Some 38,000 runners will take part in this weekend’s London Marathon 2016, each with a focus of crossing the finish line after 26.2 miles of city centre running. The number of marathon hopefuls who applied for a place was a record-breaking 247,069, which shows just how popular longer distance running events have become.
If you are taking part in the London Marathon, or you have signed up to one of dozens of other marathons in the UK, why stop running after you cross the line? Why not turn your running fitness into a mode of transport for a trail running holiday?
Macs Adventure has come up with a collection of great trail running holidays. You can choose to run as far as you want each day on some stunning routes, while we take care of all your luggage.
Macs Adventure arranges for luggage transfer between accommodation, provides GPX tracks of daily routes and arranges drop bags along the way so you can ensure you have the snacks you need at the right intervals.
A trail running break is you’re a great combination of exploration, reward, relaxation, achievement and fun.
Duration: 4 to 6 days
Run this stunning long distance trail through the heart of the Scottish Highlands. You’ll run through beautiful forests, along canals, past legendary Loch Ness and see numerous historic attractions, such as castles and forts.
Duration: 4 to 7 days
The Hadrian’s Wall Path cuts a stunning route from coast-to-coast through the north of England. You’ll follow in the historic steps of the Romans on grassy and fairly gentle trails.
Duration: 6 to 10 days
Also the route of the GR70, this run heads through rural France in the Park National des Cevennes and overlooking the “Sea of Mountains”. The Stevenson’s Trail follows a route described by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson in his Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, written some 130 years ago.
Duration: 4 to 6 days
The original and the most famous of the Scotland’s long-distance trails, the West Highland Way welcomes many thousands of walkers every year and an increasing number of runners. Follow the route for 97 miles from Milngavie, just north of Glasgow, to Fort William in the Highlands taking in a wealth of fabulous ever-changing scenery.
Where: France, Italy and Switzerland
Duration: 7 – 9 Days
Run the full course of the legendary Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc through three countries and at your own pace. There are four different itineraries to suit your experience and ability and some of Europe’s most fabulous views to accompany you along the trail.