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Altıparmak River in Turkey

Unrivalled river for rafting canyoning canoeing sports in the Eastern of Turkey

The River Altiparmak (Barhal), located in the province of Artvin, emerges from the southern side of the Kackar Mountains and runs about 40 km to join the Coruh river 2 km south of Yusufeli. The Altiparmak flows through a strikingly beautiful valley enveloped by high mountains. Recommended for canoeing and rafting, the river has a rich selection of flora and fauna, and a high flow-rate round year because of the run-off of melting snow. .

Barhal River is ideal for tourists which make holiday in Artvin, İspir, Yusufeli, Ardahan, Kars, Erzurum, Erzincan.

The basin of the Altiparmak can be reached by Yusufeli via Artvin or Erzurum. Ogdem Creek joins the Altiparmak 6 km from Yusufeli, and the town of Sarigol is 19 km from Yusufeli and accessible by a stabilised gravel road. The area of Deftise, situated about 1.5 km beyond Sarigol, is distinguished by wooden two-story houses built in traditional Black Sea style. Edged by dense green forests, these picturesque houses and the misty summit of the Kackar Mountains create a very beautiful panorama. The village of Altiparmak (Barhal) is accessible from Sarigol via a narrow, 12km long road, and the people here are very hospitable and friendly, with accommodation available in simple guest-houses. This village serves as one of the main campsites on the climb up Kackar Mountain. A stabilised road leads to Yaylalar, 24 km beyond Altiparmak, and west is the Artvin Kackar Tourism Centre.

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List of the principal cities, towns, holiday villages ideal to join daily river rafting tours for Barhal River in Turkey
Artvin Borçka Yusufeli İspir Erzurum Bayburt Kars Ardahan Erzincan Ağrı Ararat Yerevan Göle Oltu Şavşat Çıldır Posof Tbilisi