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Walk, run or cycle the Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way is one of Scotland's popular walking and cycling trails. It is 79 miles long (127km) and links Fort William with Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The route follows a natural faultline, the Great Glen, and travels coast to coast through a stunning scenery of mountains, hills, moorland, forestry, lochs and the Caledonian Canal. 

You can choose to walk, run or cycle the route. With our luggage transport support and accommodation booking, it means you have the freedom to journey as fast, or as slow, as you fancy.

Walking the route usually takes six days, with the average distance around 20km. The shortest day is 14.8km and a long final day extends to 32km. 

The stages are:

  • Fort William to Gairlochy - 17km/ 10.5 miles

  • Gairlochy to Laggan Locks 20.7km/ 12.7 miles

  • Laggan Locks to Fort Augustus 19.5km / 12.1 miles

  • Fort Augustus to Invermoriston 14.8km / 9.2 mile

  • Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit 23km/ 14.3 miles

  • Drumnadrochit to Inverness 32km / 19.88 miles.

You could run the route over fewer days, simply by extending the distance that you cover daily. By cycling the route, whether on your own bike or a hire bike, you can reduce the time to complete the full route to two or three days. Of course, it's worth making sure you have extra time to spend at each daily start and finish point so that you can explore the many attractions. 

Read our blog: What's the Great Glen Way like for walkers?. You can also give Highland Transfers a call, or email us, to discuss your ideas for walking, running or cycling the Great Glen Way. 

How to walk, run or cycle the Great Glen Way

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