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Making the most of beautiful Loch Lomond

Whether you are visiting the picturesque location of Loch Lomond for the first time or are a returning visitor, Can You Experience have a variety of activities on offer to help you get the most out of your trip.

We cater for all occasions – look no further for an exciting activity weekend break or weeklong holiday.

Get out, breathe in the natural beauty of Loch Lomond, Scotland, on a day trip to further enjoy the local area.

You can even take advantage of our hire activities, suitable for all abilities. From canoeing to hiking, mountain biking, or even a combination of all three activities there is something for everyone.

If you are looking for a family day out why not visit us at our hire base at Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, part of Scotland’s’ First National Park, where you can enjoy a relaxing pedal boat trip, or why not have a go in a stable, open canoe!!

Take advantage of the variety of cycle routes available locally with our bike hire.

Segwey Safari Loch Lomond

Can You Experience’s marketing executive, Natalie Miller, tells about her recent Loch Lomond segway safari.

On one of my latest days off,  I had the morning to myself – no work, no children, no responsibilities for a couple of hours – I have a love for Loch Lomond and the great outdoors and decided to take to 2 wheels!

On my bike I hear you say – no, even better than that, I experienced the pure thrill of the segway! 

The sun was shining and I could feel the excitement mounting as I walked from my house to Can You Experience’s operational activity base on the beach at Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch, for this experience that I had heard so much about! 

I arrived early in the morning, my favourite time at Loch Lomond, the loch was so still, the sun shone against our sheltered lagoon – the water was like glass.

Loch Lomond Shores is so peaceful at that time of the day, the Can You Experience staff had been in for a few hours already and had set up for the day – canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, katakana, and rowing boats lined the shore and bikes were stacked high, ready for use. 

The segways were ready too!  Geez, I could feel the nervous butterflies kicking in! Gregor, my instructor for the segway session, sensed that I was tense and his jokes, together with his attention to safety and confident manner helped me relax – I was kitted out with helmet and given a full safety brief. 

Gregor then explained how to control the machines – it is really strange at first to be honest – lean forward to move forward, stop by leaning back and lean left or right to go in the desired direction.

I surprised myself and actually took to it really quickly – I spent 5 minutes or so practicing on the beach, manoeuvring the machines over tree roots and over different terrains, meanwhile taking in those awesome Loch Lomond views. 

Then it was time to experience the real safari! 

I followed Gregor for the full hour and he constantly made me feel comfortable, I could just sense that safety was his main priority!

We took to the paths along the river Leven, up and down hills, over different surfaces and experienced speed – what an adrenalin rush! 

I was in total control of the segway, I had learned to steer, accelerate and stop – however the stopping did take that bit longer, I appeared to rock backward and forwards for a while before actually stopping, but it came in the end, just took that bit longer! 

As I felt comfortable and in control of the segway, we then hit the forest!  Much rougher terrain and much more to navigate round – really put the skills to good use, and was so, so much fun! 

I whizzed around the forest at speed, felt the wind in my hair and could feel the fresh air on my face – magic!

I’m also a skier and this segway experience through the forest reminded me of downhill skiing through the forests – a lovely reminder!

After that thrill, we then headed for another forest, which afforded amazing Loch and Ben Lomond views. I managed to capture a couple of lovely photos as a wonderful reminder of that morning to myself! 

I can’t wait to get on those off-road machines again!

Education and fun in the great outdoors

Looking for something unique and different to entertain your school class or youth group, but want to keep an element of education included in the day?

Our taster sessions and multi-activity days are ideal for children of all ages, combining the fun of trying a new activity with the learning skills developed throughout the session.

Based in Scotland’s first National Park, the possibilities to explore and discover new things are endless, and make for a great day out!

Make your corporate event one to remember!

Select your preferred team building activity: we have a selection of water and land-based team events, such as our popular canoeing and orienteering challenges, or a mini Highland Games.

You will be guaranteed a team building day suitable for all abilities. Can’t decide what you want – let us create a bespoke package tailored to your specific requirements.

It’s the incentive day out your staff have been waiting for.

Make your corporate event one to remember!

Select your preferred team building activity: we have a selection of water and land-based team events, such as our popular canoeing and orienteering challenges, or a mini Highland Games.

You will be guaranteed a team-building day suitable for all abilities. Can’t decide what you won’t – let us create a bespoke package tailored to your specific requirements.

It’s the incentive day out your staff has been waiting for.

A fun day out for all the family

For a day trip with a difference why not try a guided canoe, hiking or mountain biking trip.

Breathe in the beauty of Loch Lomond from the comfort of our large, stable, professionally guided canoes –  or perhaps take a walk with a difference learning about nature, survival, and history as you enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Excursions are available all year round, and as most of our trips are ideal for beginners you will be sure to find something to suit your needs.

With so much choice available, you are guaranteed to find something that takes your fancy! See our What’s On Guide to find out What’s On over the coming weeks!

If you are visiting us for a little bit longer why not book one of our superb weekend breaks or an activity holiday, available on a variety of dates across the summer and autumn season, combining a fantastic activity program with the relaxing atmosphere that you can only experience while visiting Loch Lomond.

Special interest holidays are also a new feature for 2006.  Landscape photography and the geology of Loch Lomond are two of our new fantastic topics combining learning with leisure.

If you are booking as part of a family or group (4 people or more) and would like something specifically tailor-made, we can arrange this on request.

All trips are organised with your safety in mind, and a qualified guide accompanies you at all times. Disabled customers welcome, please call for advice. 

For ideas of where to stay, check out our accommodation section by clicking on the link below.

You’ve read the well-known book and now seen the film on the big screen, why not try it out for yourself – bring out Professor Robert Langdon in you and your colleagues and attempt to solve the Holy Grail with our new team-building event-based near Edinburgh!

Exciting yet challenging puzzle adventure based on the well-known, popular book and film ‘Da Vinci Code’.

The teams attempt to crack the given clues, which will lead them to several places of historic interest in East Lothian (near Edinburgh), including the famous Rosslyn Chapel.

At each site, the teams have several bonus questions to tackle and take a photograph, which can subsequently be loaded to our on-line private photo gallery as a memento of your day.

On return, the excitement mounts as the group will come together to solve the final clue and open the cryptex, which will reveal the location of the Holy Grail!

Expect camaraderie and lots of laughter as the teams accomplish their goal!

Day Trips

Something for everyone!  Even if you have never picked up a paddle before, we will have you gliding through the scenic waters of Loch Lomond in no time at all. 

All of our trips are organised with your safety in mind, and a qualified guide will accompany you at all times.

As you browse through the options, you will notice each activity is accompanied by a trip grade and description, which will give you an idea of what to expect.  If you are in any doubt about your capability to undertake any activity, please contact us for advice.

Unaccompanied children are welcome on our trips.  For your peace of mind, we are registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority which regulates safety standards of establishments offering outdoor activities in the UK.

Wheelchair users and those with sensory impairments are most welcome on many of our trips.  Please call for advice. 

Once you have selected your preferred activity, please follow our online booking form to make your reservation.