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Scotland's Inverness to Isle of Skye Walking & Hiking Tour

Misty Mountains, Fabled Lochs & Dramatic Coastlines

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,899 - $6,649 pp dbl occ

($1,600 for sgl occ)

Listen to the landscape and let your imagination run free on our Scotland Walking & Hiking Tour. Ruined castles, remote villages, enchanting lochs and coastlines whisper captivating tales of their mysterious past. Magical hikes through ancient glens and bens, heathered moors and rocky mountain peaks feed your mind's eye. At night, legends are chronicled in luxurious castle retreats and cozy lodges by crackling fires, perhaps over a wee dram of whisky.

Scotland Walking and Hiking Tour
Scotland Walking and Hiking Tour

Scotland

Start/End Inverness

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Hike the finest trails in Scotland, including in Torridon, on the Isle of Skye and beside magically remote lochs
  • Wander massive coastal mountains, lakeside paths, hunters' routes and farmland and discover geologically tangled terrain
  • Relax at quintessentially Scottish whisky bars, taste the area's best scotches and savor homemade scones during afternoon tea
  • Connect with the local culture and history of colorful towns, visit historical landmarks and boat through wildlife-filled waters
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Walk through the wild and remote Northwest Highlands in stunning Wester Ross, a place of almost mythical proportions | Wild pines and the blue waters of Loch Torridon come into view | Hike up a mountain glen to spot the hidden lake behind the famous massif Beinn Eighe.

Accommodations
Torridon Hotel
Torridon Hotel
Wester Ross
| Premiere Hotel

Formerly a grand shooting lodge built by the Earl of Lovelace in 1887, this intimate castle hotel is an elegant oasis surrounded by nearly 60 acres of parkland at the end of a sea loch, offering gracious hospitality, fine dining and an impressive whisky bar.
 

Days 3-4
Description

Follow an old hunters' tracking route toward Loch an Eòin, with the summit of Maol Chean-dearg reflecting in its waters | Hike a portion of the 200-mile-long, magnificently untamed Cape Wrath Trail | On the Isle of Skye, enjoy views of the Cuillin Mountains and Portree Bay | ​On the peninsula of Trotternish, admire the dramatic ridgeline marked by plunging cliffs, green plateaus and rocky pinnacles | Pass craggy peaks and climb along Quiraing, with views of the sea and rugged coastal landscape | Settle in for a fine local meal and musical performance.

Accommodations
Cuillin Hills Hotel
Cuillin Hills Hotel
Isle of Skye
| Premiere Hotel

Contemporary Scottish styling and majestic views of Portree Bay and the Cuillin Mountain range have transformed this early 19th-century hunting lodge into a peaceful nature retreat.
 

Days 5-6
Description

Explore Duncraig Castle in the picturesque village of Plockton | Walk through the hamlets of Achaidh na h-Inich and Achnandarach, taking in views back to the Isle of Skye | Trek the shimmering shores of Loch Breac an Eich and Loch Achaidh na h-Inich | Rest up at our riverside hotel and stroll across a footbridge to a lush island | Tour the romantic fairy-tale 15th-century Cawdor Castle and wander through its lovely gardens.

Accommodations
Ness Walk Hotel, Scotland
Ness Walk Hotel
Inverness
| Premiere Hotel

Surrounded by trees and known for exceptional service, Ness Walk Hotel is a lovingly restored 19th-century house located next to the River Ness and only minutes from the town center.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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May 2023
May 14 - May 19
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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip is mostly rolling, with some moderate and occasionally steep ascents and descents. Many of our hikes are on uneven narrow and rocky trails and dirt paths that can be wet, muddy and boggy. We also traverse some steep mountain paths with rocky outcrops. Please note that on several sections of our hikes the van will be unable to intersect the route.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 6 miles | 300 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 11 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 9 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 8 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 6
Other
Cawdor Castle Tour & Walk (2 hours)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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