Lochs and Glens - September 2025

September 2025

Number of Travellers: 13
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Overview

This bespoke itinerary, centered around hiking, is the perfect blend of heritage, nature, and breathtaking landscapes, allowing you to fully experience the magnificence of Scotland. Starting in Edinburgh, marvel at captivating city views from an unexpected hiking trail. Travelling to the Cairngorms, the UK’s largest National Park, journey through Perthshire to climb one of the areas most iconic hills. From our base in the Cairngorms, meet inspiring women and discover innovative ways of sustainable living. Experience the wild beauty of the Cairngorms hiking through ancient Caledonian pines and over rugged heather-clad hills, and if you’re feeling brave enough, awaken the soul with an icy dip in a shimmering loch! With our experienced, local guide, we’ll also explore the magical wilderness of Glencoe, rich in folklore and history. Fans of Outlander might in for a treat! Each evening, we’ll unwind and reflect on the day’s experiences, forging friendships and enjoying Highland hospitality. Scotland offers more than just a vacation spot; it’s an emotional and awe-inspiring experience that leaves you with cherished memories and eagerly planning your return.

Highlights

  • Discover Edinburgh from an awe inspiring vantage point
  • Immerse in the beauty of the Cairngorm National Park
  • Hike in the wilds of Glencoe
  • Experience the warmth of the Scots

Day by Day

Day 1 - Welcome to Edinburgh

Meet 1pm – City walking tour and hike an unexpected trail with an awe inspiring vantage point, Arthurs Seat.

 

Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals Included: Dinner
Walk Details: 5 km / 3 miles | 279 m / 915 ft elevation gain | Approx: 3 hrs

Day 2 - Transferring to Aviemore - image required

The Fairy Hill of Caledonia (Glencoe & Highlands D3) – climb the iconic hill of Schiehallion

Overnight: Aviemore
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Walk Details: 10 km / 6 miles | 750 m / 2,461 ft elevation gain | Approx: 6 hrs

Day 3 - Full day in the Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms hill walk – Meall a’ Bhuachaille – ice cream on the highest beach in the UK! Wild Swim

Overnight: Aviemore
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 9 km / 5 miles | 543 m / 1,781 ft elevation gain | Approx: 4 hrs

Day 4 - Transferring to Glencoe

Meet two inspiring women, visit a living history open air museum and hike at a nature reserve

Overnight: Glencoe
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Walk Details: 8 km / 5 miles | 350 m / 1,148 ft elevation gain | Approx: 3 hrs

Day 5 - Day hike Glencoe (Glencoe & Highlands D5) - image required

Wilderness and a Waterfall – The Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall.

 

 

Overnight: Glencoe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Walk Details: 13 km / 8 miles | 350 m / 1,148 ft elevation gain | Approx: 5 hrs

Day 6 - Day hike Glencoe - (Glencoe & Highlands D6)

With views directly across the valley at the north face of Buachaille Etive Mor, the most iconic sight in Glencoe.

Overnight: Glencoe
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 11 km / 7 miles | 198 m / 650 ft elevation gain | Approx: 5 hrs

Day 7 - Transfer back to Edinburgh

Loch Katrine, hike Ben A’an in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Stop at Doune Castle which fans of Outlander might recognise! Arrive Edinburgh for farewell dinner.

Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Walk Details: 4 km / 2 miles | 340 m / 1,115 ft elevation gain | Approx: 3 hrs

Day 8 - A fond farewell to Scotland

After breakfast we will say our good-byes and depart approximately 9.30am.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More

The prices include;

  • 7 nights accommodation as described in the itinerary, based on twin share rooms (3* & 4*)
  • 7x Breakfast D2-D8
  • 5x Lunches
  • 5x Dinners
  • The services of qualified and experienced guide (s) throughout the trip
  • Guide expenses for all guides throughout the trip
  • Snacks and fresh fruit each day
  • D4 – Lynbrek Croft visit
  • D4 – Highland Folk Museum visit
  • D7 – Doune Castle visit
  • All gratuities (covering hotel staff, restaurant staff, local guides but not lead guides)
  • All transfers throughout
Exclusions Read More
  • Exclusions
  • Meals not outlined in inclusions
  • Drinks with meals including soft drinks*
  • Flights
  • Travel to/ from Edinburgh start and end of trip
  • Travel insurance
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the local guide

*Glass of fizz with farewell dinner included

Pricing Read More

Pricing per person;

Capacity 12+1 (13)

  • 6 guests £3,025pp
  • 7 guests £3,025pp
  • 8 guests £2,975pp
  • 9 guests £2,975pp
  • 10 guests £2,925pp
  • 11 guests £2,850pp
  • 12 guests £2,850pp
  • Single supplement £950pp (max 3)
  • 1x FOC place for Bold Spirit Tour leader including single supplement