Pekalen river is located in Ranu Gedang village, Tiris district, 25 km from Probolinggo town, East Java province. It called Ranu Gedang because there are a lot of banana trees which means in the Javanese language is Gedang. The river can be waded would split the water river flows and exotic waterfalls.
According to local people, Probolinggo has charmed King Hayam Wuruk and Gajah Mada of Majapahit kingdom. Both were fascinated by the natural beauty of Probolinggo and linger in the area. The possible name ‘Probolinggo' comes from the word 'Prabu Linggih' which later amended text to the word 'Probolinggo'.
Rafting sport is gaining popularity in Indonesia since 1990. Earlier time, mostly it was done by the environmentalists and to create an impression that rafting can be done by people who have the skill and experience. Basically, rafting can be done by anyone and surely with safety requirements.
Strip river rafting within 29 miles and it is divided into 3 areas. Spring water comes from mountain streams Pekalen river and Gunung Lamongan. The river’s width between 5 to 20 meters and it has a grade level between 2 and 3+, the water depth is about 1 up to 3 meters. The distance of rafting down river Pekalen is 10 km from the start to finish point.
- Location: Probolinggo
- River Name: Pekalen
- Long of rafting: 12 km
- Length of rafting: 2.5 hours
- Grade level: II-IV
- Start point: Ranu Gedang Village
- Finish point: Ranu Gedang Village
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