisa Seidl
Lisa Seidl answered:
Lieber Wandergast, vielen herzlichen Dank für Ihr traumhaftes Reisefeedback! Es freut uns sehr, dass Sie Ihre Wanderreise in Schottland in vollen Zügen genossen haben und zufrieden mit der Betreuung, den Reiseunterlagen als auch mit der Auswahl der Wanderstrecke und der Unterkünfte waren. Bis zum nächsten Mal!
5 stars
Thomas Schwarz AT | 06.07.2019
Perfekt wie immer!
5 stars
Susanne Otto AT | 09.06.2019
Wunderschöne Landschaft
Wunderbare Landschaft, wunderbare Wanderwege, sehr gute Beschilderung!

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