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Floating down big rivers

I cycled from Baden to Zug last year on a hot summers day.

We followed the river for a large proportion of the ride and saw quite a few groups spending the day floating down the river in plastic, dingy's, rubber rings and inflatable chairs. They were enjoying the odd beverage which were attached to the boat in a net to keep cool and stopping off in various places for bbq's.

This looked to be the perfect way to spend a relaxing day with friends.

Has anyone done this? If so, please advise on which rivers you used & good get on/get off points. Any suggestions for train stops would be greatly appreciated.

Are the riveres in these parts generally pretty tame in terms of white water?

Are there any places to watch out for

Thanks in advance!

Roll on summer
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Old 20.04.2009, 16:17
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Re: Floating down big rivers

I see you live in Baden so perhaps the nearest place to go to would be Reuss Kanu Bremgarten–Gebenstorf. You can take a train to Dietikon and get on another train to Bremgarten. You can check for exact connection on www.sbb.ch. Here is a link to their website: http://www.kanuland.ch/en/routen_detail.cfm?id=317137. We did down stream canoeing there last year as part of our outdoor team-building activity and I can highly recommend it. Halfway down the river we stopped for BBQ and canoed all the way to the end after. As far as I remember it wasnt plain white water adventure just a few bearable rapids along the way and mostly the river was calm. You can also try to google for rafting, tubing, kayaking and etc with acronyme CH and might be able to find many more such activities.
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Re: Floating down big rivers

Thanks JaceK

How long do you think it would take?

I'll be taking my kayak out for the first time since moving here soon - I'll give it a test run first
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Re: Floating down big rivers

That sounds like a nice way to spend a day. Do you recall the name of the river?

I think the speed of the river depends on rain or the rapid melting of snow.
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Re: Floating down big rivers

I vaguely recall someone organising an EF event last year or the year before doing just this.
I can't find it now though??

Found it!

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