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      New Adventures for 2021

      Explore our exciting new trips for 2021. From mountain biking to road cycling around Scotland’s national parks, to kayaking and walking on beautiful islands and the mystical joy of winter wildlife. Our new adventures have been carefully crafted to create memories that will last a lifetime.

      We’re incredibly happy to announce our new exciting adventure holidays for 2021!

      No matter what type of adventurer you are, we think that there is something special for you here – from those that love to hike, bike or simply experience some of Europe’s best wildlife. Whatever your passion, we hope our carefully created guided adventure holidays for 2021 will inspire you to experience the great outdoors with us.

      1. Wilderness Walking – Arran: Scotland in Miniature

      Region: West Highlands including Knoydart
      Trip Type: Wilderness Walking – Small Group
      Comfort: Classic
      Confirmed: When 2 Traveller(s) Book
      Deposit From £273.75
      Duration: 4 Nights

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      Often described as Scotland in miniature, the Isle of Arran offers dramatic mountain peaks, iconic wildlife, gorgeous beaches and a wealth of cultural treasures. This guided hiking holiday explores the highlights and hidden gems of this beautiful island. The hiking each day varies from challenging peaks to coastal hikes and sites of interest, such as the Holy Isle, a world centre for peace and health. Our accommodation is a cosy small hotel based in the colourful town of Brodick.

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      2. Women's Wilderness Retreat

      Region: Cairngorms and Central Highlands
      Trip Type: Wilderness Walking – Small Group
      Comfort: Classic
      Confirmed: When 3 Travellers Book
      Deposit From £433.75
      Duration: 6 Nights

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      The wilds of the Cairngorm National Park await you on this unique women’s only wilderness retreat. Based in a bright and airy Highland lodge that specialises in fresh, locally sourced seasonal food, you’ll get the chance to experience the magic of Scotland with like-minded women. From wild swimming and restorative yoga to foraging, navigation and rewilding, you’ll get the chance to take part in and share new experiences. Reconnect with nature and yourself against the backdrop of Scotland’s magical wild spaces alongside a fantastic group of women in the wild Cairngorms National Park.

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      3. Sea Kayaking - The Isle of Mull

      Region: Inner Hebrides
      Trip Type: Sea Kayaking – Small Group
      Comfort: Classic
      Confirmed: When 3 Traveller Book
      Deposit From £348.75
      Duration: 5 Nights

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      Beginner and experienced paddlers will love this new laid-back sea kayaking journey to the Isle of Mull on Scotland’s west coast, including visits to iconic sites such as the mesmerising basalt columns of Staffa and the historic Iona Abbey. Whole hidden worlds open up – remote inlets, rocky coves, pristine beaches and unchartered caves. Home to maritime life and seabirds, keep your eyes spotted for an array of wildlife such as eagles, seals, porpoises and even maybe the odd basking shark.

      Enjoy magical sunsets, stupendous ocean vistas and stunning accommodation locations on this unforgettable sea kayaking adventure.

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      4. Sea Kayaking - The Sound of Arisaig

      Region: West Highlands
      Trip Type: Sea Kayaking – Small Group
      Comfort: Wilderness Camping
      Confirmed: When 2 Travellers Book
      Deposit From £233.75
      Duration: 6 Nights

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      Escape from the world on this sea kayaking expedition along western Scotland’s isolated inlets. Paddling by day and camping by night, experience Scotland’s far-flung wilds. Awake each morning to the crash of waves, the call of seabirds, and the salty embrace of fresh sea air. Marvel at the epic views of the Isle of Skye and the dramatic Cuillin mountains rising up out of the swirling waves. You’ll also get unique water-level views of other Inner Hebrides islands like Rum, Eigg and Muck. Develop your skills as a sea kayaker in some of the UK’s and Europe’s most spectacular scenery along this remarkable, hard-to-reach coastline.

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      5. Winter Wildlife

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      Region: Cairngorms and Central Highlands
      Trip Type: Wildlife – Small Group
      Comfort: Classic
      Confirmed: When 2 Traveller(s) Book
      Deposit From £223.75
      Duration: 4 Nights

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      Join us for a journey deep into the beautiful winter wonderland of Scotland. We will be exploring rich wildlife habitats in the ancient Caledonian Pine forests and hills of the Cairngorms National Park. These places are home to some of Scotland’s most iconic wildlife, such as Red Deer, Ptarmigan and Mountain Hare. The dark night skies here also offer a great chance to see the Aurora.

      Our handpicked accommodation is in a small charming hotel where we will relax by the fire each evening.

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      6. Wilderness Walking - Winter in the Orkney Isles

      Region: The Orkney Isles
      Trip Type: Wilderness Walking – Small Group
      Comfort: Classic
      Confirmed: When 3 Travellers Book
      Deposit From £248.75
      Duration: 4 Nights

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      Discover the beauty of the Orkney Isles at a time when few come to visit. Have the atmospheric landscapes to yourself in winter and embark on invigorating walks in wild weather. Return every evening to warm and cosy accommodation, where a roaring fire awaits you. Spend time to get to know the locals that inhabit these hardy islands, whether that be the welcoming people or wheeling seabirds that dominate the skies. Explore the rich and cultural heritage with visits to various historical sites in the company of your knowledgeable guide.

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      7. Mountain Biking – Wild Highland Trail

      Region: Multi Location
      Trip Type: Mountain Biking – Small Group
      Comfort: Classic
      Confirmed: When 2 Traveller(s) Book
      Deposit From £448.75
      Duration: 6 Nights

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      This is a pioneering new route across the Scottish Highlands, designed to take you through the country’s most incredible scenery. We start right on the West Coast and head cross country through the epic mountain ranges of Glencoe, the Monadhliath and the Cairngorms. Accommodation on this trip includes one night in a remote mountain hut perched on an amazing loch, deep in the wilderness. The rest of the time we are in cosy handpicked hotels and guesthouses, sampling the best local food and drink available.

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      8. Road Cycling – Scotland's National Parks

      Road Cycling Scotland National Parks

      Region: Perthshire and Southern Highlands
      Trip Type: Road Cycling – Small Group
      Comfort: Classic
      Confirmed: When 2 Traveller(s) Book
      Deposit From £483.75
      Duration: 6 Nights

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      Quiet sweeping roads, charming wee villages, cafes and views to die for – welcome to Road Cycling in Scotland.  For this new trip we have drawn together some of our favourite routes in the country taking in medieval castles, ancient standing stones, gorgeous lochs and towering mountains. Scotland’s National Parks also happen to be home to some of the country’s best food and drink experiences. Relax, indulge and enjoy after to round off a perfect day in the saddle.

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      9. Walking - England Coast to Coast

      England Coast to Coast walking holiday

      Region: Northern England
      Trip Type: Wilderness Walking – Small Group
      Comfort: Classic
      Confirmed: When 3 Traveller(s) Book
      Deposit From £873.75
      Duration: 12 Nights

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      We are bringing our own wild approach to walking holidays to one of the UK’s most beautiful areas. Journey with us on foot across the width of England.  Starting by the Irish Sea we head east into some of England’s most beautiful countryside, including 3 National Parks. We’ll follow in the footsteps of literary giants through the dramatic fells of the Lake District, the green rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the sweeping expanses of the North Yorks Moors National Park.

      Led by one of our experienced guides who can bring these iconic places to life, sharing their history, geology and wildlife along the way. This is truly some of the best hiking in England and is full of sights such as medieval castles, historic homes and ancient standing stones. Each evening we will reach carefully handpicked accommodation where our luggage will be waiting.

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      10. Self-Guided - Hadrian's Wall Path

      Region: England
      Trip Type: Self-Guided
      Comfort: Classic
      Confirmed: When 3 Travellers Book
      Deposit From £143.75
      Duration: 7 Nights

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      On this classic self-guided long-distance trail, immerse yourself in the varied scenery of Northern England. Journey across the country on foot through the rich, rolling landscape visiting forts and milecastles, soaking up the fascinating history of this ancient monument. Hiking from inn to inn you’ll stay in charming villages and on working farms enjoying a warm welcome and wonderful local food.

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      Introducing Self Guided Tours

      New for 2021, we are introducing a range of Self Guided Tours, including Self Drives and Self Guided Walking tours. We have also introduced the new categories of Self Guided Cycling and Self Guided+ Cycling – fully supported self guided cycling holidays. Learn more about the difference between the two trip types here.

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      Self Guided Cycling - Cairngorms National Park

      Region: Cairngorms & Central Highlands
      Trip Type: Self Guided Cycling – Private Travel
      Comfort: Classic, Upgrades Possible
      Confirmed: When Groups of 2+ Book
      Deposit From £212.50
      Duration: 5 Nights
      Difficulty: At Your Own Pace

      Scotland’s largest national park, the Cairngorms Mountains are some of Scotland’s most dramatic places to bike. As our backyard, you’ll be cycling our favourite routes, handpicked by our resident cyclists. Starting from Aviemore, you’ll cover 15-25 miles per day (or more if you have the energy), combining great riding with memorable views. Visit castles and barracks, historic bridges, bird centres, adorable villages, cosy pubs, museums, nature reserves, and of course no visit to Scotland is complete without a visit to a distillery.

      With round the clock support for assistance when you need, this trip offers the ultimate flexibility to cycle at your own pace, stopping at the sites that interest your group the most, while leaving all the logistics and details up to us.

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      Self Guided+ Cycling - The North Coast 500

      Region: West Highlands
      Trip Type: Self Guided+ Cycling – Private Travel
      Comfort: Classic, Upgrades Possible
      Confirmed: When Groups of 2+ Book
      Deposit From £323.75, price based on a group of 6
      Duration: 6 Nights
      Difficulty: At Your Own Pace

      With 500 miles and 10,000 feet in elevation over 7 days, this epic cycling adventure is a true bucket-lister. Follow Scotland’s iconic North Coast and ride through stunning vistas, such as the mountainous landscapes of Torridon, the wild shores of Assynt, postcard-perfect beaches, and Sutherland’s open moors. Take in Scottish culture through artist studios, fishing villages and heritage sites.

      As a Self Guided+ trip, you’ll have the added advantage of your own private “soigneur” to provide mechanical assistance, luggage transfers, expert advice and a friendly lift if needed, though they won’t be out on the road with you. Pedal at your own pace, whether this means charging up hills or just taking things at a friendly pace with plenty of photos on this trip of a lifetime.

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      Self Guided+ Cycling - Skye and the Inner Hebrides

      Region: West Highlands
      Trip Type: Self Guided+ Cycling – Private Travel
      Comfort: Classic, Upgrades Possible
      Confirmed: When Groups of 2+ Book
      Deposit From £308.75, price based on a group of 6
      Duration: 6 Nights
      Difficulty: At Your Own Pace

      On this island hopping cycling adventure, pedal across the iconic Isle of Skye, the Isle of Mull, the Isle of Iona – home to a famous monastery – and the Isle of Raasay (and its exciting new distillery, of course).

      The islands of the Inner Hebrides are the perfect size for exploring on two wheels. With daily distances from 30-50 kms, enjoy great cycling coupled with time to visit castles, distilleries, Iron Age brochs (Scottish fortifications) and cosy pubs. Dip your toes in pristine waters while drinking in brilliant vistas. As a Self Guided+ trip, you’ll have the added advantage of a soigneur to provide mechanical assistance, luggage transfers, expert advice and a friendly lift if needed, though they won’t be out on the road with you.

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