Talking about going down a white water river conjures up thoughts of adrenaline and emotions experienced on an inflatable raft.
Talking about going down a white water river conjures up thoughts of adrenaline and emotions experienced on an inflatable raft. If one is looking for a controlled adventure for people of all ages, rafting is perfect.
The sport involves descending a fast river in an inflatable boat with the help of oars. This type of boat can hold between four and eight people. When rafting down the river, teamwork is essential. Thus, it is the perfect activity to do with a group of friends.
The sections of a river that are best for this sport are located in high mountain areas. The best season is spring, during the thawing period, when the volume of the water increases and the river flows faster than normal. The first descents are done in easy waters that do not require a lot of effort, to the point that one can enjoy the experience without finishing completely exhausted. Furthermore, one always has the support of a guide, who is responsible for directing the raft and giving instructions.
Many companies in Catalonia provide guides, equipment and information, such as Ràfting Llavorsí, which has over ten years’ experience and whose headquarters are in the municipality of Llavorsí. Practically all these companies are located along the Noguera Pallaresa River, given that it has the best conditions for this sport: the ideal volume, drops and varying levels of difficulty.