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Zell am See: Rafting Tour on Salzach

1. Zell am See: Rafting Tour on Salzach

Join a rafting tour with an experienced guide on an action-packed, 90-minute adventure. Feel your adrenaline pumping, and delight in the idyllic countryside of Salzburg county. Enjoy a free transfer service from Zell am See to the rafting base, only a 20-minute drive away. Receive a briefing with all the necessary safety instructions, tips, and tricks from your expert, licensed guide, and ensure you enjoy both the safest and most entertaining experience possible. Then, set off on your rapid rafting journey down 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) of the Salzach. Along the way, admire the beauty of the surrounding wilderness of Salzburg's forest. This tour is as suitable for first-time rafting beginners as it is for more experienced adrenaline-junkies. So grab your swimsuit, shorts, and a towel, and go an adventure you will never forget.

Salzburg: 4-hour White Water Rafting on the Salzach River

2. Salzburg: 4-hour White Water Rafting on the Salzach River

Join this rafting tour and head to the Salzach River. Provided the water level is high enough, you'll experience white water rafting of moderate difficulty. From the meeting point, you'll transfer to the start of the river. After you begin, there's a short section of the river that will give you time to familiarise yourself with the character of the river and the onboard commands. You'll soon be at the 'Labyrinth', a blocked rapids section that will demand focused attention. Make your way through the Railway rapids section, after which point the river continues through Lend. From the impressive waterfall of the Gasteiner Ache, things slow down a bit. Shortly before the finish, there are some splashy sections where staying dry will not be an option. After, you'll head back to the meeting point.

Salzburg: Canyoning and Rafting Experience with Lunch

3. Salzburg: Canyoning and Rafting Experience with Lunch

Pack 2 exciting activities into a single day of fun. Explore the stunning Almbach canyon, jumping or abseiling down sheer rock faces and swimming in the fresh waters below. Break for lunch before setting out on the next leg of your adventure, a rafting experience on the Salzach River. Meet your guide at Basecamp Golling to collect your gear and make your way to the starting point, where a day of outdoor fun awaits. First up, a canyoning experience in the Almbach gorge.  Before you set out to explore the canyon, your guide will take you through a full safety briefing. Spend the morning discovering one of the most beautiful and varied gorges in the Salzburg area and learn canyoning techniques from your licensed guide as you traverse breathtaking landscapes. Jump from heights of between 1.5 and 8 meters, zoom down natural slides and swim in the cool canyon waters. And if you're feeling a little uncertain about jumping, you can choose to abseil down the rock face assisted by your experienced guide. Having worked up an appetite, you'll head back to the Torrenerhof Hotel for some traditional Austrian food. Savor a delicious schnitzel or enjoy Kasnockerln (cheese dumplings) for the vegetarian option. After lunch, head to the Salzach River to begin your rafting adventure. Hop into your raft and start drifting down the river, taking this time to familiarize yourself with the onboard commands and the nature of the water. Stay focused as you approach the 'Labyrinth', a blocked rapids section that will demand all your attention. Take a short break from the action as you reach the impressive waterfall of the Gasteiner Ache, where things slow down a bit.  Then, just before your rafting tour comes to an end, make the most of some splashier parts of the river – staying dry will not be an option. End your day with a convenient transfer back to Camp Golling, where you can take advantage of the shower facilities to clean up before heading back to your accommodation.

Kaprun: High Mountain Reservoir Experience with Dam Tour

4. Kaprun: High Mountain Reservoir Experience with Dam Tour

Experience the breathtaking Hohe Tauern mountains and see how the incredible force of nature was harnessed by man's tremendous feats of engineering. Visit 2 water reservoirs, take a free dam tour, and get a look behind the scenes. Before starting your day at this magnificent scenery, exchange your voucher at the cashier's desk at the entrance of the reservoirs. Then, modern buses and the Lärchwald inclined lift will transport you to one of the most beautiful Alpine regions. You will ascend 1,200 meters in just 45 minutes. Once at the top, you can walk along the lake and over the dam walls. At the Mooserboden kiosk you can register for one of the guided tours of the dam wall for free. Your expert guide will provide you with some interesting facts and anecdotes about the history of the dam and you will learn about the interplay between technology and nature. Get the rare opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the structure and access the first inspection walkway. After the dam wall tour, you should definitely have a look at the exhibition "Electricity and Water". Here you can learn more about the backgrounds and the history of the construction. Stay as long as you want, take a hike around the area, sit down for a picnic, visit the restaurant Moserboden, or simply enjoy the view.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 57 reviews

It was an AMAZING experience. Our guide Luke made it even more fun. Plenty of opportunities to jump into the water. We also did jumped from a rock into the water at one point. It was AWESOME!

Steffi gave us plenty of activities on route. Taking us out of our comfort zone at times. Testing our mettle and strength of character whilst being fun at all times.

It was great! Pure Adrenaline! Our children (15 and 13) also had a lot of fun! The organization was very good! Many thanks to the organizer!

The rafting was great our guide luke was awesome and very professional

Very nice but the link to the pictures doesn't work.