Expert – Insightful – Authentic
Our small team of fantastic local guides will go that extra mile to make sure you get the most out of your adventure.
Their depth of local knowledge is second to none and all have a passion to explore and share in the experience. They have hiked, biked and paddled extensively throughout the world. They have slept under the stars and have participated in virtually every activity there is. Put simply, they are keen to introduce you to the places that they call home.
Activity level information.
If you choose a leisurely hike, a challenging trail ride, or an open water paddle you can be assured that we’ll go above and beyond to deliver an experience of a lifetime. We’ve created this helpful information guide that splits our guided activities into three categories – leisurely, moderate and challenging.
Cycling: 1 – 3 hours
Easy rides on stunning forest trails and quiet country roads that can be enjoyed by everyone. No routes are entirely flat, so expect some short hill climbs and easy descents. E-bikes are available for those wishing to take it easy.
Hiking: 1 – 3 hours
Gentle off-road hiking on well-maintained hill tracks and forest trails. No previous hiking experience is required – just a pair of comfy walking boots and a love of the great outdoors.
Kayaking: 1 – 3 hours
Paddling in sheltered bays and canals in superb locations, suitable for people with no previous canoeing experience. Instruction and skills development will be delivered throughout the duration of your journey. In breezy conditions, a degree of fitness will be required. Small waves may be encountered.
Cycling: 2 – 4 hours
The perfect challenge for occasional off-road riders who are in good health and are reasonably fit. Moderate off-road trails and paths may be muddy and uneven. There may be some steep ascents and descents. Some technical off-road riding experience would be beneficial.
Hiking: 2 – 4 hours
If you own a pair of well-worn hiking boots and love small hills with big views, this is the perfect scottish hiking experience for you. You would need to have a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to ascend a 1000ft / 300m hill on good quality trails. Occasional slippery and uneven surfaces.
Kayaking: 2 – 4 hours
The ideal adventure for the occasional canoeists with some basic paddling skills. Journeying across a loch in varied conditions will require a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to deal with small waves and stronger winds. You will have plenty of time to hone your paddling skills, with occasional shore breaks to stretch your legs and refuel.
Cycling: 4 – 6 hours
Confidence on a bike in varied trail conditions and a good level of fitness is essential. Previous off-road riding experience is a must as some technical riding will be required. You will take on rocky land-rover tracks, fun single-track trails, drop-offs and some steep ascents and descents.
Hiking: 4 – 6 hours
A good level of fitness will be required to take on some challenging accents and descents on rough, boggy and uneven ground. Conditions permitting, you may summit a stunning 3000ft / 900m a peak with the possibility of tackling an exciting grade 1 scramble or boulder field along the way.
Kayaking: 4 – 6 hours
You will have a paddle in your hands for several hours so a good level of fitness and open water canoeing experience is a prerequisite. You can expect to be paddling in changing conditions and in stronger winds with limited shelter and fewer shore breaks. Nutritious snacks and drinks to refuel and hydrate will be available throughout your journey.
Activity level information is for guidance only. All of our guided activities are tailored to our clients’ preferences, level of fitness, and experience.
Our frequently asked questions are answered below – get in touch for more information about your guided outdoor activity in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park..
Our activity days do not include accommodation, but we can reserve it for you. We have carefully selected some of the National Park’s best small privately owned hotels, inns and B&B partners that offer comfortable accommodation, great food and friendly service.
Your activity guide will transport you from your accommodation or agreed pick-up point in the morning and take you to your activity location. After your activity you will have the option to stop off at a local inn or cafe to enjoy some local hospitality and great food. (If time allows) For groups of up to four clients, you will travel in our comfortable and spacious Volkswagen Caravelle Executive MPVs. Check out our vehicle info page for more details.
Scotland is well known for its unpredictable weather – even in summer. It can change very fast and in a matter of minutes, especially in mountain areas. We would recommend that you come prepared. A list of recommended clothing and equipment will be provided when the details of your activity have been finalised and booked.
Visiting remote and mountainous areas can carry an element of risk and unforeseen circumstances can arise. Your guide will make dynamic risk assessments throughout your chosen activity and therefore a degree of flexibility must be accepted. Your detailed itinerary is indicative only and not a guarantee that a particular route will be followed, or place reached.
So – our pricing structure is super easy. We take a 25% deposit up front, which allows us to book and finalise your activity day(s) – then the balance is due 21 days before your activity day is scheduled to start. We’ll email you an invoice when you book your activity day(s) and you can make payment via bank transfer or online via credit or debit card.
Completely bespoke activity days are very hard to predict in terms of cost because it entirely depends on the details of locations, activities etc. However as a very broad general guide, we offer a three day mixed activity package for 4 people starting at £350.00 per person. But – we can get you a detailed quote extremely quickly once you’ve enquired, so the best thing to do is enquire.
Your transportation information
For your chosen activity, you’ll travel in one of our Volkswagen Caravelle Executive MPVs. Our vehicles are luxurious and spacious, carefully chosen for safety and comfort. They’re a key part of delivering the best possible experience. They’re reliable, they’re rugged, and they’re perfectly equipped to deal with Scotland’s rough trails and single track roads. And of course, they’re perfect for accessing those off-the-beaten-track locations.
Operating adventure tourism sustainably
At Adventure Tours Scotland, operating sustainably and with sensitivity to the environment is a top priority. Each activity we deliver has an environmental impact assessment at the heart of the plan. We’re determined to have zero carbon footprint and to mitigate the potential impact of our tours in every way that we can.
An ever increasing number of our clients want their experience to be beneficial to the communities that they visit. They wish to have as positive an impact as possible on the places they visit. We wholeheartedly welcome that, as it’s central to our vision. This is because we love Scotland and want to take care of the environments we work in and enjoy on a daily basis. We involve communities and promote grassroots initiatives in all that we do. We’re fully committed to sustainability, to protecting the environment, and to raising awareness of environmental issues. And this philosophy applies both to our staff and to our clients.