Serbia is a country with many rivers and some of the best rafting in the Balkans and Europe can be found here. Try out white rafting on Lim, on Ibar, or on the spectacular natural beauty of Tara River, region unique in Europe. The mountainous region between Serbia, Montenegro and Republika Srpska, offers a remarkable opportunity for whitewater rafting. The rivers of this region have carved out great canyons and wild rapids – a perfect scene for rafting and adventure loving travelers. Choose among many rivers in the area such as Drina, Ibar, Lim and Tara. Discover the breathtaking views over scenic canyons, enjoying delicious organic food and wine produced by your friendly hosts while exploring delightfully nature of Serbia.
Tara is one of the most beautiful and most attractive rivers in Europe. Tara river is navigable for boats raft for almost 100 km. Tara Canyon can be divided into two parts – the upper part and the lower part of the canyon. In the upper part of the canyon the starting point is Splavište, nearby Djurdjevica Tare, and from there begin rafting tours during which runs through the entire canyon of Tara. In the upper part, the deepest part of the canyon is near the camp Radovan port. Starting point of a lower part of a canyon is Brstanovica and it is also the most common point because that is the most attractive part for tourist as well as for sportists. This section is about 25 kilometers long and ends in our rafting center. More precisely on this section, World Rafting Championship took place: WORLD RAFTING CHAMPS 2009. On this part of the river Tara are virtually all rapids so this tour is often called "the adrenaline tour". Difficulty level of so-called water rafting on the scale for Tara is moving from third to fifth level, during the annual period, waters… which mean that the rafting tours never go without a professional skipper and complete equipment. Rafting season on Tara takes over whole year. Difficulty level increases at the beginning of the year, reaches its maximum usually in March and April, when is also the largest water level and then proportionately with water level falling by the end of the summer. Air temperature in the canyon Tara in the summer reaches over 30 degrees Celsius during the day, while during night it is always cozily fresh. The water temperature ranges from 7 – 8 to maximum 11 – 12 degrees Celsius in the summer months. Most often question is WHEN IS THE MOST ATTRACTIVE PERIOD FOR TARA RAFTING?
The answer to this question is ALWAYS! Maximum of adrenaline is in April, May and June, but with decreasing water level in July, August and September some of the rapids are disappearing, but new and equally attractive rapids appears which you could not see during the high water level period so that means that Tara always offers something new and we often say that you can never flow on this same river twice.
Experience real white water rafting on a wild and one of the cleanest rivers in Europe – The River Lim. The whitewater rafting trips at Lim River bring you closer and in touch with nature. In the spring, Lim is a powerful, wild, and mysterious river whose whitewaters you will have to tame. In the summer it calms down and rests, singing a lullaby to the swimmers and hikers, gathering energy to go wild again in the autumn. Take a deep breath. The rapids come in quick succession along some of these rides. You'll catch your breath from one rapid just in time to hear the low rumble that lets you know the next one is near. Lim River Regatta is a 130 km long traditional rafting regatta, which takes place in the end of May every year since the year 2000. Regatta has an international character not only because of the rafting that takes place in two countries (Montenegro and Serbia), but also because of the increasing number of international participants. Regatta lasts for three days, and starts in Montenegro where Lim river is born from beautiful Plavsko lake. After 130 kilometers of exciting and adrenalin boosting rafting, regatta ends near Serbian town of Prijepolje, at confluence of Milesevska river and Lim river.
Ibar River flows through picturesque scenery of West Serbia. Ibar River has lots of rapids, slews and cascades. Several mountainous rivers are tributaries of Ibar River - Studenica, Raska, Dubočica, Sitnica, Lopatnica i Pivnica Rivers. Ibar River is very convenient for fishing rafting and kayaking. "Veseli spust" /Happy Raft/ is organized every spring on Ibar River that is exciting sport and tourist event - rafting from Maglic Fortress up to town of Kraljevo. The most suitable period of rafting on Ibar River starts in May and ends in October. The water level of Ibar River in May and June is rather high due to snow melting so the rapids provide the 4th and the 5th grade of the wild waters. This part of the Ibar River abounds in rapids, whirlpools and narrow passes followed by the calm course of the water. 25 km long adventurous rafting on Ibar River ends after 3,5 hours below the Medieval Maglic fortress. The lighter Ibar River rafting starts at the point below the Maglic fortress and ends by Mataruška Banja Spa passing length of 16 km. During the summer time waters of Ibar River become clear and transparently blue what makes is ideal for cool bathing.