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Great Glen Way

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WASC 03
Duration
9 days / 8 nights
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As the most important trade route in the Scottish Highlands, the “Great Glen” has many stories to tell. While the legend of Loch Ness can probably be attributed to the realm of fantasy, this region has also been the scene of countless conflicts and tribal feuds. Today, little disturbs the peace that reigns in the “big valley”. The Great Glen Way follows the Caledonian Canal, taking you to the banks of crystal-clear lochs and into small settlements with cozy pubs. This scenery is framed by the green hills of the Scottish Highlands, which offer a wonderful contrast to the calm waters. The Great Glen Way shows Scotland like something out of a picture book.

The small town of Fort William is picturesquely located on the deep blue Loch Linnhe. Behind the roofs of the city, the peak of Ben Nevis rises majestically. The diverse landscape makes Fort William a popular starting point for trips to the nearby Highlands.

Ben Nevis and the peaks of the surrounding Highlands offer wonderful scenery for the first few kilometers. The Great Glen Way takes you close to the water through the suburbs of Fort William and through small parks. After a few kilometers you will reach the Caledonian Canal, which you will follow to Inverness. The walk is flat until you reach the Gairlochy locks. From here it is just a stone's throw to your accommodation in Spean Bridge.

The shores of Loch Lochy await you today. Keep your eyes open, because this lake also has its monster. “Lizzie” is less well-known than the Loch Ness monster, but the wild shores of Loch Lochy make you dream. You walk the entire length of the lake and soon the first houses of the village of Laggan come into view.

Scotland, as it is written in the book. A variant of the Great Glen Way takes you a little higher today and offers you views over the nearby Loch Oich. You walk through quiet forests in which countless. colored thistles line the side of the path. At Aberchalder the Great Glen Way rejoins the Caledonian Canal, which takes you through a beautiful meadow landscape to Fort Augustus.

Today you reach the legendary Loch Ness. The stage is slightly shorter than the previous ones, giving you the opportunity to take today's hike a little more slowly. The Invermoriston settlement has a small waterfall and some cafes and restaurants.

Today's stage offers two variants. The “high” tour takes you over steep steps to wonderful viewing points. The “low” version on the banks of Loch Ness involves less elevation gain, but this also climbs after a few kilometers. After the two routes have come together again, the route continues through untouched forests and moors to Drumnachdrochit.

The long final stage of the Great Glen Way is divided into two shorter stages. In the morning a transfer will take you to Loch Laide. From here it goes through quiet forests and heathland back to Drumnadrochit. In the village you have the opportunity to visit the Nessie Visitor Center, one of the nearby waterfalls or the ruins of Urquhart Castle.

Morning transfer back to Loch Laide. The last stage leads through idyllic forests, which occasionally offer the first views of the city of Inverness that lies in front of you. After a gentle descent to the banks of the River Ness, this canal takes you into the city. Your destination is Inverness Castle, which towers picturesquely over the city and marks the end point of the Great Glen Way.

After breakfast departure on your own.

• 8 nights including breakfast
• Luggage transport from hotel to hotel (1 piece of luggage per person)
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Basic price in € per person

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Double room including breakfast Cat I
16.03.2024 - 29.03.2024 1.395,00 €
30.03.2024 - 05.04.2024 1.469,00 €
06.04.2024 - 26.04.2024 1.395,00 €
27.04.2024 - 27.09.2024 1.469,00 €
28.09.2024 - 13.10.2024 1.395,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat I
16.03.2024 - 29.03.2024 2.324,00 €
30.03.2024 - 05.04.2024 2.398,00 €
06.04.2024 - 26.04.2024 2.324,00 €
27.04.2024 - 27.09.2024 2.398,00 €
28.09.2024 - 13.10.2024 2.324,00 €

Room price per person Cat I
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 129,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 258,00 €

Room price per person Cat I
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 99,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 158,00 €

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Reisecode
WASC 03

Great Glen Way

Duration
9 days
Overnight stays
8 nights
Overnight stays
about 129 - 134 km

Daily travel start April 16.03th – 13.10.

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat I
Double room including breakfast From €1395
Single room including breakfast From €2324

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

  • Flight to Edinburgh or Glasgow. By train or bus in approx. 4.5 hours (Edinburgh) or 3.5 hours (Glasgow) to Fort William. Alternatively, you can fly to Inverness (daily with KLM via Amsterdam) and then take the bus to Fort William in around 2 hours. Bus and train timetables and reservations are recommended: www.citylink.co.uk / www.nationalrail.com
  • Return journey from Inverness by train or bus to Glasgow or Edinburgh in approx. 3.5 hours.
  • If you return from Inverness Airport by bus to the airport in approx. 25 minutes

 

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Not included in the price: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maps presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect geographical reality.

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