Mystique Schotland

Mystique Scotland

Mystique Scotland

Spectacular views from your tent, rolling hills and very varied nature, that's what awaits you on this trip on an island on the west coast of Scotland. A combination of challenging hikes along rivers, through valleys or along the beautiful coastline.

Scotland is a true paradise for the hiker and nature lover, no place in the world where dogs are so welcome! With your faithful four-legged friend you go on an adventure, into the silence, self-sufficiently on the road , merging with the elements of nature. For eight days we hike a different route, with backpack and tent , to arrive at that ultimate spot for the night. It is always a surprise which view awaits you.
Can you already see your tent on the side of a mountain lake? Or with a view of that streched valley?

The advantage of this trip is that we are back in civilization every two days. That means a maximum of 2 days of food and dog food. The maximum weight of the backpack will therefore be many times less than with a continuous trip of several days. The weight of your backpack depends on your belongings and the size of your dog.

In addition to the intense hiking tours, there is also enough time every day to recover, relax, stare or read a book. The focus is aimed on wild camping, with spectacular views, ultimate spots where nothing and no one disturbs us.
Occasionally back to civilization for a fresh shower or other comfort.
Are you ready for the Scottish Highlands?

Information Mystique Scotland

True Nature Trails offers tailor-made trips for an unforgettable experience with your dog. The love for nature is huge, as is the well-being of dogs. Avoiding stress in dogs is central to any True Nature Trails journey.

Your dog

* has an age of at least 1.5 years
* is physically in good condition and not overweight
* is emotionally stable
* can cope with changing circumstances well
* walks on the leash without any problems
* wears a Y-harness
* is led with a long leash of at least 5 meters (no flex line)

Number of persons/dogs

Minimum 6, maximum 7 adventurers. By keeping the groups small, there is peace for the dogs, more personal attention & you can enjoy nature more intensely. No mass groups but real attention for you and your dog.

Number of dogs: there is a maximum number of 7 dogs and 1 dog per person.

Fitness

A very good condition is required for this trip, both for the dog and for the handler. We hike every day for several hours (between 3 to 5 hours) with a full backpack (tent, sleeping bag, food, etc). To camp wild in the most beautiful places, we go uphill and climbs and descents await us, this requires a good condition. On day 5 we have a rest day where we take a shorter walk.

Duration of the trip

8 dagen: 13 t/m 20 mei 2023 (nog 2 plekjes vrij)

Travel costs incl. VAT* €1111,-

Including:

* 5 nights wild camping with spectacular views
* 8 various day trips
* lightweight 2-person tent (for 1 person with 1 dog)
* personal tour guidance by an experienced guide
* satellite equipment to ensure our safety
* expert advice about walking techniques
* kennismakingdag in NL
* exclusive video of the trip, afterwards

Exclusive

* personal equipment next to the tent
* meals (optional to book, see below)
* overnight stays outside the wild camping nights (you will receive accommodation options after registration)
* travel costs to Scotland (Glasgow area, for this trip your own car is required)
* travel costs on site
* travel and accident insurance
The travel insurance must include good mountaineering cover with search and rescue cover. This is mandatory.

Meal Package

Meals during the tours are an important part of the trip. Healthy nourishing ingredients provide the energy you need, preferably with as little weight and packaging as possible. It is possible to book a meal package that includes all meals, from dinner day 1 to lunch day 8. True Nature Trails uses the meals of LYO Food, with a very varied offer.

The meal package includes breakfast, lunch & dinner. Do you eat vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free or do you want organic? It's all possible.

The price of a meal package is €195,-

Traveling to Scotland

A car is required for this trip.
There are several options for traveling to Scotland. After registration you will receive detailed information about the travel options to Scotland.

*** TIP ***

Use at least a few days to travel to Scotland in order to arrive at your destination rested.

Register

Inschrijven voor deze reis kan tot en met 17 maart 2023.

*** The Mystique Scotland tour will take place with registration of at least 6 participants.

Mystique Schotland
Schotland

In June 2022 we, our labrador Pleuntje, my husband and I, participated in the Deep Dive 5. It was also our first experience with Norway. And what an introduction! Overwhelmingly beautiful nature, also very varied, quiet and clean air. It exceeded all expectations. The group was pleasantly small, time for conversations but also time for silence. Great not to start too early in the morning, 5 days of the most beautiful walks, delicious packed lunch, enough breaks, sometimes groundbreaking, but in general doable. Anouk is a great guide who knows what she is talking about and who manages everything very well. I admire her way of life and this has certainly inspired me.

Thank you 🙏 Anouk en Taka & Lucy.

The Deep Dive 5, a setting that is actually tailor-made for us, with Niels Holgersson's stories in mind as a frame of reference...

So glad we were able to enjoy your expertise and good care.. you managed to "burden" us for 5 days with a wide range of views, nature, an unforgettable lunch and indelible memories ...

Such a fantastic experience and I don't just mean the beautiful, untouched, soothing and fascinating environment but also the experience of being able to share this positive energy with your own loyal friend (read .. four-legged friend) and like-minded people…

A prelude to more… :-). … and then I also speak on behalf of Roos … because if our physical condition allows it, the tent will come with us next year … 😉  although Roos needed at least 3 days to recover …

Together with my dog, Anouk and the rest of the group I made the Magic of the Fjells trip in Norway. For me it was a very nice experience. Norway has a varied landscape with mountains, lakes, waterfalls, forests, moors… and we have been everywhere! Anouk knows all the beautiful (secret) corners of Norway, corners that I would not have found myself.

What I really liked is that the dogs were well taken into account. They were allowed to get used to each other at their own pace. Anouk also checks how they are doing physically. If necessary, the program is adjusted, which I think is a nice idea, the well-being of the dogs comes first.

I hope to be able to join True Nature Trails again in the future. And Anouk will hopefully bring the beautiful weather with it again :).

Juni 2019 – The Grand Wilderness Experience

I have been back now for a week or two from my unforgettable hikingtrip in Norway. We hiked for six days in the Hardangervidda National Park in the southwest of this beautiful country.

This was an unforgettable trip! What a natural beauty! The tough efforts were rewarded again and again with great views. Sometimes we only covered a mile in an hour because no step was normal. Stones & rocks everywhere that you had to constantly step over or on, sometimes (quite) and long uphill or downhill, then again crossing a swirling river, occasionally interspersed with a swampy surface. I love that :-), suffer a bit with almost 20 kilos on your back and merge with nature. The merging then happens automatically. The resistance disappears, acceptance takes its place and the job is done, the fusion is there. How wonderful it is when you suddenly arrive at a mountain hut after a few days of hiking and staying overnight in a tent. Then you suddenly have a bed and a stove!!! How luxurious is that then! It's almost indescribable how you can appreciate that!

I was often touched by those amazing views. And Anouk's dogs who were completely in their element and seemed tireless. Anouk brought these beautiful animals from Romania or rather saved them. Both dogs have traded a tough past for a great life with this dog whisperer. Fantastic to see how humans and animals can be attuned to each other and how a human can read the body language of a dog so well. Anouk is one out of thousands: a lot of respect for this woman and what she has achieved with True Nature Trails.

The organization was arranged down to the last detail and the smallest details.
My luggage hadn't arrived but how we handled this together is something we can all be proud of.
I can say from my heart that this holiday was one to remember.
And last but not least: if you are adventurous, sporty and have a dog (although this is not necessary…): Book a trip with True Nature Trails

An unforgettable experience! Back to basic with your dog. Becoming one with nature, completely surrendering to the now. The rest is equally unimportant. Special to experience that. I really enjoyed traveling with a small group. Had interesting, valuable conversations with Anouk and my fellow travelers. Something to think about. The guidance is excellent, Anouk also stands her ground in unforeseen situations, keeps her calm and acts. Hats off. This trip made an incredible impression. Thank you.

An unforgettable journey with True Nature Trails. A journey that has connected me with my true nature, my true self. But also a journey that I can hardly put into words, so impressive, so intense. Hiking in Norway is truly wonderful.

Anouk is someone I could be completely myself with. The guidance was exceptionally good. The trip was taken care of down to the last detail. I got to know her as a good tour guide, her love and care for this earth and her dog Taka. She is a decisive, inspiring woman who stands firmly in her shoes.

The long walks threw me back on myself. This allowed me to pay attention to everything that lived in me. I feel it has brought me further in my consciousness.

The trip has inspired me immensely. I will be doing this more often! I really enjoyed being one with nature, the endless silence, drinking from lakes and rivers, waking up in a wide valley, seeing the mist lift in the morning, all the elements, the snow peaks, all back to basics . Even without a dog, this is an amazing trip! Thanks again Anouk for this unforgettable journey that I often think back on with a big smile!

Camping in the wild was just awesome!! The hiking was easier than I expected, very doable, if you trained well. Fun and educational assignments in between that I did not expect. The guidance of Anouk is very inspiring. I also liked the variety between the high mountainplateaus and the Norwegian forests. I will definitely go wild camping again with my dogs more often!

I found the environment and nature really beautiful! I even would have liked to hike longer, it was doable. Camping in the wild was also great. Sometimes I was touched by the assignments but it certainly also brought depth. I loved what other participants shared in the group.
The guidance was great! Relaxed, educational, profound and well-considered.
I take a lot of inner peace home with me and will make more time to enjoy nature at home. It was a wonderful trip with nice company, nice dogs, pure enjoyment.

What I especially liked is that everyone was given the time and space to be themselves. I found the guidance nice, clear and relaxed. I loved the wild camping, the places were really beautiful! I learned a lot from the trip and will definitely do it again.

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