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Exploring Scotland's Highlands and the Isle of Skye (#2313)

Date and Time

Sunday, May 7, 2023 - Thursday, May 18, 2023

Location

Scotland,
International,
Great Britain

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

After a morning tour of Glasgow we transfer to the Bridge of Orchy to start our tour. We follow the western shore of Loch Lomond. After stopping at the lake-side Luss village to do a short walk along the shores of Loch Lomond we continue onto the Bridge of Orchy. The next day we start our three day trek through the second half [and most scenic half] of the West Highland Way, Scotland's most famous long distance trail. After we reach our terminus in Fort Williams we board a historic steam-powered train to the sea side town of Mallaig. The next day a ferry transfers us to the Isle of Skye where we spend five splendid days. The Isle of Skye, renowned for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval structures, has been inhabited for over 8,000 years. With the pretty town of Portree as our base, we will climb several of the 'Munros' including one of Skye's best known peaks, Bruach na Frith in the Currin Hills. We will also visit the historic Armadale and Dunvegan castles. One day a guide/naturalist will accompany us and inform us of Skye's history, flora/fauna, and geological attributes. When the trip finally ends after eleven days of enchanting travels together participants can take public transportation direct from Portree to the Glasgow airport.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $4,500 member / $4,600 non-member

Related Link(s):

2313 Prospectus

Click map for driving directions
Scotland

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Hiking 5 Vigorous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




(best time to call: before 8PM ET)
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Steve Cohen has been an active AMC adventure travel leader since 2012. He has led 19 hiking/ trekking-oriented Adventure Travel trips to such destinations the Haute Route (from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland), the Alta Via II through the Italian Dolomites, the tour of the Jungfrau region (Switzerland), Patagonia, the high mountains huts of Austria, etc. He lived in Europe for four years and is fluent in both French and German. Steve is chair of Adventure Travel.

Leader



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Larry is an active AMC leader with Adventure Travel and NH Excursions (Hiking) committee. He leads hikes in New England throughout all four seasons and is the Director of the AMC NH Winter Hiking Series. He has lived in four countries outside the US and visited over 40 others located on all seven continents. He has co-led Adventure Travel trips to Switzerland and Southwest US.