Rafting on the Imster Schlucht close to Ötztal, Tyrol

Rafting on the Imster Schlucht close to Ötztal, Tyrol

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: German, English
  • Fitness level: from Everybody welcome to Sporty
  • Duration: 1 half day
  • 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:
    CanKick Outdoor, Mühlgasse, Sautens, Austria
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

The n°1 whitewater rafting location in Tirol – get wild on the Imster Schlucht!

Paddle as a team to tackle the longest river in the Tyrolean Alps on this whitewater adventure down the Imster Schlucht.One of the most popular rafting spots in Europe, get ready to navigate strong currents, high waves and winding passages on this group rafting adventure in the heart of the Tyrol!

Location
Situated between Imst and Haiming, this activity on the Imster Schlucht follows as 14km section of the river renowned for its thundering rapids and grade IV waters. Travelling through the quaint village of Roppen, it is fed by several glaciers including the Pitztaler, Kaunertal and Ötztal glacier.

Activity
Meet your guide at the activity base in Sautens for the rafting excursion on Europe’s most popular river, the Imster Schlucht! Organised according to age and ability, groups can decide to navigate the popular grade III section – or test their technique on the more adventurous IV rapids. A half day trip suited to adventurous beginners, start with a quick safety briefing and kit check before you travel to the embankment area – learning a few simple commands and paddle techniques from your in-boat guide. Travelling along the river at impressive speeds, it’s up to you to paddle away from obstructions and keep the raft afloat – navigating whitewater rapids, steps, dips and slides along the way! Be prepared to get wet – this rafting trip is a challenging descent along 14km of fast-moving water not for the faint-hearted!  Once you reach the finish line, you’ll be transferred back to the base where you can change and get a hot shower.

Conditions
The Imster Schlucht is suitable for rafting from May – October along a class III-IV section of the river suitable for swimmers aged +10 years old. River classifications are explained below:
Class III: Rapids with moderate, irregular waves, strong eddies and powerful currents
Class IV: Intense, powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water. 

Offers

1
Family Friendly Rafting
Activity requirements

All participants must know how to swim.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Special terms

Activity times to be defined by your instructor prior to arrival.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
  • Closed toe footwear
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 1 half day
Minimum Age: minimum 10 y/o
Meeting point:
CanKick Outdoor, Mühlgasse, Sautens, Austria
Included:
  • Return Transport to Activity Base
  • Rafting Guide & Equipment
  • Wetsuit/BA/Helmet
2
Adventure Rafting
Activity requirements

All participants must know how to swim.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Special terms

Rafts on this tour are smaller than usual, and can only take up to 5 people.

Activity times to be defined by your instructor prior to arrival.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
  • Closed toe footwear
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Sporty
Duration: 1 half day
Minimum Age: minimum 16 y/o
Meeting point:
CanKick Outdoor, Mühlgasse, Sautens, Austria
Included:
  • Return Transport to Activity Base
  • Rafting Guide & Equipment
  • Wetsuit/BA/Helmet
3
Bachelor/ette party Rafting

Your best friend sails into the port of marriage, he/she should be tormented a bit but you still want to have fun as a group?

Then you are exactly right with this tour and of course, the drinks should not be missing!

Activity requirements

All participants must know how to swim.

Special terms

Activity times to be defined by your instructor prior to arrival.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
  • Closed toe footwear
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Sporty
Duration: 1 half day
Minimum Age: minimum 16 y/o
Meeting point:
CanKick Outdoor, Mühlgasse, Sautens, Austria
Included:
  • Return Transport to Activity Base
  • Rafting Guide & Equipment
  • Wetsuit/BA/Helmet
  • Drinks

Meeting point

CanKick Outdoor, Mühlgasse, Sautens, Austria Get directions
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