Scotland, A Sporting Classic

From snow to sea, mountains, and forests, Scotland shows up as one of the best landscapes to practise adventurous sporting activities. Discover your own extreme holidays in the Northern country and spend your next vacation enjoying your favourite hobby at its best. The country displays a rich menu of open-air disciplines to please every member of the family, you just need to browse by region to find out the regional specialities.

Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands are between some of the most popular Scottish destinations for an active vacation. Apart from mountaineering across the hills and rock climbing, the scenery is perfect for mountain biking. From secret paths to peaceful forest trails, cycling the highlands is a unique sensation that you can experience on your own or by hiring a professional tour guide. The setting is also perfect for hillwalking and pony trekking. Staying at an Aberdeen city centre hotel, you will easily find several rental shops to get the specific equipment or even take some training classes to improve your sportive skills; there are also great reviews of the Hotel Dunkeld offering these services.

The area is also blessed with both fast rivers and calm lakes which invites canoeing, windsurfing, and kite boarding. For more water activities, head over the islands and you will be met with clear ponds, offering the perfect location for kayak tours. Exploring the coastline within its stunning beaches and amazing wildlife, prepare yourself for unexpected encounters with seals, otters, dolphins, and eagles. For example, staying at a Central Glasgow hotel is the smarter way to reach the island of Arran. Situated off the south-west coast of Scotland it has leisure facilities, yachting clubs, and wonderful golf courses. Back in town, Glasgow provides the possibility of practising indoors activities as well as using the different open-air sporting arenas in the city that will be hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games. When packing, remember to bring your sport-wear and get active in Scotland.

December 19, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Destination Tips


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