Two days on the Shuya River. Rafting

Shuya is a large and full—flowing river, which is ideal for the first acquaintance with Karelia. 

A two-day trip along the rapids of this river does not require special physical training, which means that you can actively spend the weekend with your family or friends. 

Karelian nature, rafting and new acquaintances will provide you with positive emotions and energy for a long time.

Location

Petrozavodsk
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Duration
2 Days
1 Night
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 15 – 16 Jun
    • 22 – 23 Jun
    • 29 – 30 Jun
    • 6 – 7 Jul
    • 13 – 14 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Active weekends with the family
Let's have fun and enjoy the fascinating landscapes of Karelia
Cooking class
Let's learn the secrets of cooking Karelian red fish on a log
A hot bath
We will go to the village bathhouse after the rafting

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The beginning of the alloy: Ignolskaya HPP — port. Kenyakoski — por. Valoyne — por. Sarikoski — por. Kumio

    Under the spire of the Petrozavodsk railway station, you will be met by an escort with a sign (according to the arrival time of train No. 18 Moscow — Petrozavodsk).

    To get ready for a great adventure right away, we go to a restaurant for breakfast

    Breakfast will be to the taste of any traveler — a buffet is at your service. 

    We get acquainted with the accompanying person and other members of the group, share our first impressions of Karelia.

    Our adventure begins! 

    We take buses to the starting point of the rafting — to the Ignoyl hydroelectric dam (130 km). 

    After a long journey and before an intensive rafting trip, you need to refresh yourself. 

    Have you tried cheese soup with meatballs? During a delicious lunch, the instructors will introduce you to general information about the upcoming route, answer all your questions. 

    After lunch on the shore, we begin to prepare for going out to the river: we inflate rafts, instructors conduct mandatory instruction on water safety and rowing techniques.

    We get helmets, life jackets and paddles, and pack all personal and general items in waterproof bags. 

    We launch our vessels into the water, and already in practice we consolidate the theory — training sessions on the water.

    Our route today: Ignolskaya HPP — port. Kenyakoski (3-4 K.S.) — por. Valoyne (1-2 k.s.) — por. Sarikoski (1-2 k.s.) — por. Kumio (2-3 k.s.), 15 km.

    The most difficult threshold today is the Kenyakoski threshold (3-4 k.s.). 

    From the Karelian language, its name translates as "Black Threshold", and all because the water seems black because of the rocks coming to the surface. 

    Its length is about a kilometer, at the outlet there are 2 meter drains with a large barrel (a large foam shaft with a counterflow). 

    The decision to carry the Kenyakoski threshold and the Kumio threshold is made by the instructor depending on the readiness of the group and the water level. 

    We discuss the threshold together with the instructors. 

    We insure each other from the shore, and do not forget to film the passage of the threshold on video and photos to capture vivid events!

    This is followed by the simple rapids of Valoyne (1-2 k.s.) and Sarikoski (1-2 k.s.). 

    On the latter, by the way, you can really break away: ride along the ramparts, go sideways or backwards, in general, as your imagination allows you. And let all this be accompanied by a ringing laugh.

    The second difficult threshold awaits us further today — the Kumio threshold (2 k.s.). 

    It is also the most beautiful on the route: here the river winds between the banks of huge flat rocks. 

    We approach the shore, set up camp.

    Our dinner is unusual today — the instructors will give us a master class on cooking Karelian red fish on a log

    We will prepare a side dish for it and chop fresh vegetables. 

    Overnight in the field.

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  • Day 2 - Continuation of the alloy: from the pores. Kumio — D. Sodder
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic

Throughout the tour, overnight stays in 3-seater tourist tents, check—in in tents for 3 people. 

Please inform us about the need for a 2-bed tent when booking a tour.

The cost of the tour:

Rafting8 participants + instructor13,300 rubles/person.

Conditions for children:

  • discount for children from 8 to 12 years old — 15%;
  • the cost of the tour for children from 5 to 7 years old is 4,000 rubles/person.
Tent camp 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
2 days 1 night
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • transportation services according to the program;
  • meals according to the program;
  • the work of instructors;
  • rental of rafting equipment: rafts, oars, helmets, life jackets, sealed packages, motor;
  • camp equipment rental: personal utensils, seats, campfire equipment, tents, thermal insulation mats, sleeping bags;
  • a visit to the bathhouse at the end of the route.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • rent of a neoprene suit — 2,700 rubles/piece/tour;
  • insurance of medical and other unforeseen expenses — from 100 rubles/person/day.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Take with you:

  • a backpack without a machine or a travel bag.

The form of clothing during the rafting:

  • socks should be on your feet (not thin cotton, tighter). Shoes that you don't mind getting wet (sneakers are perfect). If you have neoprene socks or neoprene boots, it is welcome;
  • rubber boots are prohibited, because when they get into the water, they pull the participant down;
  • as outerwear: comfortable sportswear for the weather or a neoprene suit (if available). It is desirable that the clothes be quick-drying. We recommend not to take jeans, any sweatpants will do instead;
  • Recommended: put on a light Bolognese suit (protection from wind and moisture). Raincoats made of dense materials can be used;
  • you can take thin cotton gloves or neoprene gloves on your hands (optional);
  • there will be a helmet on your head, you can put a bandana under it;
  • you can take a camera, there will be sealed packages on the rafts, in which it can be hidden at the moment of passing the threshold;
  • if you wear glasses, try to come up with a chain for them (so as not to lose them) or put on lenses for the duration of the alloy.

A set of clothes for changing clothes after rafting:

  • a set of dry comfortable outerwear;
  • dry comfortable shoes and socks;
  • beanie/bandana/buff;
  • a set of spare underwear.

Clothing for sleeping in a tent:

  • warm loose clothing (if available, thermal underwear);
  • warm socks (woolen ones are possible) and a thin hat (nights can be cool);
  • for the evening, a fleece jacket / sweatshirt / jacket.

For a trip to the tourist bath:

  • individual towel;
  • swimsuit (boys / girls go to the bathhouse all together, groups of 8-10 people);
  • slates/sandals are sporty.

Shoes (comfortable, without heels):

  • one for rafting on the river;
  • the second one is for the camp (you can take rubber boots if it rains according to the forecast);
  • The third one is "urban". 

Personal items:

  • knee pads (when rafting on a catamaran) – not necessary;
  • repellents (mosquitoes, midges);
  • flashlight with a set of spare batteries;
  • sunglasses and sunscreen and after sunburn, if it is sunny according to the forecast;
  • personal hygiene products (including toilet paper);
  • an individual first aid kit;
  • small polyurethane seat mat;
  • portable charger;
  • personal utensils (mug, deep bowl, spoon).

Documents and money in an airtight package:

  • passport;
  • medical insurance policy (photocopy is available);
  • We recommend that you always have a small amount of cash with you so that, if desired, you can quickly buy the necessary things at stops along the route.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 150
    15 – 16 Jun 2 days 1 night
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    22 – 23 Jun 2 days 1 night
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    29 – 30 Jun 2 days 1 night
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    6 – 7 Jul 2 days 1 night
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    13 – 14 Jul 2 days 1 night
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