Who needs a quiet life when you can embrace the spirit of adventure right here in Scotland?

Our landscape is purpose-built by Mother Nature to provide a thrilling backdrop whether you’re into watersports, mountain climbing or world-class cycling.

There’s an adrenaline-fuelled activity for every day of the week, from Munro-bagging to bungee jumping and some activities, such as white water tubing, are pretty unique.

Here are some of the best extreme sport activities you can try in Scotland.

Wild Swimming: The water quality is often exceptional, but don’t forget your wetsuit. After the initial shock of plunging in, wild swimming in Scotland provides an invigorating experience all set against a backdrop of jaw-dropping scenery. Top spots include the Fairy Pools on Skye and the stunning freshwater lochs of the Loch Affric area. Find out more at wildswimming

New heights Are you brave enough to complete a bungee jump?

Bungee jumping: Enjoy the most awesome adrenaline experience in the most iconic jump locations, with a few seconds of heart thumping bliss and an experiment with gravity. It’s easy to sign up for this exhilarating, safe fun. www.bungeejumpscotland .co.uk

Sky diving: The ultimate adrenaline activity, operating out of Strathallan Airfield, near Auchterarder, sees experts introduce and train more than 1500 beginners for their first jump every year, as solo jumps or tandem skydives. Those a little less brave can visit and enjoy it as a spectator sport. skydivestrathallan.co.uk

Mountain biking: Scotland is famed as one of the world’s top mountain biking locations. Get off road and feel the air whooshing past as you tackle obstacles, dips and jumps in some of our most beautiful places. The Scottish Borders 7stanes mountain biking centre in beautiful Glentress boasts trails to suit all levels of experience, from a family-friendly, easy-graded, green trail to a severe graded, black trail that includes huge climbs and hair-raising descents.

Wave riding Kitesurfing is a must for any water sports enthusiast

Kite surfing: Kite surfing takes a little bit of wakeboarding, paragliding and surfing and delivers one high-adrenaline sport on top of the water. Try it on the stunning Isle of Tiree with Wild Diamond Watersports or head down to Troon, another popular location for Scotland’s surfers. Lessons available from KiteSurf

Canyoning: As the outdoor capital of the UK, Fort William offers some of the best wilderness experiences possible. Its towering mountains, deep glens and fast flowing waterfalls make it the perfect place to go canyoning. Try it out so you can say you’ve jumped off a cliff into a deep water pool before slipping and sliding down a natural water flume.

Diving experience You could challenge yourself to learn to scuba dive this summer

Scuba Diving: Experience the thrill of weightlessly moving through the water and seeing creatures such as fish, crabs and octopus in their natural environment. Scapa Flow, off Orkney, is one of the world’s best dive spots, with enthusiasts coming to see the phenomenal wrecks of German warships scuttled after World War I.

Tubing: White Water Tubing is perfect for groups looking for some serious adrenaline. It takes place on the River Tummel where, under the instruction from a guide, you will navigate a river tube down natural waterfalls, slides, shoots and drops. Expect to get wet, very wet – but also have loads of fun. www.naelimits.co.uk


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