Paddling nature - tips from the German Canoeing Association
Tips by the National Association of Canoeists
Canoeing is a varied and at the same time relaxing sport. It has the advantage that it can reduce stress caused by physical work, and ideally takes place in quiet and less crowded places. Another bonus point for nature lovers, it is an outdoor sport.
Enjoying nature Especially new canoeists should read these explanations carefully before starting the trip, so that they can prepare themselves for the demands of the water. Canoeing is probably the most beautiful way to enjoy nature. But this also requires that you behave correctly in nature.
Appropriate behaviour on the water
Please leave animals alone and do not drive in reeds or water lilies
Do not throw garbage in the water or leave it lying on the shore
Rest and grill only at designated places
Be careful when locking and do not push anyone away
Do not paddle in darkness, thunderstorms or when drunk
Pay attention to other water sportsmen and paddle with foresight
Discoveries from the water
Canoeists often experience natural beauties that can only be seen from the water. Help us to preserve them! What can you do? If you are travelling with an organiser, get a detailed introduction to canoeing. Insist on a river description that you can take with you on your river trip. The river description should provide information on all entry and exit points, rest and overnight stops as well as special natural areas marked on a map. In addition, you should be instructed by the organiser on the special features of the nature of the respective river.
Maps and information
If you are travelling individually, obtain maps that contain this necessary information. Some rivers require a boat trolley. It is best to find out about this before departure. If you are looking for new canoeing areas and especially idyllic areas for paddling, you should visit boot Düsseldorf in January. In the world of paddling and holiday world of boot you are guaranteed to find new ideas and competent contacts from the canoeing scene.