Hike through the most beautiful landscapes of Scotland with AdventureWomen as you experience this independent and hardy country, from the charming village of Pitlochry loved by Queen Victoria and the rugged terrain of the Scottish Highlands to the bucolic seascape of Scotland’s West Coast.
Scotland’s long distance walking routes are amongst the best walking routes in the world for experienced hikers. They take you through some of the country’s most outstanding scenery and are fantastic for those who want to discover the countryside on foot. You’ll be accompanied by your AdventureWomen Ambassador who will help you make the most of this amazing exploration of Scotland’s remote countryside.
Begin your Scottish adventure in the nation’s capital of Edinburgh where you’ll partake in a walking tour of the historic city. First head up Carlton Hill, home to Edinburgh’s acropolis, to see this iconic city laid out before you, before meandering through the winding streets of the Old Town to the famous Royal Mile, with its imposing Cathedral and cobblestone alleyways.
The next morning you’ll set out for Scotland’s largest national park, and, on the way, you’ll pass through the quaint Victorian town of Pitlochry, where you will hike up the verdant hills that offer views stretching the whole way across the rolling knolls to the west coast beyond. After enjoying a hearty Scottish café lunch, head north to the charming town of Aviemore, your home for the next three nights, nestled in the shadow of the Cairngorm Mountain range in the eponymous National Park.
From Aviemore, travel deep into the remote wilderness where you’ll enjoy a full day of cooking, laughter, and storytelling in the home of an acclaimed chef. The following day, you’ll also visit a local croft where you’ll learn about this traditional way of farming from two inspirational women followed by a walk through the ancient pine forest to Lochan Uaine where legend has it that the fairies come down from the mountainside to wash their clothes.
Leaving the National Park behind, be sure to keep your eyes peeled as you head along the shores of Loch Ness where the elusive monster swims in her depths. Stop at Urquhart Castle before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye where you’ll stretch your legs during a 4-mile hike to the ruins of the village of Keppoch, where 44 tenants were evicted during the Highland Clearances of 1852. The next day you’ll explore eight miles of the Waternish Peninsula on foot where you’ll enjoy spectacular views across the Minch to the Outer Hebrides.
Enjoy a hike to The Old Man of Storr, one of the most iconic landmarks on Skye. This rock formation is a huge pinnacle that rises out of the hillside, looking out towards the islands of Raasay and Rona. Head back to the mainland during a scenic drive to Glencoe which is known for its soaring mountains and incredible scenery. Here you’ll enjoy a final hike to the viewpoint where – legend has it – the signal was given to start the ambush known as the Glencoe Massacre where 30 of the MacDonald clansman lost their lives in 1692. After lunch, return to Edinburgh for a celebratory farewell dinner on the eve of your departure back home.
Hiking through the Scottish Highlands, woods, and coast will rejuvenate and delight you. Join us on this classic hiking tour through Scotland!
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- Hike in some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland
- Explore the hidden gems of Scotland's ancient capital
- Taste delicious spirits and spices with a local chef
- Visit Cairngorms National Park
What You'll See and Do
- Cultural Exploration
- Local Delicacies
- Natural History
- Wildlife Viewing