Join us for an open canoeing expedition down the Spey, as we paddle through Speyside in the scenic North East Highlands. Descend the famous River Spey, passing through pine forests, heather-covered hills and Scotland’s most celebrated whisky region.
Greentraveller's Top Tip: While awaiting your train connection in Aviemore after this exciting canoeing adventure, Mountain Cafe is a great spot for a tasty meal made from fresh local ingredients and cup of fair trade organic coffee. Only a short walk north on Grampian Road from the train station.
Open Canoeing Holiday on River Spey
Join us for an open canoeing expedition down the River Spey, as we paddle through Speyside in the scenic North East Highlands. This classic Scottish river trip descends the famous River Spey passing a through pine forests, heather-covered hills and Scotland’s most celebrated whisky region. The canoeing is easy at first but becomes more challenging as we travel downstream through several rapids. It is not just the character of the river which changes - the pine forests take on a new character with each season. These forests are home to a diverse range of wildlife including red deer and capercaillie, and there’s always the chance of spotting golden eagles and other large birds of prey overhead. Adventurous days on the river will be balanced by tranquil nights in the campsites where we prepare tasty meals each evening, leaving you ready for the challenges of the next day, making this trip the perfect short break escape.
What price includes
3 nights wild camping, with two people per tent.
All meals, from lunch on day 1 through to lunch on day 4
All transport, starting and finishing in Aviemore
All group camping equipment including tents
All specialist open canoe equipment
Services of experienced and knowledgeable canoe guides