Those who love challenging recreational water activities and crave for adrenaline
buzz go in for rafting - the Katun and Peschanaya whitewater running.
One and three-hour rafting trips on the Lower Katun have been traditionally
popular with the tourists. The Katun whitewater expeditions provide great opportunities
both for first-timers as well as for rugged trippers. One of the most challenging
and heart pounding rafting adventures is running the Manzherokskiy rapid. In
the area of the Tavdin caves rafters can even paddle into a grotto Ikhtiandr
(which got its name after a literary character, a counterpart of Aquaman). Another
rafting route goes along the Pechanaya river, starting from the village of llyinka
up to Solonovka. Even children and first-timers can take part in the running
thanks to the warm temperature of the water and gradual rise of difficulty grades.
Rafts, double-hulled crafts and kayaks are used in the whitewater expeditions.
Necessary outfits are available through rent. This whitewater adventure under
the supervision of knowledgeable instructors will provide you with life-long