SALT-TER PROGRAM

ADRIANSITO'S COME TOGETHER 3.0

10.07.2023 16.07.2023

Salt, Catalonia

Quim Fontané

12-18 years

Girona (GRO) or Barcelona (BCN)

Salt-ter paddlers' homes

Freestyle

12 spots

This is a very special camp. A tribute to our beloved Adrià López-Arenas, one of the most shinning personalities and finest talents to ever be part of the Salt Kayak Club. In his honour, the families of the Salt-ter athletes will invite paddlers from all over Europe to come and train with us for a week of good vibes and fine paddling in la Pilastra Whitewater Park.

In the mornings we will do some alternative activities such as going to the beach, skating or biking on the local pump track, go for a hike and swim on the local blue lagoons, or visiting Girona's old town. 

In the afternoons you will join the freestyle sessions of the Salt Kayak Club in the new spot of La Pilastra, home to the 2024 ECA European Championships. The coaches of the EWWS  will be in charge of leading the sessions, where having a good time on the water will be the top priority. 

In the evening we will provably come together to play some board games, swim in the pool and just hang out together. 

PICK UP: Aim to land in Girona Airport either on Sunday the 9th late in the evening or on Monday the 10th in the morning. Please, in order to make our life a bit easier do only book a flight to Barcelona Airport only if it is the only option. Either your host family or one of the EWWS coaches will come to pick you up at the airport. 

DROP OFF: Again, try your best to find a flight departing from Girona. Best would be to find a flight departing on Sunday evening or Monday morning. If the only option is to fly from Barcelona, please make sure you fly on Sunday evening. 

TRIP FEE

0,00 EUR

INCLUDES

  • Loco parentis from point of drop off at departure airport until hand over at return airport
  • All transport once landed in Catalonia.
  • Accommodation at the Salt Kayak School paddlers' homes.
  • Coaching provided by experienced EWWS Coaches lead by Head Coach Quim Fontané.
  • All meals provided except 1 eat out.

YOU WILL ASLO NEED

  • Flights & kayaking gear.
  • Complimentary travel insurance.
  • About 50,00€ spending money.

WHAT KAYAK AND GEAR DO I NEED TO BRING?

Try to bring your own kayak and paddling equipment, it is always more comfortable to paddle with your own gear. Also from a performance point of view it is much easier to thrive when paddling the gear you're used to, specially boat and paddle. In case you cannot fly with your kayak we will find something that fits you from the Salt Kayak Club or the EWWS fleet.

DO THE LOCAL SALT KAYAK CLUB PADDLERS AND FAMILIES SPEAK ENGLISH?

All the Salt Kayak Club paddlers take english lessons at school, they may not all be proficient speakers but you're guaranteed they'll understand enough so you will not be left to starve. 🙂 Extra tip: bring an english-catalan dictionary.

MY ENGLISH IS NOT THAT GOOD… IS THIS OK?

Can you think of any better opportunity to study English without even noticing it? Sessions will be run in English but in case you don’t understand or you have any questions, our coaches do speak French, Spanish and Catalan. Don’t worry, we will find the way to understand each other and your English will improve by the day!

HOW DO I BOOK MY KAYAK ONTO MY FLIGHT?

It is generally easy to book your freestyle boat onto most airline companies. However, some companies have length limitations that would exclude most creekboats. It is important to read the sport baggage policies of the companies you are considering to fly with before booking your ticket. Here is a quick breakdown of the fares of various popular airlines:

Ryanair - 35€ for the regular Sports Equipment, 55€ for a Large Sports Item. It is possible to check in up to 2 Large Sport Items per person per flight. The maximum weight allowed is 20kg, but you might be allowed to fly paying an additional fee of 11€/kg up to 32kg. In general quite a friendly company for both freestyle and creekboats.

EasyJet - The fee is 55€ and only one item per passenger is allowed. You can check in your kayak without problems as kayaks are amongst the items that are allowed on the airline's sports baggage policy. Up to 32kgs. Friendly for both freestyle and creekboats.

Eurowings - Up to 32kg allowed, it has a cost of 50€. Generally a friendly company for both freestyle and creekboats.

Vueling - Kayaks are not on the allowed item list, but surfboards are. You will most likely not have any problems convincing the employees your kayak is actually a paddleboard. The weight limit is 32kg and the maximum length 270cm, which is good for all freestyle boats and many creekboats. The cost is 45€.

Lufthansa - Kayaks are not on the allowed item list, but surfboards are. You will most likely not have any problems convincing the employees your kayak is actually a paddleboard. The maximum length allowed is 3,15m and the maximum weight is 32kg so this is a creekboat-friendly company. The cost is quite elevated, at 70 - 150€ depending if it's a domestic flight or an international flight.

Aer Lingus - Kayaks are not on the allowed item list, but surfboards are. You will most likely not have any problems convincing the employees your kayak is actually a paddleboard. The maximum weight allowed is 23kg and maximum length is 240cm, so freestyle boats are a go, but it is not a friendly company for creekboats. The cost is 40€.

Wizz Air - Kayaks are not on the allowed item list, but surfboards are. You will most likely not have any problems convincing the employees your kayak is actually a paddleboard. A slightly odd company as the price depends on the season and it's higher during the summer months and lower during the winter. Not the most kayak friendly company so better to be avoided if you travel with your boat.

We highly recommend that you book your sports equipment in advance to avoid higher fees in the airport check in, or even worse, finding out that the flight is full and not being allowed to bring your kayak with you on board.

Also, packing your kayak nicely in a bag or using a "sock" for surfboards will maximise the chances that everything goes smoothly and that you don't have any problems.

I AM UNDER 16 AND TRAVELLING ALONE. WHAT COMPANIES ALLOW U16s TO FLY IN THEIR OWN?

Ryanair - This company does not allow unaccompanied minors under 16 years to travel. U16s can travel only in case there is a responsible adult over 16 years of age. 

Easyjet - This company does not allow unaccompanied minors under 15 years to travel.

Eurowings - This company allows minors as young as 12 years old to travel unaccompanied. Children between 5 and 11 can also fly if they are accompanied by a sibling over 16 years of age. The company also offers an unaccompanied minors service at an extra charge for passengers younger than 12 years of age. DIRECT FLIGHTS ONLY!

Vueling - This company allows minors as young as 12 years old to travel unaccompanied. Exception - Italian kids must be at least 14 to be able to travel alone. 

Lufthansa - This company allows minors as young as 12 years old to travel unaccompanied. Children between 5 and 11 can also fly if they are accompanied by a sibling over 16 years of age. The company also offers an unaccompanied minors service at an extra charge for passengers younger than 12 years of age, although it is also possible to book for up to 17yo. DIRECT FLIGHTS ONLY!

Aer Lingus - This company allows minors as young as 12 years old to travel unaccompanied. DIRECT FLIGHTS ONLY!

Wizz Air - This company does not allow unaccompanied minors under 16 years to travel. U16s can travel only in case there is a responsible adult over 16 years of age. 

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