Nautical tourism : rafting on the Ural rivers

Without affirming the ultimate truth, we always dare to assert that the most popular type of leisure in the Urals (and all over Russia) is nautical tourism or, in a different way, rafting. There are several reasons for this, but this is mainly due to the fact that the Urals are surprisingly “watery”. Not without reason, the Urals is called the “water tower” of Russia. Just look at the physical map of the Urals and you will be amazed by the abundance of streams, streams, rivers and lakes. As if a great magician and a sorcerer had thrown into the Urals a network of fine-meshed rivers. In all this variety, each lover will find the road on their shoulders. The range of complexity categories offered by the Urals to tourists by water is 1s. up to 5 c. Everyone will be satisfied, and inexperienced “mattress”, and the extreme sports professionals of the water. For the first family able to go rafting on the river Vishera, Birch or Colva. For these, rafting or kayaking on the Akchime, a tributary of the Vishera, during floods will be relevant. Not without reason, every spring festival of extreme sports takes place here. Thresholds on Akchime – up to 5 km.

In general, strictly speaking, it is necessary to distinguish rafting from all other river rafting. The word “rafting” itself comes from rafts – a frameless inflatable raft that can accommodate up to 18 people, which looks most like a large inflatable boat with cross bars, the so-called. “Banks”. The raft has great buoyancy, it is very stable and easy to use. Today, the only drawback of the raft is its high cost. It’s a lot more expensive than a catamaran, which can be bought for around $ 1,000. The raft will cost thousands of identical dollars. In addition, there are other ways to go rafting on the river. A separate word, of course, deserves a catamaran. The catamaran is distinguished by the fact that it has a metal frame (as a rule) and two cylinders independent of each other. The catamaran is considered a more professional tool for sport rafting. Although, on this occasion, many copies are broken: what type of alloy is considered more professional? In addition to the raft and catamaran, kayaks, simple inflatable boats, NHPs and even homemade boats from car rooms are well suited. A very exotic way of rafting on the river is rafting on a wooden raft (although previously this method was very popular). It is clear that the last two “vehicles” on our list are only suitable for “mattress” rafting along the very calm rivers of the Urals. A very exotic way of rafting on the river is rafting on a wooden raft (although previously this method was very popular). It is clear that the last two “vehicles” on our list are only suitable for “mattress” rafting along the very calm rivers of the Urals. A very exotic way of rafting on the river is rafting on a wooden raft (although previously this method was very popular). It is clear that the last two “vehicles” on our list are only suitable for “mattress” rafting along the very calm rivers of the Urals.

Another unique feature of river rafting on the Ural rivers is the wealth of itineraries from the point of view of historical, architectural and event tourism. Thus, during the rafting on the Berezovaya river, you will be able to visit the villages where the Old Believers divisors lived; While sailing along the Colva River, visit the famous Divya Cave (the largest in the Perm region), admire the 17th and 18th century temples and churches, visit the unique Cherdyn Museums and the holy places of the district. from Cherdyn.

Rafting on the rivers of the Urals is not only, not so much, exciting adventures and a struggle with the water element, but rather a chance to take full advantage of the multiple nature of our region, to visit unique historical and cultural sites.

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