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What is Rafting
? : Rafting or white water
rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an
inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water.
This is usually done on white water or different degrees of
rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.
The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become
popular since the mid-1970s.The modern
raft is an inflatable boat, consisting of very durable, multi-layered
rubberized or vinyl fabrics with several independent air
chambers. The length varies between 3.5 m (11 ft) and 6 m (20 ft),
the width between 1.8 m (6 ft) and 2.5 m (8 ft). The exception
to this size rule is usually the packraft, which is designed as
a portable single-person raft and may be as small as 1.5 metres
(4.9 ft) long and weigh as little as 4 pounds (1.8 kg).
Rafts come in a few different forms. In Europe, the most common
is the symmetrical raft steered with a paddle at the stern.
Other types are the asymmetrical, rudder-controlled raft and the
symmetrical raft with central helm (oars). Rafts are usually
propelled with ordinary paddles and typically hold 4 to 12
persons. In Russia, rafts are often hand made and are often a
catamaran style with two inflatable tubes attached to a frame.
Pairs of paddlers navigate on these rafts. Catamaran style rafts
have become popular in the western United States as well, but
are typically rowed instead of paddled...
The beauty of rafting is that no previous experience at all
is required to experience this exhilarating outdoor sport. Each
raft, which carries 4-8 people, is under the full control of a
professional guide. You, the crew, paddle in accordance with the
guide's instructions and like magic, the raft goes exactly where
it is supposed to. All that is required from you is to be able
to swim, and to be prepared to get wet! You are fitted out with
a lifejacket and helmet, and if the weather is on the cool side,
jackets, wet suits and bootees will also be provided. After a
briefing from the guide, you are all set to challenge the rapids,
and to experience the beauty of the mountain scenery during
calmer stretches of the river.
As well as being an thrilling action sport, rafting in Turkey
is also an excellent way to see aspects of the country that most
visitors never see. The routes are generally in remote areas
which require a drive off the beaten track, through forests,
mountain passes and traditional villages, before reaching the
river. The local people are friendly and welcoming, and on
camping trips in particular you have the chance for more
interaction with the local way of life.
For those who are new to the sport, it is probably best to
try a one day tour as a taster. Once you get the bug, longer
tours are available, from weekend trips to one week long.
Principal holiday villages
throughout Mediterranean and Aegean Regions of Turkey ;
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