What do you mean by a “rowing tour” or a “rowing trip”?
Alternate words could be vacation, holiday, travel, adventure and just plain fun! We use the words “tour” and “trip” interchangeably. One online dictionary defines a “trip” as a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure. That sums it up and also allows for a variety of types of rowing travel, which is the hallmark of Rowing The WorldTM.
What will the experience be like?
Each destination is unique, but all of our trips combine the best of rowing with the best of travel. The trips or tours that we offer are fundamentally about enjoying the sport that you love in beautiful locations.
Our trips are a style of travel where rowing is one of many experiences. Some trips involve point-to-point rowing down a river, changing accommodation as we go. In other trips we base ourselves in several beautiful places and enjoy rows out of different clubs. There is lots of choice in types of accommodation and there will be time for walks, bicycle rides, museum and other visits, and cultural experiences such as traditional music in a pub, a cooking class or wine tasting. We enjoy some of these activities with local rowers. Most importantly, the rowing experiences are varied and exceptional.
Which rowers are best suited for these trips?
Whether you are a recreational sculler or a competitive, “rowing for life” athlete, whether you live in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or anywhere else in the world, Rowing The World can offer you suitable and delightful rowing travel experiences in your own country or continent or across the globe. With the Rowing Travel HubTM you have even more choices. There are trips well suited to beginners, and other trips where a validation process is required to confirm that you have a suitable level of experience and skill. Want to know where you best fit in? Please contact us and we will be happy to help.
How big are the groups?
Rowing The World trips typically have between five and 15 rowers. Partner trips in the Rowing Travel Hub usually are also small groups, but not always. Our detailed trip listings indicate trip size and of course we are happy to answer any questions.
What type of boats do we row?
This varies with each trip, but we frequently row recreational or coastal coxed quads and doubles. For Rowing The World trips, we partner with local clubs for the use of the boats. What types of boats we row, when we row, where we go, and whether we are with local rowers or not, is determined in collaboration with our partner rowing clubs. Decisions are influenced by water conditions, weather and available equipment. Our priority is to deliver the best of rowing!
Can we bring our friends and have a private trip?
Absolutely. Typically two options are possible for non-rowers. The Fully Independent Non-rower gives you maximum flexibility to structure each day to suit yourself, while joining the group for evening activities plus breakfast. Our guides will be happy to provide suggestions and advice, but you must provide your own transportation, typically a rental car. The second option is Semi-guided Non-rower. The priority of the guides is to support the rowers, and you will be invited to join the rowers at breaks and for lunches. As much as possible, you will be able to enjoy other activities and sightseeing while the rowers are on the water, such as walking, kayaking, cycling, etc. Transportation and lunches are included. Customization may be possible. We may be able to tweak and modify the offered program to better suit your needs and preferences. Talk to us and we will be happy to see what might be possible.
Want to know more? We have more questions and answers on our recent blog post: Mind your FAQs. Or contact us, we are happy to help you.