Whether it’s a quiet game of golf on a championship course, a pleasant stroll through a national park, splashing along the coast of an island in the Hebrides or an airborne obstacle course through forest vaults, the activities available will allow you to experience the best of Scottish nature. So what are you waiting for?
Hiking in Scotland
From family walks to long marches of experienced, the Highlands are the delight of all hikers. The paths are passable from April to October, sometimes with some snow at the beginning of the season. The Munros, named after their compiler (at the end of the nineteenth century), designate some 282 peaks above 3000 feet (914 m), which every Scottish mountaineer makes a point of climbing during his existence. Whoever attacks these mountains practice therefore munro bagging!
Cycling in Scotland
There are many ways to explore Scotland, but it is true that cycling is far from being the most unpleasant. There are several options for exploring Scotland by bike: you can spend a holiday on two wheels or go on short bike trips to enjoy the morning or afternoon. With many options for renting bicycles or cycling routes, nothing is easier than going up a gear during your holidays. Then ride and visit Scotland with its network of dedicated bike lanes!
The prestigious golf clubs of Edinburgh and Saint Andrews were founded in the mid-18th century by gentlemen who rubbed shoulders in the Masonic lodges. In 1868, finally, the ladies were allowed to survey the greens. Scotland has nearly 580 golf courses and, contrary to what we think, it is by no means an elitist sport. The oldest and most select greens require sponsorship, but you’ll find municipal land available for a few pounds (some are even free). Of course, there are also other great golf courses around Inverness and Loch Ness, which are not linked golf courses. These courses invite casual golfers and families to play and pay at very reasonable prices. Enjoy all the scenery and quality on superb high mountain courses and spend a very pleasant day.
Yes, it is possible to ski in winter in Scotland, in 5 resorts … even if the relief does not guarantee great emotions to the most experts! But it’s very expensive.
Cairngorm (near Aviemore): very busy, with a funicular! Glencoe was the pioneer resort in Scotland, with the steepest slopes. Glenshie is the largest, with a cross-country ski center nearby. Lecht, in the Northeast, is a small resort rather for beginners. Nevis Range, facing Ben Nevis, is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. Finally, you can even go indoor in the Snow Factor, a complex located in the Braehead Arena in Glasgow. It’s not very green, is it?