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Adventure West Scotland

Explore the West of Scotland and all that it has to offer adventure seekers

Set in the breathtaking landscape of West Scotland, get ready for an epic adventure holiday that takes advantage of this rugged yet magical part of the UK. Hike the iconic Ben Nevis, experience kayaking in the Scottish Caribbean, and spend 24 hours in a bothy-style cottage, hiking and foraging your way through the wilds – the perfect adventure holiday in Scotland for adventurers like you.

West Scotland 8 Days July to September 83 KG PER PERSON
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Experience adventure in the Highlands on this multi activity adventure holiday in Scotland.  Wonder at the serene waters of the Scottish lochs and the breathtaking views from high up on a mountain, as you experience the Scottish Highlands through a range of active and immersive adventures. Your adventure culminates with a wild foodie experience, with a rustic overnight stay in a bothy-style cottage.

8 days, zero-hassle and all this included:

  • Half day abseiling near Loch Ness
  • Hike to the summit of Ben Nevis
  • Half day kayaking in the crystal waters around Arisaig
  • Half day paddle boarding on the Firth of Lorn
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night rustic bothy-style cottage
  • Breakfast every day and 2 evening meals
  • Voluntary beach clean
  • Voluntary trail clean in association with Trash Free Trails
  • Professional, local, English-speaking guide
  • All transport during the trip
  • 1 native tree planted in our woodland

Plus flexible booking terms as part of our Adventure Promise, including instalment payments to spread the cost of your adventure. 

Check out the full itinerary in the tab above!

For adventurers who:

Are fit, active and looking to experience West Scotland and the Highlands from a totally new perspective.

Designed as a self-drive tour and also perfect as a private group adventure. Please use the enquiry form to check availability for your preferred dates.

Day 1 - Inverness

Arrive in Inverness ready to check in to your hotel. If you require transfers from the airport or train station, please do contact us to make arrangements prior to travelling.

Relax for the afternoon and explore Inverness, best known around the world for being the hub of the Highlands as well as the closest city to Loch Ness, famously the home of the Loch Ness monster.

Your welcome meeting will take place this evening followed by dinner for you and your group. How better to get to know each other and your tour leader than while enjoying locally-produced food and a few beers produced in the brewery onsite, one of the lowest carbon breweries in the country.

Day 2 - Loch Ness

Reach new heights

This morning we leave the city behind to venture along the shores of Loch Ness, heading into the wild and rugged Scottish Highlands. It’s time to reach new heights, testing yourself both mentally and physically as you kick start your adventure with a rock climbing and abseiling experience.

Under the guidance of your climbing instructor, you will get kitted up with your harness and helmet, ready to learn the basics of climbing out on a real rock face. Develop your confidence as you learn to read the rock, identifying where to place your hands and feet as you climb upwards.

What goes up must come down! Lean back into it and leave your fears behind as you abseil back to the ground below. Land with a new feeling of achievement, knowing you conquered the rock face and you’re ready to take on the rest of this incredible adventure holiday.

Journey on

We’ll continue our journey to arrive at your destination for tonight, the beautiful coastal town of Arisaig.

Day 3 - Arisaig

Enjoy the Scottish ‘Caribbean’

Get ready to explore Arisaig in the best way possible – aboard a kayak! Don’t mistake these white sand beaches and crystal clear waters for a Caribbean island. Arisaig Bay is protected by hundreds of small tidal islands called skerries, and an ideal place to head out onto the water to enjoy a totally different perspective of west Scotland’s islands as you glide across the water.

Arisaig is THE destination for kayaking, with this iconic beach teaming with native wildlife such as harbour seals, common dolphins, porpoises, otters, and white-tailed eagles – as well as various sea birds and amazing underwater ecosystems with kelp, starfish, and jellyfish galore.

Time to relax

Wind down from your day of exploring the Scottish Caribbean back at your hotel for another night with a famous west coast sunset.

Day 4 - Ben Nevis

Lace up those boots!

You’ll be collected from your hotel early this morning for a transfer to the base of Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK at 1,345 metres! Once a massive active volcano which exploded and collapsed inwards on itself millions of years ago, you’ll find evidence of an explosion at the summit in the form of light-coloured granite, unless the summit is still covered in snow!

Be sure to appreciate the views on the way up, with the iconic Scottish highlands in the surrounding landscape. After a tough ascent, we’ll find a sheltered spot on the descent for lunch – what better backdrop for a bite to eat!

Put your feet up

After your tough but rewarding hike, you’ll be collected for your onward journey to Oban. Check into your hotel and enjoy a well earned rest this evening.

Day 5 - Oban

Wildlife spotting 

Your morning starts with a stroll along the picturesque coast as you make your way from the hotel to your paddle boarding session on The Sound of Kerrera. Take a deep breath as you glide across the water and absorb your tranquil surroundings on this stunning coastline. An abundance of wildlife can be found in the area and, in the summer months, you may even come across a basking shark or two.

Take to the ocean paddle boarding

After your paddle boarding session, you and your fellow adventurers can choose to take part in a voluntary beach clean, an opportunity to give back to this beautiful area. Afterwards we’ll take a stroll back along the coast to spend some free time discovering Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland. 

Day 6 - Scottish Highlands

Into the wild

Your free spirited adventure in the wilds of West Scotland’s rugged landscape begins as you arrive in Inveraray and meet with your local guide for the next 24 hours. A Mountain Leader based in the Highlands, Monica relocated here to live out her passion for hiking, camping & cooking in wild places, inspiring delicious, sustainable adventures.

Explore historial sights

With a huge collection of neolithic sites nearby, you’ll enjoy a fascinating guided hike through the rich heritage of this region. As we venture through the incredible scenery, Monica will share her passion for foraging seasonal wild plants, learning about their nutritious and healing properties. Set in the heart of the Argyll Estate, this is also the perfect place to meet and talk with the local characters responsible for the vital land management that helps to keep the area so special.

Learn how the locals live

Tonight you will experience true Scottish hospitality as Monica welcomes you into her traditional cottage for the night. Cement the new friendships you’ve formed this week, as together you cook a locally-sourced evening meal over an open fire. Share stories and reflect on your week of adventure, hanging out under the stars with your fellow travellers before we settle down for the night.

Day 7 - Glasgow

Enjoy a hearty breakfast with Monica before saying your goodbyes and leaving this rural wilderness behind. As we set off toward the city of Glasgow, we’ll pause to marvel at the Falls of Falloch in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

City comforts

On arrival in Glasgow, check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore at your leisure. Perhaps walk along the city centre mural trail to see the impressive street art or sample some Scottish whisky at one of the city’s distilleries, before enjoying a free evening in the big city lights.

Day 8

It’s the last morning of your epic adventure holiday in Scotland, so it’s time to pack your case and swap details with your new travel buddies.

If you’d like to plan to stay longer, speak to our team about adding extra nights to the beginning or end of your adventure!

What's included

  • Half day abseiling near Loch Ness
  • Hike to the summit of Ben Nevis
  • Kayak in the crystal waters around Arisaig
  • Half day paddle boarding on the Firth of Lorn
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night rustic bothy-style cottage
  • Breakfast every day and 2 evening meals
  • Voluntary beach clean
  • Voluntary trail clean in association with Trash Free Trails
  • Professional, local, English-speaking guide
  • All transport during the trip
  • 1 native tree planted in our woodland

Supercharge your trip

Even more ways to take your adventure tour to the next level! Simply make your selections at checkout when you book your trip online:

  • Private room: please contact us for rates and availability
  • Return transfers: if you’re travelling by air, rail or ferry – please contact us to discuss your requirements

What you need to bring

  • Back pack to carry your luggage
  • Trainers and comfortable loose clothing for climbing & abseiling
  • Mountain walking boots and walking socks
  • Waterproof clothing – even if the forecast looks good, the weather can be very changeable in the mountains
  • Warm layers – even in summer the mountains and the coast can be chilly
  • Comfortable daypack – to carry snacks, hydration and spare clothes when hiking
  • Swimwear – to wear under the wetsuits available
  • Old trainers or neoprene shoes – to wear in the water
  • Towel – to dry off after the water activities
  • Lots of energy!

What you need to know

  • Enjoy the reassurance of flexible booking terms, part of our Adventure Promise
  • Bookings close 4 to 6 weeks prior to departure, or as soon as places fill
  • You must be 18 years or over to join this adventure
  • Check in is available in Inverness from 16:00 on your arrival day
  • Hotel details and directions will be provided following confirmation of your booking
  • We don’t believe in charging people more for exploring our world solo, so we’ll always match you up with a like-minded traveler to share with. Your hotel rooms throughout will be twin-shared but please note the bothy-style night will be open plan sleeping arrangements
  • If you would prefer your own room we can usually accommodate that within the hotels, though an extra charge would apply and is not possible in the bothy
  • This multi activity holiday will run with no more than 12 to make sure you enjoy that small group feel

Getting here

By Air

  • The closest international airport is Inverness 
  • It is approximately a 20 minute taxi transfer from the airport to the tour start point in Inverness or alternatively travel by rail to Inverness and follow the By Rail instructions below
  • It is approximately a 15 minute taxi transfer to Glasgow airport from the tour end point in Glasgow or alternatively travel by rail from Glasgow, and follow the By Rail instructions below

By Rail

  • The closest train station to the tour start point in Inverness is Inverness Station, approximately a 6 minute taxi ride or a 12 minute walk
  • From the tour end point in Glasgow, the closest train station is Glasgow Central Station approximately a 16 minute taxi ride

By Road

  • The tour start point in Inverness is served by the A9 from the south or for a more scenic route, take the A82
  • The tour end point in Glasgow is served by the M8, A8, M74 and A74 located less than 30 minutes from the A5

At Adventure Tours UK, we set out to create the kind of breaks people like us go wild for. People who get their thrills in the outdoors and want to care for it too. Who want to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nature. If you’re in search of adventure, you’ll find it with us.

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