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Beginner course Wildalpen





Packrafting Salza / Wildalpen / Ausrtia

One of the whitewater classics in the Alps! A largely uninhabited river in a beautiful landscape.

For beginners in wild water sport, the Salza is one of the most ideal rivers, as they can be slowly drawn to whitewater II-III within a week from the first paddling on the nearby lakes. Therefore, many kayak schools have the Salza in their program.

Two campsites located directly on the river are located about 27 kilometers above the salt mouth in the small village Wildalpen. This is the `Camping Wildalpen' as well as the` Naturfreunde-Campingplatz'. Two other campsites are located a few kilometers above.

The Salza in the Wildalpen is a very good and varied paddling area and is ideal for beginners. This week, you will be able to enjoy the wonderful landscape but also you and your Packraft can maneuver sovereignly through the rapids.

You will be familiarized with the material and learn to read the “water“ in addition to the most important paddle techniques. We will train the wet exit and the technique to go in and out of an eddy.





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The River Salza in Austria


The Salza is located in the east of Austria, in northern Styria, about 140 kilometers southeast of the city of Linz. The river rises at an altitude of only 1800 m, but due to the large catchment area, the special characteristics of the limestone rock, it stores rainwater and the amount of precipitation present here is almost always sufficient for a ride on the section from Wildalpen.

As an outstandingly beautiful white water flow with usually crystal clear water in drinking water quality and also because of the considerable length of the river without any interferences of water builders, among other things. The Salza is one of the most scenic rivers in the Alps!

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The most popular and most frequently used part of Salza is the Lower Salza. On this part are several entrance and exit possibilities. Starting point is mostly one of the two camping sites in Wildalpen or the slightly further downstream entrance at the settlement halfway at the mouth of Lassing

The landscape is outstandingly beautiful as well as white watertechnically very interesting, with many play spots. The lower Salza is up to approximately 22 km long - for a whitewater flow in the Alps a quite long section.

From Wildalpen follows the somewhat lighter section of the Lower Salza - ideal for paddling. But here, in the rapits the river is testing your skills.

After 6 kilometers, just behind a small road bridge, the Lassing flows into the Salza from the right. Immediately before the inflow, there is another popular entrance on the right shore.

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Duration
5 Days


Previous knowledge
No previous knowledge required

Number of participants
minimun 4 Person
maximum 6 Person

Prerequisite

Minimum age 14 years
accompanied by a legal guardian
Safe swimming
Normal physical condition
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Beginners course Salza - Wildalpen: On the first day you will be familiarized with your material. After that it is only about the technique needed to safely leave the boat under water. In the beginners course you learn all basic techniques. A Safe technique to go in and out of an eddy.

Please note:

We kindly ask you to understand that only tested life jackets are allowed in our whitewater courses. Inflatable swimming aids are not accepted.

For the logistics we will need also privat cars.
Since we will also run to an exit points, you need a backpack at least 60L,
Carabiner, lashing straps to transport your boats and equipment on land and in the water.

You can use our rental list as your own checklist.

Costs
375€ total price
+ rent equipment (if necessary)


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Wildalpen - Whitewater sports

Those who are lovers of whitewater sports are looking for adventure packed trips on the Salza in Wildapen. The Salza in Steiermark/Austria is 55 km long, the longest uninhabited river of Central Europe.

The emerald green river north of the Hochschwab with drinking water quality offers optimal conditions for the whitewater sport..

The river Salza in Wildalpen is a very good and varied paddling area, perfect for beginners. The river is just perfect for our courses. This week you'll be able to enjoy the wounderful landscape and how to maneuver your packraft sovereignly trought the rapids.You learn important paddle techniques, get acquainted with the material and learn to read water. We will train the wet exit and how to get in and out of an eddy.
More information will follow when booking.

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