Come and run Edinburgh with us on one of our fantastic tailored – to – you tours! Whether you are a jogger with an hour to spare, or a serious runner who wants to get in the miles, or somewhere in-between, you will find a tour that suits your requirements and if not we will create one for you!
Take a look at our suggested tours below and then contact us to get booked in.
- Tours are PERSONALISED to your requirements – distance, pace, time available
- We aim to start from your accommodation (Central Edinburgh only) and finish there
- Discounts are available for bookings of 4 or more
- Every runner gets a free Edinburgh Run Tours running buff as a souvenir of your run
Some of our suggested tours:
Edinburgh City Highlights (4 miles)
£40 plus £20 for each additional person – approximately 1 hour
Full of Edinburgh’s best known sights and views, the City Highlights Tour is the perfect tour if you don’t have much time, or if you like your runs short and sweet.
We will head up to Calton Hill where you can enjoy 360 degree views over the city, before we head down to Holyrood to see the Palace and Parliament. From there it is up the Royal Mile where we will explore some of its hidden corners, through the city’s oldest market area and to the historic Castle. We finish by heading in to the New Town, through the park that was a loch and finishing up where we started.
Panoramic Edinburgh (6 miles)
£50 plus £20 for each additional person – approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
Sunrise picnic walking tour (see below for details) £40 per person (minimum 2 people)
As per the City Highlights Tour, plus a loop around the stunning Arthur’s Seat, or if you are game, all the way to the summit!
For an extra £20 for each person, you can also take advantage of a stunning sunset or sunrise over the city and its surrounds.
PANORAMIC SUNRISE HEADTORCH WALKING TOUR : If you want a truly magical experience, then this winter you can join us for sunrise hike. We put on our headtorches and head up Arthur’s Seat to watch the sunrise over the city while enjoying a hot tea or coffee. £50 per person. Minimum 2 people.
Dalmeny Estate Tour – Castles (the other ones!), Trails & Secret Beaches (13miles)
£65 plus £20 for each additional person – approximately 2 hour 45 minutes
This tour takes you out of the city and winds through a beautiful country estate, past Dalmeny House and Barnbougle Castle until you reach The Forth Rail Bridge in South Queensferry. We pass by JK Rowling’s house on the way and can wave at the Earl and Countess of Rosebery as we run passed their stately home!
Please note that you will meet your tour guide in Barnton, this is easily accessed by the number 41 bus or by cab from town (approx £12 fare).
The Braids and Blackfords Hills Trail Run (7 miles)
£55 plus £20 for each additional person – 1 ½ – 2hrs
This route starts from the Meadows and heads across to Blackford Pond before following the trails around to the Hermitage of Braid where we will cross to take in the top of Braid Hills and the beautiful views over the city, the Pentland hills and the firth of forth. The route will then head back down on paths before climbing again to take in the top of Blackford hill. The final section back to the meadows a nice is downhill run.
Its is a moderately challenging route and trail shoes are recommended!
Water of Leith & Village life (7 miles)
£55 plus £20 for each additional person – approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
Get away from the usual tourist trail and check out the delightful walkway known as ‘Water of Leith’ and visit the bustling and vibrant village of Stockbridge, a trendy hangout with a bohemian vibe full of locals of the Burgh.
Cobbles, trails & beach (12 miles)
£65 plus £20 for each additional person – approximately 2 hour 30 minutes
A unique perspective of Edinburgh away from the main tourist sites, taking you past Duddingston Loch, past the oldest pub in Scotland, down to Portobello beach and back up along Brunstane Burn Path & along the Innocent Railway. Uncover the real beauty of Edinburgh and where the local runners like to hang out. The standard run is 12 miles but we can make it longer if you want to see more.
Braw Whisky Night Run (adults only) (5 miles)
£60 per person – approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
Edinburgh changes personality as night time descends throughout the city from the vibrant and exciting city night lights to the eerie haunted cemeteries and tunnels what better time to be exploring the city. A fun route darting around the city and finishing off with views of the Castle lit up at night, let me take you safely through the darkened streets for a night time running tour. We finish off the tour with a wee dram of whisky for a truly Scottish experience and will be sure to warm you all the way through to your toes, participants on the whisky drinking must be 18 years of age or older. (Head torch recommended). Please note over summer, it is light until at least 10pm so not in darkness!
7 Hills of Edinburgh (14 – 16 tough miles)
£90 plus £25 for each additional person – approximately 3 hour 45 minutes
This is for the experienced runners among you and not to be taken lightly as its a hilly (as the name would suggest) 15 – 16 mile circuit, so make sure you have some water and snacks with you. This route is actually a race that takes place annually in June every year, but it is also a great way to see some stunning views of Edinburgh and beyond at anytime of the year on your own merit. The route starts and finishes on Calton Hill, heading out to enjoy Corstorphine Hill, Craiglockhart Hill East, Braid Hill, Blackford Hill and up Arthur’s Seat before finishing back on Calton Hill. Who knows we might even see a Zebra along the way!
Pentland Hills Half Day (6 – 10 miles as per your requirements)
£70 – £100 per person
The Pentland Hills are a range of hills just 6 miles to the South of Edinburgh City, providing amazing trails, hills, reservoirs and even a pub! We will arrange a suitable meeting location and will take you out to enjoy the freedom of the hills within our beautiful city.
We specialise in creating personal running tours for you, so whatever the size of your group or whatever the experience is that you want get in touch and we will happily come back to you with ideas, timings and costs.
If you are a really keen runner then we can also try to arrange or suggest day and multi day excursions, heading into the Pentlands, or further afield such as along part of the incredibly beautiful West Highland Way.
If you are into your fitness and want a break with a difference then why not enquire about our ‘Fitness in the City’, experiences!
See FAQs for any questions you might have about the tours.