Riverboarding (sometimes called hydrospeed) is actually a fitness work-out, although it may sound like a mere extreme sport. You can easily break out in a sweat even before you get into the water, as you pull on a wetsuit, life vest and helmet, and make your way to the starting point at the upper end of the lock by kick bike. The boards and flippers are taken by a car to the start. Right by the water, we put on our flippers before heading heels first into the water to practice kicking and steering. While riverboarding, you feel every move movement of the rapids in your body. The route is around 1.5 km long. You will float very safely whole way down accompanied by our instructor. Before embarking on the route, participants are instructed in the basic techniques and safety issues. We practice swimming and steering with flippers at the starting point.
Swimming skills are necessary. The minimum age is 12.
We offer all necessary equipment:
boards, wetsuits, flippers, kneepads, rafting vests, helmets and, during cold water, neoprene socks, shoes, gloves and a hood. A t-shirt and underwear are worn under the wetsuit, and they get wet. This is why you need spare clothes!
We will pick up you from Hotel Keitele and send you back to the hotel for dinner after the riverboarding.
12.00 Arriving at Hotel Keitele, Suolahti. Check in.
12.30 Picking up from Hotel Keitele and heading for Kapeenkoski
13.00 Riverboading starts
16.00 Back to Hotel Keitele
Next morning breakfast and check out from hotel Keitele
Suitability: Age > 12 years old, able to swim
Instruction: Instructed. Orientation to basic skills and safety issues will be given before riverboarding.
Group size: min. 4 persons
Availability: As agreed with the group
Clothing: t-shirt and underpants (worn under our wetsuit), another set of underwear as spare
Duration: 1 day, 1 night
Price: 205€ / person
Price includes: all necessary equipment, transportation between Hotel Keitele and Kapeenkoski, dinner, 1-night accommodation in Hotel Keitele
Service language: Finnish, English
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