Prices for 2013
|Route||Number of Nights||Price per person|
|West Highland Way||7-9||£445-£545|
|Coast to Coast||9-10||£585-£625|
|Great Glen Way||6-7||£425-£455|
|Rob Roy Way||6-9||£415-£525|
|Perthshire Glens Cycle||6-7||£395-£525|
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What the price includes
Accommodation. This is pre-booked by us, in carefully selected establishments. This is usually in B&B's and guest houses, but we do book some hotels and inns depending on what accommodation is available in certain villages. All accommodation is pre-paid so you don't have any hassle with deposits or paying for accommodation each day. We book ensuite rooms (with a private bathroom / shower) where possible, which is usually on all of the nights if booked well in advance. If you prefer to stay in hotels (possible on most nights on some routes), a supplement is payable - which is usually about £95-150 per person in total. Single rooms can be booked on most routes - the supplement is usually about £15-25 per night.
The prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room, on a Bed & Breakfast basis. A full Scottish/English breakfast is included in the price, but we leave you to pay for your packed-lunches and evening meals. This gives you more choice over where to eat - there is usually a choice of hotel/restaurants in most villages. Some of the guest houses we book can also provide evening meals, and we recommend you try this home cooking where available.
Baggage transfer. Arranged by us each day from accommodation to accommodation on all our walking routes - all you carry is a day sack for your packed-lunch and camera etc.
Route information. We provide detailed Ordnance Survey maps covering the whole route plus a written trail guide with descriptions (in English) of each day’s walk, as well as useful information on the areas you are walking in and places to visit etc. We also provide general information about walking in Scotland and travel options before and after your walk.
What's not included:
Packed lunches. These are available from the B&B's/Guest Houses/hotels, and usually cost about £6-8 per person. If B&B/Guest house cannot provide these, provisions are always available in local shops. On some days there are also café/tea-rooms on route where you can stop for refreshments.
Evening meals. Some of the guest houses we book can provide evening meals, otherwise they are available in local inns/hotels/restaurants along the routes. (Bar meals from about £10-20 per person). Scottish cuisine is generally very good, with many locally-produced ingredients on the menu.
Entrance fees for castles, distilleries etc., optional cycle hire, water-sports etc. Entrance fees for castles and distillery tours typically cost about £6 to £8 (but some are free), bike hire about £15-25 per day; pony trekking & white-water rafting from about £35 per trip (all prices per person).
Transport fares. We leave you to arrange your flights and transport to the start of the trip (but we provide information on public transport so you can find your way to the first B&B from your arrival airport). If you prefer, we can arrange for you to be met on arrival at airports and transferred to your first accommodation by chauffeur.
Credit card transaction payment Charges Regrettably due to increased commssion and premium charges for credit cards, we have to add 2% to the total if you wish to pay by credit card. We do not add anything for debit card transactions.
Advantages of an independent holiday
With independent holidays, you choose when to travel and how long to take as extra days can be added to all of the routes. The peak holiday times in Scotland are July & August but if you can, we recommend you come before or after this period. The flowers and birds are most prolific during May and June and the autumn colours in September can be magnificent. The West Highland Way is very busy in late May / early June so please book well in advance if you wish to walk the route at this time. See the weather & seasons page for more information on when to come to Scotland.
Our holidays are suitable for couples, friends, families and groups, but unfortunately, for safety reasons we cannot arrange certain routes for solo walkers, as even the most experienced walker can twist an ankle in an isolated spot. Bring a friend! Most routes can be arranged for groups of up to 12 or 15 people if booked well in advance. Contact us for more information.