Here at House of Coco we’ve had lot’s of fun in Scotland and we’re in love with it and it seems like we’re not alone.
Recently voted by Rough Guide readers as the most beautiful country in the world, Scotland has plenty to offer for adventure-seekers, from whisky and chocolate pairing to bridge swinging. Solo travel specialists Flash Pack, who run group tours for 30 and 40 somethings, have curated an action-packed road trip to give you inspiration for your autumn getaway.
Take a leap of faith and swing at high speed off the Bridge of Orchy, Fort William. Vertical Descents are the only company offering this unique, adrenaline-inducing activity in the UK, which is an introduction to bungee jumping.
Scotland’s roads rival most in the world for road trips, with breath-taking scenery from Hollywood blockbuster films Skyfall and Harry Potter, you can still get off the beaten path and be the only car in sight. Flash Pack offers roadie adventures from Edinburgh in a four-wheel drive MINI Countryman.
Arisaig is world renowned for its excellent sea kayaking. With its varied coastline, stunning views, diverse wildlife, shelter and sandy white beaches, it has been named by some “a sea kayaker’s paradise”. Home to the UK’s largest seal colony, kayakers have been known to spot seals, otters, dolphins and even basking sharks.
Never been a big whisky drinker? Try pairing it with luxury chocolate truffles at Scotland’s highest working distillery, Dalwhinnie. Chocolates. This unique experience features a selection of classic whiskies paired with award winning chocolates made by renowned chocolatier, Iain Burnett, who has a working relationship with Balmoral and uses ingredients from the Queen’s garden.
Alvie Estate boasts the UK’s first Zip Trek Adventure Park, with 14 zip wires totalling over 2km through the trees over a stunning gorge. The centuries-old Estate was used by special forces for training during WW2, meaning bullets can still be spotted lodged in tree trunks across the ancient forest.