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Sea kayaking vacation in Scotland

Whether you’re a first-time sea kayaker, or if you’ve paddled in destinations across the globe, kayaking in Scotland should be on your bucket-list. Join us on a journey through some of the best coastal scenery in Scotland’s Northwest Highlands. Kayak through sheltered sea lochs, navigate stunning coastlines and gaze up at the towering peaks of the Torridon mountains. On the fourth day of this trip, we’ll transfer south to the picturesque village of Plockton, our home for the final few days of the trip. Paddling off the wild shores of Wester Ross, Coigach and Assynt – classic kayaking territory with many islands and sea lochs. Stay in friendly Highland accommodation based on the shores of ...Read more >
From £1,395 excluding flights

Sea kayaking adventure in Scotland

Sea kayaking in the Summer Isles is perhaps sea kayaking in Scotland at its finest, as we explore the many islands that dot this beautiful coastline. The Summer Isles are some of the most scenic islands with the stunning isolated sandy beaches and our guided sea kayaking expedition is an inspiring journey through a stunning seascape. Journeying by sea kayak we are able to experience this remarkable coastal environment up close – picking our way through the numerous channels and inlets between the islands. This area is known for its rich marine life with dolphins, porpoises, seals and even whales inhabiting these waters. In the sky, there are many varieties of seabirds and golden eagles can ...Read more >
From £935 excluding flights

Outer Hebrides sea kayaking vacation in Scotland

For the ultimate sea kayaking adventure in Scotland, join us as we explore the wild coasts of the Outer Hebrides. The Hebrides boasts some of the best sea kayaking in Scotland, if not the world. With crystal clear turquoise waters, incredible wildlife and stunning beach coastal scenery, this is sea kayaking for the connoisseur. Outer Hebrides sea kayaking feels like floating in another world. On this sea kayaking adventure, we will explore some of the wildest places left in Europe – the islands of the Outer Hebrides. Facing the wild Atlantic, these rocky and intricately shaped islands offer a unique coastline to explore, with islands dotted around them and pierced by fjord-like sea lochs. ...Read more >
From £1,295 excluding flights

Sound of Arisaig kayaking trip, Scotland

Our exploration of the Sound of Arisaig is the perfect trip to sample the beauty of the West Coast and Inner Hebrides. Journeying by sea kayak, you will discover this remarkable coastal landscape with its plethora of marine wildlife and birds. The vistas are inspiring – particularly the white sand beaches of Arisaig that are set against the backdrop of the gracefully-sculpted Small Isles of Rum, Eigg and Muck and the dramatic Cuillin Mountains of the Isle of Skye. Experience remote wild camping spots on isolated beaches and on islands covered by colourful natural woodlands where you can relax after a day on the water. These relatively sheltered waters are the perfect place to enjoy an ...Read more >
From £935 excluding flights

Shetland Isles wildlife vacation

Join us on an unforgettable walking journey to the Shetland Isles, a little-visited archipelago of more than 100 exposed islands lying far north of the Scottish mainland, as close to Norway as they are to Scotland. People have worked the land and sea around Shetland for 5,000 years, leaving a mysterious legacy of ruined forts, ancient houses and standing stones. The islands are also rich in a diversity of wildlife, which we’ll explore on this guided tour. Huge colonies of seabirds cling to plunging cliffs. Sealife such as cetaceans and seals play in the rolling waves. On land rare flora twitch in the sea breeze while underwater vast kelp forests roll in the tide. In the company of your ...Read more >
From £1,725 excluding flights

Mull, Staffa and Iona wildlife tour in Scotland

Explore Scotland’s beautiful Inner Hebridean islands of Mull, Staffa and Iona, discovering their thriving and varied wildlife. On this vacation you will visit some of the remote islands of Scotland’s wild west coast, looking out for rare and beautiful species of wildlife while taking in the spectacular Atlantic scenery. Your guide will, of course, help you spot the wildlife, which may include white-tailed sea eagles, puffins, whales, dolphins and seals. We schedule trips throughout Spring and Summer; the time of year will determine the species we may encounter. In Spring we will see more birdlife such as puffins, with more of a focus on marine wildlife later in the Summer. Spending 2 nights ...Read more >
From £1,995 excluding flights

Outer Hebrides and St Kilda wildlife tour, Scotland

On this trip we will explore the Outer Hebrides far off Scotland’s west coast, discovering its abundant wildlife, including some of the rarest wildlife to be found in Scotland. Along the way, we’ll enjoy coastal and glen hikes and, weather permitting, a boat trip to the incredible archipelago of St Kilda. And on our May departure, we hope to see the spring migration of skuas to their summer breeding grounds – one of Scotland’s greatest nature events. Your knowledgeable guide will help you spot wildlife, and provide a fascinating insight into the rich tapestry of island life. You’ll look out for eagles, basking sharks, whales and dolphins, as well the rich flora of the islands found in the ...Read more >
From £1,795 excluding flights

Road cycling on Arran, Islay and Jura

This island-hopping cycle tour has all the ingredients to become a classic – quiet scenic roads, excellent accommodation, food and some of the world’s finest whisky. Throughout the week you will enjoy cycling Scottish Islands on the beautiful locations of the Isle of Arran, Islay island and the whisky island of Jura, as well as crossing the Mull of Kintyre. Explore the stunning landscapes of south-west Scotland by biking through a diverse range of islands on an unforgettable cycling vacation. These small islands were made for exploring by bike and you can expect fascinating wildlife, history and culture along the way. Journey from island to island using local ferries and to finish, a private ...Read more >
From £1,995 excluding flights

Mountain biking vacation in Scotland

Join us for this pioneering mountain biking route across the Highlands, taking you through some of the most magnificent scenery in Europe. Starting on Scotland’s west coast, we’ll follow trails through the iconic mountain regions of Glencoe, the Monadhliath and the Cairngorms. En route, we will stay overnight in one of the most special places in the Highlands – a remote mountain hut perched on an amazing loch, deep in the wilderness. Your guides will share not only some of the country’s classic trails but also some lesser-known gems, not found in any mountain bike guide book. The awesome scenery will be matched by amazing hospitality off the bike. From wild and remote picnic lunches ...Read more >
From £1,795 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 18 Sep

Scotland coast to coast road cycling tour

The Coast to Coast cycle is a rewarding journey of 262 miles/419km traveling from Aberdeen on the east coast to Applecross in the west. Cycling across the country we’ll climb over 17,000 feet/5,180 metres, including the UK’s highest and in our opinion arguably the most challenging road climb. Throw in some excellent Scottish cuisine, including the Applecross Inn (Scotland’s Pub of the year in 2012), changing and stunning scenery each day, along with a huge array of cultural experiences, ranging from castles and distilleries to a fantastic boat trip along Loch Ness, this is sure to be a vacation to remember.  ACCOMMODATION This trip features some of the best hotel and guest house ...Read more >
From £1,795 excluding flights

Atlantic Coast sea kayaking vacation in Scotland

On this sea kayaking adventure, we will explore one of the finest paddling areas in the world – the Atlantic coast of the Scottish Highlands. With overnights in comfortable accommodations, we’ll take to the water on some of Scotland’s wildest, most beautiful sea lochs that lie between the Sound of Mull and the Rough Bounds. On these waters, you can expect stunning scenery, great paddling, wildlife sightings and a lot of laughs as your expert guides lead you through marine wildlife reserves, past ruined castles and gorgeous sandy beaches. This popular itinerary is based on the central section of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail. ACCOMMODATION On this accommodation-based sea kayaking trip, we ...Read more >
From £1,365 excluding flights

Scotland classic canoe tour

The Great Glen offers a classic canoe trip from coast to coast, following an ancient route through the Highlands that has been used since time immemorial to journey through the rugged and mountainous landscape of northern Scotland. Our adventure begins near Fort William, and for the next five days, we will paddle our way northeast along several lochs and sections of the Caledonian Canal, culminating in the famous waters of Loch Ness. This is old school journeying at a slow pace where we can take in the detail of the scenes around us. Enjoy the sound satisfaction of every mile earned by honest hard work. ACCOMMODATION On this trip, we camp at campsites along the route. We provide tents and ...Read more >
From 865 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 28 Aug

Isle of Mull sea kayaking vacation, Scotland

Whether you’re a first-time sea kayaker or a seasoned paddler, kayaking in Scotland should be on your bucket list. Based on the beautiful Ross of Mull peninsula, this paddling journey explores the hidden bays scattered along Mull’s coastline and the sheltered stretches of water that link them. The Hebridean island of Mull is one of the UK’s richest wildlife destinations. Its spectacular hills and coastline are home to some of Scotland’s most iconic wildlife, including eagles, porpoises and basking sharks. Midway through this trip, enjoy a unique sailing experience out to Staffa and Treshnish Isles.  You’ll enjoy private lodgings, located just less than a mile from Fionnphort. Equipped with ...Read more >
From £1,395 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 19 Sep

Scottish Borders road cycling tour

The Borders is the part of Scotland south of Edinburgh that borders England – hence the name. This part of Scotland is an under-appreciated gem of Scottish scenery, history and culture. Dotted with quaint villages and castles this area has spectacular scenery from rolling hills and lush glens to winding rivers and a beautiful coastline. Its quiet country roads mean it’s one of the best areas of Scotland to explore by bike. With one guide on the road with you and a support guide in the van, we’ll explore some of the best riding that the Scottish Borders has to offer, stopping to visit some incredible locations finishing on the beautiful east coast. ACCOMMODATION During this trip, we will ...Read more >
From £1,935 excluding flights

Scottish Highlands wildlife vacation

This wildlife vacation in Scotland is a fresh way to experience the fantastic and diverse wildlife of the Scottish Highlands. Rather than being a list-ticking trip, it’s designed to be a fun and informative multi-activity trip across the Highlands. Led by our expert guides, we’ll seek out species such as dolphins, red deer and golden eagles as we explore Scotland’s wild places. And while we will visit a hide or two, most of the wildlife will be encountered as we enjoy activities such as boat trips, walks and even some sea kayaking. All activities will be conducted at an easy pace, so are suitable for everyone to enjoy. ACCOMMODATION In Ardnamurchan, we stay at a small, family-run, Highland ...Read more >
From £1,735 excluding flights

Scotland mountain biking coast to coast

Our Coast to Coast mountain biking itinerary is an absolute epic and, without a doubt, one of our favourite trips. It features a week of superb riding from Aberdeen in the east to Ardnamurchan in the west. Our pioneering route covers 400km, an awesome amount of ascent and descent and is the ultimate coast to coast mountain bike ride in the UK. The stunning mountains are not just great hiking locations but are also amazing places to traverse two wheels. The trails are as varied as the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands, and range from flowing single-track to rocky and challenging mountain passes to mellow forests tracks. You will ride under the leadership of our expert guides and ...Read more >
From £1,895 excluding flights

River Spey canoeing vacation in Scotland

Join us for an open canoeing expedition as we paddle through Speyside in the scenic North East Highlands. This classic Scottish river trip descends the famous River Spey passing by pine forests, heather-covered hills and Scotland’s most celebrated whisky region. Starting our journey on a gentle section of the river we’ll practice different strokes and techniques as we go. The canoeing becomes more challenging as we travel downstream through several fun and exciting rapids. It is not just the character of the river which changes – the pine forests on the riverbanks take on a new character with each season. These forests are home to a diverse range of wildlife including red deer and ...Read more >
From £585 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 11 Sep

Learn to kayak in the Scottish Highlands

This short break kayaking course for beginners will equip you with the essential kayaking skills to get you started and ready for longer sea kayak journeys. Based in beautiful Torridon, this short North West Highland break will equip you with the essential skills to get you started sea kayaking, while you enjoy paddling in fantastic locations. These sheltered stretches of water are the perfect place to learn the basics of sea kayaking and develop your skills further under the close eye of our highly-qualified sea kayak guide. Throughout the trip, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation in a private bunkhouse located on the loch shore, with hot showers, a wood-burning stove and comfortable ...Read more >
From £875 excluding flights

Scotland canoeing vacation in North West Highlands

This challenging wilderness trip explores one of the most pristine natural areas of Scotland. We will journey into a remote region of lochs and mountains in the Northwest of the Scottish Highlands. Some days will be spent journeying in our canoes, paddling and portaging all our boats and gear from loch to loch. On other days we will remain in the same camp and hike up to the iconic peaks that surround us by wild and rarely hiked routes.  We will enjoy an inherently flexible itinerary and plan our trip day by day as we travel, based on the conditions. This is a true wilderness trip, a long way from the nearest road or town and we are unlikely to meet other people during our adventure. At ...Read more >
From £1,065 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 21 Aug

Family adventure vacations in Scotland

The famous novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, is perhaps the classic children’s adventure story. What a lot of people don’t know is that it was written in the Cairngorms National Park in 1881! With this in mind, we’ve designed this spectacular family adventure vacation, combining lots of activities, a treasure hunt, desert islands and the Cairngorms National Park, to create an adventure vacation which is sure to be a hit with all of the family. You will visit ruined castles, enjoy spectacular scenery and try activities including sea kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking as you explore the Scottish Highlands – a land of myths and legends. Our guides are highly-qualified so you ...Read more >
From £1,065 excluding flights
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