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    With 80+ packaged tours and the option to customise any trip, we offer the widest range of inspiring adventure holidays, journeys and active experiences in the most remote and beautiful regions of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

    Choose from travel themes and activities like walking, wildlife and winter trips, or cycling, sailing and sea kayaking.

    Adventure Holidays
    Guided Small Group Tours
    Over 4,500 Reviews

    Book your Adventure Holiday with Wilderness Scotland

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    We take care of every detail so that you have the most inspiring experience possible. That means we take the worry out of finding the local hidden trails to explore, the most friendly accommodation to stay and the tasty eateries that know how to treat fresh seasonal ingredients. Don’t take our word for it though, we have over 4,500 customer reviews so you can see what other travellers thought of the trips you’re interested in booking.

     

    Tours by Month

    Trip & Departure DatesAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides and Skye

    6th Apr - 12th Apr 2024

    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,675Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    15th Apr - 22nd Apr 2024

    5 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,595Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

    20th Apr - 26th Apr 2024

    1 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,495Book Now
    Wildlife Adventures – Mull, Staffa & Iona

    20th Apr - 26th Apr 2024

    3 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,575Book Now
    Sea Kayaking – Introduction Course

    27th Apr - 1st May 2024

    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed 1,195Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – The Isle of Skye

    27th Apr - 3rd May 2024

    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay

    27th Apr - 3rd May 2024 Women only departure

    3 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,575Book Now
    Wildlife Adventures – The Shetland Isles

    27th Apr - 3rd May 2024

    3 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    6th May - 13th May 2024

    1 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wildlife Adventures – The Shetland Isles

    11th May - 17th May 2024

    1 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – The Isle of Skye

    11th May - 17th May 2024 Women only departure

    1 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Sea Kayaking – Introduction Course

    11th May - 15th May 2024

    4 place(s) leftGuaranteed 1,195Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay

    11th May - 17th May 2024

    1 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,575Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – National Parks of the UK

    12th May - 21st May 2024

    4 place(s) leftGuaranteed 3,295Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    13th May - 20th May 2024

    4 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay

    25th May - 31st May 2024

    6 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,575Book Now
    Wildlife Adventures – Mull, Staffa & Iona

    25th May - 31st May 2024

    1 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,575Book Now
    Wildlife Adventures – The Shetland Isles

    25th May - 31st May 2024

    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    27th May - 3rd Jun 2024

    1 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

    1st Jun - 7th Jun 2024

    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,495Book Now
    Sea Kayaking – Introduction Course

    1st Jun - 5th Jun 2024

    4 place(s) leftGuaranteed 1,195Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    3rd Jun - 10th Jun 2024

    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Road Cycling – Highland Coast to Coast

    8th Jun - 14th Jun 2024

    4 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,495Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    10th Jun - 17th Jun 2024 Women only departure

    5 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay

    15th Jun - 21st Jun 2024

    6 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,575Book Now
    Sea Kayaking – Introduction Course

    22nd Jun - 26th Jun 2024

    6 place(s) leftGuaranteed 1,195Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

    22nd Jun - 28th Jun 2024

    4 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,495Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    24th Jun - 1st Jul 2024

    5 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides and Skye

    6th Jul - 12th Jul 2024 Women only departure

    6 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,675Book Now
    Wildlife Adventures – The Shetland Isles

    6th Jul - 12th Jul 2024

    5 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    8th Jul - 15th Jul 2024

    12 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

    13th Jul - 19th Jul 2024

    1 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,495Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay

    13th Jul - 19th Jul 2024

    5 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,575Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay

    3rd Aug - 9th Aug 2024

    6 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,555Book Now
    Sea Kayaking – Introduction Course

    3rd Aug - 7th Aug 2024

    4 place(s) leftGuaranteed 1,195Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    5th Aug - 12th Aug 2024

    5 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – National Parks of the UK

    11th Aug - 20th Aug 2024

    Trip FullFULLY BOOKED 3,295Trip Full
    Road Cycling – Highland Coast to Coast

    17th Aug - 23rd Aug 2024

    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,495Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

    24th Aug - 30th Aug 2024

    6 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,495Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    26th Aug - 2nd Sep 2024

    6 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – The Isle of Skye

    31st Aug - 6th Sep 2024

    1 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay

    31st Aug - 6th Sep 2024

    8 place(s) leftAvailable 2,555Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    2nd Sep - 9th Sep 2024

    7 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay

    7th Sep - 13th Sep 2024

    6 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,575Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    9th Sep - 16th Sep 2024 Women only departure

    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Sea Kayaking – Introduction Course

    14th Sep - 18th Sep 2024

    7 place(s) leftAvailable 1,195Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – National Parks of the UK

    15th Sep - 24th Sep 2024

    6 place(s) leftAvailable 3,295Book Now
    The West Highland Way

    16th Sep - 23rd Sep 2024

    7 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – The Isle of Skye

    28th Sep - 4th Oct 2024

    5 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay

    28th Sep - 4th Oct 2024

    3 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,575Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

    5th Oct - 11th Oct 2024

    5 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,395Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides and Skye

    5th Oct - 11th Oct 2024

    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,675Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – The Isle of Skye

    12th Oct - 18th Oct 2024

    6 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,695Book Now

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    …And when you’re done, explore the outdoor holidays in Scotland that create a lifetime of memories by choosing your favourite activity above.

    Travel Tips

    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:

    Walking

    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

     

    Road Cycling

    What to Wear Road Cycling

     

    Mountain Biking

    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

     

    Further Information

    Most of our small group outdoor adventure holidays in Scotland have a maximum group size of just 8 clients. These holidays are led by fully qualified and very experienced guides, who will lead you on all of our small group trips, as well as looking after all of your requirements while you are on holiday with us.

    Our activity holidays in Scotland are not for everyone. They are not sightseeing tours of the Highlands and Islands. All of the trips involve an outdoor activity, so you will need to have the appropriate level of fitness to join any particular holiday. Even our ‘easy’ graded trips require a reasonable level of fitness.

    Furthermore, our trips venture into wilderness areas and national parks, so you need to expect the unexpected and accept that the weather and other factors sometimes mean a change of plan. This is all part of adventure travel. Please do call us if you would like to discuss any aspect of our small group holidays.

    Most of our adventure holidays in Scotland focus on one activity. We offer walking, sea kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, road cycling, sailing, photography, winter walking and family outdoor holidays.

    As well as small group holidays, we offer bespoke private group holidays and self-guided walking holidays. Please do contact us if you would like to discuss any of our holidays in Scotland or check out our sister company Wilderness Ireland for Irish activity holidays.

    Our holidays reviewed
    in your own words

    From the very first interaction, Wilderness Scotland has been top notch — this trip was my first experience with a guided hike and I’m ready to do it again and again and again; this may have been my favorite holiday ever!

    Stephanie Lytle
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 30/09/2018

    Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 6,643 reviews

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