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Trail Running program in Loch Ness, Scotland

Thibault, mountain leader, takes you to the best trail running paths in Scotland, including the surroundings of the famous Ben Nevis.

Duration5 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Space, greatness, beauty. Three simple words to describe Scotland. It is impossible to resist the desire to walk the paths in the heart of the Highlands, to get a full view of this nature covered by moors and heather. And trail running is a splendid way to explore the area of Loch Ness, in beautiful Scotland. 

During this trip we will stay in Fort William, nestled in the heart of the Highlands, at the foot of Ben Nevis (1344m). The village is right by the Loch Linnhe.  The trip will take in total 5 days, and we will practice trail running during 3 of them.

We will cross the most beautiful moors, balance on beautiful sharp edges, and try scrambling, a local technique that mixes climbing with running, where we often have to use our hands.

The terrain engaged. We will traverse an incredible crest and the program includes skyrunning. All in wild, virgin lands where forests and rocks are combined.

If you love running and want to discover a different environment, this program is for you! Please note that I organize similar programs for different levels. In this case, you will see in the proposed dates that it can be either an initiation trip or a sustained trail. For more details about the level please read the extended information.

Make sure to send me a request to join this trail running trip! It will be my pleasure to guide you in this wonderful land. And if you like the idea of trail running in Portugal, you can also check out my program in Ribeira Brava.

Accommodation

Hotel Fort William.

Disclaimer

Any modifications of the program may change the pricing. The prices may change so please contact me for confirmation.

More info

Starting price: - Group of 8: 1580€ per person - Group of 11: 1400€ per person - Group of 15: 1280€ per person The trip is organized with Dina Travel sprl / Passions Performances with the following licence number A 5756 / IATA 8241726 Initiation level: - Btrail index: <40%, no prior experience needed - 10KM - Running rhythm: 6 min/km Sustained level: - Btrail index: 50-60%, advanced knowledge of mountain running - 40KM 1000D+ - Running rhythm: 4.30-5 min/km, between 700 and 2000 D+ Equipment: hydration backpack, at least 1.5L backup water, tights, shorts, t-shirt, underwear and trail socks, technical underwear, thermal long sleeved top, sports sunglasses, head cover, thin gloves, 2 pairs of trail shoes apt for the terrain, headlamp, tissues, replacement laces, trail sticks, clothing and shoes for before an after running, toiletries, earplugs, cash, individual pharmacy.

Meeting point

At the Brussels National airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We meet at the Brussels National airport. Flight Brussels – Inverness. Bus transfer to Fort William (2hs), where we arrive at the hotel around 3PM.
We will prepare and check the equipment, and also check the weather to finalize the plan for the following days.

Day 2: Trail 1 - Around Ben Nevis

Breakfast at the hotel.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland, and we will practice trail in its beautiful and exciting paths. The exact route will depend on the conditions.
If we take a short tour, in the afternoon it is possible to do a second outing.
Distance: about 12 or 20 km, depending on the level of the trip.

Day 3: Trail 2 - Cairngorms

Breakfast at the hotel.
In the Cairngorms National Park you will be immersed in such wilderness that you will cover the whole distance without realizing it. The place is full of mountains, rivers, wildlife, lochs and distilleries.
Return in the late morning. It is possible to do another outing in the afternoon.
Distance: about 15 or 35 km, depending on the level of the trip.

Day 4: Trail 3 - Glencoe

Breakfast at the hotel.
Glencoe is famous for its atmospheric peaks. A beautiful day in the ‘Lost Valley’ where adventurers, mountaineers and trailers will greatly enjoy. This is an exceptional world of skyrunning.
Today you will also learn scrambling, which we can define as advancing quickly but with difficulty, often using our hands.
Distance: about 15 or 35 km, depending on the level of the trip.

Day 5: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel.
Bus transfer to the Inverness airport (2hs). Flight to Brussels and end of the trip.


About the guide

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Passionate about trail running, the outdoors and everything that nature provides to us, I got certified as a mountain leader by the Club Alpin Belge. I also work as a school teacher and devote my free time to my artistic pursuits.

Maps are another of my big passions. I collect them and spend hours looking at them and searching for the best itineraries in the Alps, the Andes, the Carpathians...and then I take you to explore them, running or walking.

My mission is to share with you the happiness that a high altitude lake can provide, the comfort that one can find in a rustic mountain hut and the excitement of walking along a mountain ridge. Looking forward to meeting you!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 13031 each

Group of 2

EUR 6516 each

Group of 3

EUR 4344 each

Group of 4

EUR 3258 each

Group of 5

EUR 2607 each

Group of 6

EUR 2173 each

Group of 7

EUR 1862 each

Group of 8

EUR 1629 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Flight to the start of the trip

Price details

• Breakfast is included, lunch and dinner are not included. Single room supplement: 270€. A local guide will also join us.


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