On a self-guided, non-group walking holiday in Scotland, we provide our lovingly compiled route notes, plus maps, and arrange luggage transfers, so that you can walk from one charminghotel or guesthouse to the next at entirely your own pace, relaxed and carefree.
Thanks to the tranquillity, the glorious scenery and the wealth of history, walking in Scotland is full of rewards. In keeping with our Slow holiday philosophy, our carefully planned routes (described in easy-to-follow notes) allow plenty of time to savour the beauty of your surroundings. And because there’s no group, no arrangements to make (we do all that), and no luggage, you can make each day your own, choosing which of the various historic sites you’d like to visit.
Why choose an Inntravel walking holiday in Scotland
Whether you choose the Scottish Borders, Perthshire or Fife for your walking holiday in Scotland, there are three main rewards. First, the scenery, a mixture of tranquil valleys and low, rolling hills in the Borders, of mountains, lochs and deep glens in Perthshire and of picturesque seascapes and small fishing villages in Fife. Second, the history and architecture – the wealth of historic places makes for a varied and fascinating holiday. Third, the proximity to Edinburgh, which not only means access is easy, but also means you can combine your walking holiday with a stay in this much-loved city. Fife promises a fourth, too: an abundance of foodie delights.
Is a walking holiday in Scotland right for you?
To be sure that an Inntravel walking holiday in Scotland is right for you – our walking holidays in both Fife and the Scottish Borders are at the easier end of the scale, while our exploration of Highland Perthshire is more challenging – read the definitions of our walking grades below. Remember that you needn’t walk every day if you prefer not to – if you’d rather spend non-itinerant days relaxing or sightseeing, that’s entirely up to you.
Generally easy walking with few ascents / descents, but perhaps the occasional long day.
Easy-to-moderate walking with some ascents / descents, and occasional longer days.
Moderate walking on varied terrain, with some long days and regular ascents / descents.
Moderate-to-challenging walking on more rugged terrain with significant ascents / descents on most days. Compass skills may be required (check the individual holiday).
Challenging hikes, featuring long days with significant ascent / descent on challenging terrain. Compass skills may be required.
Choice of easier or harder routes, so that you can tailor most days to your requirements.
What to expect from your walking holiday in Scotland
There are three core ingredients in all Inntravel holidays, including our walking holidays in Scotland: stunning landscapes; delightful accommodation selected for its warm welcome; and good food. We’ll help you get the most from your walking holiday.
Informative route notes
With an Inntravel route guide in your pocket you can be assured of choosing the right path and not missing the interesting sights along the way. Providing clear, current and comprehensive information, our route notes allow you to set your own walking pace, explore the unique features of the region, and take in local culture at your leisure.
The freedom of independence
If you value independent travel and hotels of character, you’re in the right company. With Inntravel, you set your own holiday start date, duration (you can add extra nights at any hotel) and preferred travel route (by train, plane or ferry). Talk to us and we’ll make your personalised holiday plans and travel arrangements happen.
Walking since 1984
Since 1984 we’ve walked the most dramatic, tranquil and beautiful paths in Europe and beyond. We’ve learned a lot along the way, and would like to pass on our experience to you. Whether you prefer gentle paths or challenging hikes, call us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you plan your ideal walking holiday.