Water Based Activities

From lakes to white water river, we can offer a diverse water based environment that will make you feel at one with the water. With such awesome locations to choose from not only will you truly appreciate the surrounding climate but will experience an adrenaline rushed activity.

 

 

   White Water Rafting / South-West Bulgaria
 
River: Struma
Location:
western slopes of Pirin Mountain, Kresna Gorge, town of Kresna
River category:
class 2-4
Period :
April through October
Min. partitipants:
1
Price per person:
25 Euro
 

 

Rafting through the Struma River is, off course, the best thing all vacationers, wishing to spend an exciting and active holiday, can go for. Apart from the rafting trip, you can try there kayaking, canyoning, hiking or relax in the mineral springs of Oshtava. There are many places of interest nearby such as the mineral springs by Oshtava and Gradeshnitsa, Rila monastery, open-air museum town of Melnik,  Rozhen monastery.

With high proximity of waves, the whitewaters offer remarkable rafting challenges to all rafters. From fast flowing torrents to frothy white waves - you can get it all as you take the plunge into the mesmerizing waters of the river. Besides cutting through the waves and getting past huge boulders, you can even opt for a trip on your kayak in the mild waters of the river, as the Struma River has calmer sections in its course as well. Now, as you float slowly through these tranquil parts, you are sure to be enthralled by the amazing scenic beauty of the riverside and lush forests surrounding the river.

During this trip we will provide you with the entire equipment necessary: life jackets, helmets, neoprene clothing and jackets.

 

White Water Kayaking / South-West Bulgaria
 
River: Struma
Location: western slopes of Pirin Mountain, Kresna Gorge, town of Kresna
River category: class 2-4
Period: April through October
Min. partitipants: 2
Price per person: 35 Euro
 

How does the whitewater kayaking pass
After arriving at the starting point we are going to equip you with everything required for your safety and comfort.
After that there is going to be a theoretical and practical training in whitewater kayaking by inflatable kayaks. Its duration is about 1 hour.
Then the actual whitewater kayaking is going to start. The river ranks 2 to 3 category in the first kilometers of this section which allows for training during the very floating.
We are going to stop before more difficult sections in order to examine them and define a route to pass them through. It is possible to miss some of the rapids if necessary according to the guide’s judgment.
The very whitewater kayaking takes 1- 2 hours.     

Requirements to the participants
:
•    you should be able to swim
•    experience is not required, however it will be useful if you have some experience

During this trip we will provide you with:
•    entire equipment necessary for whitewater kayaking: kayaks, paddles, life jackets, helmets, neoprene clothing and jackets
•    experienced guides

 

Two-days’ run by K2 inflatable kayaks in Struma river / South-West Bulgaria
 
 
River: Struma
Location: western slopes of Pirin Mountain, Kresna Gorge, town of Kresna
River category: class 2-4
Period: April through October
Min. partitipants: 4
Price per person: 65 Euro
 



This run is also held in the Kresna Gorge and its target are people who want to go on kayaking as well as to learn more about whitewaters. During the run we are paying more attention on the techniques used in floating by inflatable kayaks which will provide you with the minimum knowledge for individual floating in the future. By performing different tasks-exercises you are going to acquire knowledge and skills of feeling the rapids, finding the right direction through them, coping with difficult situations and rescuing.


How does the whitewater kayaking pass
After arriving at the starting point we are going to equip you with everything required for your safety and comfort.
After that there is going to be a theoretical and practical training in whitewater kayaking by inflatable kayaks. Its duration is about 1 hour.
Then the actual whitewater kayaking is going to start. The river ranks 2 to 3 category in the first kilometers of this section which allows for training during the very floating.
We are going to stop before more difficult sections in order to examine them and define a route to pass them through. It is possible to miss some of the rapids if necessary according to the guide’s judgment.

The run includes:
Day one: training and floating in the easy section of the river /class 2/
Day two: training and floating in the difficult section of the gorge /class 3- 4/

One overnight accommodation in the gorge area is necessary because it is a two-days’ run. Options are:

  • 3- star hotel
  •  Tent camp

 Requirements to the participants:
•    you should be able to swim
•    experience is not required, however it will be useful if you have some experience

During this trip we will provide you with:
•    entire equipment necessary for whitewater kayaking: kayaks, paddles, life jackets, helmets, neoprene clothing and jackets, camping equipment
•    experienced guides    

 2 Days River Experience / South-West Bulgaria

 

River: Struma
Location: western slopes of Pirin Mountain, Kresna Gorge, town of Kresna
River category: class 2-4
Period: April through October
Min. partitipants: 4
Price per person:100 Euro
 


Day 1 Rafting
On the first day you will try rafting in Kresna gorge. In the afternoon your guide will bring you to the hot springs of Ostava Village.  Overnight in a tent camp by the river.


Day 2 Canyoning/Gorge walking
 In general canyoning is an adventure involving white water swimming, climbing and jumping from waterfalls. With numerous slides and jumps as well as the rappelling through 2 waterfalls it is an exhilarating combination of fun and excitement in a stunning natural setting. No previous experience needed.

During this trip we will provide you with:
•    Entire equipment necessary for the program: boats, paddles, life jackets, helmets, neoprene clothing and jackets, climbing equipment, tents, sleeping bags etc.
•    Experienced guides

 

 

 

2 Days White Water Kayaking in Arda river by K2 inflatable kayaks
/ South-Central Bulgaria
 

River: Arda
Location: Rodopi mountains / town of Kardzhali
Section: Gorna Arda Water power cascade/Kardzhali Dam lake                         River category: class 3- 4
Overnight accommodations: one overnight in a tent camp near Dyavolski most (Devil’s bridge)
/In case Kardzhali Dam lake is included there will be one more overnight accommodation by the river’s mouth at the dam lake/
Possible season: March- May, October- November
Min. partitipants: 4
Price: 2 guides/2 guests - 200 Euro per person
            2 guides/4 guests - 180 Euro per person

 

 What does the river offer?
•    beautiful and wild nature
Arda river’s valley is deep and very hard to access, with steep slopes, rocky banks made of water erosion and sandy beaches.
•    strong emotions due to the passing through wild rapids
•    romance round the evening fire
•    the atmosphere of the Rodopi nights by the river and the comfort in the sleeping bag
•    wild animals, birds: black stork, cormorant, grey heron, eagle

How does the white water kayaking pass?
After arriving at the starting point we are going to equip you with everything required for your safety and comfort.
After that there is going to be a theoretical and practical training in white water kayaking by inflatable kayaks. Its duration is about 1- 2 hours.
Then the actual white water kayaking is going to start. The river ranks 2 to 3 category in the first kilometers of this section which allows for training during the very floating.
We are going to stop before more difficult sections in order to examine them and define a route to pass them through. It is possible to miss some of the rapids if necessary according to the guide’s judgment.
The very floating downstream takes 4- 5 hours daily, including breaks.

Conditions of whitewater kayaking
•    minimum number of people required in a group- 2
•    maximum number- 6
•    floating downstream is held only when the river levels in the section are from 15 to 25 m3/ sec.

Requirements to the participants
•    you should be able to swim
•    experience is not required, however it will be useful you if you have some experience

During this trip we will provide you with:
•    entire equipment necessary for kayaking: kayaks, paddles, life jackets, helmets, neoprene clothing and jackets.
•    waterproof bags
•    experienced guides
•    camp equipment: tents, mattress pads, sleeping bags, portable gas stove, cookware.

Attention: We do not provide support on the bank during the floating because there is no road along the river.

Meals: You will take care of the food necessary for the trip by yourselves or we are going to buy it together before departure.

Additional information
You are going to receive a list with all necessary objects before every outing.
Because the period of safe floating is very short, the season is very short, too. This is the reason why we are going to confirm the floating upon checking the current water level no sooner than 2 days before the floating itself. In case you have a date appointed and the conditions for floating Arda are not suitable we will be able to offer you the following options:
-    whitewater kayaking in Struma (Town of Kresna) by inflatable kayaks.
-    a tourist kayaks’  trip in the dam lakes with the stream of Arda - Kardzhali and Studen Kladenets Dam lakes



* If you are travelling with children ( age 8 and older), then more appropriate would be the raftng on the same route. Price for 4 participants is 150 Euro per person; 6 participants -  100 Euro per person. Another option for families with children is the calm water kayaking in Beglik lake/town of Batak/.

 

 

 

2 Days calm water kayaking in Rodopean lakes / South-Central Bulgaria
 

Lakes: Beglik & Shiroka Polyana
Location: eastern Rodopi Mountain, town of Batak
Activity level: 2 of 5, paddling in calm waters, suitable for all ages
Period : April through October
Min. participants : 4
Price per person: 200 Euro
 

Day 1
Meeting with the guides on the shores of Golyam Beglik dam lake. It is situated in the Eastern Rhodopi mountains over Batak dam lake. After arrival we are setting up the camp. After that we are heading for the kayaks. The first day there will be a short introduction and instruction. We will start easy so that everyone feels comfortable and gets a good feeling with the kayak. In about an hour’s rowing among the numerous islands of the dam lake we are stopping at a nice place for rest, bathing and picnic and after that your kayaking trip is continuing. We are making a tour of all beautiful bays immersed in pine greenery. In the evening we are making a campfire around which we are going to enjoy the starry sky.
Day 2
We are getting up at about 8 a.m. After coffee and breakfast we are packing up the camp and heading for Shiroka Polyana dam lake by bus. It is situated about 15 km. away from Golyam Beglik. We are following the routine again. We are unloading the kayaks and dipping into blissful silence disturbed only by the splashes of the paddles and the songs of the birds. This dam lake is very beautiful, has many branches and is surrounded by pine-tree woods and lawns. At noon we are stopping at a beautiful place to have rest and lunch. Bathing is a must. A natural lake is situated next to the dam lake connected by a channel which can be passed through in case the water level is appropriate. It winds among shores with overhanging pine- trees and boats twist among fallen trees and shallows. The passing is very amusing. After taking photos we are heading for our bus which is going to wait for us near a nice tavern where we can enjoy some refreshment.

During this trip we will provide you with:
•    entire equipment necessary for kayaking: kayaks, paddles, life jackets.
•    waterproof bags
•    experienced guides
•    camp equipment: tents, mattress pads, sleeping bags, portable gas stove, cookware.

Meals: You will take care of the food necessary for the trip by yourselves or we are going to buy it together before departure.

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