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Treasure Highlands Family Adventure Holiday, 7 Days, Scotland

From: CHF 1,065

 

 

 

In the Cairngorms National Park in 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote his famous novel Treasure Island. Of course, we know it as one of the greatest children’s adventure stories ever written. That was the inspiration for this family adventure holiday.

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All about the Treasure Highlands Family Adventure Holiday, 7 Days, Scotland.

Treasure Highlands Family Adventure

 

Overview

  • 7 Days, 6 Nights

  • Staying in B&Bs

  • Self Drive Adventure

  • Fully Guided Activities

  • All Equipment Provided

  • Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, and More

  • Return on The Harry Potter Train

  • Ranked sixth-best family adventure in the world by Wanderlust

Why Do We Recommend It?

This is a great way to have an active holiday that the whole family can enjoy.

We feel that by staying active and trying new things together you can have a more rewarding family holiday.

Bring your own car or rent one here. This gives you freedom as a family, between destinations and activities.

Experienced and trusted tour operator.

Ride The Harry Potter Train back. How cool is that?

 

Is It Right for Me?

This family adventure holiday is designed specifically so that everybody can enjoy it. You don’t need any experience with any of the activities as our guides are there to look after you.

We’ll adjust all activities to suit your level.

So, yes this is an adventure holiday for the whole family, regardless of skill or fitness.

 

What People Say About The Trip

The family adventure tour offered a variety of activities in a short amount of time. This allowed us to test the activities and also keep things fresh. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

 

Can I Go Anytime?

Basically, yes. This is a private tour that we will arrange for you according to the dates that you request. We’ll work with you before departure to make sure that you’re ready for a fantastic family adventure.

Itsy Bitsy Details

  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
  • Tour Starts: Fort William, Scotland
  • Tour Ends: Aviemore, Scotland
  • Age: 6+ (or ask us if younger)
  • Operated By: Wilderness Scotland

* The costs: £1,065 per adult, and £995 per child, based on shared accommodation (family room for 4 people), other configurations might lead to slightly different prices. It’s important to note that many accommodations require at least 1 person over 18 with a child in a bedroom.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 6 nights accommodation with breakfast every day and lunch on Day 6
  • Return travel on the Harry Potter steam train
  • A day of guided sea kayaking as part of a group trip, led by a local Sea Kayak Guide
  • Equipment hire for canoeing and biking trip
  • A half day of privately guided mountain biking with a qualified and experienced guide
  • A full day of privately guiding hiking and geocaching with a qualified and experienced Wilderness Scotland Guide
  • Equipment hire for all activities including sea kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking
  • The services of the Wilderness Scotland team before and during your trip
  1. Day 1 Travel to Fort William

    This is a self-drive itinerary so you make your way to Fort William in the West Highlands. If you are coming from Edinburgh or Glasgow, you can drive via the stunning Glencoe valley. Or, if you are starting from Inverness, you will drive along the banks of Loch Ness. Settle into your B&B accommodation and overnight.

  2. Day 2 The Harry Potter Steam Train

    A relaxing day to recover from your journey. After breakfast, don your wizard outfits and jump aboard the Harry Potter steam train to enjoy one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. Sit back and enjoy the views as you cross the famous viaduct on your way west. A short stop in the fishing port of Mallaig provides the perfect break for lunch before you return to Fort William. (B)

  3. Day 3 Sea Kayaking to Desert Islands

    Today we take to the water to try sea kayaking on this beautiful coastline. The normal location is in the Sound of Arisaig but this may vary depending on sea conditions. The Sound of Arisaig has lots of tiny desert islands, quite possibly with hidden treasure buried somewhere! This beautiful stretch of water offers excellent sea kayaking in fairly sheltered waters. It is also an excellent place for seeing marine wildlife such as seals, otters or even dolphins. There will be plenty of breaks during the day to ensure that no-one gets too tired. Late afternoon, return to Fort William. (B)

  4. Day 4 Canoeing & Mountain Biking in the Great Glen

    A fun multi-activity day which starts and finishes in Fort William. Start at the canalside for a briefing on how to paddle canoes. Then jump in and paddle north up the canal. Break at lunchtime, at which point you leave the canoes behind. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely bike ride back along the canal tow-path to Fort William, savoring the views of the north face of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland. Overnight Fort William. (B)

  5. Day 5 Mountain Biking in the Cairngorms National Park

    You’ll enjoy a leisurely morning before driving east to the Cairngorms National Park (1 hour & 30 minutes). On the way, you may choose to stop for a short walk or perhaps visit a whiskey distillery. After lunch, meet your guide for a mountain bike trip through the ancient Caledonian Pine Forests of Rothiemurchus Estate. These forests are well-known for wildlife, which includes red deer, reindeer, ospreys, golden eagles and cute red squirrels – though it’s not always easy to spot! We’ll take our mountain bikes on an offroad journey through the ancient forests, seeking out the wildlife as we ride. The trails are suitable for all abilities and pass through spectacular scenery. (B)

  6. Day 6 Hiking & Geocaching

    During the week, we’ll have collected various clues in each destination – now it’s time to use them and find the treasure but there is one final challenge to overcome – geocaching! You may never have heard of geocaching but we know you’ll have a lot of fun doing it. It involves learning basic navigation skills and then using them, combined with the clues we have already gathered, to find the treasure. Your guide will lead you on a hike, doing some geocaching along the way – including looking for your treasure! Towards the end of the day, we’ll hopefully locate the hidden treasure and you can share the booty among yourselves. Enjoy a final night in the Cairngorms. (B, L)

  7. Day 7 Depart … or continue with an extension

    After breakfast, you can then begin your journey home … or continue on a short extension to take in a real Highlands Games. Contact us for more details. (B)

Tour Details

The famous novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, is perhaps the classic children’s adventure story.

What a lot of people don’t know is that it was written in the Cairngorms National Park in 1881!

With this in mind, we’ve designed this spectacular family adventure holiday, combining lots of activities, a treasure hunt, desert islands, and the Cairngorms National Park, to create an adventure holiday which is sure to be a hit with all of the family.

You will visit ruined castles, enjoy spectacular scenery and try activities including sea kayaking, canoeing, and mountain biking as you explore the Scottish Highlands – a land of myths and legends.

Our guides are highly-qualified so you can be sure that safety is a priority at all times – even though it will feel like an adventure! As well as being qualified to take people out into the wilds, our guides are also great with family groups – they enjoy introducing our clients to the local environment and helping them explore it.

Highlights

  • An action-packed family adventure holiday visiting both the beautiful west coast and the spectacular Cairngorms National Park
  • Enjoy lots of family-friendly activities, all suitable for beginners, including sea kayaking, mountain biking, canoeing, geocaching and wildlife watching
  • Learn about the great outdoors and the natural environment from our expert guides

Accommodation and Meals

You will spend 4 nights staying at a comfortable B&B in or close to the West Highland town of Fort William. You then move east to Cairngorms National Park for your final 2 nights. If you book a 2-night extension, you will stay in a B&B close to the Highland Games that you will be attending. A warm welcome is assured in these family-friendly accommodations. Accommodation is in double, twin or family bedrooms, en-suite wherever it is available. Breakfast is included each morning.

  • 6 nights accommodation with breakfast every day and lunch on Day 6
  • Return travel on the Harry Potter steam train
  • A day of guided sea kayaking as part of a group trip, led by a local Sea Kayak Guide
  • Equipment hire for canoeing and biking trip
  • A half day of privately guided mountain biking with a qualified and experienced Wilderness Scotland Guide
  • A full day of privately guiding hiking and geocaching with a qualified and experienced Wilderness Scotland Guide
  • Equipment hire for all activities including sea kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking
  • The services of the Wilderness Scotland team before and during your trip

Activity Level: Fairly Easy Adventure Holiday

This family adventure holiday is designed specifically so that everybody can enjoy it. You don’t need any experience with any of the activities as our guides are there to look after you.

We’ll adjust all activities to suit your level.

So, yes this is an adventure holiday for the whole family, regardless of skill or fitness.

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