From Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow, the West Highland Way winds through some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain to the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, in Fort William.

route

Starting in the lowlands, the West Highland Way passes through woodland and rolling farmland to Loch Lomond and then follows its shores to the village of Inverarnan at the head of the Loch.

Beyond Inverarnan the trail runs up Glen Falloch past a succession of dramatic cascades and the village of Crianlarich to the Bridge of Orchy. It visits Loch Tulla and then crosses the bleak expanses of Rannoch Moor to the shelter of the Kingshouse Hotel.

Continuing past mighty Buachaille Etive Mor, which guards the entrance to Glencoe, the West Highland Way climbs the ‘Devil’s Staircase’. This provides magnificent mountain views before you descend to the village of Kinlochleven at the head of Loch Leven.

The final stage of this spectacular trail crosses the Lairigmor pass to Glen Nevis and the busy little town of Fort William with glorious views of Loch Leven, the pinnacle ridge of the Aonach Eagach and the vast bulk of Ben Nevis.

Milngavie: Height above sea level 50m.
Drymen: Height above sea level 50m.
Balmaha: Height above sea level 20m.
Conic Hill: Height above sea level 360m.
Rowardennan: Height above sea level 20m.
Inverarnan: Height above sea level 30m.
Crianlarich: Height above sea level 180m.
Tyndrum: Height above sea level 225m.
Inveroran: Height above sea level 175m.
Kingshouse: Height above sea level 250m.
Kinlochleven: Height above sea level 20m.
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For mountain bikers
Ride this exhilarating 96 mile route in 2/3 days using your choice accommodation with baggage transfers. We recommend 2/3 nights on the Way with prices including baggage transfers. Private bike return from Fort William to Glasgow is available.

Incorporating the best mountain biking on the West Highland Way, this fantastic West Highland mountain biking adventure has it all. Awe inspiring scenery, incredible mountain biking trails and brilliant highland hospitality.

This truly is a magical 3 day mountain biking tour along the Way between Glasgow and Fort William taking in some of the most breathtaking, iconic scenery Scotland has to offer.

There will be many chances to try our famous hospitality!

Included:

  • 3 days’ fantastic riding, from Glasgow to Fort William
  • 4 night’s accommodation
  • Milngavie (alternative transfers can be arranged, an additional cost may apply)
  • Total distance – 160km or 100 miles
  • Average daily distance – 53km or 33 miles
  • Over 7000 metres of climbing and descending
  • Over 80% is off road