Knoydart Peninsula, SCO.

Knoydart Peninsula, SCO.

29 September - 4 October, 2023

7 days

Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland


“A wonderful balance of running, mindful movement and personal time in some of the most beautiful landscapes the UK has to offer. Thank you to George, Jo and the whole Aire Libre team for creating a wonderful, engaging and supportive escape.”
– Tom Hill, participant in our 2020 edition
From the harbors of Glasgow and heather fields in the Scottish Highlands to the isolated lochs of the Knoydart Peninsula.

This retreat will be an adventure into the remote and untouched landscapes at the ends of the European continent. Join us on an experience like no other running through the ancient trails surrounding historic Gaelic communities and immerse yourself in the wild and breathtaking scenery and cuisine of Scotland on this carefully curated running retreat.

Jo Armstead

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.

George Bauer

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. Having run marathons and informal events across 4 continents, George’s inspirtaion 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

Trip highlights

Scottish highlands

  • Discover Gaelic culture and run through the world-famous Scottish highlands.

Wild swimming

  • Early rise for a lochside meditation session and experience the benefits of wild swimming.

Knoydart Ferry

  • Ride the Knoydart Ferry to Inverie.


Day 1: Arrival to Glasgow and Glencoe
Day 2: Ariundle Forest Trail Run 10 Km / 6 mi.
Day 3: Loch Moidart Coastal Run – Transfer to Knoydart.
Day 4: Run up the Glen – Trails, Stories and Exploration.
Day 5: Explore Inverie and Surrounding Mountains – 8 Km hike.
Day 6: Inverie to Glasgow – Ferry and train rides back to Glasgow


  • What's Included

  • What's Not Included

  • Transportation throughout the whole experience.
  • Specially designed trails along the magical landscapes of the Highlands.
  • Authentic traditional scottish cuisine cooked by locals.
  • Exclusively designed yoga and meditation sessions.
  • All food and lodging needs throughout the experience.
  • Knowledgeable and professional local guides.
  • Aire Libre & partner brands merchandise.
  • La Familia Global Community Membership ($ 25 USD value)
  • Professional photographer specialized in sports and action


Lodge in comfortable, unique and cozy beautiful homes, with capacity to accomodate double or triple rooms, each with a private bathroom.

Booking options

Early Bird - Individual

Early Bird - Book in pairs


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