Scotland Coast to Coast Walk and Barge

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-31079
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Inverness, Scotland
  • Ends Gairlochy, Scotland
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  • Absorb the impressive views of majestic mountains and large expanses of open water
  • Discover smaller atmospheric lochs and pretty canal sections along the Great Glen Way
  • Relish in the accomplishment of walking the breadth of Scotland
  • Relax on board your floating hotel in the company of like minded fellow travellers
The trip "Scotland Coast To Coast Walk And Barge" starts in Inverness and ends in Gairlochy. It is a trekking and hiking tour that takes 7 days taking you through Gairlochy, Fort Augustus, Inverness and 4 other destinations in Scotland. "Scotland Coast To Coast Walk And Barge" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Cross Scotland on foot following the Great Glen Way, while based at night on a comfortable barge. Scotland's Great Glen Way walking trail stretches 75 miles from Fort William to the capital of the highlands, Inverness. Based on board a comfortable barge at night, this hike and barge cruise offers the opportunity to walk from one coast of Scotland to the other. During the weeklong trip, the barge stops are planned to suit the walking stages, breaking them into manageable day walks of between 10 and 15 miles. Guided along the route by an experienced escort, who will point out places of interest along the way, there is no shortage of highlights. From impressive views of the mystical Loch Ness to glimpses of Scotland's highest peak, Ben Nevis, this relaxed pace walk will immerse you in the Scottish Highlands. In the evening, share stories of your day with like minded travellers and relish in the accomplishment of walking the breadth of Scotland.
  • Day 1 : Embark Inverness, walk to Dochgarroch (3hrs)
  • Day 2 : Join the Great Glen Way to Drumnadrochit (7hrs)
  • Day 3 : Continue through pine woods to Alltsigh (6hrs)
  • Day 4 : Walk to Fort Augustus via a low or high route (6 or 7hrs)
  • Day 5 : Views of Loch Ness enroute to Laggan Locks (5.5hrs)
  • Day 6 : Follow the shore of Loch Lochy with views of Ben Nevis on a clear day (7hrs)
  • Day 7 : Finish the walk at Corpach Sea Lock (3.5hrs), return to the barge, trip concludes
  • 6 nights accommodation aboard a category C+ barge with ensuite facilities on a twin share basis. The compact cabins are configured with split level beds. Single cabins are limited and on a request basis (supplement applies).
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 packed lunches, 6 dinners Breakfast includes porridge, cereal, yoghurt and fresh fruit, followed by toast and a hot cooked option. At lunchtime we have home-made bread, soup and fresh salads. Packed lunches are individually prepared. Dinner consists of a main course with two options, dessert and cheeseboard. Local produce is sourced wherever possible including: fresh fish; Scottish venison and Scottish beef. Haggis, meat or vegetarian is provided as an option on one of the meals. The chef is happy to cater for most dietary needs as long as you advise us on booking.
  • Boat crew consisting of skipper, chef, walking guide (who accompanies the group on the daily walks) and bosun.
  • Daily tea and coffee
  • Emergency hotline
  • Travel to and from the start and end point of the trip
  • Drinks - payable locally
  • Travel insurance - mandatory *cruise cover may be required - check with your insurer
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specified
  • Tips - while tipping is not obligatory, it is customary to offer a tip if the guide and crew have done a good job. As a guide we would recommend GBP20-25 per person (to be distributed between the leader, captain and crew).
  • A supplement will apply if you are booking a single cabin (we do not match single travellers)
  • Optional transfers available - from the disembarkation point back to the embarkation point (eg, if you have driven and parked your car), or to/from the bus or train station at the town near to the start/end point. This must be booked at least 2 months in advance, payable locally.
  • Items of a personal nature
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Scotland Coast to Coast Walk and Barge tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 28 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 June 2024, a deposit of 187 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Scotland Coast to Coast Walk and Barge tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Scotland Coast to Coast Walk and Barge tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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