Walk the Cairngorms in Winter

11/25/2020 through 03/12/2021
11/25/2020 through 03/15/2021
Intrepid Travel

Walk the Cairngorms in Winter

Scotland is laden with loveable lochs, dreamy mountaintops and verdant countryside, ideal for experiencing in the winter months. Spend five days unearthing the secrets of the Cairngorms, walking between picture-perfect villages, hiking up ranges and past deep lochs and spending the afternoons nestled in a small pub. You’ll endeavour to locate the UK’s only herd of reindeer with a local ranger, enjoy a wilderness whisky tasting in a secluded tipi and stroll a section of the Speyside Way Trail to Boat of Garten. And with your base being the small Scottish town of Aviemore, you’ll neither be on the move nor stretched for time each day, with plenty of time to explore your way. Welcome to the Cairngorms – a gateway into the real Scottish countryside.

Activities

  • Aviemore – Microbrewery visit
  • Aviemore – Guided reindeer hike
  • Aviemore – Guided Speyside Way Trail hike
  • Cairngorms National Park – Guided Loch an Eilein hike
  • Cairngorms National Park – Local lunch & whisky tasting

Highlights

  • Hike your way through pine forests and paddocks during winter on your quest to locate the UK’s only reindeer herd, together with a local reindeer ranger.
  • Tasting what the Scottish countryside has to offer is only the beginning. Enjoy an afternoon testing out local beers in Aviemore and whet your appetite with lunch and a whisky tasting in a secluded tipi in the wilderness.
  • Take on a section of the scenic Speyside Way Trail from Aviemore to Boat of Garten, where on arrival you will have time to peruse this small village.
  • Learn about the natural beauty and conservation projects of the Cairngorms National Park – such as rewilding – from your expert local guide, ready to answer any questions you may have.
  • With a comfortable base at a guesthouse in Aviemore, you’ll be able to unpack and relax, giving you all the time to explore the best of the region.

Itinerary

Day 1 Aviemore
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Day 2 Aviemore
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Day 3 Speyside Way Trail - Boat of Garten - Aviemore
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Day 4 Cairngorms National Park
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Day 5 Aviemore
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