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Self Guided Holidays

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
Self Guided - Ben Nevis, Glencoe & Ardnamurchan
Lorraine found amazing hikes for us off the beaten path. Knowledgeable, funny and a great driver, we could not have found a better guide to experience your wild and wonderful Highlands.

Rosmarie Bogner
25/05/2013

5

Self Guided - The Great Glen Way
Excellent. Early in morning just out of Fort Augustus looking down on Loch Ness.

Rosemary Robertson
12/06/2013

5

West Highland Way & Great Glen Way - Mathwin
See comments above. Feel free to give us a call if you want elaboration or clarification.
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Judy Mathwin
25/06/2014

5

Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 79 reviews of Self Guided

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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

Next available trip: N/A        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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5 review(s)

Self Guided - Arisaig and the Small Isles

Next available trip: N/A        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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17 review(s)

Self Guided - The Great Glen Way

Next available trip: N/A        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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4 review(s)

Self Guided - Highland Castle Experience

Next available trip: N/A        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 - Bike Across Scotland: The Great Glen Trail

Next available trip: N/A        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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1 review(s)

Self Guided - The Rob Roy Way

Next available trip: N/A        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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2 review(s)

Self Guided - Speyside Way

Next available trip: N/A        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 - Strathspey and the Cairngorms

Next available trip: N/A        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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Self Guided - John Muir Journey

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Next available trip: N/A        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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