Kayak Adventure Tour in Poland
Kayaking is a very fast developing form of active spending time by the water in Poland. The popularity of kayaking in Poland results from both very good natural conditions: a large number of rivers, tourist development of small towns, improvement of river purity and modern equipment that also encourages for advanture kayak trip. The progress of equipment and its high availability at a relatively low price means that more and more people decide to spend their free time on kayaks.
Kayak Adventure in Poland, where?
The best place for the first kayak adventure in Poland on mountain rivers is the Dunajec River. Dunajec belongs to the gentle mountain rivers of WW1-WW2 scale which is the easiest river scale in the world which reaches WW6 (extreme). There are small waves in places, and the current itself carries us down the river. In places, the river flows lazily and we have time to admire the views.
Kayak Tour in Dunajec?
Kayak Tour on the Dunajec River is available to everyone. Only your desires matter. You need to have basic swimming skills and that is all what You need to. People who have never had experience in kayaking are best to use the help of an experienced instructor so that we quickly catch the basics and gain confidence in paddling on a mountain river. A good idea for the first rafting is to rent a pneumatic kayak, which is practically stable and easy to control. Everyone can take part in the kayak trip on the Dunajec: the elderly, adults, youth and children. The basic rule is to follow the instructor’s instructions, swimming skills, always wear a life jacket and helmet and do not overestimate your skills.
Kayaking in Dunajec and equipment?
Each participant is equipped with equipment that ensures safety: a helmet, a safety vest. People who have no experience in rafting can choose pneumatic (inflatable) kayaks, which are practically impossible to tip over, but slower than a traditional kayak. The pneumatic kayak, despite appearances, is very durable, certified for mountain rivers. More experienced people who prefer polyethylene kayaks can choose fast but slightly less stable single or double kayaks.
Safety during kayak trip and children
Children usually love water sports and should not be deprived of the chance for a wonderful adventure. We suggest that the child’s minimum age is 10 years. A child of this age can already paddle in a 2-person kayak under the supervision of an instructor or an adult. Children are equipped with correspondingly smaller belay devices (smaller lifejacket and helmet). Each participant has two options for rafting with or without an instructor. If we want to take children with us and we are not experienced mountain kayakers, we should definitely use the help of a professional who will take care of our safety.
Kayak tours in Dunajec river when is the best?
The season for kayaking on the Dunajec river lasts all year. The exception is the section of the Dunajec gorge located in the Pieniński National Park. On the section of the Dunajec gorge there is a ban on rafting from November 1 to April 1. In the remaining months there are no restrictions on kayaking. In other months you can go down such routes as:
Szczawnica – Camping Wietrznice and Wietrznice – the bridge of St. Kinga in Stary Sącz. These episodes are less spectacular when it comes to the landscape, but they have more white water class 2.
If you are looking for a great adventure kayak tours and a thrill of adrenaline among the beautiful landscapes, we encourage you to come to Pieniny.