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Riding five rapids

 

The best seats of the rollercoaster ride are in the front—book yours well in advance

We will kick off the programme by meeting at a local coffee shop, Mari’s coffee, where a warm cup of coffee awaits you. You will also be given all the necessary equipment for the trip. After this the entourage will be transported to Ahvionkoski- rapids, the point of origin for the five-rapids-trip. There your guide will go through the safety requirements for whitewater rafting and gives valuable hints on how to handle the raft properly.  Then, off you go! Your amazing journey through the unharnessed rapids of the river Kymijoki will begin.

The best rapids for whitewater rafting in southern Finland include Ahvionkoski and Pernoonkoski, both of which are a bit wilder than their moderate counterpart, Kultaankoski. During warm waters, it is possible to swim in the rapids of Kultaankoski. The journey ends after completing the Pernoonkoski- rapids. From there you will be transported back to Mari’s Coffee.

 

When?;  from May to October

Time spent on the river; 1,5hrs – 2 hrs

Duration; 3,5 hrs – 4 hrs plus time for the welcoming coffee.

Starting point; Mari’s Coffee Oy, Elimäentie 54, 46910 Anjala, approx. .20km south of  Kouvola city centre.

What is required of you?;  Fit enough to ride the rapids, must also be able to swim.

When to book a seat?; On the day before the intended journey at high noon, at the very latest.

 

Price: 55 euros per person ( minimum of six (6) people)

Languages: Finnish and English.

This kind of trip may also suit the physically challenged, but your participation must be negotiated together with the guide. Under-18s need their guardian’s permission to partake in this kind of activity.

SeikkailuviiKari Inc., has taken out a liability insurance for the group and its participants for the duration of the five-rapids ride.