Caledonian Challenge

Trip Overview

The Caledonian Challenge is one continuous journey with each day following on directly from

the previous one. We will be camping along the way however you will only carry what you

need for each day. To make it achievable for all abilities we will have a support vehicle

carrying the tents etc. The expedition will still be a challenge but it will also be fun.

During the journey we will kayak, mountain bike and walk along our route.

An instructor will accompany the group at all times

At a Glance

Camping in campsites along our route

1 day kayaking instruction

5 day expedition - kayak, Mountain bike and walking journey

Group normally 5 - 8 per leader

Meet at Balloch train station - Loch Lomond

Trip Highlights

Travel from the south side of Loch Lomond to the summit of Ben Nevis by kayak, mountain

bike and on foot.

Experience the serene beauty of Loch Lomond, and on into the increasingly rugged Highlands.

Is This Trip for You?

This journey is physically challenging but is achievable by anyone of average fitness.

You must be able to ride a bike off road.

Scroll Down for an outline itinerary

 

Outline Itinerary

Day -1 Optional

If you are travelling from afar then you can choose to stay with us the night before.

Accommodation will be provided however you must provide your own food.

Day 1

Start Balmaha, Loch Lomond

0800 - 1700

Kayak instructional day and expedition preparation.

We will spend the day learning/practicing our kayaking skills and preparing our equipment

for our journey.

Day 2

Kayak, Loch Lomond

0800 - 1700

Kayak journey along the east bank of Loch Lomond and up the Falloch River to

Beinglas campsite.

Distance 32km

Day 3

Trek to Tyndrum

0800 - 1700

Walk along West Highland Way (WHW) from Beinglas to Tyndrum

A shorter day today so we can take our time.

Distance 17km

Day 4

Mountain bike and mountain trek to KinlochLeven

Mountain bike along WHW to Glencoe ski centre - 29km continue along WHW on foot to

Kinlochleven – 15km.

Distance 44km

Day 5

The Mamores

0800 - 1700

Mountain trek over The Mamores Mountain range, highest point Am Bodach 1032m.

Distance 17km

Day 6 Ben Nevis

0800 - 1700

Mountain trek to summit of Ben Nevis, 1344m.

Distance 16km

Optional

We will end our journey late in the afternoon, as such travel links for some may be difficult.

Accommodation can be provided for those wishing to travel the following day, again no food

is provided.

 

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