Rafting

In the mood for exercise, fun, and adventure? Let us arrange a whitewater rafting expedition for you! A limited number of rivers in Bulgaria and Romania support this environmentally-conscious, exhilarating activity, and we can make it happen. All of our trips are accompanied by licensed rafting guides, and the necessary equipment (raft, neoprene suit and boots, helmet, paddle, and life jacket) is provided. In Romania, you can choose from the Buzau, Jiu, Lapus, or Cerna rivers; in Bulgaria, select the Struma River (near Blagoevgrad and the Kresna Gorge) or the Iskar River, near Sofia.

Whitewater rafting, usually done on fast-moving water in inflatable rafting boats seating 6-12 people, functions as a wonderful bonding activity because it requires synchronized paddling and infallible teamwork. A guide will always accompany you in the larger rafts. The smaller trekking (in-line) boats incorporate a guide for every fifth raft. The difficulty of the routes ranges from WWI (very easy; fast-moving water with obstacles easily avoided) to WW 4 (advanced; hazardous obstacles requiring a high level of skill for evasion; moderate to high risk).

Your day will begin with preliminary group instruction and individual agreement to the rules of rafting. This initial commitment helps everyone to work together in the safest possible manner. After that, it’s time to have fun! Your group will stop frequently to swim, eat, relax, and enjoy the day.

While the Buzau and Jiu rivers provide rapids all year long, the best time to explore the beauty of the Lapus, Cerna, Struma, or Iskar is in the spring, during the melting of the snow. If you’re participating in one of our longer tours between April and June, consider adding a whitewater rafting leg to your journey for an incomparable experience.

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What people have said:

It was an absolutely fantastic experience. I am sincerely grateful to you and to Catalin for the adventure in Bulgaria and Romania. The route we took was full and intense but that is exactly how we prefer it. It seems to me now that we have learnt more about the two countries that you have managed to squeeze almost every notable highlight into the time we had available (with the exception … read more

Gert and Caroline Claassen (South Africa)

We think our tour with Stoyan has been one of the best we have done. Stoyan was an excellent driver/guide, very considerate, and full of knowledge about Bulgaria and it’s history. We rate your company highly, and would certainly recommend it to friends. Thank you for being so organised and informative, it was all made very easy for us.

Jan and Rich Ellingham (New Zealand)

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