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RIVERS FOR RAFTING SPORT IN TURKEY ;

 

Köprülü Canyon ( Köprücay ) River

Manavgat River - Manavgat

Dalaman River - Dalaman

Dragon River - Anamur

Göksu River

Coruh River

Zamanti River ( Cappadocia )

Alara Creek

Aksu River

Ermenek Stream

Gevne Creek

Melen Stream

Altiparmak ( BARHAL ) River

Firtina River

 

VIEWS FROM ALARA RIVER ; Alara River / Guzelbag , Turkey

 

Views from Alara River / Guzelbag , Turkey

 

Alara river and Alara Casttle / Guzelbag , Turkey

 

Alara river rafting , Turkey

 

PRINCIPAL RIVERS FOR ADVENTURED RAFTING SPORT

Köprülü Canyon River , Dalaman Stream , Coruh River , Zamanti River , Alara Stream , Aksu Stream,...


Wildwater , cascade rafting & outdoor activities in Turkey
ALARA RIVER :
About two hours drive east of Side. Passing through the border of Alanya, Alara river has the difficulty level of about 3-4. Starting from the down part of Gündogmus village,
the course is about 25 kilometer long and ends in the outskirts of Alarhan, the castle that dates back to the Seljukians.
The river starts off fairly technical but rapidly gains water.
Reasonable road access is available along most of the route, although the river does pass through a number of small gorges.
One 8m fall can be run but is usually portaged, its approach is obvious from the water.
The river, flowing ebulliently especially in the spring, provides technical passages which require a high maneuver ability due to the difficulties caused by the irregular rock blocks.
With this special feature, the river sustains adrenalin to the participants.
The Alara is best run during spring and early summer.

COURSE :

Alara river rafting's difficulty level is 2 - 3 - 4. The rafting starts near GUZELBAG village and end on the sea close to famous ALARA FORTRESS, OKURCALAR, ALANYA.

ALARA RIVER RAFTING FROM EYE'S OF ONE OF FOREING RAFTING MAKER ; The Alara River rises at the famous ‘Flying Water’ Waterfall close to the village of Köprülü. The Rafting starts some kilometres down the river. On the way there, a break is made at the mountain village of Güzelbag and from there the tour continues over dusty paths to the starting point. Here first of all we try on the life-jackets and helmets as safety is a high priority. After that our River Guide gives detailed instructions. Due to the degree of difficulty of the river Wild Water (WW) III – IV we have of course to be attentive. At the start with a slow current, we use our paddles mostly for enthusiastically splashing each other! In the first rapids we have to paddle hard so that the Guide can navigate the raft safely through the rocks!

After rafting for about one hour suddenly we come to a bridge spanning the canyon. You wonder who built it! Our Guide explains to us that this is a Roman bridge part of the route between the coast and the Silk Road. From the boat it is not possible to recognize the remains of these paths but the piers of the bridge are very good platforms for diving or jumping from - three metres up! Soon after this we stop for a barbecue! Now everyone is really hungry!

During the next ‘stage’ all the rafts must be carried over the rocks and thrown five metres down to the water. And the participants? They follow of course!!!
The faint-hearted can climb down and get on board from the bank but most decide for the ‘quick, smooth and refreshing’ method.
Later on we have another break for fruit and once again the stretching of upper arms! The ‘final stage’ is quite calm because the Alara River here has less of a downward gradient. Finally we reach the Alara Fortress on a high rock, the termination point of our tour. The origin of this fortress is unknown but it is said that the leader of the Seljuks, Sultan Aladdin Keykubat, found this castle in 1230 and threw out the owner! In the shelter of the fortress he built a caravanserai which has been restored. But we are no longer motivated to climb up the castle rock, not because we are tired of course (as we are all really fit!), but because we are still overwhelmed by the magnificent beauty of the Alara River. This, together with the great fun on the water, makes the Alara rafting tour one of the most beautiful trips in Alanya!

WHAT TO SEE : You can discover plenty of historical and natural beauties close to ALARA RIVER in Turkey.
 1 - EXCELLENT AND AMAZING WILD NATURAL CANYON BEAUTY FROM GUZELBAG VILLAGE TILL MEDITERRANEAN SEA.  2 - ALARA FORTRESS ( IT IS LOCATED WHERE RAFTING ENDS   3 - ALANYA CASTTLE ( ALANYA IS FAMOUS HOILDAY CITY JUST 30 KM FAR AWAY TO FINISH POINT OF ALARA RIVER    3 - DIM WATERDAM AND CAVE -
 

Koprulu River Rafting Dalaman River & Stream   Zamanti River Rafting   Coruh River   Alara Stream Rafting Göksu River Rafting  Ermenek Creek Rafting   Anamur - Dragon River Rafting   Manavgat River Rafting   Aksu Creek Rafting  Melen River Rafting Firtina River Rafting Altiparmak ( BARHAL ) River Rafting

 

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