Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Frequently asked questions about our holidays, Scotland travel, booking process, what you should bring with you and travel insurance.

 

Booking Process

How can I make a trip reservation?

The easiest way is to book online.
As long as space on a trip is available it is bookable and there is no need to enquire. If you are not sure but want to make a provisional reservation, please get in touch and we may be able to ‘hold’ a place for you for a limited time.

How do I pay for my trip?

When you book online you’ll be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit by paypal or credit card. This secures your place and you will receive a receipted invoice from us confirming your trip and with details about when and how to make your final balance payment.

Please do take note of our booking terms & conditions here.

Your Walking Holiday

How difficult are the hikes?

Most of our walking routes are in hilly terrain on good paths or narrower trails which can be rough, muddy and slippery. You should have some experience of walking on unpaved trails. We don’t climb big mountains but enter into wilderness areas and sometimes walk up and over mountain passes with an ascent of up to 500m.

Steep Terrain?

Our hikes generally do not include very steep ascents or descents nor pass along vertical cliffs. If this is the case we will indicate this in our information.

How fit should I be?

You should have the fitness of someone who is regularly active, enjoys a moderate walk of 3 to 4 hours and is sure footed with good balance.

 

How many people will there be in the group?

We keep our group sizes small with a maximum of 8. This ensures a much more personal environment in which to spend a week enjoying your holiday getting to know each other and sharing your experiences.

Small groups enable our ‘leave no trace’ environmental policy and allow more flexibility and spontaneity – all of which are part of a great travel experience.

I am a single traveller. Do I have to pay a single room supplement?

Most of our clients book individually. You can share a room with another same gender person if you wish or we can offer you a single room at a supplementary cost. Please let us know your preference.

Who are the people in your groups?

Our clients tend to be solo travellers with ages ranging from 20 – 72 with the majority between 38 – 65. Of course, every group varies.

For families it is important to note that young persons need to be 16 years of age in order to register for our trip and be accompanied by an adult.

Our groups are international, mostly made up of travellers from the US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Spain and increasingly China and India. You will have an interesting time!

What clothes and equipment should you bring?

Walking is a low cost activity and requires no equipment as such. However, good walking boots, a rain jacket and a comfortable day rucksack are essential.

On booking one of our tours we’ll send you our recommended kitlist but if you have any questions in the meantime,  please get in touch.

 

Do I really need Travel Insurance?

We strongly advise you to take out appropriate and comprehensive insurance to cover you for last minute cancellation, flight delays, accidents, medical costs and repatriation. It gives you peace of mind and can save your holiday if something does happen.

We do not sell travel insurance ourselves and you would have to obtain this yourself.

How much luggage can I bring

Our compact tour bus comfortably accommodates 8 passengers plus driver. Each person may bring 1 medium suitcase or duffle sack plus 1 day backpack.