Russia is known for many things, but not kayaking. Most people don’t believe that the climate and the terrain there is suitable for this sport. Unfortunately, this misconception is prevalent and prevents you from exploring some of the most challenging and beautiful kayaking waters in the world. This region is an untouched gem that you can explore to your heart’s content. At Taiga Travel, we encourage our clients to consider taking kayaking trips to Russia. You won’t regret the decision.

Kayaking Adventures in Russia

Russia has several rivers and lakes that are well-suited for kayaking. Regardless of what your skill level is, you’ll find something here that suits you. Our guides will recommend waters that are suited for your needs. Whether you want a gentle river or lake for slow kayaking or want to take on challenging rapids, we will recommend the best waters for you and the best time to visit. There are several places in the country that are suitable for a kayaking holiday, here are some of them.

  • Altai - Siberia’s Altai region is the most popular amongst seasoned kayakers. There are several rivers here that are excellent for kayaking. Bashkaus River is perhaps the most famous river for kayaking in Russia. The initial stretch is easy to paddle but after that, you encounter barricade rapids that force you to use every ounce of skill you have to navigate it.

    Argut, a tributary of Katun is usually frozen between November and April, but when it’s running, it’s a wonderfully challenging and very scenic. Other rivers in this region are Chulysman, Chuya, Kurekure, Chulcha, and Kadrin.

  • Central Region - The central region has rivers like Msta, Tosna, Mga, Vuoksa, and Shuya. They’re also fun rivers to navigate and are easier to access than many other waters in Russia.

  • Karelia and Kola - This region also has some interesting rivers, including Tokhmayoki, Tulema, Yanisyoki, Kutsayoki, Titovika, and Youringa. This region also has several waterfalls.

  • Sayan Mountains and Lake Baikal - The Sayan Mountains and Lake Baikal region is also great rivers for kayaking. These include Kitoy, Onot, Oka, Urik, Jombolok, Uda, Utulik, Khara-Murin, and other such rivers.

There are several other rivers and lakes that offer challenging runs to experienced kayakers. If you want to know more about this region, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll recommend the best rivers for your specific needs.

Why Choose Taiga Travel?

Russia is a relatively unexplored part of the world. It’s a very large country and some portions of it are untouched by civilization. While the region offers great opportunities for kayaking, it’s difficult to navigate here. That’s where Taiga can help. We know Russia well, and have conducted several such tours in this country. We can recommend the best rivers and lakes for your kayaking adventure. We will also make arrangements to get you there and back safely.

So if you want to explore the wonders of Russia, don’t hesitate to contact us at Taiga Travel. You can just give us a call or visit our contact us page to get in touch with us. Our phone number is +7 (423) 279-10-39, +7 (4236) 75-00-65. We’ll be happy to organize a memorable trip for you.