Since 1996 Contours Walking Holidays have specialised in providing self-guided walking holidays, short breaks and weekends in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. We look after everything to ensure you have a relaxing, worry-free walk - welcoming accommodation, door-to-door luggage transfer, comprehensive tour dossier, guidebooks, maps and emergency support. Our Scotland walking trails include the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, Rob Roy Way, Kintyre Way, Arran Coastal Way, St Cuthbert's Way, Borders Abbeys Way, John Muir Way, Fife Coastal Path, Cateran Trail, East Highland Way, Speyside Way and Ayrshire Coastal Path.
Walk the Great Glen Way whilst staying aboard one of our large and comfortable barges as it makes its way through the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Cross from coast to coast through spectacular Highland scenery. This 7 day holiday offers excellent value, includes freshly prepared food, twin ensuite cabins and a qualified guide. Single occupancy is available. The best part of holidaying with us is there is no daily packing and unpacking as your barge accommodation moves with you. Other holiday options are also available.
The Great Glen Way begins near the foot of Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain and follows the Caledonian Canal along the shores of four spectacular Lochs on its way to Inverness, the Highland Capital. The journey takes you past castles and forts that have witnessed some of the most famous scenes of Scotland's turbulent history.
We offer three suggested itineraries to cover the route over 5, 6 or 7 days. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full Information Pack.
The Great Glen Way is a 76 mile long distance path showing off the best scenery and walking Scotland has to offer. Our guided walks are the perfect way to enjoy this trail.
We offer you the luxury of having your accommodation arranged for you, your bags moved, walking in a group with a qualified guide and a support car at all times, you can skip parts of the trail if you get too tired, get driven to your accommodation and transferred back to the start after the walk.
Alpine Exploratory offers walking holidays to complete the Great Glen Way, based on our exploration of the route. We produce our own routecards and recce the route so as to give a unique service of information on the Great Glen Way. We call this the Exploratory system.
Join us for self-guided trips on any dates in our season. We place great importance on a friendly and flexible service, run from our office in Edinburgh.