This trip starts and finishes in Edinburgh, and takes in a grand circuit of the famous Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Along the way, we visit both of Scotland’s National Parks, view the lochs (an “arm” of the sea), hike in historic Glencoe, experience a lovely valley off the beaten path, and get our fair share of Scottish culture on a castle visit, hikes through history and perhaps a visit to a local pub or two!
Not included: transportation to/from Edinburgh, beverages at dinner, meals excluded above, local guide gratuities, activities and entrance fees not mentioned on the itinerary, items of a personal nature
This trip has lots of activity, interspersed with time for sightseeing, and our days can be enjoyed by any active and fit woman in good health who has a good level of physical conditioning, loves being outdoors, and wants to see Scotland. This trip is rated 3, which requires aerobic conditioning such as walking vigorously up hills, jogging, cross country skiing or stair stepping for 30 - 45 minutes 3 - 4 days a week. Rating: 1 2 4 5.
This is primarily a hiking trip, designed to introduce you to the varied Scottish landscape. We have chosen moderate hikes on established paths. We will also be learning about Scottish history and culture.
We spend our nights in non-chain locally owned hotels, inns, and B&Bs with en suite bathrooms. We'll spend the first two nights at Loch Lomond Hotel, two nights at MacDonald Hotel, two nights at The Plockton Hotel or similar and two nights at the Glen Mhor Hotel in Inverness. We will spend the last night in Edinburgh at the Bruntsfield
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
The other ladies and the beautiful scenery.
I loved all the views of Scotland that we saw on our hikes. I have seen the beauty of Scotland in a that few visitors have been able to do.
Meeting new friends was definitely great, and experiencing hiking to beautiful places was absolutely an awesome privilege.
We had 1 AGC guide and 2 local guides so we had some flexibility in our itinerary that made the trip more special.
Meeting people, old friends and making new friends.
I’ve been wanting to visit Scotland and have been following ACG for years. When I saw the 2023 list of trips ,I signed up to celebrate some personal milestones this year . I wasn’t disappointed ! It was a trip of a lifetime for me.
great guides and hikes, haunting landscapes, good food and lodging