Best Outdoor Activities in Scotland for your VW Campervan Trip

Best Outdoor Activities in Scotland for your VW Campervan Trip

Planning a trip around Scotland?

Are you planning a trip around Scotland but have no idea where you can book in advance or on the day? Are you having trouble finding anywhere kids and dog friendly? Then look no further and get reading below about the best Scotland activities you could choose from while you are out and about in your Trax campervan hire from Glasgow

VW Campervan Hire Glasgow Outdoor Activities


Mountain Biking 

For all you adventure lot, this can’t get any better right? We have checked out the mountain biking options and we all agree here at Trax that the best Scotland activities experience you’ll have is with ‘7stanes’. They are a world class biking centre and are spread out across the South of Scotland. What we love is that you don’t need to have any experience in mountain biking at all, as they have lots of choices from beginner trails to expert! Here are some of the locations they are based at: Glentress, Forest of Ae, Glentrool and Mabie. These are all great, we would love to explore them all.


As we are leading up to summer and the weather is looking better each day. Of course there’s still some rain - we know, we know! But watersports are part of the fun Scotland activities you can do with your whole family. As you may already know there is more than 10,000km of coastline in Scotland. This is why Scotland is known for their variety of fun water sports available. Do you like exploring under the water? Then diving and snorkeling would be a great choice. We recommend checking out ‘Puffin Dive Centre’ for all the diving experience, they can take you out on a boat too. If you fancied trying the snorkeling, there is the first ever snorkeling Scotland activities trail available at three different places. These are: Berwickshire Coast, Isle of Harris and North West Highlands. 

As you can imagine, we meet a lot of customers when they are collecting their VW camper for their trip and we have noticed that kayaking is very popular amongst most of you. So we have had a look and we will mention some lovely places where you can take your kayak, family and friends for a day out or even two days, why not? Loch Morlich is a stunning place to be kayaking. It is situated 10 minutes from Aviemore. If you have little ones and some of you are not kayaking then why not give ‘Loch Morlich Watersports’ a try, they offer equipment hire, lessons and activity days. 

Fancy sea kayaking instead of a loch? The one to note for Scotland activities is going on a Scottish Sea Kayaking Trail, this is where you experience the most scenic parts of Scotland. Make sure you are prepared, as it is a 500km kayak trail. It is definitely worth a go, it has been voted as a top European tour of lifetime by National Geographic. 

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Flying activities

So far we have recommended mountain biking and watersports, so of course we are going to mention flying Scotland activities too! If you are not scared of heights, then this is the one for you. Ever heard of gliding? Well, if not you have now. Gliding involves flying an unpowered aircraft using the same natural air current that birds do. If you are wanting to glide over the mountains and in between then check out ‘Cairngorm Gliding Club’. They are based in the Cairngorms National Park and the airfield is situated 860ft above sea level. There are a lot of nearby peaks, such as Braeriach and Ben Macdui for that extra scenery gliding experience. 

Part of another great flying Scotland activities is actually flying a small plane! ‘Fly Scotland’ is based in Kinross and they offer 30 and 60 minute flight adventures either in an Ikarus C42 or EV97 Eurostar SL. If you love it so much and you are staying in Scotland for a while then why not try their ultimate training package?! 


Sometimes when you are travelling in a camper you just like to have some chilled Scotland activities planned. So we have put together some great golfing places for you to try. Playing golf in St Andrews, also known as The Home of Golf, where some famous golfers have played there, like Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. You can play the Old Course too like they have. You can book the Old Course with an authorised provider who offers golf packages, or you can play in the winter when the demand isn’t so high so you’ll be most likely able to secure dates easier and cheaper. This would be a great getaway with the whole family or your mates. You never know, you might be able to get a change to watch the Open Championship when the COVID-19 rules ease up more.