Riverboarding, or hydrospeed, is a fun and fast-paced sport in which you can feel the movements of water in rapids in your body and be in a closer contact with the river than by any other way.
After changing clothes and receiving an initial briefing, the participants will move upstream on foot or by bike. Riverboards and flippers are waiting at the launch site, where the participants will move either on foot or by bike.
At the water’s edge, the guests will pull on flippers and move with their heels first into the water to train kicks with flippers and how to steer a riverboard. Then, after a brief getting used to, the group, led by a guide, will turn down stream, enjoying the churning water of rapids.
The length of the route is approximately 1.5 kilometres, and it meanders through the Makasiinikoski, Luijankoski, Kärmekoski and Kapeenkoski rapids back to the shore at Kapeen Kievari.
At the point where the group goes ashore, water in the Kapeenkoski rapids rotates, allowing the participants to choose either a clockwise or anticlockwise route.