Running along Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye


The spongy earth squishes beneath you; the twisted figures of the Isle of Skye’s iconic Quiraing loom all around you. The mist-shrouded cliffs sit still; the seabirds circle above as you gallup through an otherworldly grove of greens, grays, and organic pastels.

Running through the Isle of Skye’s majestic mountains—trails or no trails, you’re free to roam—is a breathtaking endeavor, in more ways than one. Skirt along the North Atlantic on the windswept, pebbly beaches. Dance atop the vertiginous cliffs riddled with seabirds.

This is Scotland. This is the Isle of Skye.


In a country overflowing with dramatic scenery, Skye makes for an ideal location to experience Scottish wildness. The Trotternish Peninsula possesses some of the most famous, picturesque terrain on an island brimming with splendors.

Here is a sampling of what we will explore:

  • The iconic and ancient escarpments of The Quiraing
  • The rugged, majestic Trotternish Ridge. Is it the best scenery in the British Isles? See for yourself.
  • The edge-of-the-world landscape of Rubha Hunish, the northernmost point in Skye
  • For groups interested in venturing further afield, a day trip to the Cuillin Hills in the south of Skye can be arranged.
  • A final itinerary will be created with input from you and/or your group.

Start daydreaming

Wild and majestic are the moody hills of Skye

What’s Included, Pricing, & Dates

  • 5-8 days of finely crafted, expertly guided trail runs and/or hikes on the Isle of Skye
  • 5-7 nights accommodation on the Trotternish Peninsula
  • Transportation to and from the airport (Glasgow or Inverness)
  • PRICE: Because Alter’s tours are always customized, pricing takes a conversation. However, for a 5-day tour, expect the cost to start around $1,500 per person.
  • Once you’ve submitted an application, Alter will be in touch to discuss ideas and options that fit you (and/or your group), before preparing a formal proposal with final pricing and itinerary.
  • DATES: April through October dates available upon request
Running on Trotternish Ridge, Isle of Skye, Scotland

What’s Not Included

  • Flights to and from the destination
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Our local knowledge means you’ll always have a partner to help you find the perfect café stop, bike shop for gear or repairs, and restaurants throughout your stay.

Important Things to Note

  • Scottish weather is famously fickle. Be equipped with proper clothing and gear to stave off the potential wet and windy conditions.
  • Tours are limited to 5 guests unless special arrangements have been made.
  • Read our FAQs for more information on Alter trips.
  • Read our Terms & Conditions for more information on our payment and cancellation policies.

Let the Transformation begin

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Running through The Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland