SCOTLAND WHITEWATER GUIDING

Whether it's your first time boating in Scotland or perhaps you've just scratched the surface of some of the best whitewater kayaking in the UK, and wish to see more - we can provide the experience for you.  Our local guides are experienced, knowledgable, highly qualified and know both the classics and the hidden gems intimately.  Dam releases in the summer months mean whitewater paddling is much more reliable, and the spring snowmelt and common heavy rains of the autumn make Scotland an excellent whitewater kayak destination.  We can also put you in touch with excellent accommodation options just short drives from the river.

Whether you are looking to explore the countless intermediate runs, such as the Middle Spean, Lower Roy, Spey, Tay, Ness, Garry and Middle Findhorn or take on the steeper runs of the Orchy, Etive, Roy Gorge, Gloy, Tilt and Moriston - we can take you there.  Join us for a weekend, 5 days or longer - contact us now to put together your adventure.

This trip can take a guiding or coaching flavour, or a blend of both!

Dates

Dates available on request - contact us to discuss a tailor made booking.

Price - Tailor made depending on trip requirements

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

Booking Information is available here, which also outlines what is included in your course.

WHITE WATER KAYAK TRIPS

SCOTLAND WHITEWATER ROAD TRIP - 

THE BEST OF WEST and EAST (2 WEEKS)

Whilst the rivers around Fort William and Lochaber are awesome - there is so much more to Scotland, and we want to take you there.  This 2 week whitewater road trip tours the vast Scottish Highlands, from West to East and shows you all those other runs you might've read about in the guidebook.  Our local guides are experienced, knowledgeable, highly qualified and know both the classics and the hidden gems intimately.  Rest days can be built in to the programme and we shall also show you the best of what Scotland has to offer off the river.

This course is ideally suited to the Grade 3-4 boater.

Itinerary:

We shall meet you the evening before our adventure begins in Crieff, for a meet/greet over a drink, scan the maps and guidebooks and discuss our aspirations for the two weeks.

Day 1 & 2: Based near Crieff - potential runs available of the Tay, Leny and Dochart.

Days 3, 4, 5, 6: Based in Fort William - potential runs available of Etive & Tribs, Orchy, Roy, Spean, Arkaig, Gloy, Coe, Fassfern and lots more hidden gems.

Day 7: Based near Fort William: REST DAY* - with some Grade 5 tourism!

Days 8, 9 & 10: Based near Aviemore - potential runs available on the Findhorn (4 sections), Divie, Pattack, Feshie, Tromie

Day 11: Based near Aviemore REST DAY* - with some Grade 5 tourism!

Days 12, 13 & 14: Based near Perth - potential runs available on the Braan, Lyon, North Esk, Tilt, Tummel and Blackwater.

The following day we say our goodbyes and part ways, with countless new memories to look back on.

*The programme and rest day allocation is flexible.

...OR let us design an itinerary to suit you!

This trip can take a guiding or coaching flavour, or a blend of both!

Dates

Dates coming soon 

OR contact us to discuss a tailor made booking

Accommodation, Food & Transport

We will stay in hostel accommodation in Crieff, Fort William, Aviemore and Perth which we shall arrange, on a self-catering basis.  Transport to/from the river on paddling days is provided.

Price - Tailor made depending on exact trip requirements

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

Booking Information is available here, which also outlines what is included in your course.

SCOTLAND WHITEWATER ROAD TRIP - 

NORTHERN EXPOSURE (10 DAYS)

Whilst the rivers around Fort William and Lochaber are awesome - there is so much more to Scotland, and we want to take you there.  This 10 day whitewater road trip tours the vast Scottish Highlands, and heads North to show you all those other runs you might've read about in the guidebook.  Our local guides are experienced, knowledgeable, highly qualified and know both the classics and the hidden gems intimately.  Rest days can be built in to the programme and we shall show you the best of what Scotland has to offer off the river.

This course is ideally suited to the Grade 3-4 boater.

Itinerary:

We shall meet you the evening before our adventure begins near Fort William, for a meet/greet over a drink, scan the maps and guidebooks and discuss our aspirations for the two weeks.

Day 1, 2, 3, 4: Based near Fort William - potential runs available of Etive & Tribs, Orchy, Roy, Spean, Arkaig, Gloy, Coe, Fassfern and lots more hidden gems.

Day 5: Based near Fort William: REST DAY* - with some Grade 5 tourism!

Days 6, 7 & 8: Based near Beauly, north of Inverness - potential runs available on the Carron, Blackwater, Meig, Averon, Oykel, Dundonnel and lots more hidden gems.

Day 9 & 10: Based near Aviemore: with runs of the mighty Findhorn (4 sections available)

The following day we say our goodbyes and part ways, with countless new memories to look back on.

*The programme and rest day allocation is flexible.

...OR let us design an itinerary to suit you!

This trip can take a guiding or coaching flavour, or a blend of both!

Dates

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to discuss a tailor-made booking

Accommodation, Food & Transport

We will stay in hostel accommodation in Fort William, Inverness (Beauly) and Aviemore which we shall arrange, on a self-catering basis.  Transport to/from the river on paddling days is provided.

Price - Tailor made depending on exact trip requirements

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

Booking Information is available here, which also outlines what is included in your course.

SUMMER SCOTLAND DAM RELEASE TOUR (5 DAYS)

The boating doesn't stop in the Highlands in Summer - far from it!  We are lucky enough to have scheduled dam releases on some first class whitewater rivers, and this tour takes in the very finest.  Our local guides are experienced, knowledgeable and highly qualified and know these rivers like the back of their hand.  This is the ideal summer staycation for the Grade 3-4 boater! 

Itinerary:

Days 1 and 2 - staying in Aberfeldy

Sunday (Day 1): Tummel in Perthshire (Grade 3/3+)

Monday (Day 2): Lyon in Perthshire (Grade 3/4)

Day 3, 4 and 5 - staying near Fort William

Tuesday (Day 3): Moriston in Inverness-shire (Grade 4)

Wednesday (Day 4): More Moriston and/or to a reliable local run in the afternoon (Etive/Spean) to paddle into the evening sun!

Thursday (Day 5): Garry in Inverness-shire (Grade 3 with so much play!)

This trip can take a guiding or coaching flavour, or a blend of both!

Dates

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to discuss a tailor-made booking

Accommodation, Food & Transport

We will stay in hostel accommodation in Aberfeldy and Fort William which we shall arrange, on a self-catering basis.  Transport to/from the river on paddling days is provided.

Price - Tailor made depending on exact trip requirements

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

Booking Information is available here, which also outlines what is included in your course.

SPANISH PYRENEES - the Noguera Pallaresa

Fine wine and delicious tapas, stunning mountain scenery, friendly Catalan people, and best of all - 50km of guaranteed dam release whitewater from Grade 2 to 4+ - some of the finest Europe has to offer.  The Noguera Pallaresa and the historic town of Sort is a whitewater paddling Mecca, and we are offering a 7 day coaching package.  This is ideal for the Grade 3 boater looking to progress on to styling Grade 4 in the future.  Top quality tuition from experienced and highly qualified coaches will give you the technical and tactical skills to approach bigger whitewater with excitement rather than shaking legs and a dry mouth - all in the Spanish sun!  We shall dial those modern and dynamic whitewater moves over the week with individualised coaching, leaving you hungry for more when you get back home.

The week can also take the form of a British Canoeing White Water Safety and Rescue and White Water Leader Training course if desired.  Contact us for more info.

Trip includes:​​

Airport transfer to/from Barcelona El Prat (flights not included) or vehicle transport from UK at extra cost.

Kayak transfer to/from UK

Accommodation and food - staying local to the town of Sort

Quality coaching and guiding with 7 days on the water

Dates

Ideal May-September

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to discuss a tailor-made booking

Price - Tailor made depending on exact trip requirements

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

Booking Information is available here, which also outlines what is included in your course.

SOUTHERN FRENCH ALPS

The Ecrins region of the French Alps has been attracting white water paddlers for decades - and with the fine food and drink, towering Alpine peaks, breathtaking scenery and sublime white water, it is easy to see why.  This 7 day trip is ideal for the Grade 3-4 boater who is looking experience the best of what this region has to offer, whilst developing their Alpine river running skills.  

Basing ourselves in the town of L'Argentière-la-Bessée, in the heart of the Ecrins region, close to the town of Briançon - this gives a prime location to explore the superb Alpine runs of the region - from the nearby Durance, Gyronde, Onde, Gyr, Guisane, Romanche and Clarée - to the steeper big volume runs of the Ubaye and Guil valleys.  A slalom course at our campsite also means quality white water to train on is just a short walk away!  With runs of Grade 2 to Grade 4+ to choose from, with the summer glacial melt keeping things topped up, this area is one of Europe's finest.

Top quality tuition from experienced and highly qualified coaches will give you the technical and tactical skills to approach bigger whitewater with excitement rather than shaking legs and a dry mouth - all in the Alpine sun!  We shall dial those modern and dynamic whitewater moves over the week with individualised coaching, leaving you hungry for more when you jet back home.

The week can also take the form of a British Canoeing Safety or Leadership training course if desired.  Contact us for more info.

Trip includes:​​

Airport transfer to/from Turin or Grenoble (flights not included) or vehicle transport from UK at extra cost.

Kayak transfer to/from UK

Camping at L'Argentière-la-Bessée slalom site, with meals provided

Quality coaching and guiding with 7 days on the water

Dates

Ideal June-July

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to discuss a tailor-made booking

Price - Tailor made depending on exact trip requirements

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

Booking Information is available here, which also outlines what is included in your course.

SLOVENIA - the Soça river

Nestled in the Julian Alps - the crystal clear waters of the Soça river is truly one of the finest whitewater training and playgrounds in Europe.  With plenty of sections to choose from ranging from Alpine Grade 2 to 4, a unique cultural history, friendly people and Alpine peaks all around - Slovenia is quite simply amazing.

This 7 day trip is ideal for the Grade 3 boater looking to develop their skills and move from survival to style mode.  The Soça provides everything you could wish for to hone your skills, build technical and tactical awareness, whilst inspiring confidence - all in one of the most beautiful valleys in Europe.

Top quality tuition from experienced and highly qualified coaches will show you those modern and dynamic whitewater moves over the week with individualised coaching, leaving you hungry for more when you get back home.

The week can also take the form of a British Canoeing Safety or Leadership training course if desired.  Contact us for more info.

Trip includes:​​

Airport transfer to/from Trieste (flights not included) or vehicle transport from UK at extra cost.

Kayak transfer to/from UK

Accommodation and food provided in the heart of the Soça valley

Quality coaching and guiding with 7 days on the water

Dates

Ideal May-September

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to discuss a tailor-made booking

Price - Tailor made depending on exact trip requirements

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

Booking Information is available here, which also outlines what is included in your course.

BESPOKE WHITE WATER KAYAK GUIDING

No matter what kind of guiding or trip you are looking for: beginner or advanced? 7 days of 1 day? - Rapid Development is on hand to give you the best possible experience.  Scotland has some of the finest white water rivers in the UK, and offers fantastic venues.  Scotland is our home, but equally we can provide an international experience for you as well.  Our qualified, knowledgable, friendly and experienced guides will strive to make sure the trip you have always wanted can be experienced.

To discuss your next guided white water experience, simply e-mail us or message us on Facebook.

Booking Information is available here, which also outlines what is included in your course.

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