Mountain Biking

Aviemore is surrounded by ancient forests, beautiful glens and wild mountain tracks. With the local knowledge of our expert bike guides you’ll soon be finding out why the Cairngorms are the jewel in the crown when it comes to mountain biking in Scotland.

Taylored to suit your aspirations and experience, we have single track technical trails or large easy to ride forest paths, all in stunning Cairngorm and Strathspey Scenery. Work with our guides on your skills or just enjoy a guided ride, its up to you.

We teach good riding techniques that leave the ground as we find it, respecting both the environment and other path users. Over all we’ll take you to the places that we know will blow you away.

Group Activities

Adventure days and multi adventure packages. (drop us an email to book group activities or for tailor made adventures)

What ever the occasion we have great adventures waiting for your group. Just look at the reviews on Trip Advisor to see how much people enjoy our exciting adventures.

Single activity Days

  • White Water Adventure River tubing (12yrs+)
  • Canyoning
  • Gorge walking and plunging
  • White Water Rafting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayak Touring River Trips
  • S.U.P Stand Up Paddle Boarding (New)

Multi Activity Packages from £110pp

For groups of 12 or more people choose one activity from list A and one activity from list B for £110.

Sorry, but we can’t combine white water rafting with white water river tubing on the same day.

List A

  • White Water Rafting
  • White Water Adventure Tubing
  • Canyoning

List B

  • River Kayaks
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paint Balling
  • Abseiling
  • Stand Up Paddling
  • Zipline


  • Quad Bike
  • Clay Pigeon shooting
  • Canyoning
  • White Water River tubing
  • White Water Rafting

Package add ons:

  • Distillery Tour £38pp  (Bespoke tour with multiple tastings, Transport and guides included)
  • Micro Brewery Tour £10pp
  • Packed Lunch £10pp
  • BBQ £20pp ( minimum of 12 people for this add on)

Full On Acknowledgement

What to Bring With You

Unless specified as included you will need packed lunch and drink for an active day. Mountain Cafe in Aviemore can supply very good pack lunches for collection on the morning of your activity, to order just email them direct, or telephone them on 01479 812473

For all activities:

  • Full set of spare dry clothes for all water sports
  • Sun cream and drinks for sunny weather
  • Waterproof or disposable cameras are ideal to record your adventures

Rafting & Canyoning

  • Towel
  • Spare trainers that will get wet
  • Swimming costume or shorts for under the wetsuits that we provide
  • Optional Thermals for cold weather

Family Rafting

For the gentle (not white water) rafting trip suitable for 5yrs+ there is no need to wear one of our wetsuits so just bring:

  • light waterproofs and comfortable clothing
  • Spare full set of clothing to change into afterwards (in case you do decide to get wet)
  • Footwear always gets wet so remember to bring spare trainers, socks and a towel

Mountain Biking

  • Thin grippy gloves, eye protective glasses
  • Small cycling or day rucksack to put you stuff in
  • Cycling padded shorts are a good idea especially for multi-day trips, otherwise just suitable clothing for the weather
  • We recommend carrying a light wind/waterproof top
  • Plenty of water. Hire bikes often do not have bottle cages which is why we recommend camel back or similar bladder systems in your rucksack
  • Energy snacks to keep up calorific intake


  • Towel, trainers are worn on water and will get wet so bring spare dry ones and socks.
  • For river kayaking bring same as listed here for Rafting.
  • For canoeing we recommend waterproofs such as you would use for hill walking, as it is easier to regulate your temperature in a front zipped mountain type jacket than in one of our canoe cags. Canoeing can be a mainly dry experience so often regular clothes are much more suitable than one of our wetsuits. If you prefer a wetsuit we can easily supply you with one and for more white water sections we might recommend it.

Sea Kayaking

Wetsuits are provided with cags, so just bring stuff for under or over that, based on likely weather. Swimming costume or shorts, towel, shoes will get wet so bring spare dry ones.

Ski and Snow Boarding

We provide the skis/boards, poles and boots so you need everything else. We always recommend for Scottish skiing, waterproof good jacket, waterproof trousers, 2 warm hats and gloves (2 hats in case one blows away). Goggles cannot be hired anywhere so bring your own or buy them on the day from the hire shop, cheap orange lens goggles are fine. It can be very unpleasant if not impossible to ski / board with out goggles at times. sun glasses are unlikely to be enough unless you get really good weather.

River Tubing

We provide everyone with Full Wetsuit, Wet Suit Socks and Wetsuit shoes( but we recommend you bring your own old trainers to wear over our socks, as more confortable). We also provide gloves, buoyancy aids and helmets. So just bring along a large towel for changing and drying, swimming costume or shorts, old trainers that will get wet (optional)  and sport base layer / thermal base layer for under the wetsuits and any other layers you might like for comfort if cold weather like thin thermals (optional).


Risk Declaration

We will ask you to indicate you accept this when you arrive for our activities.

As with any sport/leisure activity there are hazards associated with Full On Adventure outdoor activities. It is important for the safety of everyone taking part that each participant is acquainted with those hazards and individually takes all relevant action to minimise those hazards as much as possible.

I understand that:

  • Outdoor adventure activities are physically and mentally intense and may require extreme exertion.
  • The possibility of injury to myself exists.
  • I may get wet and cold.
  • Participation in our activities can cause bruising and stiffness.
  • If I take off my equipment I will be putting myself in danger.
  • If I don’t listen and follow the guide’s instructions I will be putting myself in danger.
  • Moving water is dangerous and that ultimately there is a risk of drowning.
  • Cars are parked at the owners own risk.
  • Full On Adventure does not accept responsibility for valuables lost or damaged during activities or at the activity sites.

I confirm and agree that:

  1. I am physically fit and mentally able to take the strain and exertion involved in the activities which I plan to undertake with Full On Adventure.
  2. I have no medical condition that would prevent me from taking part in the planned activities. (Please make your guide aware if you use any medical aid or may require medication)
  3. I am fully aware of the risk to myself and others involved in these adventure activities.
  4. I will comply with the rules and use all equipment as instructed.
  5. I will obey all instructions from the guides.
  6. I will listen to and ask if I need additional explanation so that I understand the safety briefing.

I accept the inherent risk of injury that all Full On Adventure outdoor adventure activities entail and waive any claim that may result from my participation in these activities. I am also aware of what clothing, equipment or food that I need to bring with me.

We will ask you to indicate you accept this when you arrive for our activities. Parents will accept this on behalf of their childen under 18 years old. For youth groups who bring under 18s without parents in attendance, we ask group leaders to check with parents first and ensure they are all happy for their children to participate in our adventure activities. Group leaders will sign this declaration of risk acceptance on behalf of themselves and all their group members, in the full understanding that they have undertaken to get the permission of all parents of the under 18s in their charge, to accept this risk declaration on their behalf and made parents aware of this risk declaration in advance of attendance. 


Qualified to the highest levels our guides experience is what makes Full On Adventure so special. For our guides Adventure sports are their full time career, so you can be sure they have the local knowledge and skills to deliver inspirational coaching and guiding.

John Mason, Full On Adventure’s director has over 25 years experience in the adventure sports coaching and guiding field. Specialising as a kayak coach, and a qualified teacher with high level adventure sports coaching qualifications in a wide range of outdoor pursuits, he has worked for the national adventure guides training school, several leading outdoor education centers and traveled widely on expeditions kayaking, Ski Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Climbing and on other adventures. As a BCU level 5 coach (the highest UK coaching award for Kayaking)  John still actively guides our groups on a regular basis.

All the guides that work for Full On Adventure are activists in their sports and that is what drives them to live and work in the Scottish Highlands. When we’re not guiding adventures you’ll find us out on the great local rivers, riding the amazing mountain bike trails, exploring the coast by sea kayak or climbing, skiing, boarding or walking in the mountains. So if you get the answer phone you know why, but do leave a message or email us, as we will get back to you as soon as we get in and can’t wait to get out there again with you on a Full On Adventure.

It’s quite simple, for the best in outdoor adventures in Aviemore, Inverness, the Scottish highlands and probably the World, Full On Adventure are the team to do it with.

Our heated indoor changing rooms and meeting location is Full On Adventure, The Old Pavilion, Inverdruie, Rothiemurchus, Aviemore PH22 1QH.

Getting to us directions


Our office address is Full On Adventure, Adhara, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire, PH23 3AX, UK.

Our trading address (but not meeting location or office) is Full On Adventure, 24 Cairngorm Avenue, Aviemore, PH22 1RY, UK.

Post can be sent to direct to Carrbridge address, Full On Adventure, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire, PH23 3AX, UK.

We accept bookings by internet, phone or email, however for last minute bookings when you are in Aviemore you can book many of our activities at the Rothiemurchus Visitor centre in Inverdruie (Aviemore) PH22 1QH. The Rothiemuchus Visitor centre is just past our meeting rooms on the other side of the road and you’ll find the Rothiemuchus visitor centre open 9.30-5.30 daily or you can call them on 01479 812345 or book online at their website

Our activities you can book with Rothiemurchus are River Tubing, Adventure River Tubing, White Water Rafting, Fun Rapids Rafting, Family ‘float trip’ Rafting, Kayaking River day trips and Water Adventure Challenge. All our longer trip / journey / expedition activities of more than one day or for detailed questions please email us direct

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road trip in BC Canada 

John from fullonadventure is currently driving an ex army truck across British Columbia.

He’s doing this in preparation for a new business Fullonadventure is starting in Canada called Rugged Canada. Soon you will be able to hire a camperized off road RV to explore BC on holiday or for the coolest mountain biking transport.


The Dell of Abernethy

The Dell of Abernethy sits on the edge of the Abernethy forest, 1 mile from the centre of Nethy Bridge, surrounded by river flat grazing and dwarfed by oak and horse chestnut.

Our six charming self-catering cottages and Georgian family house are set within safe secluded grounds, providing a peaceful escape and a great base for exploring the wilds of the Cairngorm National Park.

A labyrinth of forest tracks lead out from the doorstep of the Dell, ideal for wildlife spotting, mountain biking and cross country ski-ing. A 30-minute drive will take you to the top of the Cairngorms, into the heart of Rothiemurchus or up into the wild moor lands en route to the Moray coast beaches.

Contact Polly and Ross on 01479 821 643 to find out more about this awesome place to stay.

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White Water Rafting from Aviemore, Inverness, Elgin and Aberdeen

All this snow we are having now will mean another great Spring of White Water Rafting here in Aviemore on the Findhorn River. Spring-early summer 2010 had consistently good river levels for White Water Rafting  and Full Adventure had lots of Spring Stag Dos who from our Aviemore base made the most of the large snow pack that gradually melted to give excellent rafting on the Findhorn river in spring sun shine.

March to June is a great time to book a White Water Rafting trip on the Findhorn and is always a popular time for Stag and Hen do rafting trips. John Mason Full On Adventure’s founder has been running Aviemore rafting trips on the Findhorn since 1997.  As the original company to run regular White Water Rafting trips on the Findhorn we have established ourselves as the specialists for high adventure all day white water rafting trips in Scotland. Our trips are unique from any other Rafting trips in the  Aviemore area and probably the UK as we run all day trips where you can take your time to Raft the best Rapids and also stop off from lunch along the way and enjoy a great BBQ afterwards.

A good winter season that’s a hit with the skiers, will mean a great Spring run off for White Water Rafting. For stag and Hen groups we can help you find a great base in Aviemore or Inverness for your weekends adventures, so book now to ensure avaibility for great White Water this Spring. We have had increasing numbers coming over to the Findhorn rafting with us, for the day from Aberdeenand Elgin, so if a wild way to wake upto summer appeals get in touch.

We offer free photos of your White Water Rafting trips and often take helmet camera videos as well, all included.

To keep you comfortable with have extra warm paddle jackets to go over our full steamer wetsuits, so all you need to do is prepare for the excitement of some stunning white water without worrying about being cold.

If the snow stays longer than expected, no worries, as we have some great skiing and snow boarding for you until it melts in the river for Rafting. For more details of our group combo adventures including White Water Rafting, Adventure River Tubing, Canyoning, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snow Boarding, Kayak river trips and loads more contact us for the details.

To make your adventure weekend complete add a second or third activity like our brand new River Tubing or the Canyoning.

Pine Bank Chalets

Quality self catering accommodation in Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands, providing the perfect location for enjoying fishing, walking, mountain biking, skiing, touring and outdoor activities in the Highlands.

Good for stag and hen and other groups.