Advice for the tourists

When preparing to swim with kayaks or when organising a tourist trip, we suggest you to consider several useful tips:

 

  1. Determine the exact aim for your trip (i.e. to acquaint yourself with the surroundings, nature, to test your strength, etc.).
  2. Choose the time and duration of the trip (weekend, holiday, one-day or several days).
  3. Inquire about the weather forecast.
  4. Invite fellow travellers (a few people or a larger group).
  5. Create and choose a route. We can help you here.
  6. Find out the info about the lodging place (is it a private campsite, a rural homestead etc.). We can help you here.
  7. Book the water equipment in advance
  8. Choose a reliable and experienced group leader-captain (also, we recommend choosing a commandant, cook, builder, photographer etc.).
  9. First aid kit and protection from rain, mosquitoes, sun (coat, creams, candles, sprays, hat, patch for bladders etc.).
  10. Proper attire and wear (clothes for changing, bathing suit, warm sweater, personal hygiene products etc.).
  11. Group equipment: tents, axes (the most comfortable ones are for hunting-600- 700 gr.), shovel, pots or buckets and pots (for two course
  12. meals and tea we recommend having 3 wares), skewers, ladle, kitchen knife, one use tablecloth, el. flashlight, a few candles, matches, the
  13. map of the area, routing scheme, camera or video camera (in an airtight capacity ), binoculars, compass, ball.
  14. Please put the fundamental and the most important things into hermetic bags or containers (i.e. mobile phone into a screwed jar).
  15. Make the camping estimate (trip forwards and back, food, equipment rent, transport, attractions (i.e. Ginučiai windmill), lodging for the night, unforeseen expenses).

 

A water tourist must know how to swim and row well.

When swimming on hot days, i.e. on July, it is best to rise early, swim until noon, rest and have lunch on noon – the hottest time and continue the tripat 4 PM until late afternoon.

 

It is recommended to swim no more than 8 hours a day. In non-rapid waters (lakes), a light boat can swim about 20 km in 8h. In a rapid river, when swimming downstream – almost twice as fast.

 

The travel mode itself depends on the ships available, conditions of swimming.

 

Sailing is in a way that at least two neighbours are visible from each ship. You can swim in Indian file, pairs or groups. 


FAQ (frequently asked questions)

1. Where do you organize trips and rent the equipment?  

We do our activities in eastern Lithuania and Vilnius city (we are best acquainted with these areas), but when there are separate arrangements, we can work in the entire Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.


2. What sorts of routes are you offering for beginners or those swimming with little children?

For beginners or those swimming with little children, we recommend calm, less rapid bodies of water without obstacles (lakes, Žeimena, Neris etc.).

 

3. Do you supply us with lifejackets and maps or do we need to pay for them?

We give out maps, more detailed information about the route and lifejackets before the trip, free. We recommend that children younger than 3-4 years old have their own lifejackets.

 

4. Can you bring things to the campsite?

Yes. We can convey your things to the resting or lodging for the night places.


5. How long in advance should we book the kayaks?

We recommend that you book the kayaks and all other tourist equipment as fast as you can.

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