The Great Outdoors: Outdoor Activities In Inverness

With winter securely behind us and warmer weather ahead, it’s time to get to grips with the many and varied outdoor activities in Inverness.

Cycling: The Ride Of Your Life

A blood-pumping, heart racing two-wheel adventure is one of the best ways to take in the many breath-taking sites around Inverness. Surrounded by the beautiful Highland wilderness, there are a number of cycle routes available for you to explore the natural landscape at your leisure. What’s more, Ticket to Ride Bike Hire can organise cycling day trips for up to six cyclists at a time to kick your cycling adventure up a gear.

Cyclists going up a mountain path

Kayaking: Up A Creek Without A Paddle

You haven’t lived until you’ve taken an adrenaline-rushing paddle along a Highland river. Whether you’re looking to take on the raging rapids of a turbulent river or simply looking for a leisurely trip along a smooth body of water, Explore Highland offer bespoke kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding experiences to suit your outdoor adventure needs.

Kids canoeing along a river

Fishing: Get Hooked On Outdoor Activities In Inverness

Fly fishing is an age-old tradition here in the Highlands. Whether you’re angling for trout or salmon, there are a number of rivers to fish and dual-bank fishing fun to be had. So if you’re thinking of joining us for a fishing weekend away, we strongly recommend you call the hotel ahead and book well in advance as avid fishermen travel far and wide to fish our Highland waters.

Father and son fishing

Golfing: Bunker Down In Style

Golf is more than a Scottish claim to fame. It’s a way of life. It’s why we go to great lengths to put together the perfect golf packages for our guests. We have five magnificent golf clubs close to the hotel to choose from, as well as a dedicated golf co-ordinator to help you get into the swing of things. From Castle Stuart and Royal Dornoch, to Nairn Golf Club and Inverness Golf Club, teeing off in the Highlands has never been easier … no matter your handicap.

Golf cart overlooking a bunker

Hiking: Take a Walk on The Highland Side

If you’re an avid hiker or just love strolling through the beautiful Highlands, put your best foot forward at the Cairngorm Mountains. Just 30 minutes from the city, Cairngorms National Park is the perfect destination for anyone looking for outdoor activities in Inverness. Unspoilt wilderness teaming with wildlife makes Cairngorms National Park the perfect stop for nature and adventure lovers alike. From mountain biking and white water rafting, to wildlife spotting and nature walking, there’s no end to the outdoor fun to be had.

Man hiking

So there you have it. Everything you need to know about outdoor activities in Inverness. From fishing, walking, golfing and hiking, to kayaking, mountain biking and wilderness adventures, the great Highland outdoors are the perfect great outdoor escape.