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Canada has hundreds of rivers suitable for your trip in most ways. Canada, especially Northern Canada, is famous for its waterways, and for Canadians navigating them in one way or another. Of course the most normal way to do it is by canoe or kayak, but there is as far as I know nothing to stop you using a raft if you feel like it. In fact, depending on ...


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I'll start by saying that you're right, the idea is crazy. However, your idea of a "large" river may be different from mine. I think of "large" as anything over 100 meters across that has commercial traffic: the Mississippi, to be sure, but also the Hudson, or even the lower Delaware. Here are the reasons I wouldn't do it: Large rivers are ugly. They were ...


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There are canals and rivers suitable for boats that connect the both seas. And while rare, it is not exceptional to travel the distance. It takes time and quite a bit of money, preparations and patience. You mention wanting to start in the Netherlands. That means that you will need to pass through Belgium and/or Germany and will have to consider three ...


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This site (in French) shows 11 bathing spots in Touraine on an interactive map. These include reservoirs (plans d'eau), converted quarries, riverside beaches, as well as lakes. Here is another interesting page (in French) from the departmental website, showing swimmable areas in Touraine. Lastly according to this other website, the closest swimming location ...


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The Nile post the Bujagali dam: Since the completion of the Bujagali dam the rafting has moved downstream. Bujagali Falls itself and a few surrounding rapids were lost to the reservoir but the rafts now start at Overtime and now continue all the way to the Hairy Lemon island. This is around 25kms. Previously this section was done as part of a two day trip....


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My wife and I went to Iceland in 2015, and we rented a Jimny while there. It took us a few days to get up the courage to try gravel roads, but once we did it coped fine with them. It was good for small river crossings, but on the way to the Thórsmörk we bottled out at the eleventh and (thus far) deepest. For that particular journey we'd fallen in with a ...


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From my visit in Iceland, the area towards the coast between Kálfafell and Hof came to mind: Image source: Google Maps And looking at this geotagged photo by Andre Ermolaev, that seems to be pretty much exactly where he took it (note that most of these are aerial shots though). I'd imagine there's plenty more places like this, but I remembered this area ...


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The answer is likely to be yes. For starters, kayaking on the Han river is a commonly practised water-sport both by local clubs, and by tourists with organised tours. Park authorities even rent kayaks out. Now, the water quality of the Han river has been radically improving since governmental efforts began making it a priority in 1982. The most recent ...


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The recommended cycling path between Magné and Coulon is on the road: the roads seem small and not busy, but that's far from the Sèvre niortaise river. Few parts are still completely protected from car traffic. There is still a path on the right river bank of the Sèvre niortaise, in the so-called Marais Pin. It is however not very accessible, with fragile ...


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According to Eurocanals site, the answer is yes. One possible route is: Brugge - Gent - Antwerpen - Dordrecht - Nijmegen - Düsserdorf. From there you can even join the Danube River and the Black Sea.


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If you are starting from Largs then I would suggest going across to Brodick, on Arran, or from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay, on Bute, as both these destinations offer not only a nice cruise, but plenty to do when you get there. They can give a great day out for all age groups - my father in law recently took my kids on the Bute day trip, and they had a great time. ...


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Scandinavia (Norway and Sweden) are well suited for this type of activity, with large areas of wilderness yet with some dispersion of villages. However, few rivers in Norway are navigable across long stretches. Klarälven in Sweden, however, is well suited to the type of raft journeys you propose. It even has several operators offering packages, including ...


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I would suggest that the Potomac River meets several of your criteria. Up river is very rural, it passes by Washington, D.C. and ends in the Chesapeake Bay. You would pass by quite a variety of cultural styles. Harper's Ferry, WV would be a good place to put in for a week long trip - further Northwest for longer trips. You can stock up on food and gear as ...


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Here is the short story. The Los Angeles River in downtown LA is really not visitable. Here is the long story. There are portions that are very visitable. Those are just not the ones you see in movies. http://lariver.org/blog/explore-la-river is a good resource for what is available. The picture at the top of the site (4/3/2019) is no where near downtown ...


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There are rivers and there are rivers. Watch this video. I would not risk to cross this river in a Suzuki Jimny! But I would cross it with a lot of fun on Nissan Patrol like on the photo (seen in Iceland). So the answer is: No, not every 4WD SUV is able to cross any river in Iceland. But any 4WD is able to manage any F-Road.


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Like Mark said, you need to define what is near. Anyways, I am considering near as overnight drive. The one I have been to is Dandeli. It is one of the best river rafting destinations in South India. There are direct buses from Bangalore. The rapids are really exciting and there are trained instructors as well, in case you are a newbie.


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I would no go there in midsummer. If Porto is still okay, due to its situation on the Atlantic Ocean, temperatures can get very high inland. Spring and autumn are the best moments to travel. Prices for longer cruises (7-10 days) tend to be a bit lower in summer. How long? A 1 day cruise is ideal if you are on a city trip and you want to quickly escape ...


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Finally I got a chance this June to ride this route and found it very delightful in the morning. Although from Magne to Coulon has no proper compacted bike trails but both sides of the river there are navigable bike tracks suitable for VTT (mountain bike) as these are only traces of locals driving vehicles on natural vegetation for finding proper fishing ...


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The mighty 1800km (1130 mile) Mackenzie river is one that might suit your purposes. It's not for the faint of heart- a sat phone and survival training would be advisable, and proper research is essential. Most Canadians never get an opportunity to visit the far North- Inuit culture etc. The river empties into the Beaufort sea near Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk on ...


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The Connecticut River might suit your needs; it travels from the more rugged & remote parts of New England through some of its larger population centers (Springfield and Hartford). As one of the major rivers in an area that was settled before the automobile, it has a large number of towns along its length. Conversely, the fact that it has a wide and ...


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The SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) website SUPTrotters has many examples of places in Georgia you can do stand up paddleboarding. However, the strength, ferocity of rivers, cascades etc, would be worth investigating before launching an expedition on any type of river, anywhere. It may be worth using SUPTrotters to contact other users in Georgia as guides or ...


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