Travel challenge: The best value for an active summer holiday in Scotland
Saturday 07 March 2009
Every week, we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular journey. Today: a week's holiday in Scotland, departing on Saturday 1 August, based on two adults travelling together.
£483, including accommodation with breakfast at the three-star Aviemore Inn in the Cairngorms National Park. As part of the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, guests can enjoy the restaurants, spa, golf and leisure facilities. "Everything is on your doorstep in Aviemore and the resort encapsulate all that is beautiful about Scotland," says Ray Jones from Superbreak (0871 222 3055; superbreak.com).
£554, staying in the self-catering, two-bedroom Glengarry Lodge, at the Great Glen Water Park. "Surrounded by magnificent scenery on the shores of Loch Oich and Loch Lochy, this park offers an excellent variety of watersports and land-based activities" says Hoseasons' Simon Altham. Enjoy an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium, spa, half-size tennis court as well as salmon and trout fishing (0844 847 1100; hoseasons.co.uk).
SYHA Activity Holidays
£579, for a spectacular mountain experience – the Scottish Youth Hostels Association stresses fit participants will enjoy the challenging Kintail & Affric Classic Ridges tour. Participants will meet in Stirling, and stay at the Ratagan and Glen Affric hostels. "The wonderfully remote Glen Affric hostel means we can truly explore the wild mountain country," says SYHA. The price includes accommodation, some meals and an experienced guide (08701 553255; syha.org.uk).
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