Scotland, with its unique topography and geographical attributes, is a world-class adventure travel destination. Adventure travel in Scotland comes in many varieties. You are about to discover your very own thrills, which could be on the water, in the mountains or even on the snowy slopes. You will never run out of adventure activities in Scotland.
Winter Thrills in Scotland
The Scottish Highlands are an exciting playground for travellers who are seeking a world-class winter adventure. One great way to experience the ultimate winter adventure is through winter walking and climbing on Ben Nevis or other mountains in the West Highlands. The challenge of the uphill trek is amply rewarded once you reach the summit of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Scotland. There are also many even more challenging routes in the Highlands, including the Aonach Eagach in Glencoe or the Black Cuillin ridge in Skye.
Conquer the Rapids of Scotland
Another thrill ride involves exploring some of the amazing water adventure in Scotland. White water rafting offers the experience of a lifetime. Explore the rapids of the River Tay or challenge your river navigational skills on the spectacular River Findhorn. And for the ultimate thrill seeker, why not go for some cliff jumps off from the beautiful waterfalls like those at Bruar and Inchree.
Challenging the Steep Slopes on a Ski or Snowboarding Holiday
Scotland’s mountains are ideal for challenging skiing and snowboarding activities. Experience the thrill of your life by conquering Europe’s finest and challenging routes like the Lemming Ridge in Coire Dubh. From these amazing mountains you’ll also enjoy sweeping scenic views of the majestic slopes stretching to the horizon.
Ride the Winds with Windsurfing and Kite Surfing
The Scotland’s temperate weather is ideal for windsurfing and kite surfing with the prevalence of consistent strong south westerly winds over the west coast. The isle of Tiree, Islay and Kintryre Peninsula are some of the very best places to surf in Europe.
Extreme Canyoning for the Ultimate Adventurer
Canyoning is a relatively new sport but is fast becoming popular amongst adventure seeking travelers around the world. Take your adventure travel to a whole new dimension and experience the best thrill of your life through a Canyoning activity at the Bruar in Perthshire. Experience the epic rock slides, cliff jumps, treacherous traverses, massive rope lowers and big drop plunge pools.
Conquer Your Fear of the Dark With a Black-Out Bungee
At a location in Highland Perthshire you’ll find the latest in the bungee jumping – the very first location in Europe to offer thrilling bridge bungee jumping in total pitch black darkness. What’s really exciting and thrilling about this is you will never know how far you will go and what’s ahead of you. This could be a bit scary for an adventure activity but very rewarding. You can conquer your fear of the dark at the Pass of Killiecrankie amongst a breathtaking landscape in a naturally wooded area. The Black Out bungee jump is available only on the first Friday and the last Saturday of every month.
About the Author: When Michelle isn’t at a fitness boot camp on her holiday, you’ll find her hiking, climbing, scaling, and doing anything else that will get her adrenaline pumping.