The Number One Guide to Great Glen Way Walking Holidays

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73 miles, following the Great Glen fault line, walking alongside loch shore paths, canal towpaths and forest, to reach the capital of the Highlands – Inverness. All the while sampling the best of Scotland – from its famous scenery, a few distilleries, excellent food, and accommodation and of course, one of Scotland’s best walking routes.

Sounds like heaven? It’s probably not far off. 

This well waymarked route is a popular one with long distance hikers of all abilities, and a frequent extension to the West Highland Way. 

Booking the walk is easy enough, in fact we have provided you with some resources, but should you prefer your walking holiday to be booked on a hassle-free basis, self-guided including baggage transfer and B&B accommodation then look no further. In this guide we will suggest a handful of exceptional tour operators who provide Great Glen Way walking holidays.

Mickledore Travel

Mickledore Travel is a tour operator based in Keswick, in the Lake District. They started in 1997, and have steadily grown since into a trusted operator running tours throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. 

Mickledore Travel provide self-guided walking tours along the Great Glen Way with the following itineraries available to book today:

5 Days Walking / 6 NightsFrom £595
6 Days Walking  / 7 NightsFrom £557
7 Days Walking  / 8 NightsFrom £628

Macs Adventure

Macs Adventure offer walking and cycling tours, both guided and self-guided throughout the world. Mac’s were founded in 2003 from a small apartment in Glasgow and has now grown to a company of over 100 travel enthusiasts. They have a HQ in Glasgow, and excellent ratings on TripAdvisor and Feefo. 

Macs Adventure provide self-guided walking tours along the Great Glen Way with the following itineraries available to book today:

6 Days Walking / 7 NightsFrom £605.00
7 Days Walking / 8 NightsFrom £695.00

Macs adventure also offer a Comfort Itinerary, and a Short Break.

Wilderness Scotland

Wilderness Scotland started in 2001, with their first clients touching down on the Knoydart Peninsula. Since then, they have grown into a premer operator for all things adventure travel in Scotland, including walking the Great Glen Way. 

Wilderness Scotland provides self-guided walking tours along the Great Glen Way with the following itineraries available to book today:

6 Days Walking  / 7 NightsFrom £870

Hillwalk Tours

Hillwalk Tours started in 2008, when James Byrne decided to hiking on some of Irelands best loved walking trails. He wanted to start a business which would help people to re-connect with the outdoors, and enjoy Ireland’s countryside. Hillwalk Tours now offers tours in Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland and on the Camino.

Hillwalk Tours provide self-guided walking tours along the Great Glen Way with the following itineraries available to book today:

4 Days Walking / 5 NightsFrom £529
5 Days Walking / 6 NightsFrom £629
6 Days Walking / 7 NightsFrom £729
7 Days Walking / 8 Nights From £849

Contours Walking Holidays

Contours Walking Holidays has been organizing breaks since 1996 and offers great value self-guided walking holidays in the UK along with a really good tour pack and support for their tours. 

Contours Walking Holidays provide self-guided walking tours along the Great Glen Way with the following itineraries available to book today:

5 Days Walking / 6 Nights From £555
6 Days Walking / 7 NightsFrom £645
7 Nights Walking / 8 NightsFrom £740

Choices choices! Which one to choose? Well there are a few obvious choices if you are going on price, but our suggestion is to see which company jumps out more when looking at reviews, websites and social media pages. Good luck!

And don’t forget, you can book direct on DistanceHiker.com with many of the accommodations on the trail.

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