The term Rafting comes from the English word raft (= raft) and means descending a river in inflatable boat using paddles. The river's current is what determines the course, while the driver and the paddles are used for avoiding obstacles and for any emergency.
The number of passengers is determined by the size of the boat, but usually in our organized excursions boats can accommodate 2-8 persons and the driver. Rafting is a sport that combines action and contact with nature, but mainly is a team sport that requires cooperation and sociability. Besides, a great advantage of the sport (if we can characterize it that) is that it requires no "skill" or knowledge or experience to attempt it.
Our appointment is in Hotel Taxiarches at Aristi established our company where our modern facilities will take all the necessary equipment.
Moreover, the rafting equipment, consisting of whole body isothermal wetsuit (long john), windbreaker, life jacket, helmet, neoprene socks, especially neoprene shoes and neoprene gloves when necessary, they are essential to your personal safety .The facilities of our firm offer: heating, air conditioning, separate changing rooms with lockers and showers, (while in the same place does not "change" both men and women). I would recommend you to have a towel with you to make a bath if you wish and dress however if you do not bring towel do not worry we are giving you also and shampoo. Another underwear or swimsuit is you have to have with you.
In the winter when it is very cold weather better have a fleece sweater with you.
There are closets where you can leave your clothes and safes can leave your valuables inside.
The buses will take us to take us to the starting point where our guide will give us a short lesson and we may start.
All the world and his wife can fit In the rafting boat!!
“ During the rafting trip our guides wii be taking pictures and videos with gopro which will be recorded on DVD and take them with you as free souvenirs leaving. ”
If you are nature lovers will love it . If you are sportsmen, will be the best workout. If you love the water, you just found the way to swim in the river.
If you want more details about our programs do not hesitate to call us or contact us and we will give you more detailed information and directions.
level of Difficulty for rafting
Like all adventure sports, rafting as well has some level of danger and therefore some safety rules. The rivers in which someone may go rafting are classified according to level of difficulty. An internationally prevailed according to which the grading system varies from 1 to 6.
|LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY||DESCRIPTION||RISKINESS|
|(1) Easy||Water moves quickly with low turbulence and waves. Few prominent obstacles easily avoided with a little education. .||Minimum risk for swimmers. You can manage all alone.|
|(2) For beginners||Simple vortices with clear passes. You may need to make some maneuvers, but the rocks and the waves are easily avoided.||Moderate things. Normally river crossings, small eddies, low speed, easily overlooked and many eddies (quiet spots to stop and rest). Recommended for beginners couples.|
|(3) Moderate difficulty||Whirlpools with moderate and volatile waves can cajole an open canoe. Avoiding them difficult. Required: complicated maneuvers in fast current, good boat control in tight passages.||This indeed. Relatively hard, bigger waves and more increased speed, narrower passages, additional eddies, stoppers (hidden points "stick" the boat and require quick and powerful paddle) and fewer eddies. Recommended for new, more active people in good physical condition, even if they are novices|
|(4) Advanced||Large powerful but predictable whirlpools require precise handling in turbulent waters. Dangerous places: small drops, sinks etc. They are depending on the river. Requires knowledge of special handling of the boat.||The adrenaline really starts to rise. Quite difficult "track" with tracks that require continuous surveillance, hidden obstacles, more tiring with fewer eddies. Recommended for people who have several times rafting and have strengths and -the important of here is not playing and not throw them grumpy the gang in the river.|
|(5) Experienced||Large protracted or very strong vortices with obstacles that may put at risk the rower. Steep falls from small heights, difficult, complex routes and obstacles can not be avoided.||Do not attempt this if you have not attended seriously rafting courses and you are not experienced enough. This stage involves difficult routes with large water velocity and waterfalls. Required special equipment, good training and experience in rescue procedures.|
|(6) For highly experienced||Often these routes are unpredictable and may exceed the risk limits with the difficulty and the obstacles.||Mistakes here can be fatal, as rescue may be difficult. Only for very experienced teams, after checking with all precautions.|
Also if anyone wants to deal more systematically with rafting and is interested in more difficult and extreme trails or wants to deal professionally with rafting as a guide, you may attend one of the rafting schools organized by our company. The duration of the lessons are 5-6 days and include a practical and theoretical training sequence. The price includes except education travel and basic equipment (boat, helmets, life jackets, paddles).
You can select the stream that you want to follow depending on the level of difficulty.