Rob Roy Way

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4 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16522
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Drymen, Scotland
  • Ends Pitlochry, Scotland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Follow in the footsteps of a historical character and legend in his own lifetime, Rob Roy Macgregor
  • Walking in the Scottish Highlands
  • The track passes attractive lakes, Loch Venachar, Loch Lubnaig, Loch Earn and Loch Tay
  • End in the pretty Victorian spa town of Pitlochry
  • Optional ascent of Ben Vrackie
The "Rob Roy Way" trip starts in Drymen and ends in Pitlochry. It is a walking trip that takes 9 days taking you through Killin, Aberfeldy, Ardtalnaig and 5 other destinations in Scotland. "Rob Roy Way" is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Follow in the footsteps of the MacGregor Clan on this stunning trail through some of Scotland's greatest scenery. Rob Roy MacGregor fought in some early Jacobite battles against the British government, but 'settled down' to become a well-known cattleman at a time when cattle rustling was a commonplace means of earning a living. Defaulting on his loans he became an outlaw and a price was placed on his head. Escaping capture several times turned him into a folk hero and in later life due to his fame or notoriety, King George l gave him a pardon, and converting to Catholicism in later life, he died peacefully near Balquidder.The Rob Roy Way is a 124km walk linking Drymen with Pitlochry in Perthshire, which goes through areas that were his old haunts and certainly on routes where the MacGregor clan drove their cattle towards market towns in the area.The route joins paths and tracks through highland scenery, taking advantage of attractive villages and small towns. The walk begins in the pretty village of Drymen, whose Clachan Inn is the oldest registered licensed pub in Scotland and would have been known by Rob Roy as it was run by his sister! It then passes through the forests of the Trossachs, crossing the River Forth at Aberfoyle and down beside Loch Venachar to Callander, before leading out through fine glens by Loch Lubnaig and Glen Oich to Killin. From here the route climbs high into the hills on the remotest stretch of the walk, before descending to follow the quiet path along the southern shores of Loch Tay. Descend to Aberfeldy via the famous Birks, and the final stretch along the river and over the moors to Pitlochry.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Drymen
  • Day 2 : Drymen to Aberfoyle 18 km/11.6 miles
  • Day 3 : Aberfoyle to Callander 16 km/10 miles
  • Day 4 : Callander to Strathyre 15 km/9.25 miles
  • Day 5 : Strathyre to Killin 22 km/13.6 miles
  • Day 6 : Killin to Ardtalnaig 21 km/13 miles
  • Day 7 : Ardtalnaig to Aberfeldy 22.5 km/14 miles
  • Day 8 : Aberfeldy to Pitlochry 15.2 km/9.5 miles Optional Ben Y-Vracki Climb
  • Day 9 : Arrangements end after breakfast
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights accommodation in small hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available.
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 1 night in Armadilla Glamping pod with continental breakfast. If staying here your host will provide you a drop off an collection transfer to Kenmore, as there are no dining opportunities on site
Others
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg.
  • Information pack including route notes, maps
  • GPX files
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch, Dinner and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
  • Excess Luggage
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Guide - this is a self guided holiday
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4 - Very Good
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 13 2024
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Beautiful scenery. We were surprised with the extent of road (tarmac) walking which we find more tiring than pathways.
  • Anonymous
  • On May 21 2024
5 - Excellent
Excellent
It was early in the season and one or two hosteling options were not so great this time around but I suspect other venues open as the season progresses. The highland walks were fantastic!
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 24 2022
4 - Very Good
Very Good
I had an ankle injury in the weeks before Rob Roy Way so I hired a car and drove between B&Bs. I walked about 10 kms/d, sometimes on the track and sometimes highlights around the different towns, including hiring a bike in... Read more
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Rob Roy Way tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 24 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 September 2024, a deposit of 195 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Rob Roy Way 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.

Visa

For this Rob Roy Way 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • 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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