Joining Instructions- Private Canyoning Booking
Intrepidus Outdoors is an outdoor activities tour provider specialising in Canyoning, Coasteering, Mountain Biking and Hillwalking. Based on the outskirts of Edinburgh, we take clients on high-thrill adventures across Scotland.
Cascading down canyons by sliding, abseiling, cliff jumping and exploring hidden caves makes Canyoning one of the most popular adventures at Intrepidus Outdoors- as well as making it a firm favourite for some of our instructors.
- Booking a private canyoning adventure
- where to meet us
- what to expect
- equipment we provide
- what you need to bring
- safety and medical information
Booking a private canyoning adventure
We have selected our top three canyons in Scotland to give private tour canyoning parties the opportunity to select which level of gnar they would like to experience: sliding slippery falls in Dollar, Abseiling corkscrew waterfalls at Alva or big-beastly jumps in Bruar.
If you are a solo-adventurer, couple or small group, check out our ‘Open Canyoning Tours’ blog
- Stag parties
- hen parties
- corporate groups
- adult groups
Where to meet us
We’ll come to you!
For our Private Canyoning Adventures, we provide door to door transport: We’ll pick your group up from your chosen location e.g hotel or apartment, drive north of Edinburgh to your chosen canyon then drop you straight back off at your accommodation- just in time to explore Edinburghs’ night life.
Collection and drop of times vary depending on which canyoning package you have selected. For the ‘Adventure’ and ‘Intermediate’ canyoning trips, we aim to collect your group at 09:30AM and have you dropped off for 04:30PM. As for the ‘Advanced’ Canyoning trip, the collection time is slightly earlier at 08:30AM running until 04:30PM.
- door to door collection
- 08:30 or 09:30am collection
- 04:30pm estimated arrival time in edinburgh
Meeting us at the venue
Perhaps your accommodation is nearby the canyoning venue, or you have hired a swanky hire-car and want to meet us there? That’s no problem!
Here are the venue details for you- see you there!
Adventure pACKAGE – Dollar Glen
Intermediate PACKAGE- ALVA
ADVANCED PACKAGE- BRUAR
What to expect
Lots of stoke!
The excitement for the day starts from the moment you step foot in our colourful minibus (if it hadn’t already started), from then, the day keeps getting better.
Once you arrive at your canyoning destination, you’ll all get kitted up and your inner canyoneering ninja will come out, there will be a short walk up to the top of canyon before your safety brief and final equipment check. After that, it’s full on send-mode as you glide down falls, cliff jump and abseil your way down your chosen canyon.
What we provide
We know how grim it is having to wear poorly kept equipment from outdoor facilitators, which is why at Intrepidus Outdoors we have put extra effort into selecting the best equipment to keep our clients safe and looking snazzy.
We use ‘Seland’ canyoneering wetsuits which are designed to be durable against the rocky faces you’ll be sliding and scrambling on and are brightly coloured to make sure you look like a pro for your instagram posts. As well as top of the range wetsuits, we also provide: Canyoneering boots, Neoprene Socks, Canyoning harness, helmet and all other safety equipment.
All of our instructors carry waterproof GoPro cameras to capture all your memories, these will then be transferred to you for free upon arrival in Edinburgh.
- NEOPRENE SOCKS
- CANYONING HARNESS
- ALL OTHER SAFETY EQUIPMENT
What you need to bring
You don’t need to bring much, just your inner thrill-seeking self, swimwear, a snack and a towel.
If you only have access to your hotels pristine-white towels, we provide towel hire for £4.50 per person.
Continue reading below if you are looking for more information on how to add catering to your private canyoning adventure.
- inner CANYONEERING- ninja
Safety and Medical information
At Intrepidus Outdoors we take safety very seriously and our clients safety is of upmost importance. Our canyoning adventures are open to almost all abilities, but for the safety of yourself, the rest of the group and our instructors, you must be physically able to join us.
To keep you safe, we also ask you to complete our medical consent form, which you complete upon booking and is then checked by a member of our office team before we have the go ahead to run the trip. If you are unsure whether you are able to join us for a canyoning adventure, due to a medical issue or previous injury, please speak to your doctor and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us- we would be happy to help with any enquiries.
All of our canyoning instructors are ICA qualified, whitewater rescue qualified and outdoor first aiders, with lots of knowledge and experience in canyoning, coasteering, hill walking and mountain biking, as well as other adventure sports.
As well as all our guides being trained to the highest standard, we use top of the range safety equipment and have in-depth knowledge of the adventurous locations we use.
Our instructors carry all medical and first aid kit in waterproof bags
Yes! We provide buoyancy aids to keep you afloat!
Speak to your doctor and get in touch with us regarding any previous injuries- we’re happy to help!
MY Adventure and Intrepidus Outdoors are adventure tours and outdoor experience providers, both based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We specialise in private and open canyoning, coasteering, mountain biking and hill walking tours.
My Adventure Edinburgh (Part of the Intrepidus Group) is an outdoor tours provider that specialises in canyoning, coasteering, canoeing and hillwalking tours. As well as delivering these adventurous experiences across Scotland, My Adventure is also a provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions where we run bronze, silver and gold level awards for young people.
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