Family canyoning at Piburger Gorge in the Tirol
Family canyoning at Piburger Gorge in the Tirol

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    German, Danish, English
  • Duration
    3.5 hrs
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Head out on a fairytale adventure through the Austrian woodland on this family-friendly canyoning experience in the Tirol.

If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise... Get ready to face towering waterfalls, natural slip n' slides and huge swimming pools hidden in the heart of this Alpine forest! Perfect for big kids and first-timers alike, this easy and accessible canyon in the Ötztal valley filters meltwater from the mighty Austrian Alps into the lake of Piburger See. Grab the kids and enjoy this all-action day out in the shadow of the infamous Acherkogel mountain.

Piburger Gorge is located near the village of Oetz in the Ötztal Valley. In the heart of an alpine forest at 900 metres above sea level, this canyon system filters meltwater from the Alps to Piburger See Lake. Known in winter for its ski resort at Hochoetz, in summer Oetz can be accessed by mainline train or motorway from Innsbruck and the international airport that is only 45-minutes away.

Meet your instructor at the activity centre in Tarrenz for a 3.5h canyoning excursion in Piburger Gorge. A family-friendly adventure for children as young as 6 years old, this easy and accessible ravine at 900m channels whitewater from the alps into the Piburger See Lake. Walk to the start of the canyoning trail (5 min) outside the town of Oetz and try a range of natural slides and abseils as you navigate the canyon from source to freshwater lake. This fairytale canyon walk is a wild and endlessly fun experience with slippery slides and great abseiling, partly directly under waterfalls in the beautiful Ötztal Tyrol. A great entry-level canyon for the whole family, the off-terrain mountain trail will lead you back to the road where you will be transported back to the activity centre - enjoying a warm shower and snacks once you're done.

An easy an accessible gorge, the total duration in the canyon is one hour and has a total transfer time of 25 minutes. All jumps, abseils and slides can be avoided if necessary but strongly recommended:
Abseil: 8m
Jumps: None
Slides: 5m

minimum 6 y/o
Starting time: 9:00 am, 2:00 pm,
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Activity requirements

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Special terms

Pleasenote: This activity operated with a two-person minimum per tour.

Meeting point can be arranged in Oetz - to be organised directly with your instructor prior to activity date.

Subject to weather restrictions

  • Wetsuit & shoes
  • Helmet & Harness
  • Canyoning Guide
  • Return transport to canyon
  • FREE photos
  • Shower/changing facilities
  • Transport to activity centre
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
  • Wash bag & Toiletries
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Spare change of clothes
Meeting point
ACT Activ Canyoning Tirol Main street 32 6464 Tarrenz / Tyrol Austria Get directions
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