Calling All Thrill-Seekers
Lachlan Gray mid air
Not all of us want to take a trip in order to see castles and architecture and blah blah blah. That would bore some people to tears!
So we’ve come up with a couple of ideas for a thoroughly action-packed holiday for you and your mates therefore, which mostly involve getting wet and wild.
All you need to do is hire a campervan to get your head down in and let the frivolity commence!
Sea Kayaking in Scotland
Get to the beach for a spot of sea kayaking. Scotland is absolutely perfect for such a trip, boasting stretches upon stretches of beaches, some secluded if you fancy a private session or some very popular if you’re a bit of a show-off.
This activity would be heaps of fun, can you imagine exploring dark and spooky caves or tunnels. The Orkney Islands are a perfect destination for sea kayaking with 500 miles of cliffs, caves, and beaches to be at your disposal.
Alternatively, there’s the Scottish Sea Kayaking Trail, if you fancy something of a challenge. There will be 500 km of sea for you to cross and interesting areas to take in such as Loch Linnhe, the Sound of Mull, Loch Sunart and the Sound of Arisaig. It was even voted a top European tour of a lifetime by National Geographic.
White Water Rafting
White water rafting
Now this has to be an activity that’s on everyone’s bucket list! It feels a little dangerous and fun and that’s why you just have to do it.
Scotland has tonnes of rivers, rapids and drops where you can show how brave you are on this thrilling ride. In case you didn’t know rivers are graded on their speed and therefore difficulty to raft on.
So, if you’re a beginner you might want to hit the water in a grade two river, but if you’re a thrill-seeker try out grade four or five. One great rafting route is at the river Tay. Another option is going to Cairngorms National Park and experience rafting with the Ace Adventure activity centre.
Mountain biking in scotland
Scotland is home to some fantastic mountain biking trails, but an absolutely momentous event will be taking place at Fort William next year, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.
The atmosphere is reportedly like that of a festival and crowds will be flocking in their hundreds to watch the competition. You’ll watch from the village as the Downhill and 4-Cross racers speed to the finish line. I couldn’t imagine anything more thrilling!
These fun travel ideas are bound to have you and your pals excited for weeks before hand. So if action is more your kind of thing than poncing around an art gallery then why not live dangerously and go get your thrills in Scotland?