Cycling and Running Events in Scotland 2020 | Loch Ness 360

Thank you to all who took part in the Loch Ness Challenge 2022!

Following a successful inaugural event in 2022, the Loch Ness Challenge will be back for 2023 with an even bigger challenge, new organisers and new name – Loch Ness Festival.

GOYA Events Ltd will be taking the reins for the Loch Ness Festival 2023, the event will run over the course of 10 days, from 26th May until 4th June 2023, and will include running, mountain biking and hiking events for the most adventurous, alongside a programme of comedy, live music, food and drink, tours, boat trips, and much more.

The new organisers, GOYA Events Ltd, led by Max Cluer and Craig Dutton, wish to showcase local culture, communities and Highland hospitality at the event.

Max Cluer said:

“Our vision is to create a festival that will become an international bucket list item for tourists, athletes, adventure seekers and the local communities. This will be done sustainably through best practice, conscious travel, community involvement and employment and by showcasing the very best that Inverness and Loch Ness have to offer, while still holding on to the beautiful culture and heritage of the Scottish Highlands.”

Any local businesses, suppliers, performers or volunteers who wish to get involved with this exciting event should contact for further information.

Entry for the Loch Ness Festival events will open on 1st November 2022.

Explore the Loch Ness 360° Trail Map

The map below shows the full 80-mile trail around Loch Ness. The northern red trail is part of the Great Glen Way. The South green trail forms the South Loch Ness Trail from Fort Augustus to Inverness.

Elevation profiles

These elevation profiles show a cross-sectional view of the terrain along the Great Glen Way (sections 1 to 3 of the LN360°) and the South Loch Ness Trail (sections 4 to 6).

Elevation profile for the Great Glen Way
Elevation profile for the South Loch Ness Trail