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REMARKABLY, this trip has FULLY SOLD OUT (twelve people travelling) within just seven days of it being published on Meetup; thank you to everyone for your support. HOWEVER, we are able to offer the adventure (or similar) on a "back-to-back" basis (ie the week before or the week after) if there is sufficient interest. PLEASE MESSAGE ME if you would like more details. CANOE-CAMP the GARAM … the next in our series of adventures as we continue our journey of discovery exploring the waterways of the mighty Danube. The River Garam (Hron in Slovak) offers some of the best and most remote canoeing waters in Slovakia. Whilst our journey begins and ends in Hungary, our canoe-camp adventure will be in Slovakia. AFTER THE INCREDIBLE SUCCESS of “Canoe-Camp the Ipoly” in May 2018, our latest bespoke adventure is another of our privately organised experiences that you will not find in any of the glossy brochures. This short video gives an insight into the hospitality of the trip: PRICED AT JUST £299 (excluding flights), our adventure includes: 1 … Four days canoeing/kayaking the River Garam and the Danube 2 … Optional walks to unspoilt Slovakian villages 3 … Three nights "wild" camping on the banks of the Garam 4 ... Four breakfasts, packed lunches and dinners You can secure your place with a non-returnable deposit of £50 (£52.50 if paid by PayPal). Please message me for a full description of the trip as Meetup now limits posting of events to just 4,000 characters. Reviews of "Canoe-Camp the Ipoly" in May 2018 can be found at: “Canoe-Camp the Garam” is perfect for beginners and more experienced paddlers alike. Our adventure offers nomadic conditions; sleeping under “canvas”, eating authentic, freshly prepared, Hungarian food around the camp fire and bonding with nature; you will return home invigorated. Our Hungarian hosts for the weekend have established their wonderful canoeing and hiking business on the banks of the Danube at Zebegény, a picturesque and historic village in Pest county. The privilege of spending time with Endre and Mariann, their family and friends allows us to gain an insight into the culture, traditions and folklore of both Hungary and Slovakia. Endre (main picture) will lead the canoe-camp adventure whilst Mariann will spoil us with her amazing, authentic and traditional Hungarian cuisine; something not to be missed! Whilst the Danube may get all the glory, the River Garam offers one of the last remaining stretches of a wild river in Slovakia, offering a voice from the past by expressing the true state of nature. There is a lack of awareness around the beauty of the many watercourses which criss-cross the Carpathian Basin. IMPORTANT - we can make no guarantee about precise itineraries as these must be decided by safety reasons, weather conditions and natural obstacles. KIT LIST - a suggested kit list will be provided when you sign up for the trip. However, the following are mandatory (1) - Insurance; (2) - Closed toed, soft sole shoes; (3) - Waterproof jacket; (4) - Head-torch. THE DETAIL - a non-refundable deposit of £50 payable via UK bank transfer (£52:50 payable via Paypal to take into account their fees) will secure your place on our "Canoe-Camp the Garam" adventure. The balancing payment of £249 falls due on 1 March 2019; you risk forfeiting your place (and losing your deposit) if payment is not made on time. PLEASE NOTE … return flights are NOT included, leaving you free to make your own travel arrangements to Budapest from your preferred airport. THE SMALL PRINT - by joining this trip, you will be agreeing to the Group’s cancellation policy, available upon request. IN PARTICULAR – by joining the trip you also confirm acceptance of the Group’s “TERMS AND DISCLAIMER”, clearly expressed on our Home Page … select “HOME” from the site menu and click on “About us …”

DEPO-Z, Zebegény Beach

2627 Zebegény, Napraforgó u. First, · Zebegény,

Respond by: 5/15/2019

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    CANOE-CAMP THE DANUBE is for those who enjoy the great outdoors; but, above all, for those who embrace fellowship and fun whilst making memories in the company of like-minded people. Exploring rivers by canoe, camping as you go, can offer a very different perspective by allowing canoeists to venture places and see things that they otherwise could not.

    In Hungary, the Danube may get all the glory, as one of the longest and most scenic rivers in Europe but there are many tributaries and other rivers where wetlands and wildlife abound, offering a paradise for canoeing. There is abundant birdlife and wildlife; the flora and fauna is incredibly diverse. You will likely see red deer, wild boar, saker falcon, lesser spotted eagle, herons, black stork, egrets, waterfowl, white-tailed eagle and many more species from your canoe.

    All our trips are privately organised, totally bespoke adventures that you will not find in the glossy brochures. We offer nomadic conditions; sleeping under “canvas”, eating authentic, freshly prepared, Hungarian food and bonding with nature; you will return home refreshed and invigorated. Our hosts welcome us into their homes, introducing us to their friends and family, thereby allowing us to gain an insight into the culture, hospitality and traditions of this beautiful country.

    Hungary is the country of canoeing, frequently leading the world in kayak and canoe tournaments; the nation stands third in the world for Olympic medals won. The country boasts thousands of kilometres of waterways suitable for canoe-camping. The rivers are not “white-waters”, making them perfect for beginners and holidaymakers alike; but, more adventurous waters can also be found. Water temperatures are warm and the quality of rivers is excellent.

    Camping is allowed by law within 50 meters of the riverside meaning that we can adjust the pace of our adventures. Rivers generally flow at up to 5 mph and there are many small villages where we can break our journey for a beer. Riverbanks are generally pebbly with few official campsites, but many nomadic ones. What can be certain, however, is that the hospitality and friendship of the Hungarian people is second to none.

    Our adventures explore a region sometimes stuck in limbo between East and West; between yesterday and today. The debate is endless; where does Eastern Europe start and Western Europe end? The Iron Curtain no longer exists, but its legacy does; Eastern Europe has an identity and a culture very different from the rest of Europe as it attempts to escape from a tortured past, but forever being influenced by it.

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