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Open Canoeing Holidays

Our open canoeing holidays are a superb way to discover and explore the wilderness regions of Scotland.

Gliding down a meandering river or across a glass-calm loch, admiring mountain views all around are some of the joys of canoeing in Scotland. Our trips give you the chance to do just that, either staying in hotels (look for the ‘classic’ comfort grade) or wilderness camping on┬áthe water’s edge.

Our two-person canoes are easy to handle so you can easily learn the key skills from our expert guides during the trip. Our hotel based trips are the perfect way to try canoeing in comfort. If you choose a camping trip, you will love loading up the canoe and pushing off into the wild, without the weight on your back! Canoeing on the River Spey is so good that we offer two trips – one with camping and the other staying in hotels!

Canoeing is a wonderful past-time, and our range of trips offer something for every taste and ability.

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Trip Reviews
Open Canoeing - North West Highlands

Oliver Weinhold
12/08/2013

5

Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
An excellent four days marred only by bad weather that necessitated a diversion in the canoeing itinerary. Most inspirational - knowing that I can still do this sort of thing at my advanced age!!!

John Chuter
17/05/2013

4

Open Canoeing - North West Highlands

Jon Herring
02/06/2014

5

Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 40 reviews of Canoeing

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If you find yourself overwhelmed by the choice, or if you have questions about your fitness or suitability for any of these holidays, please feel free to contact our office on +44 (0)1479 420020 or by email.

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Open Canoeing - North West Highlands

Next available trip: 23rd August        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Difficulty: 8
  • Journey through a stunning network of remote lochs that lie within the magnificent amphitheatre of mountains in Inverpolly
  • Camp on isolated beaches and islands with amazing panoramic views of Scotland's most iconic peaks
  • Enjoy days exploring the high peaks on foot as well as paddling through Scotland's most beautiful wilderness region

Price: from £750

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Open Canoeing - River Spey Descent

Next available trip: 12th September        Duration: 3 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Difficulty: 5
  • Paddle through tranquil pine forests and Scotland's most famous whisky region as you journey the length of the River Spey
  • Experience a diverse range of river conditions, from gentle meanders to more challenging rapids towards the end of the trip
  • Camp in peaceful campsites on the river bank each evening

Price: from £475

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Open Canoeing - The Whisky Trail

Next available trip: 8th August        Duration: 4 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 4
  • Explore Scotland's most famous whisky region as you paddle the length of the River Spey
  • Develop the skills to manoeuvre through various river conditions from gentle bends to challenging rapids
  • After a day on the water return to hot showers in our cosy hotel accommodation.

Price: from £795

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Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail

Next available trip: 20th September        Duration: 4 night(s)
Location: Multi-Location    
Difficulty: 4
  • Canoe from the west to the east coast through the spectacular Great Glen loch and river system - including some canoeing in Loch Ness
  • Journey in the company of experienced wilderness canoe guides and develop your paddling skills en route
  • Wild camping on the shores of some of Scotland's finest lochs with superb wilderness cooking throughout

Price: from £595

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Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Classics

Next available trip: 6th September        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Enjoy the best canoe trips in Scotland, returning to a cosy hotel each night
  • Paddle classic Scottish rivers such as the Rivers Spey, Glass and Beauly
  • Enjoy warm hospitality and great meals in carefully chosen small hotels

Price: from £895

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