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7-day trail running tour in the Isle of Skye, Scotland

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Challenge yourself on this 7-day trail running tour across the Isle of Skye along with Etienne a SNAM-UIMLA certified mountain leader.

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7 Days

May, Sep

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Description

The Isle of Skye is the biggest island of the Inner Hebrides in Scotland. It is famous due to its incredible landscapes, culture and wildlife. Come and enjoy it with me while you challenge yourself on this trail running tour.

We will meet in Paris and fly to Glasgow. From there, we will go to Broadford, the starting spot of our traverse. Our tour will cross the island from south to north.

During this trip, you will have the chance to run across the biggest settlements of the island, Broadford and Portree, as well as Torrin, Elgol, Sligachan, Flodigarry and Carbost. Also, you will discover The Storr, an amazing rocky hill located in the Trotternish peninsula, one of the most astonishing places on the island. Further, you will enjoy whiskey tasting at the famous Talisker Distillery, recognized due to its distinctive whiskey all around the world.

You will find a more detailed itinerary of the trip below.

Take into account that a high level of fitness and experience is required for this tour.

Are you ready for an amazing trail running adventure across the most wonderful Scottish landscapes? Request to book now and start planning your tour through the Isle of Skye! I assure you it will be an experience that you will never forget!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Flight to the start

- Transport during the trip


Itinerary

Day 1: Broadford

We will meet at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and fly to Glasgow. Then, we will drive for 4.30 hours to Broadford and spend the night at the Skye Basecamp.

Day 2: Torrin

Running from Broadford to Torrin (12 km. – 1100 D+). We will spend the night at the Skye Mountain Lodge.

Day 3: Elgol

Running from Torrin to Elgol (22 km. – 1400 D+). Night at the B&B Bayview.

Day 4: Sligachan

Running from Elgol to Sligachan (27 km. – 1750 D+). Night at the Sligachan Hotel.

Day 5: Portree

A lovely and less difficult running from Sligachan to Portree (19 km. – 300 D+). We’ll spend the night at the Portree Hotel.

Day 6: The Storr and Flodigarry

On this day you will discover one of the most beautiful places in Scotland. We will drive from Portree to The Storr and from there we will run to Flodigarry (28 km. – 1700 D+). Then, we’ll drive to Carbost and stay at The Old Inn Hotel.

Day 7: Talisker Distillery

We’ll visit the Talisker Distillery for about 2 hours and then drive to Glasgow. Night at the Premier Inn Glasgow Airport Hotel.

Day 8: Departure

We will fly to Paris and say goodbye.

 

About the guide

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Etienne

Mountain Leader

As a certified International Mountain Leader and an engineer in geology and mountain biology, I am passionate about the many facets offered by the mountain environment, in France or abroad.
I like to escape for several days in the great outdoors of Scotland, Oman, Corsica, the Alps or Kyrgyzstan with my backpack. But I also like walking the most beautiful trails in the world running, in "light" mode, with little equipment on the back.
I am indeed a trail-running specialist since I am one of the best French in the discipline, accumulating dozens of victories on many races all over France.

I will be listening to you and I will know how to give you good advice at the right time to help you progress in your practice. I will not hesitate to talk to you about geology, botany, fauna or geomorphology, sciences that I particularly like.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

SNAM | UIMLA


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