7 Days Walking/8 Overnights

East Highland Way: 7 Days Walking/8 Overnights

79.5 Miles/128 Km

All walking tours should only be tackled if you are a fit walker with well worn in boots and this itinerary allows you a more leisurely walk albeit that you have one day of 20 miles/32 km. This is a reasonable challenge especially in adverse weather conditions and you will be pleased to see the welcoming sight of the bustling tourist village of Aviemore.

Day 1

Arrive Fort William

With good public transport links, arrive into the Highland town of Fort William, with the famous backdrop of Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

 

Day 2

Fort William to Spean Bridge(11.5 miles/18.5 km)

As you leave Ben Nevis behind, you pass the distillery of the same name, walking along the cycle track in the shadow of the Aonachs to Spean Bridge, famous for its spectacular Commando Memorial.

 

Day 3

Spean Bridge to Inverlair(11.5 miles/18.5  km)

Starting on the picturesque Spean Bridge forest trails, a lovely day of walking alongside the River Spean and then through fields and forest and down into the remote village of Inverlair.

 

Day 4

Fersit* to Gallovie (Feagour)(18.5 miles/30 km)

A long day but easy walking alongside the beautiful Lochs Spean and Laggan, with fine views as you pass through the famous ‘Monarch of the Glen’ country.

 

Day 5

Feagour to Laggan(5 miles/8 km)

Your trek today takes you through some delightful woodland on your way up to view the ancient Pictish Fort of Dun Da Lamh, well worth a visit.

 

Day 6

Laggan to Newtonmore(10 miles/16 km)

You are now in Clan Macpherson territory! If the rivers are low, then an absolutely stunning walk through Glen Banchor. Alternatively, walk through the picturesque forest paths of Glen Truim.

 

Day 7

Newtonmore to Kincraig(12.5 miles/20 km)

A ‘not to be missed’ chance to visit the imposing Ruthven Barracks before picking up the Badenoch Way and winding your way through the beautiful RSPB Nature Reserve and past the lovely Loch Insh.

 

Day 8

Kincraig to Aviemore(10.5 miles/17 km)

A superb day to end a fantastic walk. An interesting start past the Sculpture Park and then through delightful woodland past Loch an Eilein and through the Caledonian Pine Forest of Rothiemurchus Estate and into the bustling town of Aviemore.

 

* Most clients start this days trekking at the village of Fersit which is 1.5 miles of road walking further on and up hill from Inverlair. If you choose to start your trek at Inverlair then the days total is 20 miles/32 km.

 

Extra Nights/Rest Days : many people take an extra night at the stage of Fort William to climb Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis or a day at the end to explore the many activities on offer in the tourist village of Aviemore.

 

Cost of Package : £560.00 per person (based on two persons sharing)

 

This package includes:

  • Seven overnight stays in selected quality b&bs/guest houses/small hotels with en-suite facilities
  • Full Scottish breakfast
  • Baggage transfer from stage to stage
  • Transfers, if required, due to limited accommodation at some stages
  • East Highland Way Guidebook & Harvey Map
  • Comprehensive tour pack with full information on your walk including location details for your accommodations and local facilities
  • The services of the Gemini Team prior to and during your holiday

 

Not Included:

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks (available at all stages)
  • Transport to Fort William/from Aviemore
  • Travel Insurance (we recommend that you arrange your own cover)

 

Notes:

Additional overnight stays can be arranged at a cost of £45.00 pp per night.

Single Walkers Supplement as part of a group is £20 per night.

Solo Walkers Supplement is £30 per night.

Group Discounts for 4 or more people available on request. Please email us or call 01324 410260 (overseas +44 1324 410260) for a quote.

Please feel free to contact us on info@geminiwalks.com for any further information on this walk.  Thank you.

 

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