Experience4x4

Off-Road Driving

Easterton by Duntelchaig, Farr, By Inverness, Inverness Shire, IV2 6AW

    Ranked No.1 'Thing to Do' out of 288 Attractions on TripAdvisor in the whole of the Scottish Highlands for most of this year you have found the right Attraction if you want fun, laughter and adrenaline whilst 4x4 Driving & Quad Biking!

    Welcome to Experience 4x4. We do fabulous, fun 4x4 Driving and exciting Extreme Quad Biking in the Highlands of Scotland. Only 15 minutes from Inverness. 1 mile on from IV2 6AW.

    We are proud to have been ranked No.1 'Must See' Attraction in The Scottish Highlands on TripAdvisor in 2013 and have been No.1 Attraction out of 288 in the Scottish Highlands consecutively on TripAdvisor since Feb 2014 (at time of listing).

    4x4 DRIVING: You do all the driving! Our 4x4 Experiences are suitable for all those with a driving licence and passengers from aged 2 months! We give guidance at the more challenging obstacles and this is unlike any 4x4 experience you have ever been on, it is not a driving lesson!

    You will enjoy learning new skills and appreciate just how capable these vehicles are over the challenging terrain.  Expect the unexpected and come away with a smile as you plough your way through water, manouevre the vehicle around tight bends, drive over Scotland's highest See-Saw and negotiate your way down and up steep slopes and more. Plenty of fun for the kid’s too as they watch out for things on our Highland Themed Adventure Course.

    Priced at £72 inc vat per vehicle for up to 2 drivers, this experience takes approximately 1 hour plus a 15 minute briefing and offers great value for money.

    Passengers are allowed depending on how many drivers you wish to have in your vehicle. If you have the maximum of 2 drivers then you can have one adult passenger and one child passenger under age 14 years.  If it's just Mum and Dad driving then you can have 3 kids if they are all under aged 7 years, 2 kids if one is over 7 years old.  Only one driver? Then you can bring 2 friends or 4 kids!

    Please bring car seats if necessary. You will have no strangers in your car, not even us. Please ask us if you would like a CD of your own 'Experience' as this can be arranged.

    EXTREME QUAD BIKING: On our Honda Big Red 4WD bikes in our woodland area!  With it’s challenging terrain, bigger bikes and purpose built obstacles this extreme quad biking activity is more than a gentle ride along a forest path and therefore not suited to children under 16 years old or those who do not like ups, downs, water and bumps. If you are not coping well and holding up the others you will be asked to go back to the car park or please say if you feel tired and you can retire gracefully!  This is to ensure that you do not hold up the rest of the group. Please tell us at the time of booking that your entire group (min 5 persons) would prefer to go at a slower pace then we will oblige but the terrain will be the same.

    Minimum age 16 years old.

    £48 inc vat per person per hour.

    Minimum 2 persons.

    We provide helmets, gloves (and glasses if wished). Bring your own waterproofs and wellies if you want or hire them from us at £6 inc vat per person. We can't always guarantee your size, our largest boot is men's size 12 and suit XXL.

    Luxury Accommodation is available within a 15 minute walk at thehousebytheloch.co.uk and it sleeps up to 19 persons. Well behaved Stags/Hens and Corporate Groups most welcome!

    We also work with TazBallPaintBall to offer you a whole weekend experience plus Zorbing, WoW balls and more. CocktailMasterclasses, Whisky/Gin/Wine tasting and Pampering available too. Otheractivities are available with our partner outdoor activity companies. Just ask us for details or see the website!

    Gradings
    4 Activity Provider
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 11:00 17:30
    Wednesday 11:00 17:30
    Thursday 11:00 17:30
    Friday 11:00 17:30
    Saturday 11:00 17:30
    Sunday Closed

    We are open by prior booking in advance, we cannot guarantee availability if calling the same day. Open 11am to 5pm.(Dusk in December and January). Check the local road conditions in severe weather.
    Tuesday and Wednesday there is a min of 2 vehicles for the 4x4 Driving. Please ask as sometimes we have others booked in and you can add to the numbers.
    4x4 Driving: Friday and Saturday unless booking a min of 4 cars.
    Quad Biking: Tuesday to Saturday

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    4x4 + Quad package £80.00 per ticket

    Fun 4x4 Driving:
    £72 per vehicle inc vat.
    2 drivers max per vehicle, approx 1 hour of driving but allow approx 1 hour 15mins including signing in and briefing.
    To drive you must have passed your Full UK or worldwide driving test.
    See main text for details or our website at www.experience4x4.com
    Please call to book in advance.

    Extreme Quad Biking:
    £48 per person inc vat.
    One hour inc changing and briefing.
    We provide helmets and we have gloves and protective glasses too on request. Bring your own waterproof suits and Wellies if you wish but if you can't we can hire them out at £6 per person. We cannot guarantee we will have your size. Our largest Wellie is mens size 12.
    Please note this is extreme quad biking. It is technical, physical and although not fast it is not a gentle path along a woodland glade therefore not suited to those under age 16 years or if you have a bad back or similar. It is the most fun you will have with your wellies on though :).

    If your group is larger than 20 and you don't want to wait for an hour for your turn, you can choose to do another activity, please see our website for details.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Kiosk/ Shop Crisps, chocolate, cans, drinks available.
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Domestic

    • Toilets

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking Rules and forms in French available
    • German Speaking Rules and forms available in German available. Please ask.

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • PayPal
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • Disabled Access
    • Picnic Area
    • Smoking Restricted
    • Tuition Available Professional Accredited Training available by prior booking with our Lantra Trainer. Min 3 persons. By arrangement.

    Location

    • Rural Location Please note we are 5 miles from the nearest bus route. You will need a taxi both ways, around 10 miles from Inverness or your own car.

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers House by the Loch is pet and allergy free!
    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony

    Road Directions

     

    Where to find us: 10 miles south of Inverness. 5 miles east of Loch Ness.   The Bing map shows the general location but the locator is not in the correct place because it works off a general postcode. Try typing Experience4x4 straight into your SatNav. If you type the postcode into it it will take you 1 mile away along the main road. Stay on the main road and ignore the lady's voice who wants you to turn off it. Look up and see the yellow sign saying to drive 1 mile further along! For more thorough directions see below:   We advise checking your tripmeter to know the distances!   The best route is to take the Essich Road, off the ‘Essich’ Roundabout on the Inverness Southern Distributor Road. Signposted ‘Torbreck’. **!Please read road closure info in the box across for the next 6 weeks. After 5 miles turn left at the crossroads, signposted 'Loch Duntelchaig', then drive exactly 1.8 miles. We are on the left. Look out for our yellow sign on your left, a yellow 4x4 on the bank and a yellow gate.   Another route is via the B862 Dores Road. Approximately 350 yards after the AntHill B&B sign, look out for a hidden junction s.p. 'Experience4x4', approx 1.5 miles north of Dores Village, and come up the twisty hill. Go straight over the crossroads s.p. Loch Duntelchaig and 'Experience4x4' and drive for 1.8miles. We are on your left.   You can come via the A9 via Inverarnie on the B851 s.p. Fort Augustus for 3 miles, turn right at the Inverarnie Stores, turn left after half a mile s.p. Dunlichity and 'Experience4x4'. Drive along this road for 5 miles (through Dunlichity) and we are on your right as you start to leave the shoreline of Loch Duntelchaig. This road has many twists and turns and is therefore slower.  

    Public Transport Directions

    By private car, minibus, up to a 33 seater coach or by taxi.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Activity Special Offer
    Valid 1 Oct 2014 to 31 Dec 2014

    Quote 'MidWeek£10' when booking to save £10 on a Quad Biking Experience (per person, min two people)  and/or a 4x4 Driving Experience (for 2 persons, 2 varied laps). 

     

    Valid from Tuesday to Friday until December 31st 2014. Please note there is a min of two vehicles on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

     

    Book early to reserve your vehicle and quads on 07825 428227.

    Activity Special Offer

    Free waterproofs and wellies if your group is over 10 persons on the Quad Biking Experience if you quote ‘VisitScotland’ at time of booking. *Not to be used in conjunction with other offers. 

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