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 some of the activities on offer in 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 for you. 

HIT THE RADIPS

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Pinkston is a community paddlesports centre with Scotland's only artificial whitewater course, offering unique urban watersports facilities to organisations and individuals. There are activities available for any level, learn to kayak on their flatwater basin, play Canoe Polo or open water swimming. 

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If wakeboarding is more your thing, then be sure to check out Glasgow Wake Park, a System 2.0 wakeboard park based in the City Centre at the Port Dundas Canal.  Similar to snowboarding, or skateboarding on water, wakeboarding has become the new alternative to water-skiing and is currently one of the fastest growing watersports.

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

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 Glasgow 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 the city.

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 for all to enjoy.

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If you're looking to take it a bit easier and do a bit of sightseeing along the way then join Glasgow Bike Tours for a close up view of the city. Visit locations where you can see spectacular views of the city, not possible by bus or car. The Tour route is generally flat and on good cycling surfaces and has been designed using cycle paths, river and canal pathways and minor roads with very little traffic. Your local guide will share their enthusiasm for Glasgow’s fantastic culture, architecture and history with you.

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.

GRAB YOUR BOARD

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Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre in Bellahouston Park in the southside 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 Intu Braehead to experience their fresh snow slope, and don’t forget to visit their Baltic Ice Bar

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

TOP GEAR

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Take a trip to The Experience – Glasgow’s 5-star entertainment venue – and spin around the 650m track in electric karts with a drifting experience unlike any other in the UK. Afterwards why not try out the unique laser tag with grenade launchers, ramps, perks and bases to defend, you’re guaranteed an adrenaline filled experience!

GLASGOW CENTRAL TOURS

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Experience a unique tour of Scotland’s busiest transportation hub, Glasgow Central Station.  The all access tour lets you 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.

LOCH LOMOND

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Loch Lomond is on Glasgow’s doorstep with canoeing, Tree Top Adventure and so much more.  Looking for a day trip from the city?  Then all the below are easily accessible from Glasgow: 

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

 Argyll and the Isles

Argyll & The Isles is a natural playground, with mountains, lochs, islands and forests combining with a spectacular coastline to provide a beautiful setting for a host of activities on land and water. Discover all sorts of wildlife, Highland history, delicious local food, and much more - just a stone's throw away from Glasgow.


And after all that hard work, refuel with some good food and drink in the city!

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