Urban Adventure

Do something adventurous during your time in Glasgow! From snow sports to rock climbing and mountain bike trails to kayaking, you’ll easily have an adventure filled time in the city.  Check out the adventure activities on offer:

TOURS AND TRAILS

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Experience a unique tour of Scotland’s busiest transportation hub, Glasgow Central Station.  The all access tour lets you can explore areas of Central Station that you never knew existed and you can even walk on the roof of the station to get amazing views of Glasgow’s skyline.

Food and wood trails can be taken at Pollok Park - discover herb and medicine gardens in the Wildlife Garden or the demonstration vegetable garden located behind the Old Stable Courtyard.  

You can also visit the Botanic Gardens in the city's West End for some foraging, just as local restaurant Cail Bruich do!

CYCLING IN THE CITY

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A real mountain bike experience can be had in the city at Glasgow Mountain Bike Circuit in Pollok Country Park. Three individual circuits suit riders of different skills, and they're all joined so that when you're ready, you can move onto the next level of circuit.

Cathkin Braes Country Park is located in the south side of the city and was host to the mountain bike competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Now, you can experience the mountain bike circuit for yourself, with its mix of terrain and circuits to suit a variety of skill levels, all with stunning views of Glasgow.

You don’t need to be an elite athlete to experience and ride the track at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.  The track, which was the venue for the indoor cycling at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, is open to all to enjoy.

Explore the city on a Nextbike - all you need to do is register via the app or website and then you can hire a Nextbike at various locations throughout the city, starting your cycling tour of Glasgow. There are great cycling routes along the canal and Clydeside, as well as in and around the city.

CLIMB THE WALLS

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Glasgow Climbing Centre features a mix of climbing styles to suit all ages and climbing ability. Whether you are looking for a taster climbing session, or want to try your hand at bouldering, there are lots of options available to suit. 

GRAB YOUR BOARD

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Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre in Bellahouston Park in the south side of Glasgow offers four dry slopes, so can you keep up your winter sport training even when the sun is shining in Glasgow this summer!

Looking for some real snow? Head to Snow Factor at Soar at intuBraehead to experience their fresh snow slope, and don’t forget to visit their brand new Baltic Ice Bar

Kelvingrove Skate Park can be found in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park - the Skate Park is suitable for skaters of all abilities, and is free to use.

HIT THE RAPIDS

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Pinkston is home to Scotland's only artificial white water course and offers unique, urban water sports facilities right in the heart of the city.

If a white water course seems a little daunting, why not take a canoe trail from Glasgow to Edinburgh along the Forth and Clyde Canals. 

If wakeboarding is more your thing then check out Glasgow Wake Park, where you can not only learn to wakeboard but also water ski, paddleboard,  wakesurf and hire canoes.

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Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is on Glasgow’s doorstep….and all of the below are accessible from the city as a daytrip: 

  • Loch Lomond
  • Ben Lomond
  • Start of the West Highland Way
  • And more…

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