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Passage through Wilderness Comfort in the Outdoors Making Time
Experiencing Nature…

 

Slow adventure is a form of tourism which avoids the adrenalin-pumping hits of many commercial adventure experiences, in favour of slow, immersive journeys, living in and travelling through wild places and cultural spaces, and experiencing nature in its seasons, its different weather and its variations.

Slow adventure guides allow visitors to gain privileged insights and knowledge about the nature and culture of the region they have come to experience and to be assured that the people involved in providing their holiday have expertise and local knowledge of the area around them and are committed to the place’s cultural and natural integrity.

 

Pedal & Paddle

Pedal, paddle and taste your way around the Ardnamurchan Peninsula on this three-day foodie slow adventure.

Your journey begins at Ardtornish estate, located in the southerly corner of the beautiful Morvern peninsula. Spend the night in a grand Victorian apartment or traditional cosy cottage and dine at the award-winning Whitehouse Restaurant to sample the very best of local and seasonal produce. After a restful night, breakfast on a well-stocked hamper of local produce to fuel a day of pedaling.

Leaving from Ardtornish Estate, the first day’s adventure will be pedal powered. Aspect 40 Scott bikes will be ready and waiting courtesy of Sunart Cycles. Self- guided and armed with a map, cycle through some of the most breath-taking scenery, stopping to explore heather-clad hills or taking a bracing dip in the waters of remote lochs or rivers. A crafted feast of artisan bread, local cheese, smoked salmon, fresh hand-picked berries or similar will be companions for the day.

Eat Slow

After a day of exploring by bike, cosy up in Sunart Campsite’s bespoke cedar cabins which are fully insulated with underfloor heating. Head along the road to dine at the award winning Kilcamb lodge where they take time to track down the best local produce.

The second day’s adventure starts with a paddle across the silken waters of one of the many tidal or freshwater lochs on the peninsula. Search beaches and rocky outcrops, and spot otters and seals under the experienced leadership of Otter Adventures’ qualified guide.

Stop off for lunch on a remote beach or secluded island. Taste the homemade breads and local produce prepared locally by the Ariundle Centre.

Rest, share stories and unwind while the coffee is brewed on a wood burning stove. The pace of everyday life is much slower and more relaxed when out in the wild. Embrace it!

End your active day on the water at the delightful Ardshealach Lodge to taste real home-grown dishes and spend the night in one of its luxury bedrooms. Depending upon availability, you may be staying in the friendly Strontian Hotel for a wee dram with the locals and a good night’s sleep upstairs.

To Enquire

To enquire about Foodie Pedal and Paddle please visit www.otter-adventures.co.uk.

Accommodation may vary depending on availability.

Canoe itineraries are dependent on weather conditions.

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