Location: 120 kilometers north-west of Innsbruck, Austria
The Lech River flows through the north-west corner of the Tirol, between the parallel mountain ranges of the Allgauer and Lechtaler Alps.
Level of Difficulty: Class II-III / Beginner
The Lech River takes a leisurely, meandering course between two Alpine mountain ranges, providing a unique perspective from which to enjoy the grandeur of the Tyrolean mountains. A whitewater rafting trip on the Lech is suitable for families, beginners, or anyone interested in a mellow adventure with amazing sight-seeing opportunities.
The Canyon: Broad Green Valley and Water Meadows
Not a very steep river, the Lech has expanded more horizontally than vertically. Its course meanders lazily through vast meadows and around large gravel beds, in between the 3000-meter high peaks of the Allgauer and Lechtaler Alps. In springtime, its clear aqua waters will take boats past dense green fields of bright wildflowers. The last wild river to flow through a remote game landscape, the Lech is treasured in Austria as one of the country’s last true wilderness rivers.
Season: May through August
Whitewater Rafting trips are available on the Lech for all of Austria’s spring and summer, but the scenery is at its best in springtime, when the Lechtal Valley is bursting forth in an amazing array of colors.