Hiking, good food and sightseeing with amazing view (and some Rain). The 3 Peaks Challenge Walk involves climbing the 3 highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales and this is usually done in 24 hours. We want to give the opportunity to do the challenge and enjoy with more time the surrounding areas with a 5 to 8 days experience made to measure to the client request and needs. So, you can make it as challenging as you want!
The mountains are Ben Nevis at 1344m, Scafell Pike at 978m and Mount Snowdon at 1085m. The walks can be tailored depending on the level of fitness of the clients and are achievable by most people which like walking and do this regularly. It is also also possible for families as not everyone needs to do the walk and there are other activities we can plan for those who does not want to walk.
It is different from all other Holidays; it is challenging and active with the opportunity to see and experience many new things.
It is recommended to complete the holiday between end of May and the beginning of October to reduce the likelihood of snow disrupting your walk. As mountains are unpredictable always be prepared to abandon your challenge.
Itinerary can be flexible and can be tailored with special interest and client’s requests, the following is just an idea. Driver guide or minivan possible with local guides. Hotels 3 to 4 Star hotel.
Flight to Inverness (also Glasgow is possible with change of the 1st part of the itinerary). Guided visit of Inverness and transfer to the hotel in Inverness. Depending on flight time it is also possible to do photo stop at Inverness with Loch Ness cruise and already transfer to Ben Nevis nearby hotel.
Starting with quick stop at the Victorian railway station in Achnasheen, photo stop at Loch Carron with fantastic views down to the ruins of Strome Castle. Proceed to Portree on the Isle of Sky, followed by Eilean Donan Castle and transfer to Ben Nevis hotel or similar. Dinner at hotel and get ready for the 1st challenge. (Other options can also be whisky distilleries visit and tasting with Loch Ness sightseeing cruise (if you prefer some less driving and more free time) or a visit of Cawdor castle and gardens.
Climb Ben Nevis, the highest peak of Scotland and Great Britain. General total time required is 5 to 7 hours. It is the largest peak to complete and tackling the hardest peak with fresh legs is recommended. After the challenge late lunch or afternoon tea will be waiting and time to rest.
We start the drive to Scafell Pike. Early departure. Stop over at the New Lanark World Heritage Site, a beautifully restored 18th-century cotton mill village where you can join the guided tour. Lunch and free time to explore. Transfer to Annandale Distillery with 300 years of history. Visit the distillery and whisky tasting can be arranged. Now we leave Scotland for England. Arrive in the Lake District area. Overnight and dinner at hotel in the Lake District National park.
Early start with the climb of the highest peak of England, Scafell Pike. The hike usually takes 4 to 6.30 hours. Depending on the route. Other walks can also be arranged should this feel too challenging. Afternoon tea or Late Lunch when returning to hotel. Overnight at hotel in the Lake district National park.
In the morning we can take a cruise Am Lake Windermere to rest the legs and for some sightseeeing. Depart to Wales with possible afternoon Sightseeing in Liverpool. Overnight in Caernarfon or similar location with dinner at hotel.
Early morning climb to Snowdon, the highest peak of Wales. This can take abound 5 to 6 Hours maximum. There is also a possibility to get the mountain train most of the way up for the ones with families or too tired to walk by now. Nice lunch after and sightseeing options are the Slate museum or experiencing Velocity 2, the fastest zip line in the world over Penrhyn Quarry where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph while you take in the breathtaking views. Other option is free time in Caernafon where you can also visit the Castle and enjoy the local shops and pubs.
Transfer to Manchester airport.