TIMBER RAFTING ALONG THE RIVER DRAVA

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1.5 hours
Maribor
Min Age : 0+
Max People : 100

Experience the remains of the rich timber rafting tradition! Let raftsmen and rafting Mademoiselles conjure you up to the magic of this once very respectful profession while navigating on the river Drava. The timber rafting on the river Drava will, due to their positive life attitude and culinary specialties, forever stay in your memory. Rafters from Maribor are the ones, that can take you on a rafting ride with the most autochthonous raft in Slovenia. They also offer a terrestrial version of the timber rafting experience in the “rafting tavern”. Rafting can be experienced with our partners from Dravograd to Maribor.

Rafting in the past…
Timber rafting along the river Drava has a very rich tradition. It origins in the 13. century, when the raft was used for transportation of soldiers and their equipment. Due to the increasing demand for timber wood from the surrounding woods of Pohorje and Kozjak in 19th century and in the beginning of 20. century, rafting on the river Drava has experienced a boom all the way to the end of the II. world war, when the railway replaced the river transportation.

Tour Details

We offer you a tour with a traditional timber raft along the river Drava. The tour starts in Koblar Bay and goes all the way to the Lent, which was in the olden days a big port for timber rafts. We will tell you all about the history of timber rafting and about the tough life of timber rafting workers on river Drava. We will make the tour joyfull with our fun program, traditional music and a special procession of baptise.

With all of this we will not left anyone hungry or thirsty. We will offer you the biggest pearl of the wine land of Styria. We will pamper you with a quality and noble drop of wine and serve you a domestic Slovenian cuisine.

Departure & Return Location

Maribor – Koblarjev bay (Google Map)

Departure Time

May – September
Monday – Friday at 11 a.m.
Arrive 30 minutes before the experience

Price Includes

  • Timber rafter's aperitif with dried fruit on arrival
  • Drink according to the system »drink as much as you want« (white wine, mineral water and apple juice).
  • Cold timber rafter's snack
  • Joyfull program with live music and rafting baptise of one of the guests
  • Timber rafter's coffee
  • On a wish of customer we can lead you from a city center to the timber raft entry place
  • Childrens under the age of 6 years accompanied by their parents are free to ride
  • Accident insurance of the participants on timber raft
  • Animation on timber raft is possible in SLO, CRO, GER, ENG, RUS, FRA and SPA language
Extra offer
  • Upon prior arrangement and at an extra charge of 6,00€ per person, we can serve goulash or timber rafter's pot on a timber raft
  • Upon prior arrangement and at an extra charge of 12,00€ per person, we can serve mixed grilled meat with mixed vegetables, everything is freshly grilled on timber raft
  • A return trip back to the departure point (Koblar Bay), which is additional 40 minutes of ride we charge on a flat rate 100€/group
  • Souvenirs that will remind you of a pleasant expirience can be ordered additionally (timber rafter's wine, cherry brandy and plum brandy)
  • Organisation of professional tour guide, organisation of lunches, hotel services and other activities that Maribor offers
What to Expect

We offer you an unforgettable experience on a traditional timber raft. We will take you on a trip in a pleasant atmosphere with experienced timber rafters from Koblar Bay all the way down to the Lent, which was the great port of timber rafts in the past. We will provide you a lot of fun with our special music group called »Splavarski Trio«, which is going to play traditional Slovenian music. A special experience is waiting for you with our traditional baptize procession of a new timber rafter. On each tour, we choose one visitor, who will go through our exams and become a part of our timber rafting guild.

The tour program includes aperitif and appetizer, a presentation of timber rafting in history, timber rafting snack, drink according to the »drink as much as you can« system and a traditional timber rafting coffee (it is without coffin) which is brewed onboard like in the old days.

The length of the tour is 1,30 hour, it starts in Koblary Bay and ends at the Lent, thoroughly in front of the Oldest Vine in the world. If the customer wants otherwise we are open for wishes and we can do it another way. The timber raft is traveling with a power of water flow, in case that water flow is very fast, we adjust the tour with some extra stops.

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