Speyside Way Adventure

2020 Trip Departure Dates: August 17th. Five days and four nights camping travelling via canoe and bike. Moderately Challenging suitable for those confident in water & some paddling experience.

Trip Grading

1/5 Mountain Biking

3/5 Paddling

Trip Grading Explained

The Speyside Way Adventure Trip

The Speyside Way Adventure trip takes you by Bike, canoe and on foot from the Cairngorms National Park through salmon fishing and malt whisky country to the North sea. Meandering through beautifully forested countryside passing many famous distilleries such as Knockando & Cardhu. With time on our side, we will pay a visit to at least one of them for a “wee dram”. The Spey is one of Britain’s premiere salmon fishing rivers with an abundance of wildlife around its banks. The highlight however will surely be in its many fun & exciting Grade II rapids or its tranquil end at Spey Bay spotting dolphins.

Important Information / Grade & Experience

The Speyside Way Adventure is a 5 day and 4 night journey.  By their very nature journeys on the water can be affected by weather and other environmental factors. Your guide/s may have to alter the itinerary to ensure group safety.

The Speyside Way Adventure is moderately challenging. It is suitable for water-confident people with little or no experience.  We can offer 1 or 2 day canoe skills courses prior to your trip is you wish.

The Speyside Way Adventure Trip Itinerary! 

Day 1: Canoe & BikeKingussie to Aviemore
Day 2: Steam-train & BikeAviemore to Grantown on Spey
Day 3: Bike & CanoeGrantown on Spey to Ballindalloch
Day 4: CanoeBallindalloch to Craigellachie
Day 5: CanoeCraigellachie to Spey Bay

Additional Speyside Way Adventure Trip Info!

Depart; Meeting in Newtomore at 10am on departure day. Or stay with us at Craigower Lodge in Newtonmore.

Finishing Day; After the Speyside Way Adventure Trip, we will drop you off at the bus,train or near to your accommodation in Inverness around 3pm

  • – Camping equipment is included
  • – Canoes & Bikes including all equipment
  • – Highly experienced & qualified guide/s for the whole trip
  • – Cost excluding food.
  • – There will be a food kitty* of approx £10 per person per day.
  • *The food kitty allows for communal food to be purchased; cereal, milk, bread, tea etc for the group for the duration of the trip.  This is a great way to ensure you have  food provisions as there is not always access to convenience shops for fresh produce. 
By their very nature journeys in remote or mountainous country can be affected by weather and other environmental factors. Your guide/s may have to alter the itinerary to ensure group safety.

What we Provide

What We ProvideWhat To Bring?
Luggage Transport & En-Route ShuttleDrinks Bottle / Hot Flask
Boats, Bikes & All Technical EquipmentWarm Clothes – 2/3 Sets
Dry Bags or ContainersPair of Trainers – to get wet/muddy
Cooking Sets; Pots, Plates & Cutlery + Stoves & FuelSleeping Bag*
Tents & Camping Sleep MatsTorch*
Expedition MealsSunglasses & Suncream
4 Nights CampingMidge Repellent & Head Net
Transport from/to NewtonmoreToiletries & Personal Medication
 1 night pre-departure accommodation at Craigower LodgeWaterproofs*
* Equipment available to purchase direct from Active.
**There is the option to upgrade to Guest house or Hotels. Price on request.

If you are interested in this then why not take a look at our West Highland Way Adventure?

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