DOWNSTREAM THE RIVER DRAVA WITH »KAYAK or CANOE«

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4 hours
Drava River
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 20

Kayaking and canoeing on the mighty river Drava offers visitors a wonderful adventure because, on the river Drava, you can still feel the genuine contact with nature and its surroundings. For the downstream ride, you do not need any previous knowledge, other than swimming of course, and additionally, your age and physical fitness are also not especially important. You can choose rowing tours on the river Drava, which are easy or more advanced and difficult ones. But all are suitable for smaller children and seniors.

How does a “canoe-kayak” trip look like? You meet your kayak-canoe guide at a certain time at the agreed place. An organized transport takes you to the entry point, where you receive all the necessary equipment (kayak-canoe, life jacket, paddle). You must bring your own suitable sports clothing and footwear, which can get wet during rowing. We advise you, to bring some additional clothing so you can change after the trip ends. At the entry point, your guide explains a little theory about rowing and about dangers on the river and gives you some pointers of a safe river trip.

The rowing isn’t too hard, except on some points on the river, where a little more strength and speed is needed. During the downstream ride, we can stop at your desire, so you can take a swim and a little break from rowing. After the rowing adventure on the river is over, and you shared all your impressions from the trip, we drive you back to the starting point. The downstream trip on the river Drava is, of course, interesting and, due to the splendid view of the unspoiled nature, an experience, that you simply cannot miss. There are several different lengths of the downstream rowing trips available, from one day trip to trips that last several days. We also offer downstream trips from Austria to Croatia (3-day trip). From Ruše to Drava center or from Starše to Ptuj in combination with swimming at Terme Ptuj Spa!

Tour Details

Canoeing and kayaks along the Mighty River Drava offer a wonderful experience to the visitor. On the mighty river, we still get genuine contact with nature and surroundings. You do not need any knowledge, except swimming, of course, and your age and physical fitness are not particularly important. We offer easier, as well as harder and more strenuable “Tours ” Rowing on the Drava River, all of them
suitable for smaller children and seniors.

How does the “Canoe-kayak” trip take place?

At a certain hour, you are provided with your Kayak-canoe guide at the agreed location. Organized transport takes you to the entry point where you assign the necessary equipment (kayak-Canoe, lifejacket, paddle). From your own equipment, you only need suitable sports clothing and footwear, which can be wet during the veslan. We encourage you to have additional clothing with you so you can change your clothes.

In the entry site, the guide explains some of the rowing theories, the dangers of the river and gives advice for safe navigation. Just rowing is not too exhausting, except at some points on the river where it takes a
little greater strength and speed. During the descent of the Drava, we stop at your request, where you can take a bath and unwind from rowing. After completing the ride and sharing the adventures of the Impressions, we escort you or take you to the base place.

In any event, the descent of the Drava River is interesting and because of the beautiful view of the untouched nature of the experience, which is certainly not to be missed. 

There are several different lengths of descent along the Drava River.

Departure & Return Location

Any location on Drava River

Departure Time

15 April – 15 September
Monday – Sunday from 10:00-17:00
Arrive 30 minutes before the experience

Price Includes

  • Equipment (kayak/canoe, lifejacket, paddle)
Important Information
  • Descent Duplek – Terme Ptuj duration of descent: 5 - 6 hours (17km)
  • Descent Starše – Terme Ptuj duration of descent: 3 - 4 hours
  • Combination of cycling and rowing – Terme Ptuj duration: 6 hours. With all participants we meet before the Therma SPA where they get the bike. It follows cycling along the Drava River to the village of Starše. The trail is fully flat and is mostly cycling trail. The bicycle ride is 10 km long. It follows a canoe ride along the Drava River. A picnic with local specialties (tuna meat, homemade bread, gibanica,...) is also possible during the descent
  • Rowing under Pohorje hill duration: 3 hours
What to expect on 3 day trip

General information aboutBorder to border on Drava/rowing from border to border

Start – Destination: Dravograd – Zavrč/Castle Borl
Descent Duration: 3 days (Friday-Sunday)

Participants of “border-to-border adventures” leave their cars at the final point – the Kokol Guesthouse under the mighty Castle of Borl. Organized transport takes them to the entrance site-Dravograd, where they receive the necessary equipment (kayak/canoe, lifejacket, paddle). The personal equipment is stored in a van, which awaits them every day at the end of the road.

The entrance site Guide explains some of the theory of rowing, about the dangers of the river and gives advice for safe navigation. At the beginning, we will need some time to get used to the vessels-canoe on their own voyages.

Day 1Border to border on Drava/rowing from border to border

The first day of the journey the river cuts the way between the banks of Pohorje and Kozjak. The beautiful nature, and the quiet River, is a unique poetry for the calm of everyday life. We have a slight inconvenience to the power plants which we will have to bypass on foot, by transferring our vessel. We will help with special carts, which will make our work easier.

In the afternoon, we will arrive and complete the stage in the Wrecgs. We will sleep in the youth accommodation – Hostel Rumore. In the immediate vicinity there is a swimming pool complex where you can relax your muscles from strencter rowing.

Day 2Border to border on Drava/rowing from border to border

After breakfast, we proceed with Veslan versus Maribor. It follows a mandatory stop at the Mariborski Hall, where we will be tasting the best wines of the region in the old Vine House. Rowing against Ptuj will certainly be more interesting. When we get to “old Strugo” the river becomes more playful and interesting. We are greeted by the rapids, even the water stream is faster. On our way to Zlatoličju – the parents await the jewelers which show us the interest in the tradition of finding gold in the Drava River. They also cater for refreshments. We continue the descent to Ptuj. We will spend the night at the Terme Ptuj complex. We’re going to spend the night watching the old town. We’re going to have a culinary dinner at one of the Ptuj restaurants.

Day 3Border to border on Drava/rowing from border to border

The last day we will start rowing a little later, and the morning take advantage of the rest. Even the distance we have to beat is not long. For starters, rowing is waiting for us on the Ptuj Lake, which represents the home of many species of birds. In the village of Markovci canoes, we transfer to the old Strugo, where the river is featured in all its beauty. From the closer, we can see the beautiful hilly, wine-growing Haloze. The senses are broken and the tour is completed at the Kokol Guest House, where we enjoy refreshments in the form of a chalological movement and a glass of wine.

What to expect on 2 day trip

General information aboutRowing on the old riverbed - Drava as was known by the misers

Start – Destination: Maribor/Melje – Ormož
Descent Duration: 2 days

Participants leave their cars at the final point – Ormož railway station. Organized transport takes them to the entrance post Maribor-Malečnik, where they receive the necessary equipment (kayak/canoe, lifejacket, paddle). Personal equipment stored in a van which awaits them every day at the end of the road.

The entrance site Guide explains some of the theory of rowing, about the dangers of the river and gives advice for safe navigation. In the beginning, we will need some time to get used to the vessels-canoes on their own voyages.

Day 1Rowing on the old riverbed - Drava as was known by the misers

We will meet the River Drava in all its greatness. The kind of people who were known by the rafts, which in the past have been putting wood all the way to the Danube and the Black Sea. Many do not know, but the Drava in this section continues to be playful and natural. We’re on our way to the rapids, the sleeves, the dead. The water stream is fast and helps us to paddle. On our way to Zlatoličje – the parents await the Zlatokopi, which shows us the interest in the tradition of finding gold in the Drava River. They also cater for refreshments. We continue the descent to Ptuj. We will spend the night at the Terme Ptuj complex. We’re going to spend the night watching the old town. We’re going to have a culinary dinner at one of the Ptuj restaurants.

Day 2 Rowing on the old riverbed - Drava as was known by the misers

For starters, rowing is waiting for us on the Ptuj Lake, which represents the home of many species of birds. In the village of Markovci canoes, we transfer to the old Strugo, where the river is featured in all its beauty. From the closer, we can see the beautiful hilly, wine-growing Haloze. The rest is followed at the Kokol Guest House, where we will enjoy refreshments in the form of a chalological movement and a glass of wine. We continue rowing towards the border with Croatia. We will be rowing in the border area of the river, which offers a wonderful experience with its pristine nature.

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