Active Adventure in Scotland

Exploring Loch Lomand and The Trossachs National Park

Trip Details

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What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.

  • Local guides: Learn the lay of the land from local guides, who will also share fascinating aspects of Scottish history and nature.
  • Hillwalking: Hillwalking in Scotland is a national pastime and passion. You’ll find out why.
  • Distillery tour: Learn about malts, the angel’s share, and why they call it the “water of life.”
  • Stay and play: Settle into your welcoming roadside inn on the edge of Loch Lomand and The Trossachs National Park, with access to all kinds of recreation.

Active Adventure in Scotland

Trip Type: Custom-Made Travel

Territory:

Region: Scotland

Trip Price: $2,500

Duration: 5 days/4 nights

Trip Begins/Ends: Edinburgh, Scotland / Edinburgh, Scotland

National Parklands:

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All custom travel is tailored to the desires and interests of our traveling clients (see How Custom Travel Works tab). Trip pricing detailed is an estimate of the per person pricing for the sample itinerary detailed and includes all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences described. Actual pricing for the trip designed expressly for you and others traveling with you will depend on the features and elements developed during the trip planning process. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Energy Index

Energy Index Spectrum

No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or hiking per day, plus easy activities

Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration

High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun

Active Adventure in Scotland

Active Adventure in Scotland - Energy Index

The Energy Index detailed above relates to the level of exertion associated with the sample trip detailed. This would be modified to fit the style and ability of your group as a part of the custom trip planning process

How custom-made travel works at Off the Beaten Path

We’ve been tailoring custom journeys for clients since our very inception in the mid-1980s! The process is all about connecting the interests of the travelers with the best that a given destination has to offer. To achieve this, we rely upon good ol’ fashioned conversation! Our geographically focused travel designer love to meet new people and learn about their interests for travel. Understanding your goals informs the process immensely and serves as the foundation for the development of a bespoke travel experience for you and yours.

The trip detailed on this web page is a sample of something we’ve done for other clients over the years. In order to start the process of designing your own custom travel experience, just call us at (800) 445-2995 and ask to speak with one of our Travel Advisors. After a bit of time on the phone, you will then have the opportunity to connect with one of our travel designers.

The entire planning process is very personalized and works in an iterative fashion until a final, perfect trip has been created. We then secure all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences associated with your trip and send along abundant trip materials capturing these details – and much more about your travels!

Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh

Arrive in Edinburgh in the morning, pick up your car and settle into your boutique hotel at the bottom of Princes Street. A guide takes you on a walkabout in this very historic city.

Day 2: Loch Lomand & The Trossachs National Park

Drive west from Edinburgh (or take the train!) less than 100 miles to Loch Lomand and your “vintage chic” pub hotel. Meet your guide for a hike up Kirkton Glen, which used to be an old right-of-way over the hills.

Days 3: Loch Lomand & The Trossachs National Park

Your guide gives you options for the day, including a hike up one of the largest summits in the park with stunning views across the loch. Or opt for a woodland hike to look for birds, squirrels, and red deer.

Day 4: Perthshire

Meet your guide in the small town of Aberfeldy this morning to pick up your bikes and explore this lovely area. Choices include a well-maintained riverside track or a more challenging cross-country ride. Whatever you decide, the day ends at a local distillery for a tour and tasting of the Uisge Beatha or “water of life” as the Scots like to call it!

Day 5: Edinburgh for departure home

Head back to Edinburgh this morning—or extend your stay with more exploring. Maybe some hillwalking in the Highlands or a foray to the Isle of Skye!

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