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Coruh River, North East Turkey

Coruh River ( Pronounced as Chrouh ), North East Turkey

How to get there:
Nearest town is Erzurum. public transport or commercial companies – Intercity Bus service and THY (Turkish Airlines) Flight between 2 and 6 daily flights from Istanbul daily *** best  Fl No 662

River description:
Grade 4/5 Pool-drop, continuous. Best for raft, 8 person paddle rafts with guide. kayak: experienced grade 5 kayakers. Terrain it goes through: Coruh flows through spectacular canyons and narrow, fertile valleys of orchards and tiny paddy fields, past ancient ruined castles, all set against a backdrop of magnificent rugged mountains.

Coruh River can best be run in 5 days, each day offering a different section. Highlights include Ispir Gorge, Grade 5 Yusefeli Gorge and Barhal tributary. Sections of Coruh are being dammed. This classic high water river is best run in May/June.  8 person paddle rafts and experienced grade 5 kayakers will enjoy Coruh.

Coruh flows through spectacular canyons and narrow, fertile valleys of orchards and tiny paddy fields, past ancient ruined castles, all set against a backdrop of magnificent rugged mountains and additional day of walking can be added to the programme.

Length of trip.  4-6 Days

Different sections available. Main River , Yusufeli Gorge, Barhal Tributary river

Commercial companies running it.

Water By Nature

Alternatif Outdoor: e-mail: info@alternatifoutdoor.com. www.alternatifraft.com We are the longest established and most experienced outdoor activity company in Turkey .  The owner has many years’ experience as a professional river and outdoor guide, and his active involvement in the business includes frequent guiding.  As a result he takes a personal interest in each tour, ensuring that the quality of service and attention to detail remains high. In addition, Alternatif is the only Turkish company to operate rafting tours on the Coruh, and has been running trips on this river since 1992.  Our guides’ local knowledge of the language, the area and the people will add an extra dimension to your holiday.