Grand Tour of Scotland: Rail & Hike

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Grand Tour of Scotland: Rail & Hike

  • Explore Scotland's impressive landscapes, coastlines and forested glens on foot and by rail
  • Hike sections of the famous West Highland Way and Great Glen Way trails
  • Enjoy the country's most scenic rail journeys and ride the Jacobite steam train
  • Discover Skye's lively island towns and dramatic coastlines
  • Challenge yourself with an optional ascent of Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain
  • Uncover Scotland’s rich history and sample delicious local cuisine
Immerse yourself in the ultimate Scottish experience on this stress-free rail & hike adventure, where we have taken care of the details. Soak in the scenery on epic rail journeys; from the world-renowned West Highland Line aboard the romantic Jacobite steam train, to the remote Kyle Line traversing the country's wild interior. Walk stretches of the iconic West Highland Way and Great Glen Way trails, wander hand-picked routes in charming Perthshire and enjoy an optional hike up Ben Nevis. Spend time exploring the rugged coastline and quaint villages of Skye. This is Scotland in all of it's grandeur; from clan castles, sweeping coastlines, dramatic mountain ranges, to rich history and vibrant cities. Hop aboard and experience it for yourself!


Day 1 Train from Glasgow to Ardlui and overnight Day 2 Walk to Crianlarich on the West Highland Way 9.5 miles / 15 km Day 3 Walk to Bridge of Orchy on the West Highland Way 13.5 miles / 22 km Day 4 Optional walk and train to Fort William 5 miles / 8 km Day 5 Optional walks from Fort William 2.5 miles / 4 km Day 6 Jacobite steam train to Mallaig, ferry to Skye and overnight Day 7 Transfer to Torrin and walk to Broadford 11 miles / 17.5 km Day 8 Transfer to Portree and optional walk 3 miles / 4.5 km Day 9 Transfer to Kyle of Lochalsh, train to Inverness and optional walk 5 miles / 8 km Day 10 Transfer to Loch Laide and walk to Inverness on the Great Glen Way 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 11 Train to Blair Atholl and optional walks 4.5 miles / 7 km Day 12 Optional walks from Blair Atholl and Pitlochry 5 miles / 7.5 km Day 13 Train to Edinburgh and onward travel

This trip has a carbon score of 16kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 16kg is equivalent to 6 paperback books in the USA.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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Why Macs

Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The Biggest Choice

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Self-guided hiking & biking is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
Our Heritage

Around Since 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.

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Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
The Macs Way

At Macs, we don’t do tour buses, groups, or guides. Instead, we give you the freedom and confidence to have your own self-guided hiking or biking adventure.

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