Dragon boats

Dragon boats in Vidin on July 3rd 2022

On July 3, at 2 p.m., a dragon boat ride along the Danube river will take place from the beach in front of the Baba Vida fortress. Guests and citizens of Vidin will be able to join the water adventure after registering at a place from 1 p.m., and 2 dragon boats for 20 people each will be available. The boats are propelled by the oarsmen inside them, and the rowing rhythm is set from the front with a drum, the aim being that the rowing is done almost simultaneously and so the boat will move the fastest.
The whole adventure includes: briefing, warm-up, short training on the water, race with both boats, pleasure walk,

Dragon boats at Rabisha lake on May 8th, 2022

For the first time in 2022 – on the 8th of May – a walk and a fun race with dragon boats in Rabish Lake!
Suitable for beginners,
Suitable for children and adults,
Amazing water fun where the goal is to get the rowers in the boat in sync, and water splashes, fresh water and laughter are a must!
Sign up in advance by phone: 0887 222 883.
Embark on the adventure.

Dragon boats at Rabisha lake on July 31st, 2021

Dragon boat ride is one of the freshest entertainment ideas in the Belogradchik area!
Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 3 p.m. for the first time this year we are bringing out the big dragons on Rabishko Lake.
The boats are for 20 rowers, and one of the participants sets the rhythm from the front of the drum.
The goal is for the rowers to row in sync and then the boat flies!
No previous rowing experience required!
Children between 6 and 12 years old can participate with an adult companion!
Each participant in the event receives a life jacket and an instruction

Dragon boats

The Dragon Boat Festival is an ancient Chinese tradition that originated from the efforts of the people from Chu kingdom to save the poet Tsu Yueen by boats. Nowadays dragon boat races are most popular in the middle and downstream of the Yangtze River. Dragons are narrow and long boats, decorated with dragon head in front and a dragon tail in the back. They are painted mostly in red and black, but there are all other colors too. The beginning of the race is given by drums, after which the teams of each of the dragons paddle bravely to first cross the finish line.

Dragon boats have long passed the borders of China as an exciting form of group adventure, and from 2019 thanks to the „Dragon Boats“ project ROBG-399, funded under INTERREG V-A, Romania – Bulgaria, will create a new tourist product in the Danube between Bulgaria and Romania.

4 twenty passengers dragon boats with all the necessary equipment and crew will help 3 organizations from Vidin and Calafat to create 10 unique Danube festivals, organize a Dragon Boat Triathlon from Rabisha Lake to Belogradchik to do more sports and promotional events throughout the year and long after.

Expect this summer – the most interesting Danube attraction


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