Things to Do in Aviemore

Aviemore Activities

Aviemore sometimes known as ‘Active Aviemore’ is a mecca for outdoor activities with so many to choose from. Aviemore activities allow you to choose from being on the mountains, in the valley, on the rivers and lochs, on the golf course or on your bike. There really is something for everyone no matter what your level or experience. Put your self in good hands with our fantastic guides and highly experienced outdoor activity providers if you are just learning or want to improve on skills. Or for those who are more confident and experienced challenge your self on our stunning playground that is the Cairngorms National Park.

On the Mountain

The mountains that surround Aviemore offer a vast playground for snowsports, climbing, mountaineering, hill-walking and mountain biking.  With some of the best snow holding records in Scotland Aviemore is lucky to have the nearby Cairngorm Mountain snowsports facility! For a full list of snowsports, climbing and mountaineering and walking providers please click here

On your Bike

Aviemore is brilliantly located for getting out on your bike. There are all levels of trails for mountain bikers who want to explore the Cairngorms National Park and families who want to keep off the roads. For road bikers there are some great circuits with some good climbs to push your limits on. There is now an annual Cairngorms Bike Festival held at Glenmore Lodge outside Aviemore. For a full list of bike shops and bike guides please click here

On Foot

Walking in Aviemore is one of the most popular activities with so much of the Cairngorms National Park to explore on the doorstep. The sheer size, scale and remoteness of the Cairngorms make them one of the most dramatic and harsh mountain environments in Britain, a challenge to even the most seasoned hillwalkers. For a full list of walking providers and local routes please click here

On the Water

Aviemore is brilliantly placed to enjoy watersports as the River Spey runs adjacent to the village perfect for canoeing, river tubing and swimming in the summer. For a full list of watersports activity providers please click here

On the Land

Aviemore is famous for its great range of outdoor activities. From exploring the area on horse back, getting to grips with heights on a high ropes course, quad biking through forest tracks and over moors, trying to stay balanced and going forward on a segway, imagining yourself in the world of Robin Hood practicing your archery skills, going into battle (with paintballs), getting the adrenaline flowing on a clay pigeon shoot or zipping through the trees on a zip wire, orienteering your way around the countryside and fishing on the Spey and many local lochs, Aviemore really is a mecca for the active person of all ages. For a full list of activity providers please click here

On the Tee

viemore boasts the stunning Spey Valley Golf Course recently voted one of the best golf courses in Scotland. Designed by Dave Thomas and host of the European Challenge Tour’s Scottish Hydro Challenge since 2009, the Spey Valley Championship Golf Course at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort is a real asset to Aviemore and the surrounding area. For details on golfing in Aviemore please click here

Wildlife Watching

Aviemore and the surrounding Cairngorms National Park is a hotspot for Scottish wildlife and is home to 25 per cent of Britain’s threatened species.  Look out for wildcats, capercaillie, squirrels and pine martens in the ancient forests, ospreys fish at the Rothiemurchus Fish Farm and nearby lochs and deer, badgers and golden eagles to be seen too. For details on the wildlife watching opportunities in Aviemore please click here

Countryside Rangers

Countryside rangers welcome visitors to the countryside and help people discover and appreciate what’s around them. Feel free to pop into any of the ranger bases. For details on the Countryside Rangers in Aviemore please click here

Swimming/Leisure

Aviemore is a great place to get away from it all and relax with great swimming and leisure facilities available at Macdonald Aviemore Resort and Hilton Coylumbridge. For details on all the leisure facilities available please click here

    See the full list of Activities and Attractions in Aviemore below:

    Walking - Cairngorm Mountain
    Walking - Cairngorm Mountain

    Summit Walk The Summit Walk takes you from the Ptarmigan Station at 3600ft up to the summit of Cair...

    CairnGorm Mountain

    Aviemore

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    01479 861261

    Rothiemurchus Clay Shooting  and  Archery
    Rothiemurchus Clay Shooting and Archery

    Outstanding sporting clay shooting layout for beginners and experts. Expert instructors, all equi...

    Rothiemurchus Centre, Inverdruie

    Aviemore

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    01479 812345

    Rothiemurchus Highland Pony Trekking, Hacking  and  Rides
    Rothiemurchus Highland Pony Trekking, Hacking and Rides

    A superb experience; friendly, skilled guides, comfortable saddles and well-schooled pedigree Highla...

    Rothiemurchus Centre

    Aviemore

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    01479 812345

    Free Ski
    Free Ski

    Welcome to Free Ski. First choice in the Highlands of Scotland for ski and snowboard instruction. F...

    Unit 4, Myrtlefield, Grampian Road

    Aviemore

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    07495 028 578

    Ski and Snowboard Hire - Cairngorm Mountain
    Ski and Snowboard Hire - Cairngorm Mountain

    CairnGorm Mountain's very own ski and snowboard hire can provide you with everything you need to get...

    Cairngorm Mountain

    Aviemore

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    01479 861261

    Glenmore Shop Snowsports Hire and School
    Glenmore Shop Snowsports Hire and School

    HIRE SKIS and BOARDS from Glenmore Ski Hire Shop. We have also run a ski and snowsports school to br...

    Glenmore

    Aviemore

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    01479 861253

    Loch an Eilein Gallery at Rothiemurchus
    Loch an Eilein Gallery at Rothiemurchus

    Open daily from Easter till October. Loch an Eilein gallery offers a wide range of fine art and loc...

    Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus

    Aviemore

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    01479 812345

    Funicular Railway - Cairngorm Mountain
    Funicular Railway - Cairngorm Mountain

    Go discover more.... Rarest, highest, windiest, coldest.... the Cairngorms is a mountain range of ex...

    CairnGorm Mountain

    Aviemore

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    Weddings and Bespoke Events - Cairngorm Mountain
    Weddings and Bespoke Events - Cairngorm Mountain

    Blessed with spectacular mountain valley views, unforgettable scenery and uniquely Scotland's only F...

    CairnGorm Mountain, CairnGorm Ski Area

    Aviemore

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    01479 861311

    Wildlife Watching with Speyside Wildlife
    Wildlife Watching with Speyside Wildlife

    Evening Mammal Watching - Join one of Speyside Wildlife's friendly, expert guides for an amazing eve...

    Speyside Wildlife

    Aviemore

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    +44 (0) 1479 812498

    UK Wildlife Safaris
    UK Wildlife Safaris

    UK Wildlife Safaris operate wildlife tours throughout the UK, including The Cairngorms, Mull, Northu...

    UK Wildlife Safaris

    Aviemore

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    08001777544

    Rothiemurchus Fishing Centre
    Rothiemurchus Fishing Centre

    An outstanding experience for everyone. Well stocked lochs, fly, bait, beginner separate areas - wo...

    Rothiemurchus Fishery, Inverdruie

    Aviemore

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    Rothiemurchus Walking and Countryside Rangers
    Rothiemurchus Walking and Countryside Rangers

    Maps with best waymarked low level walks with mountain views through the ancient forest. Weather an...

    Rothiemurchus, Inverdruie

    Aviemore

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    Glenmore Lodge- National Centre
    Glenmore Lodge- National Centre

    We are Scotlands's National Outdoor Training Centre. Our role is to inspire adventure by offering th...

    Glenmore

    Aviemore

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    01479 861256

    Glenmore Lodge-Mountain Biking
    Glenmore Lodge-Mountain Biking

    As Scotalnd's National Centre, Glenmore Lodge tries as much as possible to lead the way with coachin...

    Glenmore Lodge

    Aviemore

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    01479 861256

    CairnGorm Mountain - Skiing and Snowboarding
    CairnGorm Mountain - Skiing and Snowboarding

    Winter Fun - It's all here at CairnGorm Mountain. Skiing, Snowboarding, Freestyle, Telemarking. Ope...

    CairnGorm Ski Area

    Aviemore

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    01479 861261

    Biking at Rothiemurchus
    Biking at Rothiemurchus

    Enjoy the choice of three hand-picked stunning circular routes, suitable for all the family. The Mo...

    Rothiemurchus, Inverdruie

    Aviemore

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    01479 812345

    Rothiemurchus Canoeing, River Tubing, Rafting and Kayaking
    Rothiemurchus Canoeing, River Tubing, Rafting and Kayaking

    Tubing and white water rafting down a Highland river, family rafting and kayaking down the River Spe...

    Rothiemurchus Centre, Inverdruie

    Aviemore

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    01479 812345

    Treezone
    Treezone

    Treezone is an aerial adventure course set high in the ancient Pines of Rothiemurchus. You will tra...

    Inverdruie

    Aviemore

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    01479 811426

    Glenmore Lodge-Climbing and Mountaineering
    Glenmore Lodge-Climbing and Mountaineering

    We are Scotlands's National Outdoor Training Centre based in the foothills of the Cairngorm mountain...

    Glenmore Lodge, Glenmore Lodge

    Aviemore

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    01479 861256