What's included

  • 3 NIGHT'S BASED ON SHARING TWIN ROOMS
    3 NIGHT'S BASED ON SHARING TWIN ROOMS
  • ALL ACTIVITIES WITH LOCAL FLASH PACK GUIDES
    ALL ACTIVITIES WITH LOCAL FLASH PACK GUIDES
  • Max 8
    Max 8
  • Brand new MINI Countryman & airport pickup any time on day 1
    Brand new MINI Countryman & airport pickup any time on day 1

Aye it sure is beautiful in Scotland. So beautiful in fact, we figured it only fitting to cover this castle-clad country on one EPIC Scotland road trip. We’re cruising across Britain’s most scenic roads in Britain’s favourite car- the MINI. A brand new MINI Countryman is all yours for 4 days of 4×4 driving across the open roads of the rugged Scottish wilderness. With your inbuilt Spotify compatibility (that synchs in perfectly with your phones) rolling out the tunes, state-of-the-art Satellite Navigation leading the way and banter drifting through your Top Gear style walkie-talkies, you can look out to eagles soaring above lochs and epic mountains piercing the vast skyline. Along the way there’s islands to kayak around, bridges to swing beneath and forests to zip-line through, not forgetting exclusive whisky and chocolate pairing in Scotland’s highest distillery (and there’s a fair few). In a country where you get all four seasons in one day, it’s probably going to rain but those with a spirit of adventure (and some trusty hiking boots) are in for one beautiful ride, come rain or shine. This is Flash Pack HQ, over and out.

  • We’ve partnered with MINI UK for a Scottish road trip in brand new MINI Countryman cars
  • Drive some of the UK’s most scenic roads using MINI’s Satellite Navigation system
  • Stay in a 5 star Castle Hotel & Spa
  • See Scotland’s ‘Big 5’ on a MINI safari
  • Go bridge swinging above the River Orchy
  • Kayak with seals around the white sandy islands of Arisaig Bay
  • Visit the filming locations of James Bond, Harry Potter and Monarch of the Glen
  • Admire some of Scotland’s best beaches
  • Zip-line through the forest of Alvie Estate
  • Leave your MINI behind & enjoy whisky and chocolate pairing at Scotland’s highest distillery
  • Flip open the MINI picnic bench for a BBQ with a private chef

Itinerary

Day 1: JAMES BOND, JEREMY CLARKSON & THE KING OF SCOTS

Touch down in Edinburgh airport and och-aye-the-noo, you’re in bonny Scotland (unless you’re a keen bean and stay at the trendy Malmasion, at our pre-trip hotel in Edinburgh). Bid farewell to the bright lights of the city, here begins your Scottish road trip that’s wilderness bound and heading for the hills. Your transfer awaits to take you you to the beautiful Scone Palace, where the King of Scots himself was crowned. Here you’ll find your new MINI Countryman, all ready for action with extra spacious boots for your luggage. For insurance reasons UK based flashpackers will be able to drive & international customers can be awesome co-drivers! After a quick spin getting to know your new wheels and testing your walkie talkies (Jeremy Clarkson eat your heart out), it’s time to enjoy the best drive in the UK according to the Telegraph. Here lies the road to Glencoe, an epically beautiful route of rugged mountains, deep blue lochs and vast heather-clad plains. We’ll park up at the bridge of Orchy where the thrill seekers among you are in for a treat, ever heard of a bridge swing? Prepare to fly through the air above a rushing river with our experienced adventure guide from Vertical Descents. Afterwards we’ll hit the road to Glen Etive, where James Bond fans may recognise this epic scenery from Skyfall. Your MINI getaway car will then whisk you to your highland retreat for the night where you can take your pick from boutique yurts, shepherd huts and woodland cabins. Here your private chef is sizzling up an evening barbecue, perfect for flipping open the picnic bench on the rear of your MINI and enjoying the views across Ben Nevis.

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drive a MINI around Scotland

Meet your new MINI Countryman

Hit the epic highland highways of Scotland

Scotland group adventure by MINI

Start your road trip at Scone Palace

Cruise along the beautiful open roads

Scotland’s best roads

Enjoy the rugged scenery from the comfort of your Countryman

Autumn colours in Highlands, Scotland, Europe

Admire the autumnal colours

MINI Countryman British Interior

This British road trip requires a suitably British car

There's a new view around every corner

Scotland Road Trip

These roads were made for a 4x4 Mini Countryman

Head to your boutique campsite for the night

Day 2: CRUISE ALONG THE COAST TO SCOTLAND’S HIGHEST DISTILLERY

Rise and shine in your boutique hideaway and enjoy breakfast with a view. Today you and your MINI are hitting the coastal roads of Scotland’s wild west. Here you’ll find some of Britain’s whitest beaches, as well as the Glenfinnan Viaduct where the Hogwarts Express chugged along in Harry Potter. We’ll then get wetsuited up for a spot of kayaking and island hopping with our friends at Rockhopper around the white sandy islands of Arisaig Bay, alongside the 500 strong colony of local seals*. Next up, climb back into your MINI Countryman and turn on the Country Timer so that these four-wheels can show what they’re made of on rough and rocky conditions – it’s safari time! The guys at Quad Bike Tours have kindly let us on their private land to see the Big 5, in the form of golden eagles, red deer, otters, red squirrels and seals, so have your binoculars and cameras at the ready! All this off-roading is thirsty work, so this evening we’ve got just the answer. Leave your MINI behind for the night because we’re heading to the highest distillery in Scotland. We’ll arrive at picture perfect Dalwhinnie Distillery after hours so you can enjoy exclusive whisky and chocolate pairing all to yourselves. This unique experience features a selection of classic whiskies paired with award winning chocolates made by renowned chocolatier, Iain Burnett. Your hotel for the night can then be found in Kingussie, right in the heart of the Cairngorms and just a stone’s throw from the filming location of Monarch of the Glen

*Should Scotland live up to its rainy reputation, we have another kayaking activity planned on calmer waters.

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kayak around loch nan ceall

Hop aboard your kayaks!

Enjoy the secluded beaches and fresh sea air

kayak around loch nan ceall

Look out for playful seals and other wildlife

kayak around loch nan ceall

Discover the secret coves of Arisaig Bay

kayak around loch nan ceall

Paddle through the clear waters

Admire the Glenfinnan Viaduct, as seen in Harry Potter

MINI Countryman Safari

It's time for a Scottish safari

Your Sat-Nav will lead the way

Keep your eyes peeled for stags

Arrive the at the picture perfect Dalwhinnie Distillery

Whisky and chocolate, a match made in heaven

Whisky Tasting Scotland

Drink whisky in Scotland's highest distillery

Day 3: ZIP-LINE THROUGH THE FOREST & STAY IN A 5 STAR CASTLE

Rise and shine to the peace and quiet of the Cairngorms and fuel up over a hearty Scottish breakfast. Today your MINI road trip continues to the Alvie Estate where you’ll be zip-lining your way through its pine forest. Think like an eagle and enjoy an aerial view across your scenic surroundings, it’s an exhilarating ride! Touch back down on Scottish soil and hit the open roads once more to the striking Fonab Castle. Recently renovated to 5 star luxury after standing abandoned for years, this stylish hotel is home to a deluxe spa and sparkling river views. Here you can spend your afternoon at leisure in its relaxing spa, or enjoy a 10 minute stroll to the charming town of Pitlochry where boutique shops and micro breweries line its pretty streets. Choose the cosiest looking restaurant for your dinner or there’s a great gin tasting and taster menu back at your castle. Either way, it’s the last night of your road trip so grab a wee dram and enjoy!

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Cairngorms National Park Scotland

Hit the open roads once more

Zip trek park Scotland

Zip line your way through the Alvie Estate

Get back to nature in this rugged wilderness

MINI Countryman Spotify

Roll out the tunes from your inbuilt Spotify

Spectacular landscape in Glencoe region, Scotland - spells of su

You won't get tired of the breathtaking scenery

Fonab Castle Scotland group adventure

Arrive at your 5 star Castle Hotel & Spa

Fonab Castle Scotland group adventure

Fonab Castle can be found on the edge of the River Tummel

Important notes

This trip is available for any nationality but if you don’t have a UK driving licence of 8 years or more then you’ll need to choose the ‘designated driver’ option at the checkout stage (4 places on each tour only). You’ll get to be our walkie talkie co-passenger with an experienced UK driver.

Driving Restrictions: All drivers must be over 30 years of age with a full UK driving licence for a minimum of 8 years, claims and conviction free.  Please send us over a copy of your licence after you have booked and give us a ring if you have any questions!

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

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