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7-day trail running tour in the Highlands, Scotland

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Run across the most amazing peaks on this 7-day trail running tour in the Highlands of Scotland along with Etienne, a UIMLA certified mountain leader.

Grampian Mountains

7 Days

May, Sep

High

Intermediate


Description

Run through the astonishing landscapes of the Scotland Highlands and discover the mysteries of this classic and beautiful spot in the west of the country. History, culture and the most unbelievable mountains are part of its scenery.

The meeting point of our tour will be the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. We will fly to Glasgow and then drive to Kinlochleven, where we’ll begin our trail.

During this tour, we will visit different lovely points from the Highlands such as Glen Nevis, Plockton, Sligachan, Portree, The Storr and Flodigarry. Also, you will have the pleasure to ascend the Ben Nevis. With 1,344 meters, the Ben Nevis is the highest peak in the United Kingdom and you will get to it through its neighbor mountain: the Càrn Mòr Dearg (1,221 meters). Further, you will get the chance to visit the Talisker Distillery, a classic spot in the area.

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

Finally, if you want to take this tour, remember that a high level of fitness and running experience is required.

I invite you to follow me on this trail running tour in western Scotland. Improve your skills while you discover a classic and incredible landscape across its Highlands. I can assure you won’t forget this experience.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Flight to the start

- Transport during the trip


Itinerary

Day 1: Kinlochleven

We will meet at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and fly to Glasgow. From there we will reach Kinlochleven by minibus. We’ll spend the night at the Tailrace Inn Hotel.

Day 2: Glen Nevis

Running from Kinlochleven to Glen Nevis (21 km. – 1700 D+). Night at Ben Nevis Inn & Bunkhouse.

Day 3: Ben Navis

We will ascend the Ben Nevis (17 km. – 1500 D+) and then drive to the Cluanie Inn where we’ll spend the night.

Day 4: Plockton

Running to the South Glen Shiel Ridge (27 km. – 1850 D+). We will go to Plockton by minibus and stay at the Plockton Hotel.

Day 5: Portree

We’ll drive to Sligachan and run to Portree (13 km – 1220 D+). Then we’ll visit the Talisker Distillery. Night at the Sligachan Hotel.

Day 6: Flodigarry

Running from The Storr to Flodigarry (28 km – 1700 D+) through the Totternish ridge. Night at the Flodigarry Hotel.

Day 7: Glasgow

We’ll drive to Glasgow and enjoy some spare time in the afternoon. Night at the Jurys Inn Hotel.

Day 8: Departure

We’ll go to the airport, 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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