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5-Day Canoeing River Spey Descent

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The five day River Spey Canoe Descent is one of the classic canoe river descent in Scotland. During the Journey you pass through many different stunning sections of rivers.
Some are gentle and relaxing where you can admire the scenery and mountains passing you by as you paddle downstream.
Some are more adventurous like the Washing Machine or Knockando Rapids which as highlights of the white water sections you canoe through.
We have more than twenty years in the industry providing canoe descents and are a Five Star Visit Scotland Outdoor Activity Provider so you can be sure of quality.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kingussie to Aviemore

Pass By: Kingussie, Kingussie, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
As we begin our journey we will take a little time to look at basic paddle strokes and provide some coaching if required. The upper section of the Spey meanders its way through The Insh marshes nature reserve. We will canoe all day until we reach our finish point at Aviemore.

Pass By: Ruthven Barracks, Kingussie, Newtonmore Scotland
We will canoe past Ruthven Barracks, an old military post used by English troops to suppress the Jacobite rebellion. We will have the option if the group wants to stop and walk around & through it marvelling at it's grandeur.

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Wild camping near Aviemore

Day 2: Aviemore to Grantown on Spey

Stop At: River Spey, United Kingdom
Along this section, the river eases and meanders under the magnificent Cairngorm Mountains with fabulous views of distant Ben Macdui – Scotland’s second-highest mountain. We will canoe all day until we reach our finish point at Grantown.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Wild camping near Grantown on Spey

Day 3: Grantown on Spey to Ballindalloch

Pass By: Grantown-on-Spey, Grantown-on-Spey, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
From here the pace of the river increases considerably and provides many enjoyable class II rapids. We will canoe all day until we reach our finish point at Ballindalloch.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Wild camping near Ballindalloch

Day 4: Ballindalloch to Craigellachie

Stop At: River Spey, United Kingdom
For lovers of white water this could be the highlight of your trip with many fun grade II rapids. We will canoe all day until we reach our finish point at Craigellachie.
Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Highlander Inn, 10 Victoria St, Craigellachie, Aberlour AB38 9SR, UK
If the group wants when we set up camp we can head over to the Inn for a wee dram of whisky - there is the option should people wish to eat in the Inn as well.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping at Craigellachie

Day 5: Craigellachie to Spey Bay

Pass By: Craigellachie, Aberlour AB38, UK
Finally, we paddle towards the rolling waves of Spey Bay where we are often greeted by sightings of dolphins. We will canoe all day until we reach the trip ending point of Spey Bay.

Stop At: Spey Bay, Fochabers IV32 7PJ, UK
We finish the canoe at Spey Bay - here you can look out from the beach and may even see dolphins which are frequent in the area.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • We will be closely following any guidance from the National governing bodies and government. As the guidance adapts so too shall we.
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boats
  • All Technical Equipment
  • Tents and Camping Sleep Mats
  • Cooking Equipment


Exclusions
  • Shoes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal clothing


Departure Point
Newtonmore PH20, UK


Departure Time
9:00 AM

Duration
5 days

Return Details
Spey Bay, Fochabers IV32 7PJ, UK


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