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Over Austria in 10 days

So here we go. In one week I am going to take a 10 day sea kayak tour from the German city Passau to the capital of Slovakia – Bratislava. The journey which is 361 kilometers long starts under the dam on the river Inn, then it continues through the whole Austrian part of the...
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Winter Paddling on the Little Danube – 80 km from Jelka to Kolárovo

The temperatures were below zero in the last two months, so my trips to the water always took maximum of a few hours. In the winter I am practising on the Little Danube. I am making a round-trip between Zálesie and Nová Dedinka. It is my favorite section of the Little Danube. It is very...
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Hainburg an der Donau – The last voyage 2016 (Slovakia Austrian border)

I finally managed it. In the spring when I started to kayak on Danube I said to myself that one day I would leave Bratislava and get all the way to Hainburg. Back then I found it really impossible. My kayaking skills were very poor and so were my physical abilities. Somewhere in the middle...
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National Nature Reserve Klátovské rameno (Slovakia)

Last year I had the opportunity to float about a 2 km stretch of Klátovské rameno just before it flows into the Little Danube. It is a slow flowing river which impressed me by crystal clear water in it. I decided to explore it. I found that the entire area had been a national nature...
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Sea Kayaking through three capitals – 3. From Štúrovo, Slovakia to Budapest, Hungary

It did not take a long time until I finished a tour from Vienna to Budapest. My kayak buddy Martin arranged a funny transport of our ships to Štúrovo. Roof kayak holders are for kids! We used a truck. 🙂
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Sea Kayaking through three capitals – 2. From Vienna, Austria to Štúrovo, Slovakia

And off we go. We met shortly before 8 am in Karloveská shipyard from where we went to the Vienna port by car. As usual, the biggest problem was to pack up for the ship. When it seems you have a lot of free storage space, you have probably forgotten something. The last time I...
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Sea Kayaking through three capitals – 1. Planning

The end of this summer is here and in our latitude it is the last chance for an adventure in countryside with a nice weather during the day and not too cold  nights. I decided to take an advantage of months of practice on water with a sea kayak. I chose the longest river in...
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