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Adventures for families

With it's stunning mountainous scenery, it's bloody, turbulent history and the wide range of outdoor adventures, Scotland is a great place for families to discover, be active and feel a little bit like a lord.

A canoeing and mountain biking adventures along the Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal links Corpach, near Fort William on the west coast, with Inverness, about 105 km away on the east coast of Northern Scotland. Along the scenic canal are endless possibilities to explore the beautiful Scottish outdoors. There are plenty of cycling trails including mountain back tracks ranging from easy to moderate levels and a variety of distances. Mountain biking along the Caledonian Canal is a wonderful way of exploring the scenic glens and wildlife. Water enthusiasts can combine a cruise on a barge with daily cycling trips. Caneoing is another activity we highly recommend on the calm waters of the Caledonian Canal. Peacefully and serene it is the perfect family adventure to discover Scotland's Highlands from a different perspective.

Ride through the Scottish Highlands on the Harry Potter Train

Who hasn‘t seen the massive, fantasy-like viaduct in the famous Harry Potter movies? The 21-arched long Glenfinnan Viaduct in Western Scotland is part of the railroad journey from Fort William to Mallaig and will be crossed on the 6-hour long return journey in the Jacobite Steam Train. Praised as the greatest railway journey in the world it passes quite a few superlatives. Starting near Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, it calls into Britain's most westerly mainland railway station in Arisaig, followed by the deepest freshwater loch in Great Britain - Loch Morar and finally the deepest one - Loch Nevis. However the highlight of the tour is the impressive Glenfinnan-“Harry-Potter“-Viaduct overlooking Loch Shiel and the Jacobite Monument. Not to forget the magnificent view of the surrounding landscape which leaves no doubt while it featured the world famous movie series.

Geo-caching Adventure around Cairngorms National Park

Geo-caching is a treasure hunt for adults or even better, the whole family. Where else would it be more fun than in a naturally challenging location like the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland's  Highlands? Geo-caching combines several outdoor activities such as orienteering, hiking, climbing and “treasure“ hunting of course. Challenge yourself on a day out in the rough Scottish nature and leave your mark once you found the cache. Geo-caching is a great way of immersing yourself into the wilderness of the Cairngorm National Park, while having a fantastic adventure and fun with your family! 

Contact us for an individual quote, visit our Scotland adventures and Scotland family adventures for touring inspiration or check out our selection of outdoor activities and special experiences things to do in Scotland.

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