Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It is bounded by England in the south and on the other three sides by water: by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and north and by the North Sea on the east. Scotland is divided into three physical regions—the Highlands; the Central Lowlands, containing two-thirds of the population; and the Southern Uplands. The western Highland coast is intersected throughout by long, narrow sea lochs, or fjords. Scotland also includes the Outer and Inner Hebrides and other islands off the west coast and the Orkney and Shetland Islands off the north coast.


Featured Adventures

Across the Arctic Circle

A remote cruise through the Scottish Isles, along the Norwegian coastline, and finally the wildlife rich island of Spitsbergen
11 days |

Wild Scotland

Cruise along the wild coastlines and hidden lochs of the Scottish Isles
11 days |

Scotland by Bike and Boat

Discover Scotland's Inner Hebrides, including the island of Mull, and famous highlands by bike and boat
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Lochs and Bens

Cycle the picturesque Scottish Highlands
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Rob Roy Way

Immerse yourself in the history of Scotland as you travel through glens, along rivers, past mountains & lochs soaking up some of Scotland's greatest scenery
 
9 days |
Moderate

Scottish Highlands Cycle

Experience the natural beauty and stunning lakes of the Scottish highlands at handlebar level
 
8 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Cycling

The Great Glen Way

Walk through the heart of the Scottish Highlands at your own pace
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate

West Highland Way

Walk through the stunning Scottish Highlands from Loch Lomond to Ben Nevis on this iconic route
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

West Highland Way - 10 Days

An extended version of the 8 day walk with shorter days to discover the stunning Scottish Highlands from Loch Lomond to Ben Nevis
 
10 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking
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The Weather in Scotland

The greatest chances of fine weather are in May, June and September; July and August are usually warm, but rainfall is up at this time too. In summer, daylight hours are long; with sunsets around 11pm in the Shetland Islands.

However in December the sun goes down very quickly, and days are dark and cold.
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