Summer is finally here, so let`s celebrate in style, with an Aare boat trip and BBQ.
Weather Forecast for Saturday: Sunny, with a maximum temperature of 30C. A prize will be offered to the first person to spot a cloud!
Note that this event is only suitable for confident types with a sense of adventure and who are also competent swimmers, You are also very likely to get at least a little wet from splashes, even if you don`t jump off the boat for a swim! The river is relatively fast flowing and cool and there are several rapids and many bridges with pillars to navigate through.
River conditions: The water temperature is currently just under 20C, but should be above 20C on Saturday. The water flow is relatively strong at around 240m3/sec, which is just below the recommend safe rafting level of 250m3/sec. We will stop halfway for a break.
Start Point; Uttingen railway station car park, aim to hit the water by 11:00
End Point; Eichholz BBQ area, Bern, in the vicinity of the volleyball court around 14;00
What to bring: Swimming clothes, towel, something to change into (dry clothes) and a swim bag is recommended to keep your stuff dry! Refreshments for the trip and the BBQ afterwards. Lifejackets are optional.
Boats: If you have a boat then please bring it with you and let us know how many free seats there are. If you don`t have your own boat, please organise a space on another boat, or you can hire a boat from one of several oparators who oparate from Uttingen station (it is advised to do this in adavance).
Transport: If you are driving, let us know if you can help transport people, boats and BBQ stuff. Otherwise join the front carriage of the 10:16 S1 train from Bern to Uttingen, arriving 10:39. I will join this train at Gümlingen.
More information can be found below and all participants are expected to abide to the "aare you safe" code of conduct, which is linked below:
BBQ: see separate Meetup event