Drive & Hike: Highlands & Islands Discovery

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14 Days & 13 Nights
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Drive & Hike: Highlands & Islands Discovery

  • Choose from a variety of daily walks to suit your mood
  • Scenic driving though Glencoe towards Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain
  • Explore the rocky pinnacles of the Storr on Skye's
  • Visit the impressive 5000-year-old Callanish Standing Stones on Lewis
  • Look out for whales and dolphins on the ferry crossing
This superb two-week self-guided drive and hike adventure takes in the highlights of Scotland's Highlands and Islands. Explore wild Scotland; the Trossachs National Park, Ben Nevis, three remote islands (Isles of Skye, Harris and Lewis), Inverness and the Cairngorms National Park. Experience Scotland’s most rewarding landscapes and heritage with exhilarating walks interspersed with breath-taking scenic drive sto tranquil glens, craggy peaks and serene lochs. Discover brooding Ben Nevis on foot, and marvel at the wild shores and silver sands of the west coast. Cross by ferry to the romantic Isle of Skye, then the remote Hebridean Islands of Harris and Lewis. Return to the mainland and continue via Loch Ness to battle-scarred Culloden. Travel on through whisky country and the Cairngorms National Park to complete your trip with walks in historic Highland Perthshire.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Glasgow and overnight Day 2 Callander and the Trossachs 3 miles / 5 km Day 3 Travel through the Highlands to Fort William Day 4 Walking in Glen Nevis or hike Ben Nevis 2 miles / 4 km Day 5 Drive the "Road to the Isles" to arrive on Skye 7 miles / 11 km Day 6 The Quiraing or free day in Portree 4 miles / 7 km Day 7 Ferry to Tarbert and walking on Harris 4 miles / 6 km Day 8 Drive to Lewis and walk among the Callanish Standing Stones 2 miles / 4 km Day 9 Butt of Lewis Walk 4 miles / 6 km Day 10 Journey from Lewis to the mainland, Ullapool Hill Path Walk 6.5 miles / 10.5 km Day 11 Ullapool and the Braes Walk 5 miles / 8 km Day 12 Drive south to Inverness Day 13 Discover the forests of Perthshire, Ben Vrackie Walk 5.5 miles / 9 km Day 14 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 9kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 9kg is equivalent to 5.5 avocados.

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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