Boating tourism in the Carpathians
Most of the mountain rivers of the region(Black Cheremosh, White Cheremosh, the Prut, the Stry, and Tisa River and its basin in the Transcarpathia) are accessible for tourists.
The most popular on the rivers are kayaks, canoes, catamarans, rafts.
The best time to go through rivers of the Carpathians is the end of April and the beginning of May when melting snow swells them with lots of water. Some of them like river Prut, the Black Cheremosh, the White Cheremosh and its small tributaries are only accessible during those few spring days. River Tysa and the Cheremosh are accessible for rafting throughout the warm season – from April to October.
Rafting on the Dnister canyons can take place from May to September.
Depending on season, type of equipment and routes the Carpathian rivers are considered to have the third category of complexity with elements of V. The Carpathian rivers can be wonderful for off-season training with some of its parts having the highest category of difficulty.
The routes along the rivers are made for the tourists with different requirements. There are trips with various difficulty levels – from I to IV inclusive.
Useful info: Rafting in the Carpathians. Prices for 2013
Basin of the Prut river on the map
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