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Adventure Holidays in Scotland

A real Scotland adventure in stunning scenery can take many forms. It may well involve water – everything from gentle canoeing to the adrenalin rush of white water rafting! The holiday adventure experience afloat also takes in sea kayaking, especially around the spectacular western seaboard of Scotland.

The restless seas round Scotland also produce great surf, with some beaches especially associated with kite surfing, as well as board surfing.

On dry land, the choice in Scotland is equally wide – with adventure taking many forms, including paintball, rock climbing, archery, abseiling and cliff jumping.

You can also enjoy an adventure in the skies of Scotland, with operators offering ballooning, gliding, paragliding and paramotoring, as well as parachute jump training.

And you can easily find an adventure centre or an approved activity provider with the highest standards of safety, plus excellent tuition and equipment hire. An adventure holiday in Scotland is also an opportunity to try something unusual or new – such as sphering or canyoning.


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Adventure in Scotland

Adventure Breaks in Scotland »

The modern face of activity holidays: a whole range of adrenalin sports in the rugged Scottish landscape. Expect expert instructors and a brilliant experience.

© Copyright Galloway Activity Centre, Watersports in Scotland »

Scotland is a great setting for sailing and watersports of all kinds and has well-developed watersports facilities with centres in many parts of the country – from sea kayaking around Barra in the Outer Hebrides to wind-surfing on Loch Ken in Galloway.

© Copyright Edinburgh Boat Charters Ltd, Sailing in Scotland »

When you dream of sailing, make Scotland part of that dream. A coastline of lochs, mountains, islands and beaches joined by a clear and uncrowded sea. Waters that offer both sheltered sailing and challenging adventures, according to the yachtsman's mood and experience. A natural freshness and unspoilt environment and a haven for sailors.

© Glencoe Mountain Resort Scottish Skiing & Snowsports »

The sport of skiing began in Scotland before the end of the 19th century - but was a far cry from today’s ski and snowboarding holidays. Today, Scotland has five ski centres, all within easy reach of winter holiday accommodation or resorts.

© Experience 4x4 Off-Road »

If you are serious about off-road driving, then Scotland offers plenty of choice, with many opportunities to go off-road, under supervision, on testing trails.

Bhaltos Beach © Copyright David Hayes Beaches of Scotland »

With a coastline estimated at 8197 miles (13,115 km) long, there is plenty of room for Scottish beaches!