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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips


Whitewater rafting in the Tirolean Alps gives one the chance to actually ride and navigate on pure aqua waters that were just hours before flowing out from the bottom of an Alpine glacier. With a few exceptions, the style of rafting is usually high volume, through a landscape both peaceful and immensely powerful at the same time.

Inn River Rafting Trips (Class III-V):
A classic high-volume river, the Inn provides two distinct sections for whitewater rafting, the upper being a bit more intense and challenging than the lower. Both gorges are enclosed by steep, densely-forested walls.

Lech River Rafting Trips (Class II-III):
The Lech River is a beginner whitewater river that meanders peacefully through a high glacial valley of exceptional beauty, about 120 kilometers from Innsbruck

Otztaler Ache River Rafting Trips (Class IV+):
The Otztaler Ache runs through one Austria’s most rugged and remote regions: Eastern Tirol. Fed by the melting waters of two glaciers, the Otztaler Ache is a very high-volume river whose currents make for an incredibly exciting whitewater rafting trip.

Sanna River Rafting Trips (Class V):
The River Sanna is Tirol’s most challenging whitewater rafting run. Unlike other river’s in this high Alpine region, the Sanna is a very steep and technical river, flowing 7 kilometers through a narrow gorge.

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More About Rafting in Tirol

Surrounded by Germany, Italy and Switzerland, Austria’s Tirol is a rugged land of innumerable mountain peaks, wild rivers, green valleys, impressive glaciers, and ancient towns. The perfect place for outdoor adventure, Tirol attracts a variety of sporty visitors every year. Rafting in the Tirol Region is close to the cities of Innsbruck, Landeck, and Haiming.