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5-Day Canoeing River Spey Descent provided by Active Outdoor Pursuits

5-Day Canoeing River Spey Descent

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from 5-Day Canoeing River Spey Descent
We will be closely following any guidance from the National governing bodies and government. As the guidance adapts so too shall we.
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Updated 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The five day River Spey Canoe Descent is one of the classic canoe river descent in Scotland. During the Journey you pass through many different stunning sections of rivers. Some are gentle and relaxing where you can admire the scenery and mountains passing you by as you paddle downstream. Some are more adventurous like the Washing Machine or Knockando Rapids which as highlights of the white water sections you canoe through. We have more than twenty years in the industry providing canoe descents and are a Five Star Visit Scotland Outdoor Activity Provider so you can be sure of quality.
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
Kingussie to Aviemore
Day 2
Aviemore to Grantown on Spey
Day 3
Grantown on Spey to Ballindalloch
Day 4
Ballindalloch to Craigellachie
Day 5
Craigellachie to Spey Bay
Important Information
Departure Point
Newtonmore PH20, UK
5 days
Return Details
Spey Bay, Fochabers IV32 7PJ, UK
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Boats
  • All Technical Equipment
  • Tents and Camping Sleep Mats
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Shoes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal clothing
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Key Details
  • Kingussie, Ruthven Barracks, and 6 more
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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