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  4. Loch Ness

Inverness: Secret Hike to the Shores of Loch Ness

Product ID: 367970
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Explore the quieter side of Loch Ness, away from the crowds. Hike by beautiful Caledonian pine tress and Scotland's 4th-highest waterfall to the shores of Loch Ness to take in the size and atmosphere of this magnificent loch.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Pickup included

Pickup will be from your accommodation/the harbor 15 minutes before your activity starts.

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  • Enjoy the road less traveled in an executive VW Caravelle
  • Adventure through the native Caledonian pine trees
  • Get your own view of the loch away from the crowds
  • Learn about the history of the Highlands
  • Sample some fantastic local baking
Full description
Leaving Inverness down the old "Wade" road and along the alternative side of Loch Ness, take in the spectacular views before you explore the magnificent Caledonian pine woods of Foyers. Pass one of the highest waterfalls in Scotland and learn about the national bard, Rabbie Burns, including how he visited these falls before continuing down to the shores of Loch Ness itself.

The track you'll take is only really used by locals, so when the loch opens before you you will more than likely be the only one their to enjoy the atmosphere and views. You'll stay for a while, taking in the calmness of this special place before heading back where some local baking will be waiting for you in the Waterfall Cafe.

From there it's back up the loch via some more hidden roads, taking in the typical Highland scenery and wildlife before descending back down to the north end of the Loch at Dores Beach. Take another short walk along the pebble beach to reward yourself with a magnificent perspective of the great glen fault that Loch Ness is a part of. Before returning to Inverness, visit the 4,000-year-old burial chambers of Clava, where you can soak in the history and atmosphere of these ancient monuments.
  • Accommodation/shore pickup and drop-off
  • Light snacks and water on board
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch at the cafe
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• As the hike has a 200-meter descent and you return the same way, a fair level of fitness is required (the walk is through woodland and can sometimes be uneven and slippy)

From US$ 318.65 Per group up to 6