Vjosa Grandiosa – what a ride!

Packrafter unterwegs auf der Vjosa in Albanien
Intense, wild, wonderful.

A fit gang of whitewater enthusiasts is drawn to Albania. Why? We are attracted by beautiful wild rivers.

LWA Ansprechpartnerin Naturschutz, Susanne Blech © Land Water AdventuresA post by Susanne Blech

At Land Water Adventures Susanne is a guide for whitewater and expedition style, tour developer for unusual locations, contact person for nature conservation, expert for environment and wilderness, likeable, walking nature encyclopedia and does not get out of the tent without coffee.

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Is a river that winds through old cultivated land still wilderness? Yes, it is. The Vjosa exudes the feeling of originality with every one of her bends. It rushes, the waves bounce, the current pulls. You don't need to be far from civilization in Albania to immerse yourself in nature.

As a paddler, you are inevitably also a bit of a pilgrim, driven by a longing for untamed nature. On the surface, what beckons the visitor is the sporty fun of paddling in whitewater. But looking deeper, the character of the river is what really keeps us here. And especially the character of such majestic wild rivers, as the Vjosa is, makes the paddler's heart beat faster.

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The wild heart of Albania

LWA Ansprechpartnerin Naturschutz, Susanne Blech © Land Water AdventuresA post by Susanne Blech

Susanne is Land Water Adventures' contact person for nature conservation, expert for the environment and wilderness, guide for whitewater and expedition style, friendly, changing encyclopedia of nature and does not leave her tent without coffee.

The protection and preservation of wild landscapes is her passion and the project Albania within Land Water Adventures is a very personal concern for her. In August 2019 Susanne was on the spot, at the wild heart of Albania and writes down her impressions here.

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He bends down deeply to push the hand plough into the sun-dried, torn earth. A lean cow stands stoically next to him in the leather harness. A shepherd rides past leisurely on a donkey. It is noon and the high August sun burns relentlessly down on the farmer with his draught animal in the cloudless sky. Above the scenery lies a leaden heat and a great calm, enveloped in the never-ending, scraping sound of the cicadas. In the background, behind high piled yellow haystacks, a bright turquoise band winds its way through the deeply incised valley. Some impressions on the upper reaches of the Vjosa suddenly leave behind the feeling that time has stood still here in southeastern Albania, not far from the Greek border. Continue reading „Das wilde Herz Albaniens“

Nature conservation at Land Water Adventures

LWA Naturschutz © Land Water Adventures

A contribution by Susanne Blech, the LWA contact person for nature conservation, with a foreword by LWA founder Sebastian Schmidt.

Foreword - Why the preservation of wilderness is important to us: Whether on land or in the Packraft, for us, untouched places, wilderness and untamed nature are a very special attraction. These are the places that attract us and where we plan our adventures to. We want to give all our participants the special feeling of being on the move in such places, while preserving the wildness of nature and creating an awareness of the importance of its preservation.

Exerting as little influence as possible on nature wherever we are on our way, we have promised in our LWA conservation concept and commit all participants of our multi-day courses and expeditions to these guidelines.

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