Speyside Whisky Trail (6 days & 5 nights)

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Speyside Whisky Trail (6 days & 5 nights)

  • Savour the elegantly rounded flavours of a 12 year old Glenfiddich malt
  • Combine easy-going walks with distillery visits of your choice
  • Peaceful hiking through ancient pine forests
  • Drink to purple heather-clad glens, haunt of the golden eagle
  • Stock up on your favourite Speyside malts to enjoy at home
The regions of Speyside and Strathspey are home to almost half of the 100 or so malt whisky distilleries in Scotland. This self guided walk follows way marked trails between distilleries is specifically chosen to provide the best combination of walking and whisky. Each days' walking allows you to visit distilleries and experience the processes and products that have made the amber liquid of ‘Scotch’ world famous. Visit the world famous Speyside whisky distilleries as you walk along the fast flowing salmon filled River Spey, passing woodlands and heather rich glens. Sample famous malts and blends from Glenlivet and Glenfiddich to name but a few as you walk with ’spirit’ along original smuggler’s trails in the shadow of the Cairngorm mountains. Enjoy this self-guided walking holiday in a region now inhabited by ospreys, eagles and the elusive wildcat. Starting in the small town of Craigellachie at the heart of malt whisky country this 39-mile whisky trail guides you through the naturally rich Spey Valley. Walk through mixed woodland, farmland and moorland with pockets of remnant forest that support relict populations of rare and elusive animals such as the capercaillie. A history of illicit whisky production and smuggling is survived by smugglers trails that afford intriguing sidewalks through the woods and glens passing clear rushing burns and heather covered hills. Passing through the Glenlivet estate, the Speyside Whisky Trail brings you to Tomintoul, the end of the trip. With 4 days walking and 5 nights, there is the chance to visit at least 6 distilleries without ever having to drive!

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Craigellachie and overnight Day 2 Glenfiddich Distillery Loop Walk 12 miles / 19 km Day 3 Walk from Craigellachie to Ballindalloch 12 miles / 19 km Day 4 Walk from Ballindalloch to Glenlivet 7 miles / 11 km Day 5 Walk from Glenlivet to Tomintoul 8 miles / 13 km Day 6 Onward travel transfer
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 7kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 7kg is equivalent to 1 single running shoe (not even a pair!).

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.

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