Flaquer - Cairngorms Adventure

Friday 31st May – Monday 3rd June 2024

Number of Travellers: 1
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Friday 31st May - Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park

Meet your friendly Wilderness Scotland guide in Aviemore this morning, head out for a short but spectacular walk. The Uath Lochans, known locally as the Paw Print Lochans, are a hive of biodiversity. Raised boardwalks wind through reedy marshlands. Look out for a glimpse of the occasional frog and the glittering wings of dragonflies as they dart over the wetlands. Climbing a short way to Farleitter Crag, this small hill offers incredible elevated views of the water, forest and surrounding Cairngorm Mountains. Visit the ruins of Ruthven Barracks (an impressive fortification built after the 1715 Jacobite uprising) before exploring Insh marshes RSPB reserve which is home to curlew, lapwing, redshank and snipe. Continue through silver birch groves, over an old stone bridge and through the tang of ancient pine forests to arrive at a lovingly restored farmhouse which will be your base for the next two nights.

Overnight: Cairngorms | Killiehuntly Farmhouse
Room Type: Twin (Elm)
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 - Saturday 1st June - Guided biking in the Cairngorms

Meet your guide for a bike fitting before heading out on your cycling adventure. Trail riding is a great way to explore deep into the landscape and the route will be tailored to your experience and the distance you want to cover and be suitable for all ages and abilities. Choose a gentle forest ride, land-rover trails or technical single tracks. Your guide will take you through spectacular scenery on some of our favourite local routes. Today is guaranteed to be a fun and exciting way to experience the wild Cairngorm landscape. If time allows later today, you may wish to visit the Highland Folk Museum, a fantastic open-air exhibit that reveals how Highland folk lived many years ago, before returning to your luxury farmhouse.

Overnight: Cairngorms | Killiehuntly Farmhouse
Room Type: Twin (Elm)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 - Sunday 2nd June - Canoeing the Lochs and Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

Following a leisurely breakfast, make the transfer to Glenmore and join a guided hill walk with The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer. These tame and friendly animals are a joy to all who come and see them. Once you return, head out with your guide on the shores of a beautiful loch surrounded by native forest. Under the expert tuition of your guide, you’ll practice different strokes and get comfortable before venturing out to explore the water and shoreline. Canoeing provides you with a unique opportunity to view this wild, mountainous corner of Scotland from a different perspective as well as the chance to spot wildlife.

Overnight: Cairngorms | Killiehuntly Farmhouse
Room Type: Twin (Elm)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Monday 3rd June - Guided hiking in the Cairngorms

The Cairngorm mountain range boasts five out of six of the highest peaks in the UK as well as miles of awe-inspiring native Caledonian pine forests, tumbling rivers and magical lochs. There are numerous fantastic hikes to choose from and along with your guide, you’ll decide what suits best depending on your onward travel plans and departure time. You could challenge yourself to “bag a Munro” (climb a mountain over 3,000ft/914.4m), which is easier than you may think if you head up Cairn Gorm from the ski road, marvelling at the stunning views of the spectacular Northern Corries. Ben Macdui is the second highest peak in the UK, and within reach, if you are an experienced hillwalker. For those preferring low level walks there are many delights to discover, including a fine short walk round one of the most beautiful lochs in Scotland, complete with a ruined island castle. Once you’ve completed your scenic hike your guide will drop you off in Aviemore for the conclusion of your trip, and you can begin your homeward journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 4
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 4
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 4
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide

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