Active Adventures For Two
A bicycle made for two, a two-seated open canoe, a romantic ride on a chairlift to the top of the mountain. Scotland is the perfect destination for couples. The beautiful landscape and wealth of remote, get-away-from-it all destinations provide an idyllic backdrop for a weekend or week of being active together.
For many couples the ultimate active break is to combine a city break with a range of countryside pursuits. Staying in one of Scotland's attractive cities or towns offers the chance to discover a rich seam of culture and entertainments. But the rural attractions are never far away and a short drive, quickly takes you to a hill, a dedicated cycle way or a picturesque loch or river.
Explore Scotland's scenic coastline from the water
Two-person Canadian canoes provide a great way to explore Scotland's wide-ranging waterways. The easy-going shoreline waters offer a wealth of lochs, including the easily accessible Loch Lomond, near Glasgow, or Loch Morlich, close to Aviemore, as well as Loch Shiel in Lochaber and Loch Tay at Kenmore provide a relaxing and picturesque opportunity to view Scotland's gorgeous scenery.
Alternatively you could hire a couple of kayaks and set off to explore a sheltered sea loch or a hotspot of coastal islands. This up-close-with-nature form of transport is ideal for spotting many native birds and animals, and thanks to the versatile crafts it's possible to carry your own provisions and take a break at a secluded picnic spot during the course of the day. A few destination gems include the coast of Arran, especially Lamlash Bay, and the white sand beaches and secluded islands in the Sound of Arisaig, West Highlands.
If you're looking for something a bit different then take off on a dawn wildlife trip, offered by a range of outdoor adventure providers. The near silence of a open canoe gliding along the still river in the early hours of the morning makes for some incredible experiences with nature.
Adventures on four wheels or two?
For those with a craving for an adrenaline rush, a quad trek is a must for you. Qualified instructors will help teach you the basics and driving techniques needed before embarking on your adventure. With a variety of terrain to navigate across you'll enjoy the thrill of the stunning landscapes and spectacular views such as the Arrochar Alps from Cowal.
Alternatively, many couples enjoy the companionable pursuit of cycling. Hop over to the flat island of Islay for a cycle and whisky adventure or head to the Highlands for a breathtaking cycling tour. Alternatively the rolling Borders countryside boasts a wide network of quiet roads with plenty of scenery and delightful stop-offs at a wealth of pretty market towns, castles and abbeys.
Whether an action-packed or more relaxed activity, there are endless opportunities for spending quality time together in Scotland's great outdoors.
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