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Scotland Retreat: Glencoe

From £840 for 4 days
Trip Overview

Escape to the Highlands on this four-day active Intrepid Retreats experience and fall in love with the wild, brutal beauty of Glencoe. Make yourself at home in a rustic, comfortable inn and make the most of the local produce on offer, whether on a special dinner or on a tasting at one of Scotland’s oldest whisky distilleries. The highlands are a haven for hikers and bikers, so cycle meandering roads past the forested flanks and deep blue waters of lochs, and climb hulking peaks whose shadows fall over the valley. You’ll soon understand why the glen’s beauty has drawn location scouts from throughout Hollywood, eager for a dramatic backdrop for the big screen.

Essential Info
Starts: Loch Leven / Glencoe
Ends: Glencoe
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery, Walking
Trip Code: IBMLS
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Scotland
What's Included

Meals

3 Breakfasts included
2 Lunches included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Taxi,Public bus

Accommodation

Comfort style hotel (3 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Discover the flavours of the Highlands with a whisky tasting at one the oldest distilleries in Scotland.

•   Explore Loch Leven by bike and take in striking panoramas of the water and surrounding munros.

•   Walk through the history of the highlands in Fort William and Inverlochy, equipped with the insider knowledge of your local host.

•   Climb the Pap of Glencoe and be rewarded with some of the best views in the Central Highlands.

•   Wrap up your retreat with a special included dinner that makes the most of local produce.

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 17th Sep 2020
Returning: 20th Sep 2020
£840pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 28th Sep 2020
Returning: 1st Oct 2020
£840pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 12th Oct 2020
Returning: 15th Oct 2020
£840pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Oct 2020
Returning: 25th Oct 2020
£840pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to you Intrepid Retreat in Glencoe, your home for the next few days. Formed by volcanoes and carved by glaciers, Glencoe sits on the shores of Loch Leven, which feeds into Loch Linnie and out into the inner sea. Begin with a welcome meeting at 9 am, where you’ll meet your host and get an overview of the upcoming itinerary. Afterwards, head to a nearby bike shop to get fitted up for your first active adventure – cycling around Loch Leven (approximately 30 kilometres). Take in striking panoramas of the loch and look out at the burial island of Eilean Munde and nearby Eilean na Comhairle, where clans gathered to mediate local conflicts. The road is mostly quiet and you won’t find yourself puffing up long steep hills, but there’s a satisfying downhill stretch on one side. For a fresh snack along the way, on the north side you’ll find a seafood cafe stocked with produce straight from the local waters. If there’s time, drop into world’s largest indoor ice-climbing wall and see those practicing climbing with a pick. This evening, make the most of the warm atmosphere of a homely place to kick off your boots after an active day.
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