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Book your activity holiday with Europe's No.1 Adventure Travel Company - Wilderness Scotland

Our self guided holidays allow you to experience the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands at your own pace.

We offer both self guided walking and self guided cycling trips. We make all arrangements for you including your accommodation, route notes and maps, baggage transfers and a 24-hour support service.

Choose from:

- Point to point hiking or cycling trips, followed recognised long distance trails (baggage transfer is always provided!)

- Trips where you drive or take trains and ferries between hotels. These trips often include some locally guided activities in each location.

While you don’t need to be an expert hiker or biker to take on a self guided holiday, you do need to be more self-reliant. To book any of these trips, you must be travelling with at least one other person. If you are travelling on your own, we hope that you will be interested in joining one of our small group guided trips.


Trip Reviews

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Our clients receive a feedback survey automatically after finishing their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us.

Once it's submitted the review is automatically published on our website just as soon as our database updates. We read all our client's reviews and although we don't respond to all of them, where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience and if it's glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

Self Guided - West Highland Way
Lovely scenery and lovely people. We were surprised however by the stretches of totally felled forests.

Jane Callahan
23/05/2014

4

Self Guided - West Highland Way
We had a very enjoyable trip which, whilst we could have organised similar ourselves, we were grateful that it was done for us.
The most inspirational moment was viewing Ben Nevis which we had intended to ascend following our walk - but which we then decided it would be better to return and complete another time.

Stephen McArdle
16/09/2013

4

Self Guided - The Rob Roy Way
One of my best holidays.

Roy Apps
10/07/2014

4

Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 107 reviews of Self Guided

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4 star 28

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If you find yourself overwhelmed by the choice, or if you have questions about your fitness or suitability for any of these holidays, please feel free to contact our office on +44 (0)1479 420020 or by email.

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Self Guided - West Highland Way

Duration: 7 night(s)
Location: West Highlands including Knoydart    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • Trek the 100 miles of the West Highland Way, taking on the challenge of Scotland's most famous long distance trail
  • Experience changing scenery as you hike from the lowlands of Scotland into the heart of the West Highlands
  • We will arrange all accommodation, luggage transfer and provide you with OS maps and comprehensive route notes

Price: from £575

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Self Guided - The Rob Roy Way

Duration: 7 night(s)
Location: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • Follow the path once used by Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's most notorious outlaw
  • Experience the breathtaking views of The Rob Roy Way, taking in ancient woodlands, open moorlands and rolling hills
  • Enjoy the sense of accomplishment each day, hiking from point to point, covering 92 miles along this trail

Price: from £565

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Self Guided - Speyside Way

Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 4
  • Hike the Speyside Way from the sea to the Cairngorms National Park - home to some of the highest mountains in Scotland
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of hiking from point to point each day, covering over 65 miles along the trail
  • Visit some of Scotland's finest whisky distilleries, many of which are located along the route of the Speyside Way

Price: from £575

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Self Guided - Bike Across Scotland: The Great Glen Trail

Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • Self guided mountain biking from Fort William to Inverness through the Scottish Highlands.
  • Enjoy the sights, sounds and various activities along the Great Glen
  • Explore Highland villages, visit ancient castles and even try your hand at monster spotting on Loch Ness
  • A great option for beginner to intermediate riders and for families too

Price: from £600

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Self Guided - The Great Glen Way

Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 4
  • Traverse Scotland from coast to coast on a rewarding journey through deep glens and past dramatic mountain ranges
  • Take in the sweeping views across Loch Ness, perhaps catching a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster
  • Enjoy moderate hiking on good trails as you hike from village to village through this spectacular geological fault line

Price: from £495

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Self Guided - John Muir Journey

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Duration: 7 night(s)
Location: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: Your Own Pace
  • Follow in the footsteps of John Muir on his homecoming trip to the Scottish Highlands
  • Discover the beautiful environment of the Scottish Highlands that so inspired one of the greatest conservationists in history
  • Enjoy easy hikes as you reconnect with nature and the power of wild places

Price: from £925

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Self Guided - Highland Castle Experience

Duration: 4 night(s)
Location: West Highlands including Knoydart    
Comfort: Luxury
Difficulty: Your Own Pace
  • Experience true luxury in the Highlands as you live like royalty in a genuine Highland castle
  • Get outdoors and enjoy an activity such as hiking, sea kayaking, or more traditional sports such as archery
  • Indulge in the luxurious surroundings, travelling as a couple, with friends or even with exclusive use of the castle

Price: from £545

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Self Guided - Arisaig and the Small Isles

Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: West Highlands including Knoydart    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: Your Own Pace
  • Hike to the summit of An Sgurr on Eigg - just 393m high but offering one of the best viewpoints in all of Scotland
  • Visit the fascinating and eccentric castle on the Isle of Rum, and look out for red deer on this National Nature Reserve
  • Enjoy coastal walks around Arisaig, exploring its wonderful beaches and sand dunes
  • Experience the freedom of a holiday without a car, travelling around Scotland using trains and ferries

Price: from £575

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Self Guided - Strathspey and the Cairngorms

Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: Your Own Pace
  • Escape to the Highlands of Scotland, leaving your car at home
  • Enjoy self-guided walks, choose to mountain bike or canoe on the River Spey
  • Do your bit for the environment on this low impact holiday - while experiencing the wild nature of the Cairngorms and Speyside

Price: from £420

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Scotland in Autumn

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 by Mary Lawless

Top 5 reasons to visit Scotland in Autumn

  Autumn is a beautiful time of year to visit Scotland, the landscapes are ablaze with autumnal colours, the skies have a wonderful purple and orange glow and the wildlife is thriving with activity. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit Scotland in autumn. Wildlife Autumn Foliage Seasonal Produce No Midges Less Tourists Autumn […]

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Dracula Among a String of Guiding Lights: Walking in the North West Highlands

Posted on Mar 02, 2012 by Stef Lauer

I don’t think any of the Wilderness staff ever tire of exploring the far flung corners of Scotland, and with a bit of balmy weather forcing its way through last weekend, a road trip was long overdue.  I packed up the car, and headed for the north east coastline. First stop was the 120 foot […]

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