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Scotland Hiking & Walking Tour

Wander through Edinburgh, St Andrews, and the Scottish Highlands

Tour Duration

6D / 5N

Trip Style

Hiking + Walking

Activity Level

2

Hotel Level

Explorer

Starting from

$4,399.00 per person

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Explore the marvels of St Andrews, Edinburgh, and the surrounding landscapes on an unforgettable hiking and walking tour.

Step into the heart of Scotland's majestic landscapes with our immersive hiking and walking tour. Discover Edinburgh’s hidden trails offering sweeping city vistas, then wander through the coastal charm of St Andrews, a university town rich in history and golfing legacy. In the company of your expert guides, venture into the Cairngorms National Park, a haven of diverse wildlife and heather-clad hills, where pine forests, cascading waterfalls, and challenging summits await. Experience the grandeur of a historic castle and distillery, alive with seven centuries of family lore, with a private tour and a sip of Scotland’s renowned whisky. Blended with the warmth of Highland hospitality, this journey offers a deep dive into Scotland's cultural and natural wonders, promising not just a visit, but a profound connection to the land and its legacy.

Trip Wows
  • Experience Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from the perfect vantage point

  • Hike in the Cairngorms National Park, the UK's largest national park and a vital habitat for rare plants and animals

  • Explore the historic Blair Atholl Castle and its Distillery, immersing yourself in the exquisite flavors of its renowned whisky

  • Enjoy coastal sea views on the Fife National Trail from the renowned golfing haven of St Andrews

  • Savour the warmth of Highland hospitality in two handpicked hotels that highlight traditional Scottish country house living

A white Blair castle in the middle of a green forest

Blair Atholl Castle

Visit Blair Atholl Castle and its Distillery

Delve into Scotland's storied past at Blair Castle, and savor a dram of fine whisky at its renowned distillery, enriching your understanding of Scottish heritage.


What Guests are Saying

We had a wonderful time on our Trek Travel trip, we can't wait to do one again. The guides, the accommodations, and the food are all very well taken care of. The scenery is always breathtaking.

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Marianna D., Trek Travel Guest

I am excited to bring you this adventure that winds through Scotland's stunning trails, from Edinburgh to the Highlands. Along the way, soak up the varied architecture and enjoy that charming Scottish hospitality. And of course, no trip to Scotland is complete without a wee dram of delicious whiskey!

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Melanie, Trek Travel Trip Designer

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Every day of our Trek Travel trip was a great experience that really surpassed my expectations. The attention to detail was amazing with surprises at every turn.

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David M, Trek Travel Guest


People hiking up Ben Vrackie in Scotland

Great Hike

Beinn a’ Bhreacaidh - Ben Vrackie

Take on the challenge of Ben Vrackie, a local’s favorite peak, and be rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views.


Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability


Itinerary
Activity Information

Hotels
St. Andrews, Scotland
Rufflets Hotel
Explorer

Conveniently located near St Andrews’ famous golf courses, Rufflets Hotel offers a warm welcome that makes you feel at home. Enjoy quiet moments by the fire with a good book or enjoy the company of others on the bright, welcoming terrace. Whether seeking tranquility or lively interactions, Rufflets provides spaces to reconnect with loved ones, the outdoors, and the beautiful countryside.

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Dunkeld, Scotland
Dunkeld House
Explorer

Dunkeld House Hotel, a captivating 4-star Scottish country hotel, promises a lovely stay in the expansive countryside of Perthshire. Set in a picturesque location, it features historic accommodations alongside a landscape that offers a range of outdoor activities. Their creative kitchen highlights local game and produce. Relax and rejuvenate in their highland spa and delight in the elegance of traditional Scottish country house living.

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Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.


Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for you hiking and walking tour with us. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • For a comfortable hiking experience, we recommend wearing sturdy, waterproof hiking shoes with high ankle support.
  • Please note that because weather conditions can change rapidly, guides may choose to modify the daily hike for your safety. This could involve changes in both distance and elevation.

Before and After Your Trip

FAQs

Fall temperatures around Edinburgh range from the 50s to 60s Fahrenheit (12-16℃). Always remember that rain is possible at any time of the year–daily Scottish weather is very unpredictable! It’s a good idea to bring a light rain jacket, as well as layers.

View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts can vary. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.

or

Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Learn more about our Travel Protection

We have partnered with Santa Barbara Travel Bureau to offer our guests a dedicated concierge travel team that is available to assist you in getting to and from your Trek Travel trip. Learn more about our Travel Services

Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature trip, we recommend between $240-$300 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip. See Hiking & Walking FAQs


Guaranteed Trips

Our trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Click here to view our full guarantee policy.

Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangements for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Select trips are not guaranteed.

Sold Out/Waitlist

This trip is currently sold out, but you may be added to the waitlist in the case of availability.

Limited Availability

If a date is marked with Limited Availability, there are few spots left to book. We will secure additional rooms from our hotels before confirming your reservation.

Looking to travel with a small group? Ask our trip consultants about private trips and learn more.

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Private

If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.

Luxury:

Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.

Explorer

These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.

Combined

On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of hotel levels, from Explorer to Luxury to Ultimate Luxury. Rest assured, no matter which level of hotel you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself