The Great Glen Way is a mountain bike route running 73 miles from Inverness to Fort William. The trail is maintained by local council Rangers. A mountain bike is required for this route. We recommend tackling the route over three days, with overnight stops in the villages of Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit.
- 1 Can you cycle the Great Glen Way?
- 2 Can you cycle the Caledonian Canal?
- 3 Can you cycle the West Highland Way?
- 4 How long does it take to walk the Great Glen Way?
- 5 How many miles is the Great Glen Way?
- 6 Is there a train from Fort William to Inverness?
- 7 How long does it take to cruise the Caledonian Canal?
- 8 Where does the Caledonian Canal start and finish?
- 9 Where is the Caledonian Canal?
- 10 How fit do you need to be to walk the West Highland Way?
- 11 Is the West Highland Way difficult?
- 12 Can you wild camp on the West Highland Way?
- 13 Is the Great Glen Way signposted?
- 14 Where does the Great Glen Way finish?
- 15 How far is Fort Augustus from Fort William?
Can you cycle the Great Glen Way?
The Great Glen Way is one of Scotland’s Great Trails. It is 79 miles long, starting in Fort William and finishing in Inverness. The Great Glen Way can be walked or cycled. The off-road trail is on paths and tracks as well as along canal and loch shores.
Can you cycle the Caledonian Canal?
The Caledonian Canal provides the perfect route to enjoy a cycle. Take a leisurely ride along the towpath, or mountain bike along the Great Glen Way. Team these up with the forest routes and you can cycle across Scotland.
Can you cycle the West Highland Way?
Can I cycle the West Highland Way? You can but it is worth noting that the West Highland Way was designed as a long distance walking route and consequently cyclists will come across terrain, underpasses and gates which were designed specifically for walkers.
How long does it take to walk the Great Glen Way?
The Great Glen Way can be walked in 4 – 7 days, staying overnight in the various communities along the way, and suits all levels of walker. For the most part the route is low-level and mainly follows canal towpaths, forest tracks and roads.
How many miles is the Great Glen Way?
Altogether, if you opt to walk our fixed price package, the Great Glen Way Scotland route is 73 miles and takes 6 days. Surrounded by such spectacular scenery, look at our last post for more reasons to walk the Great Glen Way. Get to know the Scottish highlands by walking with EasyWays.
Is there a train from Fort William to Inverness?
There are 4 trains per day from Fort William to Inverness to get you to where you need to be. Find cheap fares with our Off-Peak tickets. A Flexipass or Season ticket would be the cheapest option if you travel on this route more than once or twice a week.
How long does it take to cruise the Caledonian Canal?
It takes around 3 days to cruise form one end to the other, it is therefore the ideal place to spend a week cruising. 22 miles of the waterway are man-made and the remaining 38 miles are made up of Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy.
Where does the Caledonian Canal start and finish?
The Caledonian Canal is Scotland’s longest inland waterway. It runs from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east and follows the course of the Great Glen – a 100km long narrow valley – and cuts through Lochs Oich, Lochy and Ness.
Where is the Caledonian Canal?
The Caledonian Canal stretches 60 miles along the Great Glen from Fort William to Inverness. This stunning Highlands waterway runs from Inverness to Fort William on the west coast.
How fit do you need to be to walk the West Highland Way?
Re: Ways to train for the West Highland Way(Or other long hi
You should be able to get your base weight down below 10kg comfortably. You don’t have to be as fit carrying 10kg as you do carrying 20kg.
Is the West Highland Way difficult?
There are two reasons why this trip is more difficult and they are both around 20 miles long! The first part is arguably the most difficult stretch of the West Highland Way from Rowardennan to Crianlarich. The second section that makes this tough is the long 20-mile day from Bridge of Orchy to Kinlochleven.
Can you wild camp on the West Highland Way?
There are many campsites on the West Highland Way, and several of hotels and pubs also allow camping, such as the remote Kings House Hotel. You can find a list of campsites on the official West Highland Way website. You can wild camp on most of the route as long as you follow the Scottish Outdoors Access Code.
Is the Great Glen Way signposted?
The route is well signposted throughout, however, walkers must be vigilant at all times as there are paths and junctions along the way which deviate from the main route.
Where does the Great Glen Way finish?
There is good access to accommodation and shops as it passes through villages along the Great Glen, with an alternative option that includes Invergarry. The route ends at Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, at Inverness Castle.
How far is Fort Augustus from Fort William?
The distance between Fort William and Fort Augustus is 28 miles. The road distance is 32.2 miles.