Adventure Time

Too many choices, not enough time

A vast array of adventure activities are available across the Highlands
Adventure means different things to different people and so it’s just as well Scotland has got a little bit of everything. From adrenaline-filled activities to discovering hidden walks, there is something for everyone – all very much enjoyable from comfort of your own campervan.

One of our favourite ways to see the beautiful Scotland and its nature (other than in a motorhome!) is by kayak. Sea kayaking offers a fantastic opportunity to experience wildlife up close and personal. If you want to see seals, otters and a whole host of birds in their own environment then this is for you – and is something that all the family can take part in no matter what your experience. Based in the West Coast, near Fort William why not try Rockhopper or closer to OutThere Campers and located in Aviemore is Kayak Scotland.

If you’re looking for something that gets the blood pumping why not try your hand at a zip line and high ropes course. An obstacle course in the trees it’s a great test of agility – and one that the kids usually give the adults a run for their money for. Courses can be found all over Scotland including the Nevis Range, Aberfoyle (where Go Ape has some of the longest zip lines in the country) and Rothiemurchus Estate set in the ancient Caledonian Pines of the Cairngorm Mountains.

Something that draws people from all over the world to Scotland is mountain biking. With a network of trails, the length and breadth of the country it’s so easy to hop from one in Skye – such as the incredible Bealach Brittle which starts at the Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle and offers superb views of the Skye Cuillins – to the east coast where the Capel Mounth Trail in Glen Doll invites those with a little more practise to take on the challenging climb.

With so many activities to choose from, you will need to keep coming back. Here are a number of other useful links:

Walk on OutThere
from the forest trails of Loch Ness to the hills of Cairngorm and Lochaber, the tough challenges of the Applecross Peninsula, or Munro bagging, the Highlands is a great place to explore the high country.
Walk Highlands
Munro Magic
Scottish Mountaineering Club

Wheel it OutThere
explore family-friendly paths through the beautiful Culbin woodlands near Nairn, or challenging mountain biking on some of the most testing circuits ever devised – including the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William – choose your level – start to pedal!
Or you may prefer Road biking, then there are plenty to choose from, including the mountain pass at the Bealach Na Ba that is a draw for those looking for alpine hairpins.
7 Stanes
Nevis Range
Laggan Wolftrax
Visit Scotland Cycling guide
Komoot Top 20 Routes
Cycling UK
LOCAL BIKE HIRE – Ticket to Ride, Inverness
LOCAL BIKE HIRE – Inverness Bike Hire

Ride the waves OutThere
The Highlands is surrounded by a coastline of spectacular beauty and great surfing waters – get your crest-of-the-wave thrills in some of the most dazzling locations the world has to offer, be a spectator or take part in the O’Neill Cold Water Classic competition at Thurso.
Surfing Scotland
Global Surfers

Paddle OutThere
White water thrills and spills or the chance to explore a coastline dotted with stacs, soaring cliffs and white sand beaches – pure bliss.
Inverness Canoe Club
Monster Activities
In Your Element

Rope up OutThere
For the high-rise thrill of your life – Cairngorm, Applecross and Fort William are spectacular and challenging destinations for braveheart climbers; the prospect of scaling legendary peaks and enjoying peerless high-rise scenery awaits.
Scottish Mountaineering Club
Mountaineering Council of Scotland
Scottish Mountain Weather information Service

OutThere in the thick of it
Aviemore, Glenshee, Lecht, Cairngorm, Glencoe and Fort William/Nevis Range make essential destinations for dramatic scenery plus ski and snow boarding slopes for all abilities.
Cairngorm Mountain
Nevis Range
Winter Highland Info

Tee up OutThere
Between the championship links at Nairn and Royal Dornoch, lie a host of 18 and 9-hole courses, each with their own challenges. Get OutThere in the birthplace of the sport and enjoy the wide variety on offer.
Nairn Golf Club
Royal Dornoch
Nairn Dunbar
Castle Stuart
Top Courses in North of Scotland

Cast OutThere
Fishing for salmon on the Spey or Findhorn; wild brown trout in the remote hill lochs; exciting sea fishing along the coasts – the Highlands is a great destination for anglers of all persuasions!
Fishing in Scotland
Highland Angling

Watch OutThere
Wherever you are, the Highlands is home to a rich wildlife population – deer, golden eagles, osprey and pine marten in the hills and forests, otters, black throated divers and plovers, and some of the world’s most spectacular seabird colonies on the cliffs and stacs.
Wildlife Scotland
Scottish National Heritage
RSPB Scotland

Rock on OutThere
Hire one of our cool campervans and get into the Highland festival circuit at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Blas, Loopallu, Skye Festival or Islay Jazz – just some of the great events on offer!
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is the ultimate family festival of music and performing arts. Now in its eighth year, this wacky, off-beat event in its beautiful Highland setting offers music over a wide range of genres plus a multitude of other entertainments including theatre, street theatre, burlesque, literary tent, kids entertainments, crafts, holistic treatment, organic food and drink and much more. Use the link below for more info.
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival