Rafting on Struma river, Bulgaria
Rafting on the river Struma – time for an exciting adventure and a lot of emotions!
Experience the incredible adventure – Rafting on the river Struma
Rafting in Bulgaria has already established itself as an activity that brings a lot of smiles, joy and adrenaline … and at the same time can be shared with friends, family and colleagues!
We organize rafting on the Struma River every day – Monday to Sunday, from March to November.
During the weekends the descents on the river Struma are held at fixed hours: first descent at 10:00, noon at 13:00, and last for the day at 16:00.
On weekdays, if you are interested, we can organize descents at a convenient time for your group.
The rafting descent starts from Rafting Camp Adventure Net, without unnecessary transfers and waiting. At the end of the route, instant transport of all participants back to the base is provided. The latest equipment will be provided to you dry before entering the river.
We will be happy to welcome you at our base – rafting camp Adventure Net (130 km from Sofia and 40 km from Bansko)! You will have the opportunity to enjoy the freshness of the pine forest, and from our bar you can choose the right drink for the season 🙂 You will meet the team of rafting guides who will take care of your good mood and unforgettable adventure!
Following is an introductory briefing on rafting and equipment. Equipment includes a neoprene suit, helmet, life jacket, paddle and neoprene boots. After checking the equipment is the basic instruction on how to row, the commands given by the guides, the behavior in the boat and the safety rules when performing and the division into boats. The shelves have a capacity of 4, 6 or 8 seats, depending on the size of the group and the boat itself.
The descent or stay in the water is about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The route starts directly from the base of Adventure Net, and the return is made by minibuses waiting for the boats at its end.
The whole program is 3 hours, including instruction, equipment and rafting.
Difficulty of the rafting route on the river Struma
The rafting takes place in the Kresna Gorge, and the rafting route itself has a total length of 12 km – the most optimal route possible, which passes through the most beautiful rapids.
The main route is category 3 on the IRF International Six-Point Difficulty Scale;
In addition, there is a slight route class 2 on the International Six-Point Scale, which is done at high water levels or by special request.
When choosing a route, our safety is a priority.
Who is the program suitable for?
The rafting program is suitable for both beginners and those who already have experience with rowing – we will be happy to inform you about your previous experience when signing up. During the summer months – usually from mid-July, you can take advantage of our Family Rafting program. Rafting as an activity can be perfectly combined with festive occasions such as a birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party, graduation, and why not for your wedding? 🙂 Adventure Net has experience in organizing various rafting games in connection with team building events.
The price includes:
full equipment: rafting boats, life jackets, neoprene (dry!), jackets, helmets, paddles, boots (water shoes). The equipment is the right size for everyone.
the transfer from the finish to the base is done immediately after the descent without unnecessary transfers and waiting.
professional instructors licensed by the International Rafting Federation
The price does not include:
food and drinks
sleeping bag and tent
* These options can be provided upon prior request and at an additional cost
The high water of the Struma River makes it the most suitable river for rafting in Bulgaria. The river provides fun for everyone. At the beginning of the rafting season, early spring, when the snow melts, it guarantees a lot of adrenaline for the more adventurous, and in summer and autumn it provides breathtaking views in the heart of the unique Kresna Gorge.
Adventure Net is the first rafting club in Bulgaria. It employs long-term professionals and enthusiasts for the development of rafting and kayaking at the local level, as well as the acquaintance of the general public with it.
The route includes the most attractive route from the Kresna Gorge.
All our instructors and trip leaders are certified as raft boat guides in fast waters by the International Rafting Federation.
Professional rafting equipment that will be provided to you clean and dry before entering the Struma River
Own rafting base on the river Struma with a climbing wall, rope garden, bar, kitchen, parking, dressing room, shower and toilet
At the end of the route we provided transport to all participants without unnecessary waiting
Without carrying boats
And last but not least you can go down with our team – the eight-time champions of Bulgaria and several-time champions of the European Cup !!!
Additional opportunities for rafting:
Photos – Professional photographers work for Adventure Net, who will take the best shots from the descent of your boat when ordering. The price for the photos is BGN 50 per boat
Video recording of the rafting descent with a professionally processed video, including unforgettable moments from the point of view of our operator.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner at our rafting base.
For more information, we recommend that you review the FAQ section.
For the more curious and impatient we have prepared a virtual walk in the campsite and parts of the river 🙂
Discover your next adventure and make it memorable!
If you think this experience is right for you, be sure to get in touch with us:
Departure/Return LocationKresna, Bulgaria
Departure TimeIt's recommended to arrive at our Rafting base Adventure Camp 10-15 minutes before the start hour.
Dress CodePlease bring with you towel, swimming suit and flip-flops.
IncludedEquipmentInsuranceTour guideTransport during trip
Not IncludedAccomodationFlightsMealssleeping bag and mattentTransport to starting point