The Top 5 West Highland Way Tours – Self Guided

West Highland Way Tours

Shopping for your next walking holiday is exhasting. I know first hand, that there are a whole bunch of walking holiday companies, from small independant tour operators to larger companies, owned by big tourism firms. This article aims to help you slim down your list of West Highland Way Tours.

Generally speaking, especially with the West Highland way, there has been a bit of a race to the bottom in terms of pricing. If you are happy with a ‘normal’ room, by this I mean a standard 3-4 star B&B, the prices are reasonable.

I hope here to assist in your search to find suitable West Highland Way tours . If you do choose to book with any of the tour operators below, please do let them know that I sent you!

All of the companies reviewed below are offering self-guided West Highland Way tours. Due to the ever changing pricing of tours, prices are not displayed in this article

Macs Adventure

Macs Adventure, a Glasgow based business offer 11 individual itinerary options for the West Highland Way. You can book short breaks, or walk highlights through too long slow experiences spanning over 11 days – Ideal for slow travel experiences. I always love slow tours – taking my time to enjoy walking, and traveling, rather than rushing along the long distance trail, getting it ‘in the bag’.

However if getting it in the bag is your thing, as with all the options here, Macs Adventure offer a 6 Day itinerary which will see you walking for about 9 hours each day – OUCH!

Macs Adventure, as ever are a safe bet for booking your walking holiday.

Wilderness Scotland

Wilderness Scotland offer a huge range of varied activities within Scotland, from kayaking, photography, road and mountain biking, and walking. It’s only natural that they offer their services booking self-guided tours along the West Highland Way. Unlike Mac’s Adventure, Wilderness Scotland focus on a single selection, of what they deem to be the best route on offer – which is 8 days walking, and 9 nights of accommodation.

Wilderness Scotland also offer room upgrades, for an additional extra cost, with a further 5* upgrade stay in Inverlochy Castle and Glencoe House.

Easy Ways

Easy Ways are a small business offering a simple B&B service along the West Highland Way. Since their start, offering exclusively Scottish routes, they have since branched out to other areas too so they may be worth a look if you are planning a Camino walk. They offer 5, 6, 7, and 8-night itineraries, in addition to half route itineraries if you don’t have the time to complete in one go. They also offer an ultra which is to be completed in 3 days.

Upgrades are offered, but the base prices are competitive against the other options here.

Thistle Trekking

Thistle Trekking offer mountaineering courses and guided walking holidays. However as a highly experienced tourism company, yet relatively young (started in 2011) they are certainly worth a submission. Their only self-guided itinerary is an 8 day West Highland Way route, but you can be sure that their local knowledge of the area will ensure that you have a seamless experience.

Hillwalk Tours

Hill Walk tours are included in this list due to their outstanding reviews on Trust pilot, Facebook and TripAdvisor. They provide 4-9 day itineraries to suit walkers of all abilities, backed up by competitive pricing and of course a neat tour pack delivered to your address prior to the start of your walk.

Need more help?

If you need more help planning and booking your West Highland Way walking holiday beyond our article on West Highland Way Tours please read on. We have help on picking the best West Highland Way luggage transfers and articles on the the best duration for the walk based on your abilities.

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