The Great Glen Way

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5 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16542
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Fort William, Scotland
  • Ends Inverness, Scotland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Walking in the Heart of Scotland
  • Hiking Through the Scottish Highlands
  • Canal and Loch-Side Footpaths
  • Views of Ben Nevis
Start in Fort William and end in Inverness, the "The Great Glen Way" tour is a self-guided walking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Gairlochy, Inverness, South Laggan and 4 other destinations in Scotland. "The Great Glen Way" is a private tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Walk through the heart of the Scottish Highlands at your own pace. Opened in April 2002, this long distance walking trail travels right through the very heart of Scotland. From Fort William to Inverness you'll discover the highlights that make this area such a magnet for walkers. Pass by the foot of Ben Nevis (1344m), the highest mountain in the UK. Follow undulating forest tracks along the shores of Loch Ness and walk through a mixture of farmland, exposed high moorlands and woodland as you make your way to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. Along the route you will also encounter the forts and castles scattered along the way that lay witness to Scotland's turbulent past, from the Iron Age to the Jacobite Rebellion led by Bonnie Prince Charlie who was finally defeated at the Battle of Culloden.
  • Day 1 : Arrive Fort William
  • Day 2 : Fort William to Gairlochy 17 km/10.5 miles
  • Day 3 : Gairlochy to South Laggan 17.5 km/11 miles or 21km /13 miles
  • Day 4 : South Laggan to Fort Augustus 21 km/13 miles
  • Day 5 : Fort Augustus to Invermoriston 13 km/8 miles
  • Day 6 : Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit 22 km/14 miles
  • Day 7 : Drumnadrochit to Inverness 21 km/14 miles
  • Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
  • 7 nights accommodation in small guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Taxi transfer on Day 7 to Loch Laide
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not to exceed 20kg
  • Information pack including route notes & maps
  • Emergency hotline
  • 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
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Guide - this is a self guided holiday
  • Excess Luggage
5 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On May 27 2024
5 - Excellent
We recently finished walking the Great Glen Way in Scotland. It was a wonderful time, our agent Peggy was very helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the places we stayed.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 08 2023
5 - Excellent
We had a wonderful trip and the scenery was outstanding. The quality and service at each of the accommodation booked was very good and luggage was transported without any hitch. We would highly recommend this trip.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 04 2023
4 - Very Good
Very Good
This was our first walking trip in Europe and we had a good time. The route is a mix of canal paths and roads and trails through farms and forests above the lochs. A lot of the forests you see are tree farms, less scenic than a... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 15 2022
5 - Excellent
Overall the various BnBs were great, the hosts were warm, friendly, helpful with information about the trail and what to expect.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Great Glen 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.


For any tour departures within 28 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 September 2024, a deposit of 194 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Great Glen 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.


For this The Great Glen 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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