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With kayaking, cycling, quad biking and walking, plus indoor adventure pursuits such as indoor climbing and aerial assault courses available all year round Scotland is the perfect destination for an activity holiday.

Scotland’s deep lochs and fast flowing rivers offer first-class fishing and watersports - around the Scottish isles you can enjoy some of the best sea-kayaking in the world. The Munros (mountains over 3,000 ft) and high hills are ideal for hill walking, climbing and wintersports.

If you enjoy walking, the West Highland Way and Great Glen Way are waiting for you.  There are also plenty of routes for cycling and mountain biking as well as over 500 golf courses. This is the Home of Golf after all.

Why not book a guided active break to really make the most of your time here? There are lots of activity providers who run trips where you will meet like-minded people and to get off the beaten track, doing what you love, to really discover Scotland. Many also take care of the accommodation and luggage transfers so you concentrate on making the most of Scotland's great outdoors.

Find more things to see and do during your activity holiday to Scotland.

  • Two adults and two children cycle down a country path surrounded by greenery
    Dalbeattie Mountain Biking Centre, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Looking across the fairway with the green in the distance on Dundonald Golf Course
    Dundonald Golf Course, Irvine, Perthshire
  • Cyclists on the lochside road skirting the northern shore of Loch Katrine in the Trossachs
    Cycling by Loch Katrine, Trossachs
  • Two fishermen in a small boat on Loch Awe with Kilchurn Castle in the background
    Loch Awe
  • A group walking into Corrie Fee in the Angus Glens
    Corrie Fee
A couple of mountain bikers on the Black Crags Single Track Trail at Kirroughtree, near Newton Stewart

Mountain biking holidays

There are many miles of trails across the country so you can have the perfect mountain bike holiday.

Looking onto a green at Castle Stuart Golf Links, on the Moray coast

Golf breaks

Scotland is the Home of Golf and is the ideal destination for a golf break, with more than 500 courses to choose from.

A cyclist passing Hermitage Castle on the Southern Borders cycle loop

Cycling touring & holidays

With a choice of dedicated cycle routes, a cycling holiday is a great way to see Scotland.

Coarse fishing on Loch Ken

Fishing holidays in Scotland

Scotland’s rivers offer excellent fishing, with sea angling also popular.

A group of walkers walking into Corrie Fee in the Angus Glens

Walking holidays

Follow one of Scotland’s Great Trails or enjoy more leisurely strolls in the country and along the coastline.

Looking across the Robin Ski Run and Grouse Ski Run at The Lecht 2090 Ski Centre

Snowsports holidays

With five major snow centres, you can enjoy a great skiing holiday during the winter months.