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!