A fabulous Great Glen Canoe Trail adventure holiday, travelling by Canadian canoe or kayak across Scotland from Fort William on the West Coast to Inverness in the East.

You will paddle on flat water for 60 miles (100km), canoeing the Caledonian Canal and traversing legendary lochs such as Loch Ness and the wonderful Loch Lochy!

You will be entirely self-sufficient for this Great Glen Canoe Trail Holiday, travelling with all the food and equipment required for the 5 days. Food and all equipment required for the trip, except for sleeping bags, will be provided by us for this wonderful holiday in Scotland.

Throughout the expedition, coaching will be provided to help you develop your paddling skills, so by the end of the route, you will not only have enjoyed a unique journey, you will also be a more competent canoeist.  This would be a wonderful family adventure with children 13 yo and above.

So, if you’re looking for a group adventure holiday, family canoe trip or activity holiday in Scotland, look no further!

Suitability Minimum age: 13yo
Cost per person
Minimum booking charge For private groups we require a minimum of 4 people for this trip to run.

If you are travelling alone or with a smaller group, please check availability with our partner companies Secret Adventures and Much Better Adventures

Wear We will provide a suggested kit list
Included All necessary paddling equipment, camping and cooking equipment (excluding sleeping bags), food and transport.
Location Great Glen Canoe Trail from Fort William to Inverness
In Your Element
Average rating:  
 5 reviews
 by Angela S
Beautiful, challenging adventure! More than worth it!

I booked on as a solo traveler wanting to get back outside, learning new skills, and meet new people. This was one of the best experiences of my life. Learning to work as a team both in your own canoe or with the other canoes in the group was incredible. Wild camping at night in all of the weather conditions Scotland could possibly throw at you was definitely an experience. There could be no better views of the Highlands than paddling your way across the lochs and canals during the day and wandering the lovely wild areas in the evening. It's a fantastic physical and mental challenge across the board but one well worth it in every aspect. Our guide Jenny was unparalleled no matter what situation was thrown her way; she's a true guide, leader, and phenomenal person! I would rate the experience above 5 stars if I could. I will definitely be booking more adventures with them soon!

 by Shamir67
A great workout for the mind, body and soul!

From the start where Mike and Jenny met us at the pickup point to the end where we left with memories and a few new friends, the experience was one I will never forget. Organisation and equipment provided was second to none. The paddling was hard on the body to begin with but very quickly your body adjusts and recovers. The amount of time paddling each day varies and Jenny our guide adjusted it based on how the group was doing day by day and also the prevailing weather conditions. Getting involved with setting up camp, lighting fires and helping prepare food added to the experience and fun. The views were amazing (rain or shine) so don't forget to bring a camera or smartphone in a waterproof case. Also don't forget to bring midge spray or hat and plenty of warm layers. Looking forward to another trip with the IYE team 🙂

 by U5485XXrobertf
Amazing 5 days which shouldn't be missed

From the moment we were picked up in Inverness, Mike, our guide was the perfect host, he was knowledgeable, organised, relaxed and a pleasure to spend the 5 days with. Nothing was too much trouble and the meals were beyond any expectation for wild camping with hot breakfasts, good selection for lunches and 3 course dinners cooked every evening. (life doesn't get better than moules mariniere and wine on a pebble beach on the shore of Loch Ness). The wild camping spots picked were all excellent, secluded and with beautiful views. The views are superb from start to finish from the canoe with the bonus of being able to hike to some waterfalls. This trip would be ideal for both Couples, Groups and Solo adventurers alike and by the end left with both great memories and new friends

 by loslynch
Great Glen Canoe Trip

Outstanding 5 day trip with our guide Josh. Fantastic experience - a bit of a challenge, great food, magic scenery. Josh was great. Defo recommend.

 by lyns450
Amazing 5 days - do it!

I had an amazing five days canoeing from Fort William to Inverness. Mike was a brilliant guide both canoeing and in camp, I have never had such amazing food camping! I'm veggie and the food was great. The canoeing was brilliant fun, the scenery beautiful and the camping spots excellent. I especially loved sailing the canoe up Loch Ness. I would definitely recommend this trip, and would do another trip with In Your Element!

Canoe sailing on Loch ness