Rafting on the Dniester on kayaks. 3 days & 7500-meter rowing challenge

T​hey said it would be cold, rainy, and monotonous. They convinced we would get bored in 3 days. The most aware frightened of bad roads and coronavirus.

Nevertheless, we decided to go rafting.

7500-meter rowing challenge down the Dniester in kayaks, 3 days and 2 nights of aesthetic pleasure from the Dniester Canyon landscapes, interesting companions, and warm weather.

We got everything in the right portions. Even extreme because of the pierced kayak bottom, since named Titanic.

We’re already in Lutsk now.

Still, somewhere over the Dniester cliffs, a gray heron continues to scurry, fish splashes in the water, Dzhurinsky waterfall noisily throws down the water.

The dying Chervonohrad Castle cries with pieces of crumpled bricks, the river stream polishes the old bridge remains. The fires over which political-marketing-religious-cognitive-gender discussions took place are cold.

A lonely fisherman who fished on the Dniester that morning still thinks of the song “My Volyn”. Men in red rescue jackets passing by in kayaks sounded persistent.

PS. There wouldn’t be such an adventure without travel agency “Patriot”, Hot tours, and ANTAR. Special respect to the Antar team for just a perfectly chosen playlist.

I practice rafting on Dnister in kayaks for a long time. So, I already have the experience and write expert reviews of rowing machine equipment. See the following links:

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  • Mary Lace

    Among energetic people, leading an active lifestyle, there are those interested in rafting. The desire to try a new field inevitably leads to the idea of ​​organizing and going for a rafting. Desire already exists, but no experience yet.

    Well, not everyone the opportunity to go to a tourist club or chat with an experienced team, which leads them to search for information sources on the network. I find the Maxim Nikitin 3 days & 7500-meter rowing challenge exciting. Planning to go rafting soon!

  • Julia Ford

    Self-supporting organization of the first rafting, the level of experience gained is much higher, but there is a risk of errors and miscalculations. It can be reduced (by consulting experienced tourists, reading other people’s reports, etc.), but it cannot be completely excluded.

    The degree of risk depends, it also depends on the complexity of the chosen route. Therefore, for the first time, it is better to choose a simple route along a not very large flat river with the presence of a population (villages, shops, transport).

    This will allow you to eliminate miscalculations directly on the route with groceries or small equipment, and in extreme cases, to take off the route without much stress.

  • Tania Kharkevich

    While rafting, the group should choose a leader who initiates a trip, selects and works out a route, draws up a timetable, and thinks out options for throwing out. He should be responsible. No matter how simple the trip is, someone should take responsibility for it. Debate and disagreement inside the group are possible, but the leader has the right to a final decision, since he has a moral responsibility.

    Team members should be aware of this and agree at the stage of preparing the campaign. Be prepared to drop personal ambitions in case of disagreement and submit to the will of the leader. This issue must be discussed in advance, especially before the first trip.

    This disciplines both the team and the leader himself. Such a serious approach for a simple route, in fact, is a good school for the future. Because the level of complexity of your routes will grow, and for a serious campaign, the issue of discipline can be crucial.