Skye Trail

Duration: 9 days
Trails: T3 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day
> Traverse the full length of the Isle of Skye in a week
> Accommodation before and after the trek included
> Enjoy epic views of the Cuillin Hills and share your tales in the local pub

The Isle of Skye is one of the most stunning corners in Scotland. With the dramatic hills of the Cuillin and charming fishing villages it's an island of contrasts. What is a better way to explore Skye on foot! From the northern tip of Skye at Rubha Hunish we follow the 128 km long Skye Trail across the island's mountain ridges, rugged coast lines and moorlands to end in the village of Broadford.

The route is typically done in 7 stages and is considered quite strenuous. Some stage ends don't have any accommodation directly on the trail and we organise your transfers to a nearby accommodation. Each day your excess bagage will be transferred to your next spot. This tour also includes accommodation in Uig before the trek and in Broadford after you complete the Skye Trail.

Itinerary

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1

Arrival in Uig

Arrive at Uig, located close to the northern edge of the Isle of Skye. Uig is a quaint village on the western side of the Trotternish peninsula in the shadow of tall cliffs and a bay shaped like a horseshoe, from which it derives its name. In the village, you'll find various shops, pubs, a café, a brewery, and numerous places to stay. Thanks to its frequent ferry services to the Outer Hebrides, this picturesque harbor has efficient links to the mainland through Portree.

The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse

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The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse
Day
2

Rubha Hunish - Quiraing Car Park

Duration: 07:40 h
Distance: 18.8 km
Ascent: 700 m
Descent: 460 m
A taxi will take you to the northern tip of Skye at Rubha Hunish, where you start the Skye Trail. The trail runs partly along the coast through farmland and on the top of the cliffs with magnificent views across the seas straight called the Minch and the dramatic hills on the mainland. After Flodigarry, you’ll head inland towards the trail up Quiraing, a brilliant final section of the first day on the trail. A taxi will be ready to take you to your accommodation in Flodigarry.

Dun Flodigarry Backpackers Hostel

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Dun Flodigarry Backpackers Hostel
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3

Quiraing Car Park - The Storr

Duration: 11:30 h
Distance: 23.2 km
Ascent: 1180 m
Descent: 1260 m
You’ll be dropped back at the Quiraing Car Park for the second stage of the Skye Trail. It’s a long, tough day, following the spine of the Trotternish Peninsula. You hike from hilltop to hilltop with constant views of the sea on both sides. This beautiful stage has a fitting end at one of the most iconic geological landmarks on Isle of Skye, The Storr. This bizarre rock formation is probably the most photographed feature on the island. You’ll see why. From the car park you’ll be transferred to the charming village of Portree.

Portree Independent Hostel

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Portree Independent Hostel
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Included

  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the Skye Trail in hotels, inns, and guesthouses. Accommodation will be private in single, double or twin rooms and with en-suite bathroom where possible.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide which includes a route description, interactive Skye Trail hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek.

  • Baggage Transfer

    This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire Skye Trail trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next next accommodation. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at your accommodation.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport. This also applies to any transport from the end point of your trail.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.

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