Rafting Arcadia



Rafting Lousios is an exciting day of fun and action in a divine river!

Lousios River is where Zeus, father of Olympian gods bathed himself. Upon arrival at our base in the village of Maratha, our team will welcome you. You will be given your neoprene suit and safety equipment to change. You will then enter our bus taking you to the starting point. Your guides will give an introductory lesson on paddling and safety and ..let the fun begin!



We will paddle in Lousios and Alfios rivers, which are of 2nd degree of difficulty. We will make various stops for a swim in the river’s crystal clear waters and for selfies in the densely vegetated gorge. Our ending takes place to the spectacular bridge of “Koukos” from where we will hike to a nearby waterfall!

Any combination of programs and activities you wish to take place as part of a sports holiday is possible by contacting us here.


10.30-11.00: Meet at Trekking Hellas Base
11.00-11.30: Take your gear and change
11.30-12.00: Transfer to the starting point
12.00-12.45: Rafting lesson and safety briefing
12.45-14.30: Rafting with stops for swimming and snacking
14.30-15.00: Hike to Vrodos waterfall
15.00-15.30: Transfer to base
15.30-16.00: Change and departure


Inclusions

  • English speaking Guide
  • Eco-friendly cultural and educational guiding
  • All necessary equipment for the operation of the activity
  • All necessary local transfers for the operation of the activity
  • Snack & tea
  • Liability insurance
  • Taxes

What to bring with you:

  • Bottle of water (1,5 liter per person)
  • Any specific medication you are on
  • Hat or cap
  • Short or long sleeve t-shirt (quick-dry if available)
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Swimwear or shorts
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Sea shoes or flip flops or sandals (avoiding bulky shoes, trainers and socks).

Exclusions

  • Additional session time
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Extra Essentials (t-shirt, hat, towel)

Meeting Point: Vlachoraptis (or Maratha) village. Click here to see the location on the map

Meeting Time: Upon communication

Duration
4 hours. All stages of this activity will be completed at an estimated time of 4-5 hours. Duration time includes instructions & briefing exploration, free time to swim, rest, and picnic.

Meeting details

  • Meeting point: Vlachoraptis (or Maratha) village, Arcadia
  • Meeting time: Upon communication

Capacity

  • 1 trip per day
  • Min people/trip: 2
  • Max people/trip: 20

Food

This experience includes a picnic lunch.

Highlights of Rafting Lousios:

  • Raft under the Lousios natural tunnel of trees
  • Show your rafting skills at the technical rapids of Alfios
  • Have fun whilst swimming and jumping in the crystal clear waters
  • Take the ultimate selfie at the impressive waterfall of Vrodos

Participation requirements

  • Basic physical condition
  • Weight below 130Kg’s / 286 lbs
  • Children from the above ages according to season and always subject to current weather conditions:
    • April – May: 12 years and above
    • June – October: 7 years and above
    • November – March: 16 years and above

Who can go rafting?

Anyone in reasonable health and fitness can go rafting. This does not mean one has to be in a great fitness shape.

Do I have to know how to swim?

Everyone must wear our Personal Flotation Devices (aka PFDs or life jackets). Should you fall out of your raft, the PFD is designed to float you face up in the water. Before you get into your raft, however, our guides will give a detailed safety talk and show you how to properly “swim” a rapid so even if you are not a swimmer and you pay attention to safety instructions and procedure, you should be fine.

How is the river temperature?

Average river temperature is 15-16°C. Water runs approximately 8-10 m3/s.

Is experience necessary?

Experience is not necessary for this Class.

What is provided?

Basic equipment consists of a raft, paddle, helmet, PFD. Depending on the season, guests are provided with short neoprene pants or long neoprene suits and neoprene boots. During summer swimming suit is enough along with the basic equipment.

What should I take with me? Can I bring my sun/glasses with me?

One should take a swimming suit, a towel, clothes to change after the tour and water. It is also suggested to bring sunscreen. Alcohol before or during the trip is highly forbidden! Save it for after! You can bring your sun/glasses but make sure you tie them.

Can I bring my camera, GoPro or video camera?

If you are taking a camera or video camera, We hold no responsibility for these. Make sure you keep it well zipped in a plastic or waterproof bag. Disposable waterproof cameras are also a fun option. We will not take responsibility for any lost items or valuables.

Who else will be on the trip? Can I book as an individual?

Other individuals or groups who made a reservation for the same day as you did. On average we send 8 people on one guide. You can book as in individual and we will join you in one of the groups.

Can I reserve a private tour?

Yes, you can. You can go to our Reservations form and among other details emphasize you want a private tour. The price and availability of this tour depend on the period of the year, transfer, and number of people.

Should I tip my guide?

Guests often ask whether gratuities are appropriate, and if so, in what amount. If you feel your guides have provided a very special trip for you, a gratuity may be left with the trip leader and will be shared among the crew.

Will the tour be canceled if it rains?

In case of rainfall, the tour is usually not canceled unless extremely bad weather conditions.



 To participate requires full acceptance of regulations:

  1. Participants who have not reached 10 years of age are not able to participate
  2. Participants who have not reached 18 years of age are required to submit a statement from their parents.
  3. Valid participation is considered to be valid after it has been paid off financially.
  4. Any participant who decides to cancel/postpone his/her participation is not entitled to a refund.
  5. Participants are obliged to fully comply with the regulations set by the trainers. They are also obliged to obey the suggestions of the trainers designated by the organizer. Failure to comply with the regulations or instructions will result in the exclusion penalty, with no refund or any other costs.
  6. Participants are involved at their own risk and the organizing authority is not responsible for any injuries they may have, as stated in the statement of responsibility or here.
  7. Participants must have been examined by a physician who has judged them capable of participating in a particular experience. Medical advice must not be older than 30 days from the last day of the experience.
  8. It is strictly forbidden to dispose any kind of object during the whole experience, such as plastic bottles or any other solid or liquid food packaging material used. Disposal of packaging materials or other non-organic waste anywhere on the route beyond the predetermined, carries an exclusion penalty, no refund, or any other costs.
  9. In case of need, the trainers reserve the right to postpone the start of the event in order not to endanger the physical integrity of the participants. In very extreme conditions the trainer can cancel the event.
  10. Participant exclusion occurs for: a) Pollution of the site. b) Inappropriate behavior towards the organizing staff. c) Inappropriate behavior toward other participants. d) Non-compliance with these Regulations.
  11. The organizers are not responsible for the deaths, injuries or any damage to the health of the participants who, upon submitting their request for participation, declare that they are aware of the risks involved including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of the foregoing that their health status is good and allows them to participate, and they have recently been examined by a doctor on this subject. However, no participant will be required to submit a medical certificate. They are obliged to perform regular medical checkups in order to check their health status. The event managers disclaim any responsibility for the physical integrity of the participants, who should behave responsibly at any dangerous points on the route.
  12. Participants consent to be featured in photographs or any other media from the event, which shall be used exclusively to promote the experience.
  13. The organizers have the authority to modify the rules and regulations of the event, with no further notice.  

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