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One sports center near Loch Ness is at Loch Insh Watersports in Kincraig, at Cairngorms National Park. The 700-acre Loch Insh area allows for many sports such as canoeing, kayaking, rafting, windsurfing, fishing and sailing. The forest area surrounding the resort, which offers chalets for rent, is also a good place to do some mountain biking. There are also facilities for archery and skiing in the 14-acre woodland. Be aware, though, that there may be some issues with equipment mantenance and standards of customer service.
Not far up the road, just past Aviemore, is the Rothiemurcus estate, which has begun welcoming guests to enjoy a wide variety of sporting/adventure activities within its beautiful grounds. Here, the equipment is newer and well maintained, and knowledgeable, friendly staff are only too pleased to welcome visitors. There is a vast choice of activities - quad-biking, archery, whitewater-rafting, kayaking, gorge-walking, hiking, mountain-biking, clay pigeon shooting, horse-riding, astronomy, camping, deer stalking, land rover tours, fishing, sled dog tours, photography, 4x4 off-road tours, tennis, climbing and many more.
Another place to get in a moderate workout is at the Loch Ness Fairways Golf Course, which opened recently as a course to attract golfers of all abilities. The grounds can also be rented for conferences, and there are also a restaurant, indoor bowls, and petanque facilities onsite. The golf course is located on Culduthel Road, just past Balloan Road.For hiking facilities, try the areas around Glen Nevis, Glencoe and Ben Nevis. The last one is quite steep and a bit dangerous, so only attempt if you are a skilled mountaineer with experience in dealing with high altitudes. There is also a bike track here (open only during summer months) that is good for mountain biking. Glen Nevis has a much gentler terrain and is suitable for a more relaxing hike.