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
A self-guided trek of the Great Glen Trail crossing from west to east along the natural vault line that divides the Highlands, visiting castles, old forts and searching for the Loch Ness Monster
A wonderful self-guided trek of the Speyside Way from the Moray coast to Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park following the beautiful river Spey passing some of Scotland's finest whisky distilleries
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