Example Itinerary for our Expedition
Monday – Day 1 (Lochain Uvie to Aviemore)
Our guide will meet you at the Spey Bridge Campsite in Newtonmore, and we will transfer you to our launch point a short trip away.
We will spend some time going through basic canoe skills that will help your River Spey experience and familiarise you with how the canoe moves when fully loaded and in faster flowing water before setting off on your journey travelling north east down the Spey.
Tuesday – Day 2 (Aviemore to Boat of Balliefurth)
Following breakfast, we’ll get back on the water and continue your journey by canoe, soaking up the Scottish scenery and spotting wildlife. We will also go through the skills you learnt on day 1 before arriving at our camping spot for the evening.
Wednesday – Day 3 (Boat of Balliefurth to Cragganmore)
The third day is spent developing more ‘river running’ skills and reading the water ahead, as the river starts to flow more strongly. After another great day canoeing, we will look to find a camping spot on one of the many islands in the River Spey.
Thursday – Day 4 (Cragganmore to Craigellachie)
We will spend the morning canoeing into the famous malt whisky region, then in the afternoon we will take a well-earned break from the water. You will have the opportunity to take a tour around a distillery, tasting some local malt whisky; visit Walkers Shortbread factory; or just have a walk around a Scottish village. For the evening we will visit a local bar that offers great food and more whisky to try if you wish.
Friday – Day 5 (Craigellachie to Spey Bay)
We will continue down the river, enjoying Grade 2 rapids, canoeing all the way to Spey Bay where we finish our canoe journey on the River Spey.
“Well done team – you have just finished paddling 60 miles of the River Spey!”