Walkers in front of the Buachaille Etive Mòr in Glencoe
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West Highland Way

Scotland’s Hiking Classic.

Scotland's most popular long-distance hiking trail starts just north of Glasgow and leads 154 kilometres through a magical landscape that could have come straight out of a film set. However, this is not at all improbable; Braveheart with Mel Gibson, for example, was filmed in this area. Barren mountains, mystical moors and deep black lakes will delight you just as much as the solitary tranquillity, historic sites and charming small towns.

Details of the West Highland Way

From Milngavie, the first attraction of the tour is the Glengoyne whisky distillery. On a guided tour followed by a tasting, you will learn a lot about the country's typical speciality. Stop off in Drymen in one of the rustic pubs - do you dare to try a portion of the Scottish national dish haggis? With the stage to Loch Lomond, the area becomes increasingly lonely and the hikes even more pristine.

On day 4 you walk in the footsteps of the bandit Rob Roy, Scotland's Robin Hood. The natural scenery at Rannoch Moor, Loch Tulla and the "Devil's Staircase" will amaze you. You will hardly be able to miss the attraction of the last stage to Fort Williams: Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in Great Britain.

Highlights of the hiking tour with Eurohike

  • Loch Lomond: The largest, most beautiful and most romantic lake in Great Britain? Absolutely! Weather permitting, you can not only enjoy the view of the loch, but even take a plunge into the cool water.
  • The imposing Ben Nevis: 1,345 metres high and around 400 million years old - this mountain exudes that certain something. 'The Ben’ is particularly popular with hikers and mountaineers, but due to the unstable weather conditions, among other things, you should pay it the respect it deserves.
  • Fort William is considered the "outdoor capital of Scotland". Adventurers get their money's worth here. How about quad biking, white water rafting, caving or animal safaris?
  • The unspoilt nature in this corner of Scotland is particularly beautiful, but also wild, barren and rugged. Although the West Highland Way attracts visitors from all over the world, in many places you are on your own. Perfect for leaving everyday life behind for a few days and sending your soul on a particularly relaxing journey!

Useful information about the tour of Scotland's walking classic

Although the route is mostly flat and climbs are the exception, the daily stages are up to 24 kilometres long. The weather here is also unpredictable, quickly changing from sunny to windy and wet. You can relax in cosy accommodation, where you will be served typical local breakfasts.

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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

Todays 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

Short transfer to Bridge of Orchy. 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. 7 hours
25 km
680 m
680 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

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
West Highland Way, 8 days, UK-SOWMF-08X
Base price
869.00
899.00
Surcharge single room 559.00 559.00

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

You can book extra nights for any day of your tour, as well as in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 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
West Highland Way, 8 days, UK-SOWMF-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
869.00
559.00
899.00
559.00

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

You can book extra nights for any day of your tour, as well as in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 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
Milngavie
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Fort William
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
69.00
29.00
79.00
65.00
69.00
29.00
79.00
65.00
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
Milngavie
Double room p. P. 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00
Fort William
Double room p. P. 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 65.00 65.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays as stated
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 1 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:

  • Transfer from Glasgow Airport/Glasgow City Center to Milngavie (max. 4 persons), price per journey EUR 55, duration approx. 0,5 hours.
  • Transfer from Edinburgh Airport to Milngavie (max. 4 persons), price per journey EUR 109, duration approx. 1,5 hours.
  • Transfer from Fort William to Glasgow Airport/Glasgow City Center (max. 4 persons), price per journey EUR 199, duration approx. 2,5 hours.
  • Transfer from Fort William to Edinburgh Airport (max. 4 persons), price per journey EUR 249 p, duration approx. 3 hours.
  • Transfer from Fort William to Edinburgh City Center (max. 4 persons), price per journey EUR 269, 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 (6 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 R. DE | 07.07.2019
Unbedingt zu empfehlen
Die Wanderung des West Highland Ways mit Gepäckbeförderung war ein wirkliches Highlight. Die Landschaft und die Menschen sind einfach umwerfend, die Wege vielfältig und beeindruckend mit immer neuen Ausblicken. Herzlichen Dank für die perfekte Organisation, es hat wirklich alles geklappt. Einzig das Hotel in Rowerdennan ist eine Enttäuschung, aber mangels Alternativen wahrscheinlich nicht anders machbar. Wir werden uns sicher wieder eine neue Tour über Eurohike aussuchen.
Lisa Seidl
Lisa Seidl answered:
Sehr geehrte Wandergäste, herzlichen Dank für Ihr schönes Reisefeedback! Es freut uns, dass Ihnen die Tour am West Highland Way so gut gefallen hat - danke auch für den Hinweis zum Hotel in Rowardennan, wir werden dies umgehend prüfen! Bis zur nächsten Reise :-)
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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