The Spey valley is not just renowned for its whisky but the descent of this beautiful river is one of Scotland's classic canoe river trips. Our 70 mile journey starts north of Aviemore at Kincraig, in the heart of the Cairngorms and finishes at Spey Bay on the Moray Firth.
Over 5 days we will paddle down the beautiful Spey valley with delightful sections of meandering river interspersed with rapids with names like the 'washing machine' adding to the excitement. Add the backdrop of the heather clad hills of the Cairngorms and smell of whisky this trip makes for incredible and rewarding adventure. With the distilleries of Cardhu, Cragganmore and Aberlour you certainly know you are in the heart of whisky country.
The trip is a hotel based staying in the towns and villages along the Spey and after a day of paddling it's a great way to relax in the comfort of a hotel while enjoying a 'wee dram' from one of the local distilleries recounting our adventures.
Day 1 - Arrive
Day 2 - Kincraig to Aviemore
Day 3 - Aviemore to Grantown-on Spey
Day 4 - Grantown-on-Spey to Ballindalloch
Day 5 - Ballindalloch to Craigellachie
Day 6 - Craigellachie to Spey Bay
Day 7 - Depart
Meet at Aviemore Railway Station 16:00
Finish Inverness 11:00
Scotland's far north west is wild, rough, and seriously remote and provides great potential for walking. With the famed hills of Ben Hope and Foinaven this trip is certainly for those looking to get away from the crowds
Orkney is famed for its archaeological sites such as the Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae. The islands offer wonderful walking along the dramatic coastline where we can view the incredible array of breeding seabirds
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