Scottish Highlands Mountains and Waterfalls Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

537829


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: No. This tour is suitable for older children and teenagers who are able to walk for a number of miles.

Friendly: No.
This tour includes extensive walking along clear but uneven paths, which in some places are rough underfoot. You should be physically able to walk for up to two hours across such terrain.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Discover stunning Glen Nevis and take an easy ride up a mountain


Fort William and the surrounding area of Lochaber is known as the Outdoor Capital of the United Kingdom making it perfect for those wanting to explore the Highlands. During this tour take your time to enjoy the Scottish Highlands by exploring the countryside around Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis.

Glen Nevis, part of a National Scenic Area, is a long glen stretching around the lower slopes of Ben Nevis. The river tumbles through the glen in a series of waterfalls, the most impressive is the Steall Fall tumbling 120 metres in a single drop. The walk there threads through a wooded gorge with the river crashing below.

A complete contrast is the gondola ride up the mountainside at Nevis Range. The mountain walks along clear paths take you to fantastic viewpoints of the surrounding area. You can marvel at the mountain bikers as they set off downhill on the World Championship trail. And then sit back with a well-earned hot chocolate (or beer) and enjoy the view.

Itinerary

Scenic drive along beautiful Glen Nevis with views of Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis.

Photo stop at the Wishing Stone. Will you dare to circle it three times to make your wish?

Photo stop at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre to view the glen from the new bridge across the River Nevis.

Walk through the dramatic Nevis Gorge leading to an alpine-like meadow and the Steall Falls. You might recognise the waterfalls as the background for the Tri-Wizard Tournament in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. (Maximum 2 hours walking time).

Ascend by mountain gondola to the slopes of Aonach Mor for extensive views across the Scottish Highlands.

Spend some time in the Snowgoose Restaurant enjoying the views over coffee and cake.

Enjoy the mountain atmosphere and scenery by taking the short hiking trails to viewpoints. (Total walking time for both hikes 1 hour and 45 minutes).

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Modern, clean vehicles are hired according to party size.

Either a large saloon or 9-seater MPV.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Complimentary fruit, snacks and water

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 GBP - After all your exertions you will want to reward yourself with something to eat and drink at the Snowgoose Restaurant at Nevis Range.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

For cruise ship passengers please note guides do not have access for pick-up direct from your ship. You will be met immediately outside the disembarkation area, normally just a short walk from your ship.

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