The Albanian Rafting Federation
Albanian Rafting Federation (ARF) was founded by the Order of the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports in Albania with no.135 dated on 12.05.2011.
Albanian Rafting Federation (ARF) has helped in developing sustainable outdoor tourism attracting an increasing number of tourists in remote area and extending the time of their stay in Albania. The contribution of ARF has been continuing in generating revenue for local tourism, while maintaining the authentic values of the area, creating new jobs activities through vocational training of young people in the direction of entertainment activities. The ARF has lobbed in the improvement of tourism infrastructure in Skrapar, particularly in the construction of the highway Corovoda - Hambull, with a length of 12.7 km, in an amount of 4 million Euros. ARF is the founder and organizer of activities "We love the river", "Berat Festival", "Rafting Day", "World Earth Day", "International Day of Protection of Rivers", "Rafting Festival", National Rafting Championship”, “Earth Day” and the more conferences related to the development of sustainable tourism and of rafting sport. The ARF has participated in regional and world fairs in the field of adventure tourism.
The ARF was awarded from the U.S Embassy in Tirana with the ACT Now! Champion award for June 2015. Likewise the ARF was nominated Member of the Western Balkans Land of Discovery, National Geographic Initiative. ARF is a member of the World Rafting Federation. The ARF is also an official member of the Albanian National Olympic Committee and World Rafting Federation. What's more, the ARF has pursued and obtained the License with No. LN-5169-05-2012 to deliver VET and career development services in tourism and sports sectors from the Ministry of Social Welfare.
We're situated in the heart of Tirana, the vibrant growing capital of Albania, with a passionate and ridiculously talented team found throughout Albania.
When we're not at our laptops, it's probably because we are up a mountain or running a river.
Passionate about tecnology and managment, Saimir Ruci, 27 years old is graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Albanian Since January 2018 he has been engaged as an administrator at Albanian Adventure Resortn, a social responsibility initiative for the development of outdoor sports an adventure tourism between the Albanian Rafting Federation and the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth. Whenever he has some time except the daily management of Active Albania, you find him swimming and snorkeling into the deeps of Ionian sea.