Great Glen Way
The Great Glen Way is a long distance path in Scotland, follwoing the Great Glen, from Fort William in the southwest to Inverness in the northeast, covering 125 kilometres (79 miles), waymarked with a black hexagon thistle.
It was opened in 2002, and is designated as one of Scotland's Great Trails by Scottish Natural Heritage and is generally cycled (or walked!) from the southwest to northeast to make use of the prevailing wind, over 2–3 days. The route follows along forestry tracks, towpath and various minor lanes and tracks with very on the main A82 road, along the Caledonian Canal and shores of Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness with the mountains of Ben Nevis as a backdrop. There’s an alternative ‘High Route’ section between Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit, which avoids some of the forest tracks, to provide a more testing route.
The Great Glen Way also neatly links up with the West Highland Way, which starts near Glasgow and ends in Fort William, if you want an even longer ride.
Route type: Long Distance Point 2 Point