Marianne Ferrato -Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Skye & Torridon

Tuesday 24th September – Tuesday 1st October 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Overview

From the soaring summits of Glencoe to the needled rock pinnacles on the Isle of Skye, Scotland’s beautiful landscape is a wonderful and evocative place to explore. On a trip that showcases some of the brightest jewels in the country’s wild and rugged crown, experience the very best of this remote and ancient land. With a professional Wilderness guide, travel from the twinkling lights of Edinburgh to the iconic towering peaks of Torridon traverse the captivating and diverse landscape while immersing yourself in the history, culture and traditions of this enchanting region.

Highlights

  • Explore the diverse landscape with an expert and knowledgable guide
  • Immerse yourself in the history and forklore of the Isle of Skye as you hike along stunning, sea-stung cliffs
  • Journey across the Highlands and immerse yourself in some of Scotland's most beautiful and contrasting landscapes.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Tuesday 24th September - Journey to the Valley of Glencoe

Your guide will meet you at your hotel this morning and you will set off for the west coast. On the way  we stop for off for a leg stretch in the Loch Lomond National Park, to the summit of Ben A’an often known as the mountain in miniature, its position at the heart of the Trossachs makes it a truly wonderful viewpoint.  Continuing through the beautiful scenery you will arrive in the valley of Glencoe, and your accommodation for the next two nights overlooking the incredible scenery of the valley.

Overnight: Glencoe | Kingshouse Hotel
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Wednesday 25th September - Hiking in Glencoe

Enjoy breakfast before meeting your guide and heading out to explore Glencoe. The spectacular Glencoe, carved out centuries ago by glaciers and volcanic eruptions, offers some wild and scenic hiking. One great option is to hike along a narrow rowan-hung gorge until you reach the Lost Valley. This enclosed meadow – high, green, and hidden by precipitous tors, is said to be where the Macdonald clan used to conceal their rustled cattle. Surrounded by jagged peaks that shift in and out of mountain mist, visit the Glencoe Center to learn about the landscape’s haunting history.

Overnight: Glencoe | Kingshouse Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Thursday 26th September - Over the Sea to Skye

After a leisurely breakfast, head west to the Isle of Skye. Wind by mountain glens ribboned with narrow waterfalls and through woodlands of old trees that break the tarmac into a jigsaw of leafy shadows. Stop to explore Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most iconic and striking sights in all of Scotland, taking your time to appreciate the unique beauty of this remote and historical place. Once on the Misty Isle, enjoy a short hike with your guide before settling into to your accommodation for the next three nights.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Hotel Marmalade
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Friday 27th September - Wild Loch Coruisk & The Black Cuillin Mountains

Feeling rested, head south with your guide, arriving in Elgol – a tiny hamlet scattered along the western cliffs of the Strathaird peninsula. From a small jetty, board the charming Bella Jane and sail over Loch Scavaig into the very heart of the Black Cuillin. As the lovely first mate provides some fascinating history about the surrounding islands, look for sleepy seals lounging on the warm rocks. Upon reaching the shore, leave the boat to explore Loch Coruisk, also known as the Cauldron of the Waters, a deep dark loch that stretches like a shadow below the impressive volcanic peaks. Choose to walk around the loch or climb the rugged mountain of Sgurr na Stri – which is considered by many to offer one of the wildest and most spectacular views in Scotland.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Hotel Marmalade
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Saturday 28th September - Guided Explorations on the Isle of Skye

Today you have a full day to explore some of the special corners of this magical island with your guide. You will be spoilt for choice with fascinating history and dramatic landscape on offer, with unique hiking routes through stark and unusual rock formations and sweeping coast and mountain views to enjoy in almost every direction. This ‘misty isle’ is also home to so many curious stories and legends of fairies and islander culture, your guide will share some of the best hidden gems and personalise the day to your interests.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Hotel Marmalade
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Sunday 29th September - North to Torridon

This morning we leave behind the Isle of Skye and wind your way to Torridon – a remote and spectacular place. Beyond the window, shimmering lochs stretch out peaty and dark below rocky knolls, gorse fringes the road in thick scrub and hardy sheep graze amongst the bracken, heather and golden grasses. With many stunning places to stop and stretch your legs, enjoy a lovely hike with your guide, soaking up the untamed beauty of the mountains. Later this afternoon, continue your journey to the coast, settling into your cosy hotel and enjoying a good night’s sleep.

Overnight: Sheildaig | Tigh an Eilean
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Monday 30th September - Hiking in Torridon

Over a leisurely breakfast you can discuss with your guide what hike you would like to do today. The options are plentiful as Torridon boasts a unique combination of towering mountains, shimmering lochs, and picturesque glens. The iconic Torridon peaks, including Liathach and Beinn Alligin tower above this area, whichever option you choose  you will experience the sense of remoteness and tranquility becoming palpable, creating a deep connection with nature.  Enjoy a celebratory dinner this evening and perhaps a dram whilst reminiscing  your adventures this week.

Overnight: Sheildaig | Tigh an Eilean
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Tuesday 1st October - Transfer to Inverness and depart

After breakfast, begin happily meandering your way back towards Inverness. Bid farewell to your guide, who will drop you at the train station, where your trip will conclude.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 8
  • Meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 8
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 8
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
  • Bella Jane boat trip
  • Admission to Eilean Donan Castle
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions

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