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Canoe rapids on the River Spey
River Spey

River Spey Canoe Expedtion (3 days)

From £350 per adult

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May — October

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A fantastic 3-day canoe journey on the majestic River Spey. One of the 'Big 4' rivers that is a must for the touring canoeist in Scotland, and which normally provides a fast current and some great scenery. Minimum age 15.

This Canoe holiday is available on a 'request-only' basis (for groups of 4 or more only).

A fantastic 3-day canoe journey on the majestic RiverSpey. One of the 'Big 4' rivers that is a must for the touring canoeist in Scotland, and which normally provides a fast current and some great scenery.

You’ll learn about some of the history and heritage of this wonderful river, will hopefully get to see some of the local wildlife and you might even see the odd salmon leaping as you pass quietly by.

To paddle the classic route from Newtonmore to Spey Bay can take up to 5 days depending on the fitness, age, size of the group, weather and the water levels. For this 3-day mini-descent, we start near Aviemore, which still leaves you with an awesome journey of almost 85km to cover.

Trip grading: Moderate.

Suitable for: 15 years old and above. You must be able to swim at least 25 metres and ideally have some previous canoe experience, although this is not essential.

This trip will involve fairly long days and is aimed at reasonably fit individuals, although not necessarily experienced canoeists.

Your canoe guide:

Your local guide will be at least a BCU Level 3 coach with lots of experience looking after groups on rivers all over the country. They’ll be on hand throughout the trip to look after your safety, help you improve your paddling skills, tell you a bit about the countryside you’re paddling through and, of course, make sure you have some fun along the way!

There will be plenty of opportunities to take breaks and stretch the legs on your journey down river.

Note: A minimum of 4 people are required in order for this trip to run.

Contact details

In Your Element
14 Cabrich
Private Small Group (1-16)
Adventure Canoeing/Kayaking Landscapes Outdoor Activities Wildlife

Tour prices


  • £350 Per Adult
  • £350 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

In Your Element

In Your Element is a mobile outdoor adventure activity company offering fun days out, activity holidays & amazing outdoor experiences across Scotland. IYE have bases at Inverness & Loch Ness, Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park, Loch Tay in Perthshire and at Loch Lomond Shores near Glasgow. We offer a range of ready-made, canoe-based experiences and holidays, but can also tailor-make holidays for groups based on particular requirements. Please do get in touch if you would like more information.

Opening times

We offer activities and experiences throughout the year, but mainly from May to October. Please check our website for up to date availability.

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