Customer Testimonials

We love to hear from our clients when they return home from their travels. We've included a small selection of the comments we have received over the last couple of years from satisfied customers, and you can also view all of our latest reviews on the AITO website

Great Glen Way - Andrea & Susan, London

"A big thank you for planning everything for us. We had a GREAT time doing the walk and it was really very handy to have everything pre-booked and also the baggage company arranged. All the accommodation we stayed in was lovely and all your recommendations of places to eat were very helpful. We treated ourselves to some lovely food at the end of each hard day so thanks again for your suggestions.

Thanks very much and good luck with Absolute Escapes"

West Highland Way - Alain, Switzerland
"The walk was just breathtaking...of course also because of the fine weather we had. Everything worked very well....accommodations and bag transport...just everything!!!

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH FOR EVERYTHING! Especially for your very, very friendly and uncomplicated service which made us so happy! We're already recommending you to our friends and we will do that also in the future. If we plan to come back to Scotland for a walk one time, we'll definitely book with you!"

West Highland Way - Paul, Luxembourg
"Your organization of our walking the West Highland Way last week was perfect. We spent a fantastic week and, when we find the opportunity to make another walking holiday in Scotland, we will ask again for your service"

Rob Roy Way - Merete, UK
"We are now back after the most wonderful holiday in Scotland. You had planned it so nicely and we really enjoyed all our B&Bs. We often did send you many kind thoughts when our "home" for the night was just inside the village limit, so that we could rest our legs, and the night with a bath, what a pleasure!

We did the whole Rob Roy Way and enjoyed the magnificent nature. Your description was a great help together with the maps. We haven't visited Scotland for the last time - you have the most wonderful country. We will recommend you to any of our friends that want to visit Scotland."

West Highland Way - Kirsten, UK
"I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for organising such a fantastic week for us on the West Highland Way. We both had an amazing time, and I don't think I've quite adjusted to life back in "civilisation" yet!

It was a wonderful walk, and we both felt a great sense of achievement when we finally arrived at Fort William! The organisation on the trip was absolutely first class - we never had any problems with our bags, the places we stayed were lovely (very clean and comfortable, and the folk running the B&Bs were very welcoming), and the walk itself was a wonderful way of clearing one's head. We also met up with some great folk along the way, and we'll be swapping emails for some time to come, I'm sure!

Thank you once again - we're keen to do another long distance walk in the future, and we're thinking about the Great Glen Way."

Isle of Skye & Wester Ross Walking Package - Peter, USA
"The written information you provided was invaluable - yes, invaluable. The road map (already marked with the best routes) was very helpful. Your written pages and walk recommendations were very well considered and really great suggestions.

The walking books are well written and describe the walks well. All the hotel and car reservations were in order and with no surprises. I could go on, so I shall close by saying thank you. I would certainly have great pleasure in recommending your services to people wishing to have an excellent and active holiday in your beautiful country."

Great Glen Way - John, Canada
"We were very pleased with the Great Glen Way excursion, very happy we did it and very satisfied with arrangements made by Absolute Escapes on our behalf. We would not hesitate to recommend you to others.

We found the materials you provided to be informative and accurate including the notes about each day's hike and the location of accommodations. We were pleased with how efficiently the baggage transfers worked. We inquired of some of our hosts as to their satisfaction with Absolute Escapes and all were ready to laud you as probably the best of the tour operators from their perspective.
All in all though, we were thrilled with the vacation and happy with your contribution in making it happen. As already stated, we would be happy to recommend Absolute Escapes to others. Thanks again for a memorable experience."

Speyside Way - Sven, Belgium
"We did in fact enjoy Scotland and the Speyside Way very much, plus we had fantastic weather!!! Thank you again for the excellent organisation. My wife and I have the intention to come back to Scotland."

West Highland Way - Linda, USA
"The trip was perfect, we all loved it. We didn't have to worry about a single thing except getting up in the morning and putting one foot in front of the other to walk through some of the most spectacular scenery the world has to offer, ending up each night in great spots to eat, drink and laugh! Do you have any idea how relaxing that is? What a way to recharge. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The B&Bs were well above what we expected, spotless. Drover's Inn and the Kings House, WOW......
The trip ranks as one of the best vacations I have ever had, I could go on and on. Thank you so much for your part in making the arrangements. I have never had a vacation with less 'snags'. We would love to do something similar in a couple years, will be sure to contact you."

West Highland Way - Zara, UK
"Just a quickie to say that Andrew and I had a WONDERFUL holiday walking the West Highland Way last week.

Our favourite hotel was the Huntingtower Lodge in Fort William - it was like being at home (only the breakfast was better!). I cannot recommend it highly enough. We loved every stage of the walk - even when it poured down on Rannoch Moor.

Thank you for organising such an amazing trip. We will certainly recommend Absolute Escapes to our friends and hope to use you again for future trips."

Kintyre Way - Heather, UK
"I recently went to Scotland with a walking party and had a marvelous time. All excellently organised, all accommodation was good but Dunvalanree was exceptionally good. They had thought of every detail and were meticulous. The food and ambiance was excellent and the entire trip was wonderful."

Great Glen Way - Susan, USA
"Just wanted to tell you, I and my friend had a great trip walking up the Great Glen, thanks to your help. All accommodation was good and the owners friendly. Thanks for making my trip to Scotland a wonderful one!"

Great Glen Way - Roland, Germany
"We had a great holiday in Scotland - the Great Glen Way was an absolutely fabulous walking experience. As former Scotland-travellers we knew that the rumours about Scottish weather were ill-founded as indeed they were this time - we had brilliant weather.

The Guest Houses and B&Bs you organised for us were perfect as was everything else. You did a great job and we would like to thank you once again."

Rob Roy Way - Melanie, Switzerland
"I wanted to thank you for organising my trip in Scotland. I had a wonderful holiday walking along the Rob Roy way. All went very well!

Thank you very much. The arrangements were perfect and I certainly will contact you in the future. I've already told my friends about your company. I think you are doing a very good job. Thanks a lot."

West Highland Way - Oliver & Gaby, Germany
"Thank you so much for this great holiday! We're back today and just want to tell you that this was one of our best holidays we've ever had. The landscape, the people and of course the accommodations and luggage transfer you've managed for us was TOP! Every place was special.
Thank you again and be sure that we will tell all our friends to choose Absolute Escapes and nothing else for travelling to Scotland."

Great Glen Way - John, UK
"Just a quick note to thank you for organising such a splendid holiday along the Great Glen for us. All the accommodation you arranged was first class, with our hosts being extremely friendly and helpful, even the Scottish weather came up trumps for us.

We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are now considering the Speyside Way next year (if our partners will allow it?); if/when we get the go-ahead I'll be in touch.
Thanks once again for all your efforts."

West Highland Way & Edinburgh Military Tattoo - Steve & Paula, USA
"Just a quick note to thank you for all your help on our trip last week! We really feel like we got the best end of the stick compared to other folks on the trail!
We enjoyed the range of accommodations that we stayed in and really enjoyed meeting all the innkeepers. In addition, we really thought the way the trip was planned for us in terms of the walk, was far better than what other folks were doing.

As for the Tattoo, that was absolutely amazing......it was a wonderful once in a lifetime experience!!! We will definitely being coming back for maybe another trek. Give our feet a year or two to recover though!"

West Highland Way - Justin, France
"I just wanted to let you know that we had a really great walking holiday in your beautiful country.
The sceneries are so stunning! Even the weather was very satisfactory. I thank you very much for the perfect luggage pick-up service, your selection of nice and romantic B&B's where the hosts warmly welcomed us and in overall for the entire organization of the trip.

As a result I will strongly recommend your company to my friends and encourage them to visit Scotland through such a fantastic walk. Again many thanks and kind regards."

Great Glen Way - Anne & Soile, Finland
"Thank you for all the great arrangements we had during our walking holiday in Scotland! We had such a good holiday and everything worked perfectly; luggage transportation, maps, brochures.
A special thanks for the accommodation arrangement, all the B&B places were just wonderful. The landscape was just beautiful and we enjoyed walking there very much.

We both want to thank you once again for offering us such an unforgettable holiday. You can be sure that we will return to Scotland again! Best wishes."

West Highland Way - David, USA
"Wow! I cannot properly state how wonderful the trip and the experience were. Everything worked as it should. Lodging was delightful.

The weather was kind . . . and utterly Scottish. It rained on five of seven days and only one of the other two was sunny. But I expected that. Curiously, the toughest day in terms of the elements was a function of wind in our faces from Crianlarich to Tyndrum. We, and everyone we met, were thoroughly whipped when we gathered for a post-walk whetting of the whistle.

Thanks for all you did setting things up. It was most memorable and enjoyable. The experience was everything I had hoped it would be. Thanks for helping make it so!"

West Highland Way - Jeannette, The Netherlands
"We returned from our walking holiday in Scotland last Wednesday and I must say that it was a great experience. We'd never walked long distances before but after finishing the West Highland Way, we're now sure it is certainly worth repeating!

The accommodation (as well as the luggage transport) was arranged to perfection. After the first day we never doubted that our bags would be at our destination and that we would have somewhere nice to stay. So thank you for that!

We will be sure to contact you again if and when we do decide to go 'walkabout' in Scotland again! And we will most certainly recommend you to our friends with plans in that direction!"

Great Glen Way - Arvind, Canada
"Our travels went extremely well. We were very lucky to have great weather. We loved some of the BBs - especially in Inverness and Invermoriston. Thanks a ton for excellent arrangements. We will contact you again should we go back there. Best wishes"

West Highland Way - Irene, Taipei
"We had a wonderful walk. Weather was fine, only rained on the last day. And the accommodation arrangement is great! Especially in the Kings House Hotel, where our room was facing Glen Coe, the view from the window was fantastic. Thanks, many thanks for all your help!"

West Highland Way - Paula, UK
"Just thought that I would write to let you know how we got on - we completed the WHW on schedule and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. George having never experienced this kind of holiday before wants to do it again.

All the accommodations booked were excellent, the Hospitality second to none, and the food very substantial. Everyone we met actually exceeded expectations, and was prepared to go out of their way to ensure the success of our trek. Overall an enjoyable experience - will do it again. Thanks again."