Russia » Don River / Volga - Don Canal | Russia
The canal link between River Volga and the Black Sea by the south Russian River Don
Don River / Volga - Don Canal | Russia: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||1360 km|
|Degree of difficulty:||Demanding|
|Requirements:||Boating license essential|
|Character of waterway:||an adventure|
|Profile of waterway:||Commercial traffic and tourism|
|Facilities groundside:||Not sufficiant|
Waterway has access to:Volga River | Russia
the River has its spring south of the capital of Moskow where it flows first to the south and then to the southeast. Not quite 40 km off River Volga, it turns abrupt to the southwest, feeds first the barrier lake of Zimljansk and flows than into the Sea of Azov.
From here, skippers get to the Black Sea. From the barrier lake of Zimljansk, the Volga-Don-Canal goes to River Volga and makes therewith access to the Caspian Sea, White Sea and Baltic Sea.
One should bring fuel provision for at least 300 km since there are hardly any colonies, not to speak of service stations.