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Glenmore Lodge. About 6 mi east of Aviemore in Cairngorms National Park, Glenmore Lodge is your best bet for trying a new activity or enhancing your outdoor skills. Take your pick from the impressive courses on rock and ice climbing, hiking, kayaking, ski touring, mountain biking, and more. Some classes are for kids over 14. There are superb facilities, such as an indoor climbing wall. B970, Aviemore, PH22 1QU. 01479/861256. www.glenmorelodge.org.uk.
G2 Outdoor. The wide range of adventures at G2 Outdoor includes white-water rafting, gorge walking, and rock climbing. The company offers a family float trip on the River Spey in summer, and in winter runs ski courses. Dalfaber Industrial Estate, off Dalfaber Dr., Aviemore, PH22 1ST. 01479/811008.
Mikes Bikes. This small bike shop stocks all the gear you might need to take advantage of the many paths around Aviemore. It also rents and repairs bikes. The place is somewhat hard to find, tucked down some stairs below the street. Myrtlefield Shopping Centre, Grampian Rd., Aviemore, PH22 1SB. 01479/810478. www.aviemorebikes.co.uk.
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