Rafting on the Iskar river
In Bulgaria there are two popular places for rafting: Kresna Gorge of the Struma River, which is near Blagoevgrad and the gorge of the Iskar River, which is close to Sofia.
If you have not yet tried rafting, then rafting in the Iskar Gorge, near Sofia, is a good opportunity to experience the thrill of this adventure, pleasant and safe.
The rapids of the river are suitable for everyone. The program combines adrenaline moments with a relaxing trip and it is a good test for those who want in the future to take part in a more complicated rafting adventure like rafting on the Struma River in the areа of Kresna.
The rafting on the Iskar includes also practical exercises in swimming and boating in streaming water. In certain parts of the route, everyone from the crew can stand in the place of the captain.
The rafting on the Iskar River starts from Bov Railway Station or village Tserovo and finishes near Lakathnik Rocks /Lakatnishki Skali/ Park.
Village Tserovo is located about 50 km on the north of Sofia in the direction of town of Svoge. The start can be reached quickly both by car and by train.
In the area of
the Iskar Gorge there are
In that time included preliminary briefing and putting on rafting equipment.
The most suitable season for rafting is the spring and the early summer when the river is most deep and fast. In the hot summer days when the river is not rough, the rafting route can be covered by tourists also on inflatable kayaks.
In September and October the rafting is also pleasant because the surrounding mountain ridges are in golden autumn colors.
The individual equipment we provide to all participants includes 2.5/3 mm thick neoprene wetsuit, neoprene half-boots, a life jacket and a helmet. In the cold days we provide 5mm thick neoprene wetsuit and gloves. The personal clothing and belongings that each participant has to carry with are swimsuit and towel.
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OTHER ADVENTURES IN THE RAFTING AREA
Upon request of the participants the program can include also a visit to the underground lake in "Temnata Dupka"/The Dark Hole/ Cave, adrenaline climbing or abseiling /rappelling/ on the Lakathnik Rocks /Lakatnishki Skali/.
In this rafting area there are attractive walking and cycling routes, which you do not need a guide or special equipment for. Such routes are:
Additional adventure activities such as climbing, descent on an alpine rope, visit to a cave or mountain biking can take place namely in Lakathnik Rocks /Lakatnishki Skali/ Park, where the final of the rafting is.
Rafting on the long route: 23 EUR per person.
Rafting + Caving + Rappelling /All day program/: 35 EUR per person
The prices are valid for groups of minimum 8 participants.
Any group of 8 or more people may designate the days of the adventure of their choice. Please inform us about your wishes if possible one week in advance.
For individual participants or small groups under 8 people we can prepare a special offer according to their wishes.
the necessary equipment
Plamen Paunov: ++ 359 893 680 193 (0893 680 193 from Bulgaria)
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