Rio Esca Canyoning tour in the Gesäuse Nationalpark

Rio Esca Canyoning tour in the Gesäuse Nationalpark

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, German
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    strict 1) 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:
    Markt 43, 8933 St. Gallen, Austria
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

The Gesäuse National Park is famous for its beautiful and inaccessible scenery. Created by the river Enns its gorges' walls soar up to 1800 meters, along a river of about 16 kilometers.

The mix of forests, mountains, and water lets you experience a vast variety of stunning habitats in a condensed space.

In between this beautiful landscape, a particularly impressive Abseilcanyon, Rio Esca, is just waiting to be conquered by you.

After a short climb, the tour begins with several funny slides. The further you explore, the more you will see and experience.

Ten exciting abseil passages lead you deep into the gorge providing a variety of adventurous spots and thrills.

At last the climax - a 25 meter abseiling directly in a waterfall! This brings you back to the gorge exit.

On this tour, there are no mandatory passages.  You can always bypass places if you feel uncomfortable, allowing everybody to join this tour.

Offer Description

We meet near the entry of the gorge. Arrival and departure take place with your private vehicle.

On site, you will get your equipment and an introduction by your guide.

After the tour, the return of the equipment and a debriefing takes place.



Ascend: 20 minutes
Tour: 2.5 hours
Way back: 10minutes

Activity requirements

Age limits: 12 (min) to 60 (max) - up to 18 years consent of parents is needed

You need to provide your size for the neoprene wetsuit before the tour to the guide

Special terms

Photo/video service: 15€ for action camera rental + 8GB USB + registered email

GoPro is welcome: helmets with GoPro attachment are offered

  • Certified guide
  • Canyoning Equipment (wetsuit, neoprene socks, helmet, safety belt with carabiner, descender & self-locking sling)
  • training
  • Shoes
  • Photos & Videos
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sturdy shoes (sneakers, trekking shoes, mountain boots, etc.)
Meeting point
Markt 43, 8933 St. Gallen, Austria Get directions


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