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European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:24 pm
by scottiliffe
Hello all,

I’m hoping to draw on your wealth of experience!

I’m currently travelling with my girlfriend in a van around Europe, she’s not a paddler but I’m hoping to get as much done as I can without her leaving me.

1 month in, our (very rough) plan at the moment is to travel down to the Algarve, back to Spain and then across to Morocco. After there our only other plan is to be in French Alps to meet friends in June.

So to get to point(s) -

1. Where on earth to go in Morocco? - I cant seem to find any guides?

2. What are the top places worth visiting in the rest of Europe (and when) that aren’t featured in WW North/South Alps guidebooks - I’m reasonably well acquainted with rivers featured here.

3. Links to any guides with your suggestions would also be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Scott

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:58 pm
by Simon Westgarth
This year, the north Alps got the mega snow fall. The southern Alps, a lot less. Norway is primed as ever.

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:38 am
by frazerp
Some Morocco info here, but note this is from 15 years ago: http://www.thepoly.co.uk/tripreports/morocco.html

Rest of Europe: Slovenia, Greece, Montenegro, Turkey?

Frazer

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:51 am
by Poke
I think that kayaking in Morocco from now would be ambitious. There might just be some water around now, but any later and you'd have to be very lucky. Surf should be excellent though!

There is a german guidebook to morocco, though I seem to remember it was even older than frazers notes and a little ropey on the detail.

Some nice pics from our trip here and mentions of a few rivers, if you want a bit of info: http://www.pyranha.com/blog/easter_morocco/ Will try to dig our our river notes, I'm sure they're around somewhere!

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:24 pm
by Poke
Here's the Morocco river notes if you're interested:
http://web.archive.org/web/201110232359 ... ver_Guides

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:35 pm
by Yew
South and East Tirol, home of King of the Alps and Dolomitenmann!

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:29 am
by Adrian Cooper

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:06 am
by Mantaray
For Morocco contact Pablo Cascardo at Karma Turismo Activo in Spain (www.karmaturismoactivo.com) - he speaks really good English and should be able to help. You could also contact Saltarios in Granada, as they also arrange trips to Morocco (https://www.raftingenandalucia.com/en/)

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:31 pm
by Adrian Cooper
Water by Nature do Morocco, they may be able to help.

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 12:37 am
by scottiliffe
Thanks for these! I'll have a nosey!
Poke wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Here's the Morocco river notes if you're interested:
http://web.archive.org/web/201110232359 ... ver_Guides

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 12:37 am
by scottiliffe
Thanks so much, this is really appreciated!
Mantaray wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:06 am
For Morocco contact Pablo Cascardo at Karma Turismo Activo in Spain (www.karmaturismoactivo.com) - he speaks really good English and should be able to help. You could also contact Saltarios in Granada, as they also arrange trips to Morocco (https://www.raftingenandalucia.com/en/)

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 9:49 am
by Dave Manby
Galicia Northern Spain?

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:38 pm
by Inversion
There’s a number of dam release rivers in the Pyrenees, which would make a good break between Morocco/Spain and France. Heading for Sort and the Noguesa Pallaresa is the obvious starting point, there’s a kayak shop and a couple of rafting companies in town, it’s a good warm up for the Alps, being alpine in character, but a bit less continuous (unless they have huge levels like last year).

More info here: viewtopic.php?t=122993