HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO HAVE TO PADDLE YOUR CANOES OR KAYAKS?
Our canoes and kayaks are stable and the equipment is easy and reliable to operate under normal weather conditions. You will get a good and clear introduction about how to handle the equipment and about safety regulations and routines for paddling.
DO YOU OFFER TRANSFER OR TRANSPORT OF THE EQUIPMENT TO AN EXTERNAL START OR ENDING POINT?
We do not offer transfer or equipment transport. On our side RENTALS ▸ RECOMMENDED TRIPS you will fins suggestions for trips reaching from one day up to two weeks. If you want to be independend of pre planned routes, we recommend to add a canoe cart to your rental. Our carts are high quality and we have specific sizes for each type of boat.
HOW MUCH PACKING DO THE CANOES OR KAYAKS FIT?
Tandem canoes are suited for two people with plenty of equipment. The 3-people canoes do fit all necessary packing for a week trip. The single kayaks do have a packing volume of 100 to 120 liter, which is far more then a large hiking backpack would fit.
CAN I PADDLE A TANDEM CANOE BY MYSELF?
We strongly recommend a solo canoe instead, at least if you want to enjoy your trip. You will need to have experience to paddle a solo canoe. For beginners we recommend a single kayak instead.
DO YOU RECOMMEND TO ADD A CANOE CART?
It depends on the planned trip and how flexible you want to be. If your trip is longer then two or three days, we do recommend a boat cart in general. You can discuss your trip with us when you arrive at our rental station and add the boat cart if needed.
DO THE KAYAKS HAVE A RUDDER?
All our rental kayaks do have a rudder.
ARE THE 3-PERSON CANOES REALLY SUITED FOR THREE PEOPLE WITH PACKING?
Our 3-person canoes do fit all necessary packing and food for a week trip. If you want to carry extensive equipment (as camping chairs and tables, house tent etc), the we recommend to combine a C2 with a C1 or a K1 instead.
CAN WE SET UP OUR TENT AT YOUR RENTAL STATION IF WE ARRIVE THE NIGHT BEFORE?
We do not offer camping facilities. You will find a camping about 600 m away from us, where you have the possibility to arrive late. Please check at www.dalslandscamping.se
WHERE CAN I PARK MY CAR?
We do offer free parking for our guests.
HOW DO I BEST TRAVEL BY BUS OR TRAIN TO YOU?
We recommend to go by train to either Åmål or Ed. From there you can go by bus to Bengtsfors center. You will find us 2 km from the bus station if you follow the road along the lake towards west (away from Bengtsfors). Please check www.vasttrafik.se for busses and www.sj.se for train connections. Both web sites are available in english.
WHERE CAN I BUY GROCERIES?
In our nearby paddle region you will find smaller supermarkets only at the following locations: Bengtsfors (ICA & Coop), Billingsfors (ICA), Gustavsfors (ICA), Dals Ed (ICA, Coop, Willys), Fröskog (ICA), Dals-Långed (Coop) and Åsensbruk (Coop). Both supermarkets in Bengtsfors are open until 22:00, seven days a week.
WHAT DO WE DO IF IF THERE IS STRONG WIND?
If you experience unexpected strong wind, we recommend to wait on land until it gets calmer in all cases. In otherwise fair weather the wind gan get stronger during mid day and afternoon and is normally getting calmer in the evening. With cold fronts arriving, the winds can stay for a longer time but can shift direction. Try to plan your route so you take advantage of wind shadows. In strong wind on open water never go 'with the wind' if you're not sure you can handle the situation. The waves will get bigger the further they (and you) travel over open water.
DO I NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?
We strongly recommend to pre book. You can rely on that we do have the best available canoeing equipment in Dalsland. During summer time we do have high booking rates, which means that we do not always have availabilities for drop in rentals. Also you avoid unnecessary waiting times as we are not always at the rental station during the day.
CAN I EXTEND MY TRIP?
You can extend your booking if the boats still are available at the end of your trip. This can change during your stay, when we get in new bookings. If the boats already are booked for the time you planned to extend, you need to be able to return the boats until the end of your initial rental period.
CAN I GET A BOOKING OFFER?
We'll be happy to send you a booking offer. Please let us know the exact rental time and the boats you would like to rent.
WHEN DO I NEED TO PAY?
You will need to pay 20% in advance when booking and the rest at the rental station, before your trip. You will find clear payment terms and instructions on your booking confirmation
WHICH ARE YOUR OPENING HOURS?
We do not have strict opening hours. As we do work with paddle coaching, we can be our with clients. Please call before your arrival or sen a text message to our mobile number at +46 73 030 2992. Please respect that we do not hand out rental equipment after 6pm.
DO YOU RENT OUT BOATS IF I AM UNDER 18?
You need to be at least 18 years old or you can show your parents permission - in writing - to rent if you are 16 years or older.
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