We are a bunch of passionate and crazy people from all sides and spheres that want to bring our knowledge and skills into the same pot and see what happens when we turn the heat on.
Swapped Olympic rowing for whitewater kayaking, biology and good times outdoors. After starting the NGO Leeway Collective in 2015 the rollercoaster ride began and rolled into Balkan Rivers Tour which is his way of linking padding, protesting and protecting rivers; doing cool stuff while protecting mama Earth.
A freelance writer for multiple outdoor adventure magazines Carmen combines a passion to outdoor sports, conservation and storytelling. From far away Canada she has come to the Balkans to enjoy the pristine rivers and make sure they stay like that. She is putting our adventures into words.
The dark-side-of-the-moon creative mind behind Balkan River Defence, Dalibor transforms darkness to design. He is afraid that in becoming too happy he will lose his creative edge. He is ever surprising us his ideas put on screen or paper, making our image what it is. He provides detailed, honest insight, so most hard topics get discussed with him.
Wise eyes creating sač and other culinary masterpieces over the fire or grill. Known by most as Čubej, he is the official BRT 3 chef as well as our electric mind and kayaking zen master.
She is creative lover of the great outdoors. Big mountains, blue rivers and peaceful forests are places where her ideas are born. She loves road trips and sleeping under the stars. All her adventures and BRD work are powered by coffee, snacks and dark chocolate.
Searching for clean lines and clean rivers. Vera joined the first Balkan Rivers Tour for the kayaking action on Albanias’s Vjosa River. She jumped on board with the team in late 2017 using her fresh degree in hydraulic engineering to get universities from all over Europe involved research and fight for rivers.