Stuck On Stag Weekend Ideas? Try White Water Rafting

Searching for an activity that everyone in the stag party will enjoy is a tough task so where do you begin? Most of the best planned stag weekends consist of a few beers, a fun activity or outdoor sport and a great meal.
Quad biking, off road driving and canyoning are among the activities on offer, but without doubt, white water rafting is one of the most popular choices for stag parties in the UK.
A fashionable format for a successful stag party that is a fun experience for all concerened is to combine two or three different activities over a weekend. Typically, a few beverages the night before, followed next day by the excitement of zooming down the rapids of a fast flowing river, followed afterwards by a substantial meal and a wee whisky at the bar makes for the ideal stag weekend.
Stag weekends are normally about the groom, but it also enables people to become better aquainted with each other. After all, the forthcoming wedding will create a link between two previously separate groups of family and friends.
White water rafting makes a great stag activity as it blends team spirit with outdoor adventure. You can also tailor the level of difficulty by selecting fast, medium or slow rivers, depending on how adventurous the party is.
There are numerous testing and scenic rivers accross Scotland , such as the Tay, the Findhorn and the Spey. Northern Ireland and Wales also offer exciting white water rafting opportunities. If you are thinking of taking your party further afield, you could look at the alpine rivers in France, Italy and Austria which weave their way through mountains pine forests and grass lands.
You can go rafting in some of the most beautiful places in the world, from the stunning gorge of the Ardeche river in France to the breathtaking scenery of the Olt river in Romania to the crystal waters and rapids of Morocco.
Booking through an established white water rafting company will ensure that safety is a top priority. For stag groups this is particularly important where some of the group might have been rafting before whilst the rest have no experience. It really doesn’t matter if people have never done it before. Helmets and life jackets are included, plus a pro guide to provide advice will help to reassure any nervous participants. It lends to the excitement when the activity is something new and different, helping to take people out of their regular comfort zones.
White water rafting is truly an adrenalin charged activity that can turn a stag weekend into something unforgettable.
Many tour guide companies offer total packages for stag groups, including somewhere to stay, transport and meals and a “raft” of other activities. This reduces the pressure off the organiser, as everything is organised for you. Things are less likely to go wrong too, because an experienced tour operator will know the best hotels, eateries and things to see and do. They’ll also have alternative plans should the weather cause problems and all the other things that could put a dampener on your stag party.