Rafting on the Salza in the Gesäuse National Park

Rafting on the Salza in the Gesäuse National Park

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: English, German
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Duration: from 4 hrs to 7 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    strict1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Palfau 4, 8923 Palfau
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Experience a natural event of a special kind with rafting on the Salza! Come on an adventure right in the Gesäuse National Park.

Discover the wild and romantic surroundings of the Eisenwurzen Nature Park in the Gesäuse National Park region, enjoy the crystal-clear water and penetrate into gorges that can only be explored by rafting.

The Styrian Salza is scenically one of the most attractive and beautiful rafting rivers in Europe. The river is one of the few rivers in the world that can be navigated by a rafting boat or canoe and at the same time have drinking water quality. Pure nature with a sporty touch!

It is also one of the most popular rafting rivers in Austria. Depending on the section of the route and the water level, the level of difficulty varies between whitewater 1-2 and whitewater 2-4 and can be navigated throughout with a rafting boat, kayak or canoe over a distance of approx. 45 kilometers. This offers the unique opportunity to offer tours for nature lovers as well as for action freaks.

Fine sandy bays, gorges of conglomerate rock, narrow passages and many impressive places - all this rafting offers on the Styrian Salza. An extraordinary nature experience and in this way unique in Austria.

The tour offers some highlights throughout the ride - with action-filled fun and more calm passages to enjoy the views. Even at low water levels, the tours involve sharp maneuvers on the waves of the river, as you can opt for mini-rafts to keep the adrenaline high.

The route distances vary depending on the water level of the river between 12 and 25 km. The tours last between 3 to 7 hours, including introduction briefing, set up of equipment, ride on the river, and return to the base.

Offers

1
Half Day tour

With the half-day tour you will experience a special natural event. Immerse yourself in the gorges of Salza, enjoy the crystal-clear water and the unique landscape in Gesäuse in Styria!

Activity requirements

All participants must be able to swim and be in good physical condition.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:4 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 7 y/o
Meeting point:
Palfau 4, 8923 Palfau
Included:
  • All necessary equipment
  • Transfer to the base
  • Shower facility
2
Extended tour

For those who want to enjoy the unique experience even more: the extended rafting tour on the Salza, in the middle of one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Styria.

Activity requirements

All participants must be able to swim and be in good physical condition.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:5 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 7 y/o
Meeting point:
Palfau 4, 8923 Palfau
Included:
  • All necessary equipment
  • Transfer to the base
  • Shower facility
  • Small snack
3
Full Day tour

The full-day tour on the Salza is a special experience in one of the most exciting landscapes in Austria and Styria. Experience this unique region in the middle of Gesäuse from the rafting boat!

Activity requirements

All participants must be able to swim and be in good physical condition.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:7 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 7 y/o
Meeting point:
Palfau 4, 8923 Palfau
Included:
  • All necessary equipment
  • Transfer to the base
  • Shower facility
  • Food & Beverages

Meeting point

Palfau 4, 8923 Palfau Get directions
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