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The "Best of Scotland" Canoe expedition Spring 2020

28th March 2020 to 3rd April 2020
Start location: Aviemore (bus service from Inverness) or Crubenmore Lodge
Level: All abilities
Duration: 7 days 6 nights

Early Bird Deal includes:

Discount on the standard price from £849 to £699 Saving £150
Accommodation at our private hunting lodge with home cooking 

Testimonials from previous customers:

'Fantastic trip, from the incredible scenery to the home cooking, our guides were so friendly and really made everyone feel part of the team.  I got to tick off some of the best paddling in the UK and the night camping on the Loch was unforgettable'
Roger Spring 2019

'this was one of the best weeks of my life, fantastic accommodation, friendly and knowledgeable instructors and the white water was something i'll never forget, i''ve already signed up to their Canada trip'

Mark, Oct 2018 trip

'I was lucky enough to book on this trip and hoped to improve my basic paddling but what I got was a host of incredible paddling opportunities, and the team helped me to improve far beyond what I thought I could do.  I loved this trip and can't recommend it enough'
Tina, April 2018 trip

Draft Itinerary (this ay change due to weather and water level conditions)

Day 1

Arrive Aviemore or Crubenmore (Shuttle transfers from Inverness Airport as an additional cost)
Transfer to Private Hunting Lodge
Welcome speeches
Paddle the iconic Loch Insch or Paddle on the iconic Loch Ness
Evening Meal

Day 2

Transfer to Loch Maree
Paddle to island on Maree and make camp
Evening meal around campfire
Wild camping on remote Island
  • A Canoe Trail tradition of a wild swim in the Loch for those who ar brave enough 

Day 3

Pack down camp
Paddle on Loch Maree (visit Isle Maree, with the wishing tree etc)
Practice Poling on Loch Maree
Celebratory Traditional Scottish Meal
Return to private lodge

Day 4

Full Day paddling at River Beauly (through the stunning deep gorge, keeping eyes peeled for Beavers)
Return to Private lodge
Evening Meal

Day 5
Full day paddling on River Spey near Aviemore in the Highlands
Picnic Lunch on River
Return to private lodge / Wild camp
Evening Meal

Day 6

Full day paddling on River Spey
White Water – The “Washing Machine”
Return to private lodge
Evening Meal

Day 7
 Practice your new found skills on the Spey in Aviemore before heading to the airport
 Finish at Aviemore / Onward travel to airport
Head home to ponder life's mystery's

  • Expert tuition in canoeing
  • Transfers during trip (excluding flights)
  • All accommodation for the entire trip
  • All breakfast and evening food 
  • Canoes, Paddles, Buoyancy Aids & PPS
  • Tents/ Tepees (if customers don't have their own)
  • Amazing scenery and lots of fun!
Please Note:

Itineraries are for guidance purposes only. We will make every effort to deliver your trip as outlined however to account for weather conditions and ensure the safety and enjoyment of your group these may be altered.

All paddling equipment is provided and drysuits are available to hire at an additional charge.  Trip price includes 2 meals a day, all kit for padding, transport and hunting lodge accommodation.

Additional accommodation at our private lodge may be available. Please contact us for further details.