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Intro to Trail in Loch Ness, Scotland
Intro to Trail in Loch Ness, Scotland
Intro to Trail in Loch Ness, Scotland
Intro to Trail in Loch Ness, Scotland
Intro to Trail in Loch Ness, Scotland

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.


DURATION

5 Days

OFFER PERIOD

May - Jul

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Flight to the start

Price details

Breakfast is included, lunch and dinner are not included.

Single room supplement: 270€.

A local guide will also join us.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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.

Details

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.

About the guide: Thibault

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Thibault

4.25

(4)

Mountain Leader

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!

Languages

French | English

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What people are saying about Thibault

Valeria

2.00

First of all our guide was not Thibault as communicated initially but Nathalie. Already when in contact with Thibault communication wasn't smooth, he only replied via the platform days after the message with very short info. I had asked several times more details about the activity but I never got them...the day before I got a message from Nathalie just giving practical tips about clothes, meteo etc I was told that we would have had orienteering challenges in teams but on the day the guide was sending instructions to get to a point via smartphone (only to me) which was quite useless because I was the only one trying to find a way. On the other hand if she wanted to do something with smartphones she would have warned us in advance so that all colleagues would have had an active one and for exemple she could have sent the messages in a chat with everybody in. Anyway the best would have been to print out for us simple maps/instructions like the ones she had. All this should have been discussed and agreed with me/us in advance...otherwise it would have been far more interesting a simple walk with a guide that knows the history and characteristics of a place and that could tell us something (this was an offered option) interesting.

Manuela

5.00

Malgré une météo plus que mitigée, nous avons partagé en famille une belle journée bien préparée par Thibault. Le matin, randonnée sportive dans les bois de Villers-la-Ville, avec acquisition de quelques tiques pour les jambes nues ;-). Pause déjeuner dans un endroit réservé à l'avance par les bons soins de Thibault et adapté aux PMR. Puis, initiation au croquis au crayon gris, aquarelle ou fusain, avec les explications bienveillantes de Thibault. Commencée au sec puis prolongée à l'abri d'un magnifique chêne car la pluie était de retour. A nouveau, notre journée familiale a été très réussie. Merci à Explore-Share pour la qualité de ses propositions et des guides avec qui elle travaille.

Manuela

5.00

A nouveau, ce fut une très chouette journée familiale. Nous avons apprécié Thibault et Nathalie (et leur adorable Sierra) qui nous ont imaginé un beau tour à vélo. Ils sont sympas et attentifs à ce que tout le monde suive. L'ambiance était décontractée et joyeuse. La distance était parfaite pour tous nos petits-enfants qui ont assuré. Le tour était adapté pour Inès, PMR, installée dans un buggy tirée par sa maman. Bon break le midi dans un restaurant spécialement ouvert pour nous. La journée s'est terminée par un jeu de piste bien préparé par Thibault. Merci pour cette organisation top (comme chaque fois).

5.00

The trip was fantastic. Beautiful scenery and landscapes together with majestic hills. We lived a camping lifestyle for two days which was very enjoyable and even though we were relieved to finish after a tough 2 day trek, we instantly missed the feeling of being in the outdoors and away from the city. Our guide Thibault was excellent. He was the perfect guide for the trip, so helpful and knew what he was doing - couldn’t ask for better.

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