So what might you experience on an adventure holiday in Scotland? With thrilling watersports, scenic walking trails, adrenaline-pumping cycling routes and a range of extreme sports, an activity weekend will no doubt be a rewarding, Instagram-worthy feat.
An activity holiday is perfect for groups of family and friends. And sporting holidays in Scotland are a great way to find new ways to challenge yourself - you might even get a friendly bit of competition on the go!
Why not book a guided active break and really make the most of your time here? There are lots of activity providers who run trips where you can meet like-minded people, venture off the beaten track, discover new passions and, most importantly, explore Scotland's wild side.
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Top Adventure Destinations in Scotland
If you’re looking for a family activity holiday in the UK, look no further than Scotland. Scotland offers some of the best outdoor activity centres, wild landscapes and sporting holidays. Here are a few of the best adventure destinations.
Fort William & Lochaber
It's no surprise that Fort William and surrounding Lochaber are known as the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK'.
It's home to Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain and the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, and you can walk, climb, bike, sail, ski, snowboard and try watersports such as sea kayaking or river canyoning.
Getting here is easy - it's just a few hours from Glasgow by train, bus or car.
Aviemore & The Cairngorms National Park
Aviemore makes a fantastic base to enjoy all the wonders of the Cairngorms National Park.
Ascend the Cairngorm Mountain for snowsports in winter, or to walk in the spring and summer months.
Head to Loch Morlich for on-the-water activities and River Spey for exhilarating adventure watersports.
It's easy to get here from Scotland's cities. From Inverness, it's just 40 minutes on the train.
The forests, hillsides, lochs and rivers of Highland Perthshire offer a wealth of activities to try from off road 4x4 experiences to white water rafting on the River Tay.
There are great cycling routes to suit all ages and abilities, as well as opportunities for horse riding.
Thrill seekers shouldn't miss the chance to try the Highland Fling Bungee Jump at Killiecrankie.
With the A9 road passing right through Highland Perthshire, travelling there couldn't be simpler.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Those famous bonnie, bonnie banks offer more than just stunning views.
Try watersports on Loch Lomond itself, such as wakeboarding or kayaking, or climb to the peaks of Ben Arthur, known as 'The Cobbler'.
In Aberfoyle, you could have a treetop adventure through the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Forest Park at Go Ape.
The shores of Loch Lomond are reachable from Glasgow in under 45 minutes and 1 hour 40 minutes from Edinburgh.
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