blog Canoeing and kayaking Ljubljanica river
Canoeing is activity which involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle. Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. It is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle.
Many thousand years ago, Ljubljana Marshes was submerged below water and inhabited by Koliščarji - tribes living in houses built on wooden pillars . In Ljubljana Marseh cnoeing was a way of transportation.
The Park covers Slovenia's largest complex of wet grasslands with hedges and forests, shrubs and watercourses. The area is well-known for its rich biodiversity, which is the result of specific cultivation practices (extensively-mowed meadows). Most of the protected, classified animal and plant species and habitat types are vitally dependent on the preservation of the wetland character of the Ljubljansko barje ecosystem and on the maintenance of extensively-managed meadows (rational fertilisation, late mowing).
We explored Ljubljana Marshes from Podpeč to Ljubljana city centre just like our great ancestors.