Water industrial route
Brief information: free dates, duration – 2 days (from Friday evening to Sunday evening). Distance: 42.5 km. Total amount of places: 13 (2 instructors, 11 participants). Complexity level: for beginners. Living conditions: in tents.
Start: at 6 p.m. near the beach in the park named after F.Mershavtsev (at the rescue station). Finish: Shyroke village (south of Kryvyi Rih region - opposite the old Inhuletskyi mine).
Two-day kayaking route: a beach in the park named after F.Mershavtsev - Chornohirka – Beleliubskyi bridge – a channel on the Inhulets River – an industrial zone of the former Novokryvorizkyi Mining and Concentration Complex and PJSC "South Mining and Concentration Complex" (open pits, dumps) – a diversion channel along the open pit of PJSC "South Mining and Concentration Complex" – village of PJSC "South Mining and Concentration Complex" and Motronivka – a geological site "Arcose sandstone exfoliations” – a geological site "Sandstone Rock" – an industrial area of PJSC "South Mining and Concentration Complex" (open pits, dumps) – Skeliuvatski rapids and rifts – a geological site "Skeliuvatski Rocks" – Kryvyi Rih Grand Canyon – an old village of miners "Rudnychne" – an old village of Rakhmanivka – old Rakhmanivski mines – Novoselivka village – Lativka village – Novolativka village – outcrops of "white" quartzite – Starodobrovolske village – remains of Starodobrovolskyi mine – Zelene village – Inhulets village – Shyrokivskyi pine forest – a natural boundary Red Hill – old Inhuletskyi mine – Shyroke village.
Kayaking on the Inhulets River is a fascinating journey along the main waterway of Kryvyi Rih region. This local history and informative tour will be interesting to those who want to escape from the city bustle and plunge into the amazing and unique world of wildlife. It is one of the best variants of active recreation at the weekend within the city limits. You will see Kryvyi Rih from an unusual foreshortening, discover interesting places, get acquainted with its original history.
During the first part of the tour you will sail through the southern mining region of Kryvyi Rih Basin, where the Inhulets River flows through three man-made canyons, surrounded by huge iron ore open pits, high dumps, powerful railway bridges, residential and industrial buildings. Strange as it may seem, but the river harmoniously fits this severe technogenic landscape, reviving it with green decoration and water freshness in what you will have an opportunity to be convinced during rafting. At this time of year the river strikes with its affluence, purity and transparency (till August the water on the Karachunivskyi reservoir is dropped – they flush the river bed).
During the second part of the tour you will leave the industrial zone and find ourselves in a quiet rural area, where there is wonderful steppe nature. Ancient villages, interesting historical and natural sites which can be visited on foot, are located here in the wide and picturesque Inhuletskyi valley. You will cook on fire, sleep in tents, and in the evening everyone can enjoy singing to the guitar at the fire – a real camping romantic. We are sure that this short, but intensive tour will leave the brightest impressions and warm memories.
Day 1. Friday. Rafting participants gather at 6 p.m. near the beach in the park named after F.Mershavtsev (at the rescue station). Everyone gets to the park on their own with personal belongings. Instructors will be waiting here with folded kayaks and all necessary hiking luggage. A short briefing follows it, after which we start our journey. We will stay for the night after 8 p.m. We prepare dinner on fire. We will have sailed 5 km.
Day 2. Saturday. Waking up at 7 a.m. Making breakfast and set out the camp. Sailing route starts at about 9-10 a.m. There are many interesting objects ahead. Lunch at 1 p.m. Further we sail, look at the sights. We will stay for the night after 7 p.m. in a picturesque place on the outskirts of the village of Novolativka. We will sail 22.5 km.
Day 3. Sunday. Waking up at 7 a.m. Making breakfast and set out the camp. Sailing route starts at about 9-10 a.m. There are many interesting objects ahead, swimming in the river. Lunch at 1-2 p.m. Then we sail, look at the sights. Finish at about 5 p.m. in the urban-type village Shyroke. We will sail 15 km. We collect and dry kayaks. At 7 p.m. leaving for Kryvyi Rih by the customized bus.
The author of the route is Eduard Dvorchuk. The invariable instructor during a tour is Serhii Riepin.
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