One day rafting adventures in Bulgaria 2020
Rafting season in Bulgaria is open! Daily tours!
Rafting on Struma River
Great adventure on the best river for rafting in Bulgaria. Tours every day from March to November!
Price: 26 EUR per person
Kayaking on Struma river
Every day kayaking trips on the Struma river. The best summer fun!
Price: 36 EUR per person
Like all outdoor activities, rafting must balance the use of nature and the conservation of rivers as a natural resource and habitat. Rafting contributes to the economy of many regions which in turn contributes to the protection of rivers from hydroelectric power plants for electricity production. People that firsthand feel the beauty of a river, which would otherwise be indifferent to environmental issues gain a strong desire to protect and preserve that area because of the positive experience.
Rafting in Bulgaria
Only a few years ago the sport was unknown to Bulgaria. The rafting season starts in early March and ends in November when it starts to be too cold to raft. The most preferred place for rafting in Bulgaria is the bed of the river Struma. The main course has a length of 12 km, and its degree of difficulty is 2-4. It suitable for all ages.
All risks are taken into consideration. 10 years we provide this service and we improve every day.
History of rafting
Rafting comes from the English word "raft", which means a raft. Also known as "whitewater rafting" because of the color of the foaming waters that descend from the river. The prototype of this sport was born in North America as early as the XVIII century when local loggers sent logs down the river to save from the cost of transportation. The beginning is officially considered the distant 1811, when is the first documented attempt to run the Snake River in Wyoming, USA. A little later, about 1840, came the rubber shelf whose fathers are considered John Fremont and Horace Day. Since they were part of the U.S. Army, their invention was necessary for war not for entertainment purposes. Only in the middle of the XX century rafting became an extreme sport and started gaining popularity. In 1972 it was included in the Olympic Games in Munich.
Rafting is a great way for mental relaxation and increased adrenaline. It is a great offer for the practice of group sports and team bonding. It gives energy and positive emotions. Rafting helps one to clear your mind of stress, meet new people and to experience a new sensation. Rafting is suitable for people of all ages.
Before the crew goes into the river, the instructor makes them a detailed safety briefing on how to act in fast-flowing rivers. It includes how to paddle, how to respond to commands, how to swim and what can happen in the water. Very important is the coordination of the crew, as the synchronization paddling must maintain the balance of the boat in the wild water. The crew is the driving force, and the guide is the helmsman on the shelf. The guide stands on the stern of the boat with the biggest paddle and gives instructions to the rest of the crew. Some of the commands that he gives are: "forward ", " back ", " stop", "left forward, right backward", " right forward, left backward " and " branches ." It is important to know that if someone accidentally or deliberately swims in the river, the position to be taken is called " body raft". In position " body raft " you stand on your back with your feet downstream, feet should be above the water, but the hands are spread out for balance. This way you can see what happens in front of you and you can respond in an adequate way.