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Rafting on the Iskar river, Bulgaria

Iskar river close to Lakatnik

Rafting and Kayaking in Iskar Gorge, Bulgaria

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Rafting on the Struma River

Rafting close to Sofia

Rafting near Sofia

Cave near Sofia

Kayaking in Bulgaria

Rafting on the Iskar river:

In Bulgaria there are two popular places for rafting: Kresna Gorge on the Struma River, which is near Blagoevgrad and the gorge on the Iskar River, which is close to Sofia.

If you have not yet tried rafting, then rafting in the Iskar Gorge, near Sofia, is a good opportunity to experience the thrill of this adventure, pleasant and safe.

The rapids of the river are suitable for everyone. The program combines adrenaline moments with a relaxing trip and it is a good test for those who want in the future to take part in a more complicated rafting adventure like rafting on the Struma River in the areа of Kresna.

The rafting on the Iskar includes also practical exercises in swimming and boating in streaming water. In certain parts of the route, everyone from the crew can stand in the place of the captain.

Rafting season:

The most suitable season for rafting is the spring and the early summer when the river is deep and fast. In the hot summer days when the river is not big, the river route is suitable for kayaking.

In September and October the rafting is also pleasant because the surrounding mountain ridges are in golden autumn colors.

Rafting routes on the Iskar river:

The rafting on the Iskar River starts from Tserovo village and finishes near Lakathnik Rocks /Lakatnishki Skali/ Park. Tserovo is located about 50 km on the north of Sofia in the direction of town of Svoge. The start can be reached quickly by car or by train. In the area of the Iskar Gorge there are two rafting routes.

  • The short route has a length of 7 km and it is more relaxing. Passes for 1 - 2 hours depending on the level and speed of the river

  • The long route is 14 km and includes adrenaline rapids. The time required for the adventure is about 3 - 4 hours

In that time included preliminary briefing and putting on the rafting equipment.

Starting point:

Tserovo village. The meeting with the group is on the square of the village. From the meeting place to the rafting start there is 10 minutes walking. GPS coordinates of the meeting point: 43.00377, 23.34781. Check the current Train schedule Sofia - Tserovo.

When is the rafting:

Each group can choose the adventure day.

A program can be made also for individual participants or small groups at a budget as for a group of 6 people. Individual participants and small groups can write to us to add them to a larger group whenever possible.

We provide:

  • Boats, neoprene garments, life jackets, helmets

  • Rafting guide for each boat and rescue team with a separate boat

Required personal equipment:

  • Swimsuit

  • Towel


  • 25 EUR per person: Rafting in Iskar Gorge, half-day program.

  • 40 EUR per person: Rafting in Iskar Gorge + Eco Trail + Caving, full-day program.

  • 50 EUR per person: Rafting + Caving + Rappelling in Iskar Gorge, full-day program.

  • 60 EUR per person: Rafting + Waterfall Abseiling in Iskar Gorge or rafting + cave Via ferrata, full-day program.

The prices are valid for groups of minimum 8 participants.

Any group may designate the days of the adventure of their choice. Please inform us about your wishes if possible one week in advance.

For individual participants or small groups under 8 people we can prepare a special offer according to their wishes.

The prices include the implementation and the necessary equipment for the adventure. The prices do not include transportation, food and accommodation for the participants, VAT...

We also offer:

  • Professional photo shoot of the event.

  • Professional video shooting with HD or 4k camera from the river bank, cameraman with action camera onboard the boat, dron, additional video editing.

Other adventures in the raftin area:

Waterfall Abseiling



Mountain Biking

Climbing and Rappelling

Hiking - In the rafting area there are three eco-trails.