Great Glen Way Walking Holiday in Scotland

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Great Glen Way Walking Holiday in Scotland with Lets Go Walking

Great Glen Way Walking Holiday in Scotland with Lets Go Walking

A 73 mile Scottish walking holiday in Scotland’s Great Glen along the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Inverness.

This is one of our Canal Walking Holidays, one of our Coast to Coast Walking Holidays in UK, and also one of our Scotland Walking Holidays.

Great Glen Way Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Great Glen Way Walking Holiday in Scotland with Lets Go Walking

Where in the UK is the Great Glen Way?

Location of Great Glen Way in Scotland

The Great Glen Way Walking Holiday
in Scotland
from Fort William via Loch Ness, The Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus to Inverness the capital of the Scottish Highlands

The Great Glen Way is a 73 miles
(117 kilometres) way-marked walking trail.
This self guided Scottish walking holiday in Scotland’s Highlands along The Great Glen makes a varied and interesting hiking tour. The Great Glen Way passes through some of Scotland’s most stunning landscape, the magical lochs and mountains full of wildlife. The towns along the way are some of the Highlands most famous. Fort William, a centre for walkers and mountaineers for generations, is a great place to extend your stay and climb Scotland’s highest mountain Ben Nevis.

We offer 3 suggested itineraries for the Great Glen Way walking holiday:

Please see details below

The Great Glen Way walking holiday can be hiked in either direction and for those looking for a longer walking holiday it can be linked to the West Highland Way at Fort William and the Loch Ness Circular at Fort  Augustus and Inverness.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive. We try to get your bags delivered by 4pm, but this may be delayed due to road conditions.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates April to September and in either direction.

These daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.

Great Glen Way Walking Holiday
7 day itinerary
Fort William to Inverness

5 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive at Fort William
Optional Day: in Fort William
Day 2: Fort Willaim to Gairlochy              11 miles
Day 3: Gairlocy to North Laggan          13.5 miles
Day 4: North Laggan to Invermoriston    17 miles
Day 5: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit 14 miles
Day 6: Drumnadrochit to Inverness        18 miles
Optional Day: in Inverness
Day 7: Depart after breakfast

Prices per person for Great Glen Way
7 day itinerary 6 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£564£798£858

All prices subject to change

Extra night in Fort William from £55.00 per person
Extra night in Inverness from £55.00 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Great Glen Way

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Fort William
Alexandra Hotel

double/twin
£42.00

single
£68.00

Ben Nevis Hotel

£42.00

£68.00

Great Glen Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration:

6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
73 miles
Min/max daily distance:
10.5/18 miles
Average Daily distance:
14.5 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Fort William
Loch Ness
Caledonian Canal
This route connects with:
West Highland Way
Loch Ness Circular

Great Glen Way Walking Holiday
8 day itinerary
Fort William to Inverness

6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive at Fort William
Optional Day: in Fort William
Day 2: Fort Willaim to Gairlochy             11 miles
Day 3: Gairlocy to North Laggan         13.5 miles
Day 4: North Laggan to Fort Augustus    9 miles
Optional Day: in Fort Augustus
Day 5: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston    8 miles
Day 6: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit 14 miles
Day 7: Drumnadrochit to Inverness         18 miles
Optional Day: in Inverness
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

Prices per person for Great Glen Way
8 day itinerary 7 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£658£931£1,001

All prices subject to change

Extra night in Fort William from £55.00 per person
Extra night in Inverness from £55.00 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Great Glen Way

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Fort William
Alexandra Hotel

double/twin
£42.00

single
£68.00

Ben Nevis Hotel

£42.00

£68.00

Great Glen Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration:

7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
73 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/18 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Fort William
Loch Ness
Caledonian Canal
This route connects with:
West Highland Way
Loch Ness Circular

Great Glen Way Walking Holiday
9 day itinerary
Fort William to Inverness

7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive at Fort William
Optional Day: in Fort William
Day 2: Fort Willaim to Gairlochy              11 miles
Day 3: Gairlocy to North Laggan          13.5 miles
Day 4: North Laggan to Fort Augustus     9 miles
Optional Day: in Fort Augustus
Day 5: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston     8 miles
Day 6: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit  14 miles
Day 7: Drumnadrochit to Blackfold          10 miles
Day 8: Blackfold to Inverness                     8 miles
Optional Day: in Inverness
Day 9: Depart after breakfast

Prices per person for Great Glen Way
9 day itinerary 8 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£752£1,064£1,144

All prices subject to change

Extra night in Fort William from £55.00 per person
Extra night in Inverness from £55.00 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Great Glen Way

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Fort William
Alexandra Hotel

double/twin
£42.00

single
£68.00

Ben Nevis Hotel

£42.00

£68.00

Great Glen Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration:

8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
73 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Fort William
Loch Ness
Caledonian Canal
This route connects with:
West Highland Way
Loch Ness Circular

Please note The Scottish 6 day Motorcycle Trails will take place in Fort William from 2nd to 7th May 2022.
This affects the availability of accommodation in the area (day 1 and 2 of your itinerary)and our ability to deliver your luggage. 
The Ben Nevis Hill Race will take place in Fort William on Saturday 3rd September 2022.
This affects the availability of accommodation in Fort William and our ability to deliver your luggage.
Therefore when booking your walking holiday on West Highland Way we suggest you avoid Fort William around these dates.

What’s included
in your Great Glen Way Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries

Optional Extras
for your Great Glen Way Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Great Glen Way Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Great Glen Way Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane to Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness airport
  • By Car to Fort William where parking is available
  • By Train / Bus to Fort William or Inverness

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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