Hiking Tours in Scotland

Scotland

Highlights
  • Walk the 'bonnie banks' of Loch Lomond on the iconic West Highland Way
  • Explore the Isle of Skye - from secluded glens to must-see spots 
  • Stay in Inverness, near mysterious Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield
  • Visit the distilleries that produce Islay's world-renowned single-malt whisky
  • Wander the country's historic capital, Edinburgh, complete with hilltop castle
  • Discover the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of far-flung islands

A hiking tour in Scotland immerses you in the very fabric of its wild beauty and rich culture through a patchwork of stunning footpaths. Scotland is bursting with coastal routes, rugged and dramatic landscapes, ancient abbeys and historic castles converted into splendid hotels.

In Scotland you can hike some of Europe’s most iconic long-distance trails including the impressive West Highland Way up to the base of the mighty Ben Nevis and the Great Glen Way along the shores of Loch Ness. These locations are where many blockbusters were filmed, like Harry Potter and Braveheart!

Macs Adventure was founded in Scotland in 2003, and over the years we have researched and refined our self-guided itineraries into a unique and brilliant collection of hand-picked hiking tours. We have a hiking tour for every ability and preference!

Our Rail & Hike trips combine world-class train journeys with classic hikes, and this is showcased beautifully in our Highlands & Isle of Skye tour which starts in historic Edinburgh. Whether you'd like to hop between Scottish islands, experience Whisky & Walks tours or are looking for some In Style accommodation with smoked Scottish salmon and hand-dived scallops on your vacation, we can arrange a hiking tour in Scotland that will leave an everlasting impression.

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Discover Scotland

  • Why Book With Macs Adventure?

    Macs Adventure is company with roots in Scotland and full of exceptional and knowledgeable experts! Since our foundation in 2003, our professional team has researched and refined our self-guided itineraries in Scotland to bring you a unique collection of hand-picked hiking tours that allow you to explore everything Scotland has to offer. 

    On your Macs tour you’ll stay in comfortable, friendly, locally-owned B&B’s, guesthouses, and In Style hotels. We’ll take care of transferring your heavy bags each day so you can just march to the tune of your own…bagpipe!?

    Self-guided travel is low impact. Learn more about our Sustainable Travel journey.

    We love Scotland with a passion and our main aim is to make sure that you do too.  

    Why Book With Macs Adventure?
  • 5 Best Hikes in Scotland

    1. Best for classic long-distance (& bragging rights!): West Highland Way

    2. Best for history, legends & scenery: The Highlands & Isle of Skye

    3. Best for iconic train journeys: Rail & Hike collection

    4. Best for the mighty Loch Ness: The Great Glen Way

    5. Best for a touch of comfort: Hiking In Style Tours

    Top tip: Book tours back-to-back if you can’t choose!

    If you’d like to speak to one of our experts, inquire here or give us a call at (720) 487-9898.

    5 Best Hikes in Scotland
  • Top 4 'Isle of Skye' tours unraveled

    1. Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike – 8 days of exciting hikes, castles, history and a Jacobite steam train over Glenfinnan viaduct. Edinburgh to Glasgow. 

    2. Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike in Style – All the same enriching history, culture and hikes as the above, but with higher-grade accommodation - castle hotels and beautifully appointed lodges.

    3. Skye Highs Short Break – 4 nights immersed in Scottish culture and landscapes, a hop aboard the Jacobite steam train and, optional short day hikes.

    4. Skye & The Outer Hebrides – 8 days of point to point walks, views of Cuillin Ridge on Skye, visits to remote and wild Isles of Harris and Lewis, and unbelievable white-sandy beaches.

    Head over to our Hiking on the Isle of Skye page for more information.

    Top 4 'Isle of Skye' tours unraveled
  • Discover Scotland In Style

    This exclusive collection is designed for a little comfort at the end of the days hiking. They include converted castle hotels, country house hotels and boutique guesthouses.

    Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike In Style: Experience world-class rail journeys, with hand-picked hikes by day and fabulous accommodations in the evening.  

    Best of Skye In Style: Stay in 4* hotels and soak up this remote island on our favorite hikes.

    Islay Whisky Trails In Style: Immerse yourself in Scotland's most famous whisky isle - Islay. Easy-going hikes with a wee dram in the 4* hotels.

    Great Glen Way In ComfortHike the entire Great Glen Way from Fort William to Inverness, overnighting in the best 3-5* accommodation right off the trail. 

    Discover Scotland In Style
  • West Highland Way Trail Maintenance

    Have have teamed up with organizations to support the paths our customers walk on. We're donating $5 for every customer traveling along the West Highland Way in 2024.

    These paths are like the lifeblood of our business, and we want to make sure they're here for generations to come.

    Learn more about the importance of trail maintenance.

    West Highland Way Trail Maintenance

  • West Highland Way, Adventure Your Way

    Countless happy hikers have completed The West Highland Way with Macs. It continues to be one of our most popular routes and is a favorite with our team and guests.

    For a taste of the experience watch father and daughter on their West Highland Way adventure.

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  • The Great Glen Way

    Join Ewan on his travels from the west coastal town of Fort William and alongside the vast Loch Ness to Inverness on the east coast.

    Hike past canal locks, mountain scenery with panoramic views and stop in traditional pubs.

    Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Nessie as well!

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  • North Coast 500

    A great insight to the roads in the Highlands as we drive with Taylor past towering mountains to white-sand beaches around Scotland.

    Keep watching to find out her selection of the hand-picked day hikes that’ll be sure to help stretch your legs.

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  • Highlands & Isle of Skye Rail and Hike

    The Jacobite steam train to Mallaig is one of the greatest rail journeys in the world! It crosses over the historic Glenfinnan viaduct, which made international fame in the Harry Potter films.

    Follow Caroline on her hike in the wild beauty of the Isle of Skye.

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