White Water Rafting
White water rafting is a thrilling way to spend a day out during a holiday in Cartagena. This old Roman city offers many interesting tourist attractions, fun activities, nearby beaches and lively entertainment venues. Surrounding the city are further coastal and countryside attractions that can be enjoyed if you have transport or a hire vehicle during your stay. White water rafting can be fun and relaxing or down right dangerous, depending on the difficulty rating it receives. Rafting near the town of Blanca has some exciting rapids but is gentle enough for a all experience levels.
White Water Rafting In Blanca
The charming little town of Blanca lies less than an hour's drive inland from Cartagena. This is easily reached via the A-30. Here you will find the well established Rafting Murcia. With over 20 years experience organising descents down the Segura River, these guys certainly know their stuff. During their many years of white water rafting they have got to know the river like the back of their hands. This has allowed them to perfect their skills and rafts so they can offer rafting to young children, the elderly and those with limited mobility. So, let's go on a river adventure 🙂
About Rafting Murcia
Rafting Murcia headquarters are based in Blanca. Here rafters can use the on-site facilities. There are ablutions, showers and changing rooms. They also have safety deposit boxes to leave your personal belongings. If travelling from Cartagena, why not spend the remainder of your day exploring the town and surrounding Ricote Valley. At Rafting Murcia's tourist office you will find all the info needed, including places to eat and where to stay should you wish to spend the night.
White Water Rafting Itinerary
Rafting is offered at various times during the day. Once you arrive at headquarters in Blanca it's time to hop on the mini-bus for the journey upriver to the launching site near the town of Cieza. Participants can choose from the conventional raft, one or two seat kayaks, and the super fun 9 metre banana boat. The waters around the starting point can get quite busy, but it's a really great atmosphere. Due to the predominantly gentle nature of the rapids, this adventure is available to most ages. After a brief instruction on safety and equipment, it's time to go white water rafting.
After the initial free for all at the starting point the various watercraft slowly drift apart. Now you can relax, gently paddle away and enjoy the passing scenery. When approaching obstacles such as bridges, rocks and tree trunks, your guide is there to assist in manoeuvring the raft. During the 3 hour, 13 kilometre tour you will have the chance for a cooling dip in quiet bathing areas. There are two areas of rapids during the descent, although on the most challenging one you are able to get out and walk should you not fancy the plunge. There will also be many places for great photo opportunities, and a stop for lunch or a snack depending on your chosen time of day.