Adventure Holiday in Germany: Take a Canoe Ride on the Warnow
Canoe ride on the Warnow
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Would you like to have an adventure holiday in Germany? If city trips, which are mainly spent wandering from one sight to the next, aren't your idea of a fun vacation, you should think about coming to Weitendorf (Weitendorf vacation rentals | Weitendorf travel guide) in Mecklenburg—Vorpommern. In this little village right by the river Warnow (Warnow vacation rentals | Warnow travel guide) you can find a canoe camp, which might be the starting point of the most memorable adventure holiday in Germany that you and your family could ever have.
The Warnow is a just about 100 miles long river in Mecklenburg—Vorpommern, in the very North—East of Germany, which has its origin just outside Schwerin (Schwerin vacation rentals | Schwerin travel guide), the state capital, and leads into the Baltic Sea. This river has always been very popular with canoeists because the water conditions are very diverse, ranging from stretches where the current is very mellow and you have time to relax and take in the scenery to challenging whitewater. Going on a canoe ride along the Warnow is not only fun for sporty reasons but also great if you want to enjoy a beautiful landscape. The Warnow and its river valley is a nature reserve, which means that it is an area of unspoiled nature which is simply stunning. Only there, you can still find a number of plants and animals which are almost extinct in the rest of Germany. Cranes will fly over your head, you will see European otters hunting for fish, as well as eels, perches, pickerels and trout swimming around your canoe. Of course, these are just some of the many animals you will be able to see, along with strange and rare plants such as orchids and globeflowers. Another special feature about this area is that you can find a great variety of mushrooms in the woods along the shore, which you will hardly find anywhere else in the country. Therefore, once you get ashore, keep your eyes open!
The Weitendorf Canoe Camp consists of eight wooden cabanas with space for 32 people maximum. The atmosphere at the camp is very relaxed and friendly. Likeminded people come together to talk about their experiences on their trips while having a barbeque and sing songs around the campfire in the evenings. Canoeists can come here to sleep, rent canoes, kayaks, rubber boats and bicycles. The staff at the camp helps you to plan your tour along the Warnow and even drives your equipment to other camps along your way. For more information on how to arrange for this adventure holiday in Germany or to rent one of the cabanas, please visit www.kanu-feriencamp-weitendorf.m-vp.de/.
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