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What about Rafting on Melen Stream??











Melen river is one of the suitable river for rafting sport activity in Turkey. Its geographical location of Melen River is very attractive for nature lovers and adventure seekers. It has vast forestry area, plateaus, waterfalls and natural caves.

Rafting course of Melen River starts from Dokuzdeğirmen Village and ends in the Beyler Village which is in Sakarya district, the distance is around 13Km.

It is named after the village which it flows through. Melen River born within the boundaries of the district Yığılca. It pours into Black Sea from the village of Melenağzı, nearby Akçakoca disctrict. The length of Melen River is 2,317 km². The distance from Turkey's the biggest city Istanbul to Melen River is 200km.

We will do rafting on the boats for 6 or 8 people. You do not need to have any experience or knowledge about it, we will have a taining before going on the river. The races, water games make this activity even more fun!

Remember to bring; swimming costume, shorts, towel, spare shoes. (the shoes you wear should be ok to get wet) and spare underwear. All equipments needed for rafting will be provided by them.

11:00-11:30 Meeting at the start point

11:30-12:00 Preparation (Dressing up Rafting Clothes&Equipment Distribution)
12:00-12:20 Briefing
12:20-15:00 Boats are on the stream!! - yihuuuu :))
15:00-15:15 End of the course (Changeable depending on the seasonal factors, stream's        flow or the flow of the activity)
15:15-16:00 Shower&Getting Dressed - back to normal clothes :)
16:00-16:30 Heading back to start point
16:30-... Late lunch and resting


The package cost is: 77TL, as it will be a group booking they want us to transfer 27TL (almost 1/3) to their bank account given below, latest 1 WEEK before the activity date as deposit so they will not take other reservations. The rest which is 50TL will be paid to them by you when we are there. (PLS GET THE BANK TO WRITE DOWN YOUR NAME&SURNAME PLUS THE CODE WHICH IS 0034 when you make the transfer and LET me know). Actually it would be perfect if you could scan the payment proof&send it to me, so l know exactly how many we are and then l can start worrying about the transport :) )

The package covers the lunch, equipments, guide, individual insurance and the professional photographs. l highly recommend you to bring some food/sandwiches etc. since we will start the day very early and will not have the late lunch till 4.30pm. - l didn't choose the option with breakfast bec. the price of that package was 111TL!) Plus l recommend that you bring your drinks -alcohol etc.- if you want to drink, since l am not sure if they sell alcohol there. Actually some wine would be nice :)

Bank Acc. for the Deposit:

Bank:             İş Bankası

Acc. Name:   Mehmet Uğur Nemlioğlu

Iban No:        TR[masked] [masked]

Reservation Code: 0034


Send me a message if you don't have a bank acc. here, so we can talk about the options.

PS: lf you have the following health problems at the level of stopping you from doing sports, you are not allowed to attend; asthma, heart&cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy
Plus, you can have the video of our activity as per your request on an additional cost.

(Age acceptance: 14-77 years old)



How we will get there will depend on the number of the people attending. According to the number we might need to rent a minibus/bus with or without a driver. A driver will increase the cost. we will share the bust rental cost&driver if we hire a driver. (we will need a driver unless some of you will be willing to drive the minibus/bus :) ). Or maybe some of you will be willing to drive there in your own cars and other attendees can travel with you. Surely the gas cost will be shared between the travelers in that car. lf this happens there will be pick up points (Taksim Sq.&Kadıköy most probably). We will decide about this nearer the date.


Adress of the Place:

Dokuzdeğirmen Köyü Rafting Tesisleri, 81700


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  • arzu o.

    Hi guys,

    l just saw a message from sent by Meetup HQ like 3 weeks ago! They put one of our rafting photos on Meetup HQ blog!! See the link below; We are now famous in Meetup world! :))


    May 22, 2013

  • arzu o.

    l know l have uploaded thousands of photos but believe me there are even more but these are like a good summary of the rest :) Guys, could you pls upload the ones you took. bec. we do not really have any photo here of real ourselves with dry clothes on :) on the van etc thank youu again, it was such a fun!


    May 6, 2013

  • arzu o.

    We had such a fun and excitung day! it is still going onn. u missed a great day. join us next time

    May 5, 2013

  • arzu o.

    Last minute update!

    Pls do not be worried about feeling cold in the water. l am informed that we will be given thermal diving/rafting clothes which will keep us warm. Plus according to the forecast it will be sunny an around 28 celcius!

    Little left! Can not wait :)


    May 3, 2013

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    April 29, 2013

  • arzu o.

    Hello Guys,
    Gamze got a good price for the van we will rent with the driver. lt is 400TL including the gas. so if we are 10 people it makes 40TL each and l think it is very good bec. it takes 3 hr to get there and same for the return. Our package includes our lunch, so there might be a little addition to this for the driver's lunch. But l guess it will be like 42TL for the van rental+gas+ driver and his lunch :)

    plus van takes 15 people the most. so pls do make your reservation by sending the deposit to the acc. given and let me know after that. l will book your seat on the van based on that reservation.

    So l will be emailing you guys tom. separately again :) Good night!

    April 25, 2013

  • arzu o.

    l put 730am as start time but it is the time we need to leave Istanbul to get to Melen stream at 11am, just in time to get dressed and start the program. Journey will take around 2.5-3 hours.

    April 20, 2013

  • arzu o.

    Also, the agency let me know that your deposit will be returned back to you, if you cancel your attendance at least 4 days before the activity.

    Thanks for your understanding

    April 19, 2013

  • arzu o.

    Hi, Can someone add the map? l am not that good with maps etc :)

    Also, l will send message to all attendees individually to arrange all the details.

    You can call me if you have any questions but pls outside the work hours..

    My cell:[masked]

    Have a great weekend and hope to see you tonight!

    April 19, 2013

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