Sports in Mingachevir

Sports in Mingachevir

Sports in Mingachevir

It's recommended for the new visitors of Mingachevir to ride on traditional small boats and yachts, which offer a wonderful view of the city.


Mingachevir is the center of rowing in the country. One of the other symbols of the city is the Kura Olympic Rowing Training and Sports Center. The complex host's training of professional rowing teams from all post-Soviet space. Here you can train all year round in professional rowing, kayaking, and canoeing. It also offers the most favorable conditions for holding international complex tournaments.

The section of the Kura River from the HPP to the upper part of the Varvara Reservoir (about 10 km) is the largest natural rowing canal in Europe. For this reason, Mingachevir was chosen as the venue for rowing competitions within the programs of the First European Games in Azerbaijan in 2015.



Located on the banks of the Kura River, the city offers opportunities for fishing enthusiasts. At any time of the day, you can see fishermen and amateurs fishing on the bridge or fly-fishing on the shore. Almost everyone is engaged in fishing here. Hotels can also offer this service to you. This type of service is available at many tourist facilities with motorboats and fishing supplies.

Although it is possible to buy a fishing line at the market, don't forget to take your fishing gear with you when traveling to Mingachevir!

Bird hunting is one of the active applicants in the tourism service offered in Mingachevir. The city with beautiful weather, stretching along the banks of the Kura River, is generally a perfect place to vacation.