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Rafting on Shuya River

Destination: Karelia
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
3 Days
April - September
Highlights
  • Easy and accessible itinerary for families with children
  • Immersion in nature away from civilization
  • Discovery of the most popular river in Karelia
Tour Overview

Here is a route that is full of emotions and at the same time easy and safe, on one of the most beautiful Karelian rivers, the Shuya. The program's flexibility allows tourists of all ages and physical conditions to participate. The rapids encountered are sometimes quite serious, but there is always the possibility to switch dangerous places by foot. You will still be able to assess your strengths with our guides and make the adequate decision.

During three days, we will be in complete autonomy and "spared" from the civilization. Nights in tents (2 in tents conceived for 3), meals will be prepared on fire!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Preparation and rafting start
    Petrozavodsk — Shuya river
  • Day 2
    Continuation of the rafting
    Shuya
  • Day 3
    Return to Petrozavodsk
    Shuya — Petrozavodsk
  • 09:00
    Arrival to Petrozavodsk Railway Station
    *The indicated time is only for the train N18 from Moscow. If you are going to take the train N 658, please, notice that the train from Saint-Petersburg arrives at 6:40 and you will have 3 hours fo free time before the tour starts.
  • 10:00
    Transfer at Khautavaara (Хаутаваара)
    After reception at the station, transfer to the starting point of the route.
  • 13:00
    Lunch en route (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Starting of the navigation
    Equipment preparation, security instructions and setting on water of the rafts. Short descent of the Shuya river through the rapids Tsapfovski, Khaut and Sizovski.
  • 17:00
    Setting up of the camp
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    Warm dinner prepared on the fire.
  • Night under tents
Photo of the day
Route
Petrozavodsk — Shuya river
Note

2 h transfer  (125km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Continuation of the descent of Shuya
    Passage the rapids of Sizovski (class II-III), Ostrovnoï (category II), crossing the Ignolskaïa dam, passing of the rapids of Kenaykoski * (category III), Valoïnié (I-II category), Sarikoski (II category) and Kumio (II-III category). * - Passage of Kenaykoski rapid by raft will depend on the physical and participants conditions.
  • 13:00
    Outdoor lunch
  • 16:00
    setting up of the camp
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fire
  • Night under tents
Photo of the day
Route
Shuya
Note

rafting  (32km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Rafting
    Descent of Shuya. Ride on calm water to the last point from the bridge to the Sodder's village.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Transfer to Petrozavodsk
  • 17:30
    Arrival to Petrozavodsk
    Transfer to Petrozavodsk to take a train in the evening or night to Moscow or St.Petersburg. End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Shuya — Petrozavodsk
Note

3 h rafting  (18km)

transfer  (110km)

Detailed description
Departures
April, 29 2018
Start
-
May, 01 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
May, 04 2018
Start
-
May, 06 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
May, 11 2018
Start
-
May, 13 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
May, 18 2018
Start
-
May, 20 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
May, 25 2018
Start
-
May, 27 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
June, 01 2018
Start
-
June, 03 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
June, 10 2018
Start
-
June, 12 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
June, 15 2018
Start
-
June, 17 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
June, 22 2018
Start
-
June, 24 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
June, 29 2018
Start
-
July, 01 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
July, 06 2018
Start
-
July, 08 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
July, 13 2018
Start
-
July, 15 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
July, 20 2018
Start
-
July, 22 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
July, 27 2018
Start
-
July, 29 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
August, 03 2018
Start
-
August, 05 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
August, 10 2018
Start
-
August, 12 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
August, 17 2018
Start
-
August, 19 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
August, 24 2018
Start
-
August, 26 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
August, 31 2018
Start
-
September, 02 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
September, 07 2018
Start
-
September, 09 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
September, 14 2018
Start
-
September, 16 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
165 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals
  • Camping outfit rental
  • Dry bag rental
  • Raft and equipment rental
Price does not include
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Medical insurance
  • Railway tickets
  • Sleeping bag rental
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

All departures are guaranteed. Breakfast the first day and dinner the last days are not included. If you need some extra equipement, please, contact us about the rent. Train tickets are available as an option, please, ask us.

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5.00
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Audrey
From 22 July 2016 to 24 July 2016
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Nous avons été enchanté de notre voyage de par la qualité de l'organisation avant pendant et maintenant après le séjour, le prix, mais surtout la rencontre avec la population russe. Cela restera gravé dans nos mémoires, merci !
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Guo Cong
From 8 July 2016 to 10 July 2016
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
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Vincent
From 2 August 2016 to 8 August 2016
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Le voyage a été très bien organisée par l'agence. Nous avons bénéficié d'un excellent chauffeur à Petrozavodsk. Les guides parlaient très bien le français, les paysages sont magnifiques et excursions sur les îles étaient très intéressantes.
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Laurence
From 29 July 2016 to 6 August 2016
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Baïkal Nature est une excellente agence de voyage qui s'est adaptée à nos demandes. L'organisation était parfaite, les guides sur place excellents. Nous la recommandons vivement. A noter que certaines villes de transfert sont assez inhospitalières (Kem, Robochodoskv) si elles permettent de voir une autre facette de la Russie, nous recommandons de réduire la durée sur place. Les hôtels et
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Francis
From 19 June 2016 to 12 July 2016
Custom tourMoscou-Carélie-Transsibérien
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Voyage dense et passionnant, qui nous a permis de découvrir plusieurs visages de la Russie. De plus, nous avons pu discuter tant avec nos guides, que nous remercions particulièrement, qu'avec des personnes rencontrées au hasard du voyage. Nous n'avons qu'une envie : revenir.
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