A fully supported adventure that will take participants from novice to independent expeditioner.
This breathtaking expedition sees a group of up to 12 set out in one of our unique Voyageur canoes from Neptune's staircase, at Banavie, and paddle from one side of Scotland up the Caledonian Canal to the other, over 4 rewarding days.
Teamwork is key as you engage in the expedition process, working together to not only row the canoe across the vast expanses of some of Scotland’s finest lochs but also as you navigate the lock systems, set up camp, cook meals and live together for the best part of a week.
A trained support team is always present but keep to a distance to allow participants to navigate and lead the expedition.
This expedition lasts a total of 6 days; 2 days travel and 4 days on the water. It also qualifies as a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Residential.
Map of the Expedition:
Brief Outline of the Expedition:
Day 1: Travel to Scotland.
Day 2: Work as a team to move the Voyageur canoe through the lock system at Neptune's staircase and row to the first camp site at Gairlochy. Work together to set up camp and cook a hearty meal - anyone for bolognese?
Day 3: Decamp. Paddle up through Loch Lochy and Loch Oich, surrounded by the Scottish mountains, to the second camp site at Fort Augustus. Time for another communal cooking experience.
Day 4: Decamp. Paddle half way up the stunning Loch Ness - a tough day but hugely rewarding with incredible views in every direction. Set up camp at Foyers, cook, rest and sleep.
Day 5: Decamp. Paddle the final half of Loch Ness and through Loch Dochfour to conclude the epic journey at Inverness. You will set up a final camp here for one last night in Scotland. Time for a feast? Why not, you've earned it!
Day 6: Travel home.
If you're interested in taking on this expedition and would like to find out more, click here to fill out a form or you can contact us on 015394 39760.