When we talk about canoeing vacations, we actually mean touring in a kayak or a Canadian canoe. That's right, there are two types of canoes, and both have very different characteristics. So, if you want to rent a canoe from a canoe rental in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, you have to choose between one of them.
Nimble, narrow and maneuverable - the kayak is the right boat for fast-paced whitewater trips. Originally from the Arctic, the kayak has evolved into a popular paddle boat for a sporty time out on the water. Whether on lakes, rivers, or along coasts, the kayak's maneuverability makes it easy to navigate calm and wilder waters with a little practice. It is propelled by a double paddle, which is dipped into the water alternately to the left and right of the boat. By means of luggage straps at the bow or stern of the usually closed canopy, some luggage can be taken along. If you want to go kayaking for several days, you should go for a hiking kayak, which has enough storage space for food and luggage.
While the classic kayak only offers space for one person, a tandem or triple kayak can take up to three people on a canoe tour through Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Friends, couples or small families can rent a kayak together and get ready for an exciting adventure along Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's watery lake and river landscape.
Mostly, however, the term "canoe" refers to the Canadian. It is wider than a kayak, has an open top and is propelled with a paddle. Propelling it is therefore more difficult and slower than a kayak and requires the strength of two or more people. The canoeists sit or kneel on boards, the blade of the paddle is fully immersed in the water. If there are two people, one canoeist paddles on the right, the other on the left. With three riders, the third supports the weaker side from the rear seat and is responsible for steering.
Thanks to its open canopy, the Canadian offers plenty of storage space for luggage. Therefore, the Canadian is particularly suitable for an extensive canoe trip, for example, through the Mecklenburg Lake District. Why not explore Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from the river with the Canadian and combine the multi-day tour with a camping vacation
? There is enough space for the camping equipment on the Canadian. Thanks to its tilt resistance, the Canadian canoe is also suitable as a vehicle for canoe trips for families - equipped with life jackets and sufficient provisions, canoeing becomes a fun vacation experience for young and old.