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A little information about rafting

What is rafting? Rafting with each passing year finds more and more fans. Rafting is available to those who have never held in his hand an oar, and an experienced tour conductors. For beginners, it is difficult to soorientirovatsya in all their diversity of tours. This article will help you understand what a white water rafting. Kazakhstan is rich with amazing water routes, which from spring to autumn, tourists traveling to the wide variety of vessels, gradually watching the slowly changing scenery and driving a measured and deliberate way of life. Those who enjoy outdoor activities and adventures on the water, ready to experience the thrill and fight with the water element, choose white water rafting. A classic white water rafting - rafting on the rapids is a river in large frameless inflatable boats - rafts, which have great buoyancy, reliable, stable and comfortable in the water to accommodate tourist groups (6-12 people). With the advent of this type of vessel rafting on wild rivers no longer be the privilege of water tourists, over the years traditionally been riskier amateur hiking canoeing and rafting.

Rafting - Tours

In recent years, white water rafting is of great interest, so most of Kazakhstan's rivers suitable for this type of tourism and travel agencies to organize the use of commercial alloys. Most rafting rough rivers suitable for rafting only in certain parts of its length and at a certain level of water. In order to make a decision about participation in rafting tour, rafting party must assess the complexity of the route. It depends primarily on the obstacles that have to overcome during the campaign. Obstacles can be individual stones in the river, as well as thresholds - areas in the river with a drop of water level and associated water flow heterogeneity, such as plum, trees (standing waves) and drums. Barrels - sites with a return flow, which occurs at the point of falling water to drain. They are dangerous because they prevent the movement of the raft, and carry it back under the water stream, where it may tip over. According to the International Classification of each section of obstruction turbulent river (up to the individual threshold) is assigned to one of six categories: the higher the number, the more serious and dangerous obstacles, and therefore riskier route. Tours designed for people without special training, do not purport to overcome the obstacles above the third category, which, although it does not exclude the probability of an extreme situation, but nothing serious, but to release of adrenaline into the blood, no danger. For those who want the adrenaline in large quantities, there are special tours and even expeditions, but to participate in such adventures as a rule, travelers are solved with the individual competition is not a descent on the wild rivers. During the rafting tourists sit on the sides of the raft and paddle oars under the guidance of the instructor, whose presence in the raft is required for commercial rafting. In the simple route, tourists can have no experience of water hikes. The instructor gives simple commands on the direction of the oars, which are members of the alloy should try to perform as accurately as possible. On the complex routing guides are often invited by the tour operators are the athletes. The popularity of a particular route is made up of several factors, and no less important than getting violent emotions from the passage of the rapids, are the presence of natural, cultural or historical attractions, ease of getting to the beginning of the route, comfort when using the gear and equipment. Rafting - is not only rowing, it stops at scenic locations with all the trappings of tourist life: cooking over a campfire, overnight stays in tents, songs with a guitar. Most rafting trips are multi-day trip. However, for those who are just beginning to explore this form of recreation, organized weekend tours.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 10 July 2012 19:21)