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  • SCOTLAND KAYAKING & MULTISPORT ADVENTURE

    Immerse yourself in the culture, history, landscape and wildlife of Scotland on a kayaking and

    multisport adventure in the highlands of Scotland. Sea kayak past ancient castles, walk in the

    Scottish Mountains, hunt the Loch Ness Monster, mountain bike in the Cairngorms National Park

    and raft in Highland Perthshire. So much more than simply a tour of Scotland, this adventure, gets

    you up close and personal with Scotland’s landscape, history and people.

    This self drive multi activity holiday in Scotland includes a range of guided and self guided activities, a

    suitable rental car, hand picked accommodation, detailed information pack and emergency support. This

    means you can discover the best of Scotland at your own pace.

    Starting in Glasgow you travel north to Oban, the jumping off point for your three day inn to inn sea kayak

    journey on the west coast of Scotland. Delicious local seafood, majestic mountains, whisky tasting and

    great kayaking all included! Your tour continues to Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and Culloden before you

    reach the Cairngorm National Park where mountain biking, rafting and castles are all packed in before the

    tour ends in Edinburgh.

     Sea kayaking in the shadow of castles on Scotland’s west coast.  Experiencing Scotland’s wildlife: Eagles, otters, seals and red deer.  Walking in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie.  Hand picked local hotels and inns of character.  Delicious west coast sea food and whisky.

    THE MACS ADVENTURE DIFFERENCE

    Our mission at Macs Adventure is to help you experience the very best of Scotland by getting out there

    and experiencing it. Our friendly and professional adventure guides are the best in the business and will

    share their passion for Scotland’s landscape, history, wildlife and whisky with you while kayaking and the

    lochs and rivers of Scotland.

    Because we like to travel at our own pace, on a date and budget that suits us and indulge our specific

    interests we believe self drive holidays, which include plenty of activity and support are the best way to get

    the most from your holiday in Scotland.

    At Macs Adventure we are crazy about adventure but know that a warm welcome, comfortable bed, great

    local food and a wee dram are perhaps even more important. This is why we search our locally owned and

    operated hotels which share our passion for excellence and offer truly outstanding food, accommodation,

    drink and experiences.

    Our guides, office staff and partners are working together to make sure that every little detail of your

    Scottish adventure is taken care of so that your tour in Scotland is as good as it can be.

    SCOTLAND KAYAKING & MULTISPORT ADVENTURE

    SUMMARY

    HIGHLIGHTS

    WHAT’S INCLUDED?

    Accommodation: 8 nights hand-picked accommo- dation. Meals: 8 Breakfasts. Transport/Guide: Suitable rental car, guides for kayaking and rafting, detailed information pack. Activities: 3 days sea kayaking, 1 day walking, 1 day mountain biking, half day rafting.

    IS IT FOR ME?

    Do you approach travel from a different perspective and want an authentic travel experience? Do you lead a healthy active lifestyle and don’t mind getting wet? Do you want to experience Scotland’s lochs, glens, castles and mountains up close and personal? Then this is the tour for you!

    Tour: Scotland Kayaking & Multisport Adventure Code: DSSKM Type: Self Drive Multisport Tour Price: See Website Single Supplement: See Website Dates: March to October Days: 9 (7 Days Activity) Nights: 8 Start: Glasgow or Edinburgh Finish: Glasgow or Edinburgh Grade: Moderate

    SELF DRIVE TOUR

  • SCOTLAND KAYAKING & MULTISPORT ADVENTURE

    Code: DSSKM

    Days: 9 (7 Days Activities) Nights: 8

    DAY 1

    Arrive & Travel to Oban

    You can collect your rental car from either

    Edinburgh or Glasgow. You then head west to

    the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

    Enjoy a relaxed walk on the banks of Loch

    Lomond before visiting Inverarary, Loch Fyne.

    After lunch continue north through the majestic

    scenery of the Western Highlands to reach

    Oban.

    Overnight: Connell Bridge

    After a busy day check into your loch side inn

    and enjoy a meal of excellent local seafood.

    DAY 2

    West Coast Sea Kayaking

    The west coast of Scotland is a world class sea

    kayaking destination. At 9:30am you meet your

    guide, get kitted up and hit the water for an initial

    introduction and gentle paddle around Oban Bay.

    After lunch you paddle the 10km to our hotel in

    Connel Bridge. Here you can pull our kayaks up

    on the beach and head straight to the pub. More

    experienced kayakers will love the challenge of

    the Falls of Lora and paddling in Loch Etive.

    Overnight: Connell Bridge

    DAY 3

    Kayak Connel Bridge to Port Appin

    A cracking day of paddling through some of the

    West Coast's best scenery. Kayak from Connel

    Bridge to Port Appin (15km). Otters, seals,

    eagles and castles are regular sightings,

    although only the castles are guaranteed. If the

    weather is good we will explore the Island of

    Lismore on a short afternoon walk.

    Overnight: Port Appin

    Situated right at the water’s edge your hotel in

    Port Appin enjoys panoramic views of Lismore

    and the Isle of Mull. Their renowned Scottish

    Seafood Restaurant is a real treat.

    DAY 4

    Kayak Port Appin to Kentallen

    Your final day of paddling through the romantic

    mountains and lochs of Scotland’s West Coast,

    with perhaps the highlight being the unexpected

    arrival at the impossibly scenic Castle Stalker. At

    the end of the day’s paddling you will be taken

    back to Oban to collect your rental car.

    Overnight: Kentallen

    Your hotel in Kentallen, complete with spa and

    leisure centre, enjoys an idyllic loch side location

    so we can just pull our kayaks up on the lawn at

    the end of the day. This is your base for the next

    two nights.

    DAY 5

    Walking in Glencoe

    Glencoe is Scotland’s most famous and dramatic

    glen. Steep sides cry huge waterfalls and the

    dark history of this dramatic place will send a

    shiver down your spine. There are a number of

    spectacular walks which explore the glen and

    your information pack highlights the very best.

    Overnight: Kentallen

    DAY 6

    Loch Ness & The Highlands

    Today you go in search of the elusive Loch Ness

    Monster and discover castles, myths, battlefields

    and some of the very best scenery the highlands

    has to offer. But don’t worry, you will be spending

    plenty of time out of the car walking, exploring

    and soaking up the atmosphere. Your destination

    for the day is Aviemore, gateway to the

    Cairngorms National Park.

    Overnight: Aviemore

    Aviemore is a busy little town and real outdoor

    Mecca, your family run hotel is perfectly situated

    to explore the shops, cafes and outdoor stores.

    DAY 7

    Mountain Biking

    Rothiemurchus Forest is a unique eco system

    and a mountain biking paradise. After collecting

    your bikes you can explore the forest trails on

    two wheels which gives plenty of time to watch

    wildlife, enjoy the view and discover the hidden

    secrets of Rothiemurchus.

    Overnight: Aviemore

    DAY 8

    Castles & Rafting

    Your first stop should be Blair Castle, home to

    Europe's only private army, the Atholl

    Highlanders, as well as a plethora of other

    treasures. The tranquillity of the castle gardens is

    a stark contrast to the excitement of rafting the

    River Tummel which is your afternoon activity.

    Overnight: Pitlochry

    The Victorian Spa town of Pitlochry has so much

    to see and do including a couple of distilleries.

    DAY 9

    Drive to Edinburgh/Glasgow

    After breakfast head south to Edinburgh,

    stopping at the Wallace Monument, before

    arriving at this wonderful city around lunch time.

    This brings your adventure in the Scottish

    Highlands to an end!

    Overnight: Not Included

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    SCOTLAND KAYAKING & MULTISPORT ADVENTURE

    SELF DRIVE TOUR

  • Party Size

    This self drive trip is suitable for parties of

    between 2 & 8 people travelling together. As this

    is a self drive trip it can of course be tailor made

    for your group.

    Getting to Glasgow/Edinburgh

    You can start this trip from either Glasgow or

    Edinburgh. You should aim to start by 9:00am or

    you won’t be able to make the most of your first

    day in Scotland. To get the most from your last

    day we recommend you don’t book flights before

    18:00.

    Glasgow and Edinburgh are served by an

    international airport and a regular train and bus

    service from throughout the UK.

    Accommodation

    One of the highlights of this tour is the high

    standard of the accommodation we use.

    We hand pick the three and four star hotels, inns

    and guesthouses to ensure that you enjoy every

    minute of your stay. All offer a warm welcome to

    outdoor enthusiasts, traditional