- What to Wear on Your Outdoor Adventure Holiday Read More
See below for advice on what you should wear on each of our activity holidays:
What to Wear Summer Hiking
Footwear: Boots vs Shoes
Sea Kayaking & Canoeing
What to Wear Sea Kayaking
What to Wear Canoeing
Footwear for Sea Kayaking & Canoeing
What to Wear Road Cycling
What to Wear Mountain Biking
- Weather Read More
Scotland is known for its ever-changing weather conditions – yes, you should prepare for rainy conditions with appropriate waterproofs for protection, but really you should prepare for all types of weather changes. Especially in Summer, you can experience rather interchangeable conditions – one moment the skies can be clear blue with the sun shining brightly, then later in the day the heavens open up to provide some refreshing rain to help you cool down and then before you know it the sun is back to accompany you for the rest of the day. So, the best advice is to take your raincoat and some suntan lotion.
Below are some articles relating to Scottish weather and seasons:
10 Best Weather Forecast Websites
What is the Best Season to Hike in Scotland?
8 Reasons to Travel in Spring
What is a Scottish Summer Like?
5 Reasons to Visit Scotland in Autumn
- How Many People Join Our Holidays? Read More
In the broad our range of small-group, fixed-date tours run with a maximum of 8 people. We find that, along with an expert guide, this is an ideal number to ensure that the group is intimate and has an opportunity to create some strong bonds across a week-long adventure.
Of course, there are some exceptions to the rule and a small number of tours run with extended capacity, such as the West Highland Way and also our Photography tours.
Our Private Departures and Custom Tours, by their nature can be customised to your own requirements and therefore the size of the group is entirely dependent on who you’d like to travel with.
- How Many Guides Will Lead Our Tour? Read More
For the vast majority of our tours you will have the service of one of our expert guides on a 1:8 ratio.
Our guides are highly trained, not only in the activity they are guiding but also in many other aspects that make up an incredible adventure travel experience. Those include, landscape interpretation, history and storytelling, the night sky, gaelic in the landscape and of course in the high level of service we provide.
On the water for our sea kayaking and canoeing trips that ratio drops to 1 guide for every 4 travellers and for our West Highland Way tours (where we have a larger group size) we add an extra guide when the group size reaches 11.
- Travelling to Scotland Read More
See below for our guide on various travel links within the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Australia and New Zealand:
Travel to Scotland
- Solo Travel Read More
Whether travelling solo on a group holiday or journeying on a self-guided walking adventure, we can provide you with advice about solo travel. Check out the articles below for more information:
Travelling Solo on a Group Adventure: A Guide’s Perspective
Solo Travel: Making New Friends on Arran, Islay and Jura
5 Reasons to Solo Travel
Self Guided Walking Holidays – Your Questions Answered
5 Tips for Self Guided Walks
- Fitness Levels Read More
Our holidays are open to people with various levels of fitness – all our trips are graded by difficulty; green trips are the easiest, while blue trips offer an intermediate challenge and red graded activities are the most challenging. Click the link below to view our guides and videos on grading for each activity holiday that we offer.
Our Trip Grading Explained
While our grading system caters for a range of fitness levels it is good to get your body prepared before heading on your adventure:
How to Get Fit for a Long Distance Hike
Getting Fit for Sea Kayaking
- Accommodation Read More
From spending nights in grandiose castles, relaxing by a cosy fireplace in a beautiful 4-star hotel or camping lochside during one of our canoeing holidays you can be sure to have a memorable time with whichever activity holiday you choose. In castle and hotel accommodation look forward to tasting some fine locally sourced food from some of the most magical locations in Scotland. On our luxury walking holidays experience some of the greatest 5-star hotels in Scotland.
Top 5 luxury hotels in Scotland