knoydart peninsula, SCOTLAND

Join us for an unparalleled experience as we run through the ancient trails surrounding historic Gaelic communities. Immerse yourself in Scotland's wild and breathtaking scenery and cuisine during this meticulously curated running retreat.

Scotland, United Kingdom
6 days, 5 nights
Activity level: Gentle Adventure (Easy Active)
Running experience
From $2,829 USD
Ranging daily from 7 to 15km

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We look for new perspectives within cultures and communities in remote places that exist outside of modern societal structures which are focused only in progress and gains.

Your Adventure Itinerary

Welcome Gathering at West End coffee favorite, Papercup Roastery. We then drive in a private van to the mysterious Glencoe to hike up the Hidden Valley. A short drive and ferry trip will take us to our accommodation at Ariundle Lodge for our Welcome Dinner.

 

Accomodation: Ariundle Lodge | Twin or Triple occupancy

Lunch & Dinner: Included

We rise early to flow through an energizing yoga practice with Jo.

After a homestyle breakfast, we gather for our first run and introduction to trail running in the Highlands. Wet feet along a single-track, taking us up into the hills of Ardnamurchan, through some of Europe’s oldest Oakwood forest.

 

In the afternoon, we will enjoy a delicious lunch and a chance to delve into the local history through a felt-making workshop by Ariundle resident Sarah.

 

Accomodation: Ariundle Lodge | Twin or triple occupancy

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

On our way to Knoydart, we run around the sweeping coves and beaches of the tidal sea loch, Loch Moidart, a world away from the forests and mountainous terrain we have encountered so far.

 

 

After finishing our run and freshening up, we will transfer to Mallaig, where we will board the Knoydart Ferry to take us to Inverie, the main community on the remote peninsula.

 

 

Accomodation: Knoydart Lodge in comfortable Twin,Triple or Quad rooms. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

We rise early for a meditation and wild swim in front of the lodge in Inverie Bay. Stepping out of comfort and into a collective sense of vulnerability.

 

By mid-morning we will take the Estate tracks up towards the remote Loch an Dubh Lochain. A catchment of water beneath the steep flanks of the surrounding mountains.

In the afternoon, Jo will lead a mindful movement practice prior to sharing a home-cooked meal together at the lodge.

Accomodation: Knoydart Lodge in comfortable Twin,Triple or Quad rooms. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

Our second cold water immersion, noticing the change in our mind and body, will start the day. After breakfast we will head out for our final run for the trip. Making our way along forest paths to the tumbling river and its waterfalls.

 

Our final home cooked dinner of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties—a flavorful finale sure to become your trip favorite.

 

Accomodation: Knoydart Lodge in comfortable Twin,Triple or Quad rooms. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

As we conclude our time together, we’ll engage in our final yoga session led by Jo at the Community Hall. Following this, we embark on a scenic drive back to Glasgow, providing an opportunity to reflect on the memorable week we’ve spent together.

 

Breakfast & Lunch:  Included

Our team

Who to follow

Our Host

George Bauer is a Melbourne-raised runner who now lives in the Highlands of Scotland, fulfilling a dream to explore single track trails from his doorstep. George’s inspiration comes from the vast and varied experiences that running has brought him. 

He is a project designer focused on creating community through his love of plant-based food, and the exciting ways in which we can exercise the body and mind. 

You can find him on Instagram at @__georgebauer

Our Host

Jo Armstead is a yoga instructor, doctor,  avid trail runner and qualified mountain leader. She has lived in the Highlands of Scotland for over five years and is currently based full time in the Cairngorms National Park. As an advocate of lifestyle medicine, Jo is fascinated by the impact movement in nature can have on health and well-being, especially when in a group setting.


To connect with Jo, you can find her on Instagram as @wilderness_flow_yoga

 

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Immerse yourself in the breathtaking Highland vistas as you journey through remote runs across the captivating Knoydart Peninsula and its ancient trails. Experience coastal runs, revitalizing cold water immersions, and the thrill of wild swimming. Engage in a felt-making workshop, savor incredible ferry rides, and enjoy a scenic train journey, all along with expert-led yoga, meditation, and authentic Scottish cuisine enhancing each day.

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Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland

Join us on this adventure, from the bustling harbours of Glasgow to the expansive heather fields of the Scottish Highlands, and onward to the secluded lochs of the Knoydart Peninsula. This retreat promises an exploration of remote and pristine landscapes at the edges of the European continent.

In collaboration with

Experience the charm of rustic Highland lodges, lovingly run by locals deeply rooted in this place they’ve called home for many years.


Please refer to the itinerary for detailed information about the capacity available for accommodations on each night of the trip.

As May is a transitional month between spring and summer, you can expect mild and changing weather in Scotland. On average, there are highs of 13°C (55°F) and lows of 7°C (45°F). Although May isn’t the hottest month of the year, you can expect some warm days in the low to mid 20s°C (68°F).

INCLUDED:

  • Transportation throughout the whole experience.
  • Specially designed trails along the magical landscapes
    of the Scottish Highlands.
  • Carefully curated culinary experiences.
    *We can accommodate all dietary preferences.
  • Exclusively designed yoga and meditation sessions.
  • All meals and accommodations for the duration of the experience.
  • Knowledgeable and professional local guides.
  • Aire Libre & partner brands merchandise.
  • Complimentary La Familia Global Community Membership
    ($ 25 USD value)
  • Dedicated sports and action photographer to capture your moments.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare for your inbound and outbound flights to Scotland.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend securing personal travel insurance for your peace of mind.
  • Alcoholic beverages and any additional meals beyond the provided ones.
  • Currently, the UK’s international borders remain open.

  • A valid passport is required for entry.

  • A Visa may be required depending on your nationality.

  • Foreigners might be required to present a return ticket.

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