canoe - Up to 8 people
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The Viking Loop


Let's follow in the wake of the vikings that raided the area in the 1200s.

Starting at Tarbet we'll head south on Loch Lomond, before dropping down the River Leven onto the Clyde.

From there we'll head out into the firth before heading up Loch Long to Arrochar before completing our trip with an optional portage back to Tarbet.

On all our expeditions we don't just give you a great time on the water, we also handle all the catering for the trip!

What to bring

What you need to bring with you:

  1. Clothing for paddling
  2. Full waterproofs
  3. Outdoor clothing you don't mind getting smelly and a wee bit damp in
  4. Shoes for being on the water (trainers or boots you don't mind getting wet, or wellies. We do not recommend thin wetsuit boots for this trip as there is some walking to be done.)
  5. Clothing for in camp
  6. Dry clothes for around camp
  7. Dry shoes
  8. Sleeping system
  9. Sleeping bag
  10. Sleep matt
  11. Thermals to sleep in


This is an intermediate trip as it involves a number of big days and large open water crossings. If you're not sure if this is the trip for you get in touch and we can discuss it


Day 1 - Tarbet to Inchcailloch

Day 2 - Inchcailloch to Ardmore

Day 3 - Ardmore to Ardentinny

Day 4 - Ardentinny to Arrochar

*This is our ideal itinerary however it may change when we're on the go as we'll work with the weather and pick campsites best suited to us on each day.

Group discount available

£450 per person
No times available


Rigid: Guaranteed full refund if cancelling 5 days prior.

You will be entitled to a full refund under the following circumstances:

  • If your booking is under £200 and you cancelled at least a full 72h prior to the activity start time.
  • If your booking is over £200 and you cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time.
  • If the centre cancels the activity at any time.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity still takes place, you will not be eligible for a refund.

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Where we'll meet

Keep an eye out for our van and trailer when you arrive in the car park.

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