Sample the famous Spey Valley Whiskies ✦ Paddle down quiet rural rivers ✦ Explore the Highlands' Cairngorms National Park ✦ Bed down in historic hotels and inns ✦ Tackle exciting whitewater on the Spey River
Paddling the Spey River Valley
The Spey River, Scotland's fastest flowing river, stretching for almost 100 miles through beautiful Highland countryside, provides a truly carbon free way to explore the Highland Whiskys. Toss in delightful nights in historic upscale Scottish hotels, plus a smattering of hearty Highland cuisine and just a dash of whitewater paddling and you have our Canoe Scotland: Whitewater & Whisky.
Our adventure begins in the Cairngorms National Park, renowned for its hiking trails and landscapes, where we warm up on Loch Morlich with its surrounding mountain views. From there we turn our canoes downstream enroute to the Sea, with overnight stops in picturesque villages, in the area's best hotels. And you spend two nights in each hotel, so no need to pack and unpack everyday.
Your guides will introduce you you the famous whiskys from the 40 odd distilleries in the Spey Valley, from global names like Chivas and Dewars to little known gems like An Cnoc or Tamdhu. In addition to our organized tastings, our hotel watering holes have a vast array of others. But don't taste too much because you have to paddle the next day, while your baggage and recently purchased bottles get shuttled to our next hotel.
Canoeing Scotland's Spey Valley Whisky Region
Travel: Shuttle to airport
The Scotland: Whitewater and Whisky meets and ends at Inverness Airport in Inverness, Scotland
Guests should plan their flights to arrive in Inverness before 12:00 (noon) on Day 1 of the tour and their departing flights after 12:00 (noon) on Day 7.
Inverness Airport code: INV Local Time: GMT
Travel Tip: Inverness can also be reached by train or intercity buses from various gateways aound the United Kingdom.
Passports are required for all guests. Visas maybe required depending on your nationality, check with the nearest Embassy of Scotland.
Whatcha Gonna Get
- Expert local bilingual guides
- Entrance and activity fees
- Handpicked lodges, ensuite rooms, double occupancy
- Daily breakfast, lunch, snacks*
- Dinners featuring fine local cuisine*
- Whisky tastings*
- Baggage transfer between hotels
- Free use of canoe and safety gear
- Airport pick up & drop off
*as noted in itinerary
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Tour is available April through September, July & August can be crowded.