The Kasaba tour (City Tour)

Min. num. of participants

2-12 persons

Tour duration

90 min

Location

Višegrad, BiH

Tour description

The Kasaba tour (City Tour) is a kayak adventure in Visegrad with 60 to 90 min in water in natural and urban surroundings. This is a 1.5-hour tour on one of the most beautiful rivers in the Balkans with a view of the old town of Visegrad which was first mentioned in 1433 when it belonged to the mighty Serbian family Pavlović. At the top of the hill above the Višegrad bridge there are traces of the old town or Pavlovina. At the bottom of the old town, on inaccessible cliffs above the Drina, there is a tower known as Prince Marko’s, tower and which had the role of an observation post. According to a folk story, Prince Marko jumped over the Drina on his horse Šarac and came to his tower. It is believed that this tower was once connected to the Drina with a tunnel. During the Ottoman empire there was a dungeon in it, and with the arrival of Austria the inside of the tower was closed with stones. As the tour continues, our guest will pass under the Višegrad bridge. The bridge was built in 1571 by the orders of Sokollu Mehmed Pasha (here known as Mehmed paša Sokolović). Our Nobel prize winner writer Ivo Andrić wrote about this bridge in his novel “Bridge on the Drina”. Later on, our guests pass next to Andrić-town built according to the project and the idea of ​​the famous film director Emir Kusturica. From the water our guest will have a unique view of certain buildings inside Andrić-town like the Temple of the Holy Tsar Lazar.The ride is downstream."Sit on top" kayaks are safer than the regular ones and with our guide's instructions the possibility of falling is minimal.All participants get a safety vest.

Program

  • 09:00 Gathering in Višegrad at CAT Kanyon marina
  • 09:10 Changing, preparation for kayaking and packing in a van
  • 09:20 Arrival to the location Dušče from where the tour starts
  • 09:30 Departure by kayaks and SUPs
  • 09:40 Passing next to the medieval family fortress Pavlović
  • 09: 40-10: 00 Kayaking on the river and passing under the Visegrad Bridge on the Drina
  • 10:15 Sightseeing from the water of Andrićgrad complex
  • 10:30 Returning to the CAT Canyon Marina

This tour can be realized at 11h, 13h, 15h, 16h, 18h or by prior arrangement.

Details

Price:

For the members of Višegrads sports clubs - discount 50%
For the members of Bosnian, Serbian and MNE sports clubs - discount 30%
Regular price for this tour is 20KM (10 euro) per person

Included:

Kayak or SUP board, safety vest for each participant, oars, guides, transport from Visegrad to the location.

Other information about the trip

Food: individually. It is desirable to take: 1 bottle of drinking water or juice.
Clothing: Minimum is needed: spare clothes, swimsuit.
Ecology: You must take the garbage with you (to the first bin :)).
Who can participate: You can take part in this tour whether you have been involved in some sports or not. Come with your friends, girlfriend, boyfriend! This tour is organized for participants without any similar experience!

Note: According to the weather, the program schedule is subject to change.

Applications

Applications can be sent via email to kajakvisegrad@gmail.com or via Instagram and Facebook page.. After that, we will contact you for more details. Activities are organized exclusively according to predefined terms.

 

Registration is desired at least 1 day prior to arrival in Višegrad. 

Kayak&SUP Adventure is organized for smaller groups and the number of participants is limited.

The group can contain from 2 to 12 participants.

 

Here you can check our tours:  kanjonadventures.com/kanjon-ture/

 

Tour difficulty

Easy

Rout length

2.5 km

Price

10 euro