Rafting on Struma

When

Every day

Price / Person 60 BGN
6 +
Minimum age
Departure

10 and 14 o`clock

Duration

3 – 4 hours

Best rafting in Bulgaria!

Rafting tours every day from March to November from 10 and 14 o`clock

Feel the emotion of Rafting on the Struma River in Bulgaria. Get ready for a great experience and round up your crazy friends. Contact us for a reservation and we will be waiting for you!

How to find the rafting center?

It is located in the heart of the Kresna gorge. You can come by car or we can arrange comfortable transportation from Sofia or Bansko.

Bring a towel, socks, shorts, and a synthetic T-shirt. At the rafting center, you will be equipped with a wetsuit, boots, helmet, and vest and we will transport you to the starting point. There we will have a safety talk. The course is 12 + km long and is located in the heart of the Kresna Gorge, the river difficulty is class 2 to class 4.

Everyone can choose what experience they are looking for. Those who want a safer but emotional tour will go through the rapids, hitting the waves straight on. Those who want more adrenaline and do not worry about swimming will look for waves and stones for action. Experienced rafting instructors from Bulgaria will take your breath away in the most extreme places.

Our rafting base has terraces above the river under the shade of the trees. Enjoying a snack and watching the passing rafting boats will make a proper end to the rafting adventure. Homemade Bulgarian yogurt, cheese, and jam are delicious temptations as well.

Included

  • Secured parking
  • A safe place for values
  • Changing rooms
  • Restaurant next to the base
  • Transport without waiting on the route
  • New and disinfected equipment
  • Neoprene suit (April, May), jacket, water shoes,
  • Helmet and life jacket
  • Rafting instruction
  • Experienced instructors

Price

  • BGN 60 / person
  • Total duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Photos: BGN 60 / boat – requested on the spot
  • Video: BGN 90 / boat – pre-order

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Your instructors

Bochi

Borislav Paunovski

Qualification:

Rafting guide class 4; Trip Leader and Rafting Instructor; Savior in fast waters and caves; part of the Bulgarian Red Cross;

Experience:

He has been on rivers with a kayak and raft in Africa, Alaska, Central America, Asia and Europe.

Metalica

Boris Seizov

Qualification:

Rafting guide class 4; Trip leader; Kayaker in fast waters;

Experience:

8 years of experience as a rafting instructor; Rafting competitor – 8 years; Kayaker in fast waters – 5 years;

Jesus

Alexander Popov

Qualification:

Rafting guide class 4; Trip leader class 3; Kayaker in fast waters;

Experience:

5 years of experience with rafting and kayaking in white waters; He paddled in Africa on the Zambezi River;

Ivo

Ivaylo Dimanachki

Qualification:

Rafting guide and competitor; Photographer; Driver

Experience:

For 5 years he has been taking pictures and driving all rafting trips on the Struma River.

Tocata

Anton Gebov

Qualification:

Rafting guide class 3; Trip leader;

Experience:

Rafting competitor with 8 years of experience on the rivers of the Balkan Peninsula!

Asen

Asen Dilov

Qualification:

Rafting guide class 3

Experience:

8 years of experience as a rafting guide. Rafting competitor.

Rich

Richard Petrov

Qualification:

Rafting guide class 3; Member of Derbak Blagoevgrad – Bulgarian Red Cross

Experience:

Over 8 years of experience in tourist and competitive rafting.

Mitaka

Dimitar Kunev

Qualification:

Rafting guide class 2;

Experience:

2 years as a rafting guide;

Peter

Peter Kolev

Qualification:

Rafting guide class 3; Rescuer and Kayaker in white waters;

Experience:

Over 5 years of experience in tourist rafting. Kayaker in white waters.

Jack Sparrow

Veselin Paunovski

Qualification:

Rafting guide class 4; Trip leader; Founder of the club;

Experience:

Where has he not gone! He didn’t go to France, he didn’t go to America ….

Eco Moni

Simeon Arangelov

Qualification:

Rafting guide class 3; Kayaker class 2;

Experience:

4 years rafting instructor; 20 years zoologist and ecologist;


Frequently asked questions about rafting in Bulgaria

1. What does “Reflip” mean?

The name of the club comes from the word “Flip”. The most fun part of rafting. Our instructors have practiced countless flips with enthusiasts over the years and we know how to react in a real situation!

2. Is rafting safe?

Yes! Commercial rafting tours have been held on the Struma River since 2002. Safety is guaranteed by constant participation in “Rafting Guide” courses and “Wild Water Rescue” courses. The traditions created by Rafting Club Reflip put your safety first and guarantee a tour full of emotions and adrenaline.

3. Do I have to be able to swim to go rafting on the Struma?

No! The use of a life jacket (PFD – Personal Flotation Device) is mandatory for all water events organized by Reflip. There are people who can’t swim, but are not afraid to enter the calm waters or even jump off the rocks with an instructor next to them.

4. What is the best time for rafting on the Struma?

The rafting season starts in March and ends in November. In the spring the river is full of water and faster. In summer the river is technical and warmer. Smiles are guaranteed at all times.

5. How many people gather in the rafting boat?

The boats are designed specifically for rafting. We have different types of boats according to the size of the group and the level of the river.
From 4 to 8 people comfortably paddle together in one boat. If you are a larger group we will separate you on the boats and you will go down together.

6. What should I wear?

  • Towel
  • Socks
  • Swimwear
  • Synthetic T-shirt / thermal underwear

We do not recommend cotton t-shirts.

7. I am a beginner. Which route would you recommend?

Rafting on the Struma River is the most popular route in Bulgaria. It is suitable for complete beginners and adrenaline seekers. According to the wishes of the participants, a calmer or more dynamic route in the river is chosen. On the Tara and Arda rivers you can immerse yourself in another atmosphere, resembling expeditionary rafting.

8. I have medical complications. Can I go rafting?

It is good to warn us before the descent about your medical condition. We will not stop you from participating. We need to know in order to react properly. If you need to carry medicines with you, our guides have dry bags for the river.

9. Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit. We recommend that you consult us before promising the child that he will enter the river with you. It depends on the water level on the day of your descent, the size of the child and the weather conditions. Approximately 6 – 70 years is our age limits but we have taken kids as young as 4 on the river

10. What if it rains?

Rafting is a sport in which the rain brings smiles and does not interfere in any way. This means more water in the river. You will definitely get wet during the tour. A water jacket and a second neoprene are provided for people who are worried about rainy weather. Some of the most beautiful views in the Kresna Gorge are in the rain. The murmur of drops and fog on the tops paints a memorable picture.

11. Alcohol and drugs?

Absolutely forbidden before the descent. You have to be clear in the river. After the descent, cold beers and delicious dishes await you in the restaurant next to our base. If you are looking for a view and a colorful atmosphere, 10 km from the rafting base is the restaurant “Debeli Dab” in the village of Stara Kresna. For more info here: Eco village

12. How and when can I book?

At any time of the year. Call or write. Last minute is also possible. We recommend that you contact us and reserve a place at least one week before the descent.


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