If you count yourself as something of an adrenaline junkie then there’s nothing quite like an adventure holiday. Forget about putting your feet up and relaxing with a good book, your idea of a good break would be getting out and about in the great outdoors and trying your hand at a variety of action-packed activities, but where’s the best place for that? Well that’s easy! Between its rugged coastline, the majestic lochs and of course the stunning Highlands, Scotland has got every base covered when it comes to adventure breaks, but read on if you think you need a bit more convincing.
It’s estimated that there are over 30,000 freshwater lochs (and a few sea lochs) dotted around Scotland, so I think that it’s safe to say that any thrill seeker who wants to head out on the water will be spoilt for choice. Ranging from the famous Loch Ness right the way through to its lesser known counterparts, they’re all perfect playgrounds for a wide variety of water-sports. Whether it’s windsurfing, kayaking or wild swimming, there’s nowhere better, and if you fancy going to the extreme you can even canoe your way across the whole country via several lochs, rivers and canals, but be warned you’ll have to set aside 5 days to make the journey!
Or if you don’t fancy getting too wet (rain aside) you’ll want to have a look at the Highlands. With their beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere, they might seem the perfect place for a bit of quiet relaxation but they’re also ideal for those looking to get their adrenaline fix. Whether you want to tear around on the back of a quad bike or pedal your way through rugged terrain, there’s nowhere better in the UK than the Scottish Highlands. And that’s not it, they’re also fantastic for all of the walkers out there who can challenge themselves to see how many munros they can bag. In the winter months, you can even pay a visit to one of the only ski resorts in the whole of the UK at Glencoe.
Our Scottish Cottages
But the best thing about Scotland is the wide range of cottages that we have available for you to book whilst you’re on your adventure break. Whether it’s so that you have a cosy living room where you can put your feet up in front of an open fire or a hot bath where you can have a long soak after a day in the great outdoors, we’ve got them all, take a look here.
Hopefully that’s gone some of the way into convincing you that your next adventure break should be taken north of the border, but if you still need a little push then you should take a look at this useful graphic that we made showing the best activities and where to go for them!