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5-Day Canoeing River Spey Descent

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.

per adult from

$841

AUD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Boats
    • All Technical Equipment
    • Tents and Camping Sleep Mats
    • Cooking Equipment
    What's excluded :
    • Shoes
    • Sleeping bag
    • Personal clothing

  • 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, Speyside Way, Craigellachie, Aberlour AB38 9QR, 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.
  • Departure Point :
    Newtonmore PH20, UK
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Spey Bay, Fochabers IV32 7PJ, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Active Outdoor Pursuits

Activity ID: V-269913P8

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