What's included

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, including whisky & chocolate tasting
    3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, including whisky & chocolate tasting
  • 3 NIGHTS BASED ON SHARING TWIN ROOMS, including a luxury castle hotel
    3 NIGHTS BASED ON SHARING TWIN ROOMS, including a luxury castle hotel
  • ALL ACTIVITIES, from canoeing to canyoning, included, with a Flash Pack guide
    ALL ACTIVITIES, from canoeing to canyoning, included, with a Flash Pack guide
  • Max 14
    Max 14
  • Airport pickup at 2pm on day 1
    Airport pickup at 2pm on day 1

Canyon through the waterfalls and rock flumes of Loch Laggan, and canoe down the River Spey to a hearty pub meal. Hike to the summit of the Caingorm mountains and savour a decadent whisky and chocolate pairing session at Scotland’s highest distillery. Stay in a unique Scottish castle with a luxury spa, and go clay pigeon shooting on a Highlands estate. Conquer the elements and test your comfort zone with this dazzling wilderness escape

 

Aye it sure is beautiful in Scotland. So beautiful in fact, we figured it only fitting to explore its mighty highlands on one epic adventure. Join us canoeing, canyoning and clay pigeon shooting our way through the Cairngorms National Park. Home to a stunning wilderness of roaming reindeer and vast heather-clad plains, here you can gaze upon eagles soaring above lochs and epic mountains piercing the endless skyline. Along the way, we’ll stay in a luxurious castle, abseil down waterfalls and conquer the summit of a 4000ft mountain summit. We’ll also settle into an 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 magnificent ride, no matter what the weather.

 

The Flash Pack promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

  • Canyon the pools, waterfalls and rock flumes of Loch Laggan
  • Relish an exclusive whisky and chocolate pairing at Scotland’s highest distillery
  • Stay at a unique Scottish castle, with a luxury spa and epic loch views
  • Canoe down the River Spey to a pub meal, and soak in the remote Highlands landscape
  • Hike to the summit of the Cairngorms, passing through magnificent mountain terrain
  • Go clay pigeon shooting on a traditional Scottish estate
  • Unwind, unplug and stretch your limits in this spectacular wilderness getaway
  • Meet and make friends with like-minded solo travellers

Itinerary

Day 1: ALL ABOARD A NEW ADVENTURE

Meet your fellow Flashpackers and guide at Inverness city centre or the airport, and be whisked away to Cairngorms National Park. Soak in the glorious wilderness with a canoeing trip down River Spey before stopping at Aviemore for a well-earned pub meal

 

Arrive in Inverness and och-aye-the-noo, you’re in bonny Scotland. Here you can either be picked up in the city centre or the airport, where you’ll meet your guide and fellow adventurers. Here begins your Scottish adventure that’s wilderness-bound and heading for the hills. The rugged beauty of the Cairngorms National Park awaits, where your adventure kicks into gear aboard canoes on the River Spey. Grab your oars and row downstream with the waves lapping beneath you and the fragrant Rothiemurchus forest either side. Get to know your fellow Flashpackers as you find your rowing rhythm and spot fish swimming alongside you, with the current gently pulling you downstream. After 3 to 4 hours, dock up on dry land in the lively little town of Aviemore – known as the gateway to the Cairngorms, and a popular Scottish skiing spot with all the cosy pubs you’d expect. Wander around its charming streets before digging into a hearty pub meal. Get set for a few days of wild escapism.

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Start your adventure by canoeing on the River Spey

Say hi to the epic highlands of Scotland

Cruise along the beautiful open roads

There's a ravishing view around every corner

Paddle your way through the clear countryside waters

Dial back to nature amid a wild expanse of greenery

Look out for otters and other wildlife

Make the most of the cosy pubs in Aviemore

Get to know your fellow Flashpackers over dinner and drinks

Day 2: CANYON THROUGH THE GLEN

Travel to Loch Laggan to canyon your way through the glen, jumping from waterfalls and gliding down natural rock flumes. Bond with your Flash Pack pals in this exhilarating ride, then head to clay pigeon shooting on a Highlands estate. Round the action-packed day off with another slap-up Scottish dinner

 

Rise and shine to a good ol’ Scottish breakfast, and fuel up for a day of outdoor adventure. An hour’s drive west takes us to the deep blue beauty of Loch Laggan, which rose to TV fame in BBC’s Monarch of the Glen. It also happens to be an epic location for canyoning, with its waterfalls, pools and natural water flumes. Get ready to swim, abseil and climb your way through this wilderness on one rugged ride, battling the elements and supporting one another as you leap into secluded pools and climb up craggy cliffs (see more about fitness levels on Flash Pack adventures). After this water-plunging experience, it’s time to grab your shotgun and head into the glen. The deer and game can rest assured, we’ll be rounding the day off with some clay pigeon shooting on the ‘Glen Bogle’ estate. Feel like Laird of the estate as you fire at clay targets flying through the air, looking out to views of the shimmering loch and rolling mountains beyond. A well-deserved dinner is then waiting for you back in Aviemore – here’s to conquering canyons and clay pigeons.

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This morning we're going canyoning through Loch Laggan

Discover hidden waterfalls along the way

This is a great way to embrace the rugged Scottish scenery

Swim your way through the wilderness

Slide down natural water flumes

Savour the serene beauty of Loch Laggan

Go clay pigeon shooting on a Scottish estate

Shoot at clay targets flying through the air

Tuck into another well-deserved meal

Day 3: MOUNTAIN HIKING & SCOTLAND’S HIGHEST DISTILLERY

Take a rousing hike to the summit of the Cairngorm mountains, stopping for lunch and glorious panoramas at the top. Later on, head to the highest distillery in Scotland for a decadent whisky and chocolate-tasting session. Stay overnight at a Highlands castle, with a luxury spa and stunning loch views

 

Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for a day of steep ridges, sparkling lochs and epic views. Today your Scottish adventure continues with a 12km hike through the Cairngorm mountains. Beginning along the Fiacaill ridge, we’ll make our way up this jagged stretch of rocky terrain to the Caringorm Plateau. Here we’ll hike across this vast stretch of roaming reindeer and rolling views, before reaching the 4000ft summit of Cairngorm. Breathe in the pure highland air, enjoying that unique sense of awe that comes from standing atop a mountain. Hot chocolates here will never have tasted so good, along with a hearty lunch. Feeling suitably replenished, it’s time to get back out there and descend down into Rothiemurchus forest below. Look out for red squirrels as you hike through the dappled pinewoods, before the trees clear to reveal the still beauty of Loch Murloch. All this hiking is thirsty work, so this evening we’ve got just the answer. We’re heading to the picture-perfect Dalwhinnie Distillery, the highest distillery in Scotland. Here, you’ll be treated to an exclusive whisky and chocolate tasting, featuring a selection of classic whiskies paired with award-winning chocolates. Feel the burn of the whisky sliding down your throat followed by an indulgent selection of chocolates made by renowned chocolatier, Iain Burnett. Such a Scottish experience deserves a fitting end, so tonight you’ll be sleeping off your whisky hangovers in a proper Scottish castle – turrets and all.

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Hike 12km to the summit of Cairngorm Mountain

Marvel at the epic scenery of the Cairngorms

Gaze upon rolling views of lochs and mountains

Meet local reindeer along the way

Get back to nature in this rugged wilderness

Descend back down into Rothiemurchus forest

Spectacular landscape in Glencoe region, Scotland - spells of su

You won't get tired of the breathtaking scenery

Arrive the at the picture-perfect Dalwhinnie distillery

Scottish Highlands Whisky & chocolates

Whisky and chocolate, a match made in heaven

Whisky Tasting Scotland

Knock back the good stuff in Scotland's highest distillery

Scottish Highlands Whisky

These award-winning beauties are made by renowned chocolatier, Iain Burnett

Fonab Castle Scotland group adventure

Arrive at your Castle Hotel for the night

Settle into your new abode

The spa looks pretty tempting

Important notes

Fly into: Inverness Airport

Fly out of: Edinburgh Airport

If you are flying in for this Scottish adventure, please make sure you are ready to be picked at Inverness airport at 2pm on Day 1. If you are arriving by train or car, the minibus can pick you up at 1:40pm from the city centre.

On Day 4, those flying home can be dropped off in Edinburgh airport at 2pm so we recommend you book a flight that leaves around 2 -3 hours later. Alternatively, you can be dropped off in Edinburgh city centre to catch a train, or you can extend your stay to explore this lovely city.

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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