4-Day Whiskey Explorer Canoe & Wild Camping in Loch Awe, Scotland

4-Day Whiskey Explorer Canoe & Wild Camping in Loch Awe, Scotland

£ 495

Loch Awe, Scottish Highlands

4-Day Whiskey Explorer Canoe & Wild Camping in Loch Awe, Scotland
Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Multi-Day, Guides & Tours
Minimum age: 18
Loch Awe, Scottish Highlands
Cancellation: Strict
Duration: 4 days
£ 495

Activity Highlights:

Immerse yourself in the ultimate Scottish adventure with ‘The Whisky Explorer’, a multi-day canoe expedition across the breathtaking Loch Awe. This journey blends the rugged beauty of wild camping and the warmth of open fires with the cultural richness of whisky tasting. Experience the best of Scotland’s natural landscapes and traditional flavours in one unforgettable adventure.

Key Details

  • Duration: 4 days & 3 nights
  • Location: Loch Awe, Scottish Highlands
  • Fitness Level: Moderate fitness required

Adventure Highlights

  • A visit to the world-famous Oban Whisky Distillery for a tour and tasting
  • Four days exploring the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands by canoe
  • Delicious campfire-cooked meals in the great outdoors
  • Nights spent wild camping under the stars along the shores of Loch Awe

What to Expect

Your adventure starts with a tour and tasting at the renowned Oban Whisky Distillery, setting the tone for the days ahead. From there, embark on a canoe journey across the serene waters of Loch Awe or Loch Shiel, guided by our experienced team. Along the way, learn vital canoeing and bushcraft skills, set up wild camps on picturesque islands, and share stories and whisky around the campfire. This expedition is designed to challenge you, teach you, and ultimately, inspire you with the unparalleled beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

All meals are provided, catering to any dietary requirements with advance notice. We supply all necessary equipment for the activities. Participants should bring suitable outdoor clothing, footwear, a sleeping bag, roll mat, and tent.

Prepare for a journey that challenges and rewards in equal measure. Embrace the elements and the opportunity to push your limits. With the right mindset and preparation, you’ll discover your true potential in the wilderness.

Location

Loch Awe, nestled in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, provides the perfect backdrop for this adventure. Known for its stunning scenery, including historic castles and sprawling forests, Loch Awe offers an authentic wilderness experience, inviting explorers to discover its hidden gems and tranquil waters.

Pickup and drop-off services from the nearest train stations or airports are included, ensuring easy access to the adventure.

Accommodation

You’ll be wild camping on the islands and shores of Loch Awe, allowing for an immersive experience with nature. Whether in a hammock, tarp, or bivi, you’ll fall asleep under the stars and wake up to the gentle sounds of the loch, making for a truly memorable stay.

Prerequisites

Participants should have a moderate level of fitness to enjoy the canoeing and camping activities comfortably. No previous canoeing experience is required, as our team will provide all necessary training and support. A spirit of adventure and readiness for outdoor living are essential.

Why Choose Us

  • Experience: With over 30 years of experience across the UK and beyond, our team offers expertise and passion in crafting unique adventures.
  • Custom-Built Adventures: Our adventures are tailored to meet your desires, ensuring a personalized experience that exceeds expectations.
  • Top-Notch Team: Known for our contagious energy and enthusiasm, the team guarantees an adventure filled with excitement and camaraderie.
  • Great Beards: Our professional appearance and dedication to quality adventures are symbolised by our expertly well-kept beards.

Available from March to October, ‘The Whisky Explorer’ offers a unique combination of adventure, culture, and the great outdoors. Enquire now to embark on this extraordinary Scottish journey.

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What's Included:

  • 4 days canoeing across Highland Lochs
  • 3 nights wild camping
  • Admission and tour with the famous Oban Whisky Distillery
  • Pick up & drop off from train station/airports etc
  • Expert canoe coaching and guiding
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • All the essential equipment provided
  • Guided by fully qualified and experienced staff

What's Not Included:

  • Please bring with you:
    • Suitable clothing & footwear for all weather conditions
    • Spare robust footwear for activities (no beach/aqua shoes)
    • Towel & swimwear
    • Sleeping bag/roll mat
    • Tent
  • A full kit list will be sent prior to your trip

Frequently Asked Questions

This expedition is suitable for adults with a moderate level of fitness who are interested in outdoor adventures, canoeing, and whisky. No prior canoeing experience is required, but participants should be prepared for physical activity and outdoor living.

The tour includes a visit to the Oban Whisky Distillery, where participants will learn about the whisky-making process, from mashing and fermenting to distilling and aging. The tour concludes with a tasting session of Oban’s renowned whiskies.

The minimum group size is 6, with a maximum of 12 people. This ensures a personalised experience and allows our guides to provide comprehensive instruction and support throughout the expedition.

You can book this as a private group, but the minimum group size is 6 people.

Participants are advised to bring suitable clothing and footwear for all weather conditions, a sleeping bag, roll mat, tent, spare robust footwear for activities, towel, swimwear, and a personal rucksack (55/65L). A detailed kit list will be provided upon booking.

Yes, all meals are included from breakfast on day 1 to lunch on day 4. Meals will be cooked over an open fire at the campsite, and dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice.

Camping will be wild, on the islands or shores of Loch Awe. Participants will learn to set up camp in remote spots, providing a truly immersive wilderness experience.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

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  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

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