Rafting in Kufstein, Austria

Rafting in Kufstein, Austria
Austria is a mountainous country. The Austrian Alps have many opportunities for outdoor sports and recreation, including whitewater rafting. Kufstein, Austria is a mountain village north of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, where rafting and other recreation chances abound. Guiding companies in the region offer whitewater adventures for adventurous travelers.

Motion

Motion offers guided rafting trips along the Sallach. Trips are three hours, and you should be in good physical condition, according to the Motion website. Guides take you down the river, giving commands and providing safety and backup plans in case of river obstacles. Life jackets, helmets, wetsuits and rafts are included with the fees. Expect to paddle through classes II-III, with the occasional IV rapids. Trips are offered between May and September each season.



Motion

Center Lofer

Andreas Voglstätter

A-5090 Lofer 330

011-43-0-6588-7524

motion.co.at

Adventure Service Outdoorsports

Adventure Service Outdoorsports provides guided whitewater rafting trips on the Sallach. Prepare for class II through III rapids, with IVs possible during the spring runoff. PFDs (Personal Flotation Device), helmets, wetsuits and boats are included with the trip fees. Guides direct the paddling and bring you through the rapids and river obstacles. Trips are three to four hours. For more advanced paddling and larger rapids, Adventure Service Outdoorsports runs trips on the Salzach, where III- and IV-level rapids are the norm. All gear is included in the rafting fees. Both tours are offered between May and September.



Adventure Service Outdoorsports

A-5700 Zell am See

Steinergasse 9

011-43-0-6542-73525

adventureservice.at

Base Camp

Base Camp runs whitewater trips on the Korkenzieher. Various trips are available, including for entry-level paddlers on class II and III rapids, or advanced trips on sections where the rapids are hitting between III and IV consistently. PFDs, helmets, paddles, wetsuits, boats and guides are included with the fees. Trips run from May through September each year. Trips are between three to five hours.



Base Camp

Hallenstein 25

A-5090

Lofer

011-43-0-65032-56621

base-camp.at

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.