Kayaking on Struma river
If you are seeking for more independence and extra adrenaline, you would definitely like the kayaking on Struma river. This trip allows you to take charge of the kayak – you will be together with your professional guide, yet you will need to paddle on your own 🙂
The duration of the trip is around 3 hours, together with the initial safety instructions, training, and equipment. The route itself is 11 kilometers, passing through some of the wildest parts of the river. You will enjoy lots of rapids, followed by calm water where you could relax before the next ‘jump’ J
If you are wondering what’s the difference between kayak and raft – with the kayak you are just with the guide, while with the raft it’s more teamwork. And another thing is that with the kayak you are closer to the waves and water, as it is lower compare to the raft.
Physical training is not required. The kayaking is suitable both for beginners and advanced. It is not necessary to have swimming skills, as you will be equipped with life jacket.
Price: 70 BGN per person
Price includes: the necessary professional equipment, individual professional IRF* instructor, insurance, and transfer back to the starting point
*IRF – International Rafting Federation
Equipment: inflatable tandem Gumotex kayak, paddle, helmet, neoprene, life jackets, water boots
Duration of the program: 3 hours, while 1.5 hours is the descent in the water
Place: Struma River, Kresna gorge, distance from Sofia 123 km /from 1.5 to 2 hours driving/
Meeting point: Rafting camp Adventure Net
Hours: During the weekends our starting hours for the kayaking are – first run 10 am, second run 1 pm, third run 4 pm. During weekdays it can be organized at a time that best suits your schedule.
- Lunch-picnic at our camp
- Dinner with traditional home-made food
- Outdoor evening party with live band and percussion improvisations
- Accommodation – in rafting camp Adventure Net, guest houses, or small hotels in the area
- Transport – we could arrange the transfer from the place you are staying /Sofia, Bansko, etc./
- Professional photos or video of the kayaking trip, recorded on CD
This program could be combined with other programs as well, to be arranged as a whole day event, weekend, holiday 🙂
Not IncludedAccomodationFlightsMealssleeping bag and mattentTransport during tripTransport to starting point