Rize is a fascinating city with its unique nature and natural beauties. It would take days to describe the beauties of this city. To take you on a wonderful journey towards Rize, our first stop is Fırtına Creek. Fırtına Creek is so majestic that it has even been the subject of songs and poems. We shared what you need to know about the Fırtına Creek, one of the most important streams of the Black Sea. After reading this article, we are sure that you will pack your bag to go to Rize.
Fırtına Creek was formed by the confluence of streams on the Black Sea side of the Kaçkar Mountains. The creek is 57 kilometers long and flows into the Black Sea about 2 kilometers west of the Ardeşen district of Rize.
Fırtına Creek is frequently preferred for rafting, one of the most adrenaline water sports. The part of the creek used for rafting is the last 23 kilometers starting from Çamlıhemşin. Every year, many water sports lovers come to Rize for rafting. You can reach Çamlıhemşin district after 22 kilometers by following the highway going south from the Rize - Ardeşen highway. You can start the track about 1 km south of Çamlıhemşin for rafting. You should be careful about the rocks and difficult paths along the rafting track. Duygulu Waterfall, on the western slope after 12 kilometers, will give you an amazing view. You can do water sports in this wonderful creek throughout the year.
There are many cafes and restaurants on the banks of Fırtına Creek where you can spend time with your loved ones. There are many arch bridges over the stream. These bridges double the beauty of the creek.
To reach Fırtına Creek, you need to reach Ardeşen by using the Trabzon-Rize coastal road. After Ardeşen, you can reach Fırtına Creek by following Çamlıhenşin-Ardeşen road.
Fırtına Valley surrounding the stream will give you a unique nature experience with its fauna and flora. If you want to breathe the clean air of the Black Sea and spend a peaceful holiday, you should visit Fırtına Valley.