Scotland for the Brave: Adventure Activity Breaks

Adventure Activity Holidays Scotland

Whether you’re seeking adventure on land or water, Scotland is the perfect place for activity breaks.  Enjoy a leisurely cycle or walk in the beautiful Scottish countryside or shift your holiday up a gear with adrenaline packed activities such as white water rafting and coasteering (traversing coastal cliffs before jumping off them into the sea).  However active you want to be, the miles of coastline and rivers, lochs, mountains and glens a-plenty make the Scottish outdoors ideal for an activity break (and provide a stunning setting for your holiday, as well as the chance to get up close with Scotland’s wildlife).

Kayaking on Loch Earn

Activity Scotland 

Looking for activity ideas to fill a weekend or a whole week?  Thinking about walking one of Scotland’s long distance routes or taking a family adventure holiday?  If you’d like to embrace the great outdoors on your next holiday, take a look at Activity Scotland – a fantastic resource with information on different regions, operators and activity centres.  From sea kayaking and boat charter, to quad biking and tree climbing, there are a wide range of activities across Scotland for you to try on your next holiday.  For activity holiday inspiration, browse the different categories on Activity Scotland, which include activities on foot, on wheels and on water.

Why not really make the most of your activity holiday by staying in a self-catering home-from-home?  Enjoy the freedom and independence a local holiday cottage can offer – with mealtimes to suit your plans and plenty of room to store all your gear.  With all the comforts of home, you can truly relax and unwind after a day on the mountain, in the river or at sea.

Visit EmbraceScotland for a wide selection of accommodation for Activity Breaks in Scotland.

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  • Jane Burrows, Kinnaird Woodland Lodges
    23rd March 2012 1:06 pm

    Don’t forget you can have the best adrenaline rush at highland fling bungee! Throw yourself off a bridge at Killiecrankie if you dare!

  • ASSC
    23rd March 2012 2:15 pm

    Great suggestion, thank you Jane!

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