Aviemore Travel Guide

Located in one of the most picturesque parts of Scotland, Aviemore is the ideal place for nature lovers to use as a base.

The town can be found in the very heart of the Cairngorms National Park and people travel here from all over the world to experience mountain climbing, trekking, kayaking and a wide range of other types of adventure sports. Aviemore boasts an excellent range of accommodation options as well as restaurants that serve both traditional Scottish and international cuisine.

Things to see and do in Aviemore

Loch Morlich – Aviemore, Scotland

Looking over Loch Morlich with the Cairngorm mountain range and ski area in the background.

This part of the country contains four of the highest mountains in Scotland and hillwalking is one of the most popular activities among visitors to Aviemore. A large number of well-worn trails can be found here and the views from the various parts of the trails are simply stunning.

There are plenty of excellent mountain biking and quad biking trails to follow through the forests that can be found close to Aviemore. Some of the best places for independent and experienced cyclists to try this exciting experience include the forests of Glenfeshire, Rothiemurchus and Glenmore, Glenfeshie. Those who prefer to cycle with a group should head to Laggan Wolftrax, where special cycling trips are organised to explore the mountain bike trails.

People who want to get a feel for the history and culture of Aviemore should pay a visit to the Aviemore Stone Circle. This ancient stone circle is steeped in myth and legend and is believed by many people to have healing powers.

Village – Aviemore, Scotland

Shoppers with young children at a crossing point on the main street of the village of Aviemore in the Highlands Region of Scotland on a damp autumn day. The village serves as a base for the popular ski resort of Cairngorm.

Anyone who enjoys messing about on the water and has a strong sense of adventure will not want to miss the chance to try their hands at white water rafting. Special trips are organised by a number of local companies and offer visitors the chance to experience the intense natural beauty of the Cairngorms National Park in a whole new way.

Winter sports enthusiasts are sure to enjoy skiing on the pistes that run down the mighty Cairn Gorm mountain. There are several different slopes that are suitable for people of all experience levels, while lessons are also provided by qualified skiing instructors.

Climate conditions

The ocean climate that Aviemore is graced with means that temperatures tend to be rather cool here all year round and rainfall is a frequent event. There is still plenty of sunshine to experience between May and September however, while people who want to try their hands at skiing and other types of winter sports will find that the season starts around the end of November and typically lasts until the middle of February.