What is Rafting?
Rafting has taken its name from the English word raft. It is a recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to descend a river. The type of the flow of the river is the key factor in determining the course and the degree of difficulty. The experienced guide on board the raft issues instructions to the crew to use the paddles in such a way, as to avoid the natural obstacles encountered during the descent. The capacity of the raft may be in the range of four to 12 persons. Its size is selected according to the degree of difficulty of the river and the volume of its flow.
Rafting is a group sport offering you the opportunity to be in places of unique beauty, which are not accessible in any other way. For that reason it is getting more and more popular. Like all adventure sports, rafting also includes a degree of risk; therefore certain safety rules need to be followed.
Before the descent, always a briefing takes place, a necessary step before the actual adventure begins. The degrees of difficulty for any river under the instructions of the guide may range from I w.w. to VI w.w. The position on the scale is determined by the volume of the water, the drop of the river and the obstacles in the course.