If there ever was a venue that could carry off the title of adventure playground then it is the Highlands of Scotland.
The entire region is a haven for outdoor activities and adventure sports, from walking to water sports, skiing and mountain biking to name but a few. And all set in the most stunning and unspoilt corner of the UK.
Such is the width and diversity of the adventure activities possible in the region that all Gael Holiday Homes accommodation are ideally situated for taking advantage of what’s on offer. Suffice to say that wherever you decide to travel to there will be plenty things to do be it on land, sea or in the air.
The jewel in the crown is the Cairngorm National Park, its rolling, heather-clad mountains being synonymous with fun. Containing some of the most challenging and interesting terrain anywhere in the UK, the Cairngorms are a magnet for thrill seekers wishing to test themselves hill climbing, trekking or simply walking and enjoying the unparalleled scenery. Winter also proves a big draw when the first falls of snow herald the start of the skiing and snowboarding season.
Mountain biking is another sport that has really taken off in a big way in the Highlands. Fort William regularly hosts World Cup events and there are literally dozens of well laid out mountain bike trails to spike the interest of all level of riders on rugged hills and forests that will literally, and metaphorically, take your breath away.
But if pedalling is too much like hard work there are also quad biking and 4×4 tours that will get you off the beaten with a lot less effort.
The other landmark feature of the Highlands is its lochs and rivers that are well suited for a wide range of watersports including white water rafting, canyoning and gorge walking as well as kayaking and sailing.
A large plus point is the fact that an outdoor adventure and activity holiday can be designed to suit everyone: from families with younger children right through to adrenaline junkies and couples in search of a new challenging active pursuit to try out. Whether it be cycling, paint balling or a more sedate round of golf, you are sure to find the right activity for your weekend break or holiday in the north of Scotland.
It should be noted that not all outdoor sports and activities are high-energy, adrenaline-fuelled rushes. Regardless of age and fitness levels there will almost certainly be an outdoor activity you can pursue in a dramatic backdrop.
Indeed, the phrase, “The Great Outdoors”, may well have been coined with the Scottish Highlands in mind. After all, it is easy to see why – you are spoiled for choice.
So, if you want to get away from the city and blow off some steam in the countryside, you have come to the right place. Your spirits – and lungs – will thank you for it.