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Base Village: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye, Scotland

The mystical Isle of Skye is a beautiful place to visit any time of year. Home to a wide variety of scenic towns, villages, and hiking trails, it is one of our favorite destinations.

The town of Portee, named from the Gaelic word Port-an-Righ and translated as King’s Port, is perhaps our favorite place to set up base. Built around a scenic harbor and surrounded by wonderful natural views of high ground and cliffs, Portee alone makes the trip to the Isle of Skye worth it.

The Isle of Skye hiking trails are additional draws to this fantastic destination. Famed for its natural wonders, a few noteworthy points of interest are the Black Cuillin, the mountain range in the center of the Isle. The Black Cuillin is known for the verdant valley the Glen Sligachan between it and the Red Cuillin. The Isle of Skye is also home MacLeod’s Tables, two impressive flat-topped mountains that offer two distinct hiking experiences. Unlike the jagged peaks of the Black Cuillin, these mountains feature a gentle rise. A trip to the Isle of Skye is not complete without a visit to the otherworldly Fairy Glen. A beautiful landslip located on the western side of Trottermish at Balnacnoc (translated as Village in the hills) the Fairy Glen features small round grassy hills with lochans (ponds) in between, giving it all a truly magical feeling. With all these natural sights, hiking the Isle of Skye is an experience that you will never forget.

Alpine Trail Tours offers guided Isle of Skye hiking tours through the island. On those tours we will take your through some of the most beautiful Isle of Skye hiking trails available viewing many of the famed sites. We hope that you will visit soon; it is a trip that you will talk about for decades to come. Contact Alpine Adventure Trails Tours today to inquire about the trip of a lifetime in the Isle of Skye.

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We offer awe-inspiring hiking tours that explore
the natural wonders of this area.

All trips have two or three guides with a maximum group size of 12. Three levels of hiking are offered each day.

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Hotels:
Scotsman Hotel
The Portree Hotel
Altitude: 993 m (3,258 ft)
Population: 10,008
Area: ‎1,656 sq km (639 sq mi)
Council Area‎: ‎Highland
Latitude: 57° 18′ 25.2″N
Longitude: 6° 13′ 48″ W


TOURS VISITING THIS VILLAGE

TOUR 1: Isle of Skye, Scotland

May 21–May 30, 2019 - 9 Nights

Base Villages: Edinburgh & Portree (Isle of Skye), Scotland

The Isle of Skye is a truly magical place. The largest of the Inner Hebrides, its home to The Cuillin a rugged mountain range with fabulous hiking and climbing. On Skye we stay in the charming port town of Portree. We will hike the amazing Quiraing and Fariry Pools, MacLeods... Read More