Schwarza, Salza and Ybbs are the Eastern Limestone Alps’ most rewarding whitewater canoeing rivers. This expedition will initiate, immerse and make you fall in love with whitewater canoeing and kayaking like no other. You’ll be on the river for five consecutive days, experiencing breathtaking nature, exhilarating rapids, clearwater refreshment, rock jumping action and the combined beauty of it all when reminiscing about your daily accomplishments at the campfire in the evenings. Pick up your paddle and join on this adventure of a lifetime!
Day 1 will start in Nasswald where you’ll be prepped for the days ahead and will take your first tour on the Schwarza, a river canyon tour that has it all, rock jumps, whitewater swimming and fun rapids.
Day 2 we’ll head out to the Upper Salza. There, we will enter an isolated and remote river canyon that takes us deep into wild and raw nature. Stunning landscape and a few challenging rapids take this trip to the next level. Day 3 on the Middle Salza will provide cream of the crop whitewater canoeing. Time to put our skills to the test.
Day 4, depending on water levels we’ll start already on the Ois river or launch our boats in Göstling at the Ybbs. Exciting rapids and very calm scenic sections make the Ybbs a great canoeing river. Though, we will be facing some weirs along the way that will require us to carry boats around them. On day 5 we will continue down the Ybbs all the way until we reach Waidhofen an der Ybbs, our final destination.
We’ll meet for this adventure on the night before the first day at the train station at Payerbach/Reichenau or directly in Nasswald (if you travel by car). In Nasswald, you can either stay in one of our canvas tents with wood stoves or sleep in your own tent. Our second campsite will be in Wildalpen, where you also have the option to sleep in one of our canvas tents or your own tent.
After completion of the last day, we can drop you off at the train station at Waidhofen an der Ybbs, or we can take you back to Nasswald (if you’ve left your car there).
Life jackets, helmets, wetsuits and river boots are included.
Available for all levels of experience:
Beginners to Advanced