F.A.Q. FUN KAYAKING

What is fun kayaking?
Fun Kayaks are special inflatable kayaks. Due to their open construction and light materials they are very stable and easy to enter and exit. In addition, they are easy to steer, which makes them safe to conduct by everybody and very enjoyable straight away.

You will be ok also if it is your first time, it’s easier than you imagine.

Levels

Classic level
For everyone with a little fitness and no fear. On this river section there are some gentle rapids, which require an active conduction of the fun kayak. You will learn how to navigate in the current.

Gold and Diamond level
For those with at least one previosr fun kayaking tour with us or with some paddling experience. A slightly technical descent through boulders. Safe conduction of the boat is required.

Action Level
Only for those with a safe and independent conduction of the kayak. Rapids are continuous, steep and fast and some river reading is required.

How is a fun kayaking tour organized?
Booking is required.
Meet us 10 min. before starting time at our base. You can park there.
Don’t forget swim wear and sport shoes (they get wet).
10 to 40 min. drive to the river with our busses (unless different agreement)
At the starting point we get dressed with our equipment (wetsuit and socks, life vest, helmet). A lesson about paddling technique and general rules is hold, followed by some easy exercises.
We will guide you down the river safely, trying also to entertain you. One of our guides will always be close to you and help you in every moment.
At the end of the tour a snack will be served, before we drive you back to our base.

I have never done fun kayaking before, will I be able to do it?
Of course you will. Just choose the right tour to start with and you’ll see it’s easier than you imagine. The open construction of the fun kayaks makes it easy to exit and re-enter them, even if you capsize. And the boats are really easy to steer. The current is never too strong and the wetsuits and buoyancy aids we provide keep you on surface even if you are not a good swimmer. Due to the kayak homologation there is a weight limit of 100kg (220 lb) though.

Who is leading me?
On every descent our River Guides care for your safety and fun. Everyone of them is a professional with a long experience in kayaking and on continuous training and upgrading.

What equipment do you provide?
We provide everything:  besides boat and paddle a 5mm. wetsuit, socks, life vest, helmet. WETSUITS AN SOCKS WASHED, DISINFECTED AND DIRED AFTER EVERY USE.

Do I have to be a good swimmer?
For fun kayaking you don’t need perfect swimming skills, you just need to feel comfortable with water.

And if it rains?
Fun Kayaking is possible also when it rains. We all get wet anyway. Only sometimes, after a long period of strong rains, the water may rise up to a dangerous level. In this case the tours are suspended, but only by decision of the guides.

Is kayaking enjoyable for women?
Almost half of our guests are women and they do it as well if not better than the boys, as they have the natural gift to learn new skills quickly.

Is there an age limit?
The minimum age is 14 and a height of 140cm for the basic tours. For the advanced one we ask for an encounter with the guides first.

Photos/Videos
Should you wish to immortalize the most exciting moments of the tour, on request we rent waterproof digital cameras.