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Scot Mountain Holidays - Day Tours

Deshar Road | Fraoch Lodge, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN, Scotland
+44 1479 831331
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We provide hiking and mountain biking tours across the Highlands of Scotland, but often based in the Cairngorms National park where we have our own home base at Fraoch Lodge. We offer day hikes and camping trips all year round, and also skills courses if you are not so confident about heading out into the hills on your own. We often combine hiking tours with more cultural activities like visiting a distillery or Loch Ness.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Deshar Road | Fraoch Lodge, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN, Scotland
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+44 1479 831331
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 5 days at Fraoch Lodge and went on a 4-day guided tour of the Cairngorms in June. Wonderful experience. I cannot describe the landscape, nor do photos do it justice. Andy is an incredible guide. I learned so much. The lodge itself is...More

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Rebecca F, Owner at Scot Mountain Holidays - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. You will be very welcome if you choose to return. Lots more walking on offer! Pictures will be available soon, Just need to wrestle the camera away from Andy to download the shots he took.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a contrast to last year when I did the same holiday. 2017 - it was just rain but still an enjoyable experience. Enough to make my friends and I to come back. And now 8 months later what a contrast. Hot and sunny all...More

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Rebecca F, Owner at Scot Mountain Holidays - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Always an entertaining experience to have you on one of our trips. Look forward to next time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I spent five nights in Boat of Garten with Rebecca and Andy. While we signed-up for level two self-guided hikes these proved to be too much for us. Both Andy and Rebecca were able to suggest easier hikes which took us to...More

Thank Patricia G
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Rebecca F, Owner at Scot Mountain Holidays - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. We hope to see you both again in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This course was perfect for two casual fair weather walkers to push themselves out of their comfort zone in some seriously snowy Scottish mountains. We experienced full white out conditions and seriously deep snow through the week. Andy did a great job of teaching us...More

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Rebecca F, Owner at Scot Mountain Holidays - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and found time out of your busy schedule to write a review for us. We hope that you will consider returning to the area to put your newfound skills into practice, or if you don't yet feel...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Our holiday this year to escape the stress of everyday life in London was to spend a week in Boat of Garten, near Aviemore at Fraoch Lodge run by Andy and Rebecca assisted by Gregor (their son -a delightful young man full of energy )...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

I cannot think of enough superlatives to describe our phenomenal day hike with Andy. We -- my husband, myself and our two early-20's kids -- booked a private day hike and it turned out to be the highlight of our week in the Highlands. Andy...More

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Rebecca F, Owner at Scot Mountain Holidays - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you so much. We hope to see you back in Scotland soon. Do call us again.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

I had an excellent time in the 5 day Classic Horseshoes walking Holiday this summer. Met up with 2 others walkers of similar interests and abilities for the week. Andy's hill walking guiding and knowledge of local wildlife, flora & geology was excellent. The food...More

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Rebecca F, Owner at Scot Mountain Holidays - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you. We are very glad to hear that we met your expectations and to see that you have recommended us to the wider world. We hope that if you are back in Scotland again you will consider joining us for another hiking adventure.

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