5 Days Walking / 6 Overnight Stays

If you are a fit walker with well worn in boots, then you may wish to take on the challenge of a five day walk. Having walked the trail ourselves on many an occasion, we can advise that it is definitely achievable, being a fair challenge especially in adverse weather conditions. You certainly sense a feeling of achievement when you reach the end of the route in 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 Kingussie

(18.5 miles/30 km)

A delightful woodland walk to start your day on your way up to view the ancient Pictish Fort of Dun Da Lamh, well worth a visit. You then traverse into 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 and through Newtonmore on your way to Kingussie

 

Day 6

Kingussie to Aviemore

(19.5 miles/31 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. Just after the picturesque village of Kincraig, an interesting walk past the Sculpture Park and then through delightful woodland past Lochan Eilein. You finish with a delightful walk 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 the 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.

Price of Package: £550.00 per person (based on two persons sharing)

Included:

+ Six overnight stays in selected quality b&bs/guest houses with ensuite facilities

+ Full Scottish breakfast

+ Baggage transfer from stage to stage

+ Transfers, if required, due to limited or no accommodation at some stages

+ East Highland Way Guidebook & Harvey Map

+ Supporting detailed route notes

+ 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 to £50.00 per person per night

Single supplement for solo walkers is £45.00 per night

Single supplement for singles as part of a group is £35.00 per night

Please note that, upon the actual booking of rooms, we will do our very best to try and reduce the single or solo walkers’ supplement. This will be dependent on availability of rooms at the time of booking

Group Discounts for 4 or more people available on request