When things get serious, it's best to hold on to your paddle: rafting is a lot of fun and helps you lose control of your life, at least for a short time. On the waterway, by the way, your sense of time also goes out the window. Because for once you're only in the here and now - exactly where you belong.
In the beginning there is the carrying: On the one hand you wear a neat wetsuit, on the other hand the sports equipment, which in this case is a large rubber boat. With small steps, you grope toward the goal, always keeping your eye on the water. The anticipation is great. Because white water happiness is so close.
You already submerge yourself in order to adapt to the conditions, get up close and personal with the many cold drops that join together to form the Enns and Salza. And after a short introduction, the wild ride begins. It gets more turbulent in spring, calmer in high summer, which is due to the melt water and the resulting water level. The important thing is to drift or paddle at the right moment, depending on what the charming and witty rafting guide thinks is right. He knows the river like the back of his hand.
What you don't see from a rafting perspective: the conglomerate gorge - pearl of the emerald-green Salza - as well as the rock faces rising directly over 1,800m and the wildly roaring water masses of the Enns below. Water rats should taste their way through the river delicacies of the Gesäuse National Park and Steirische Eisenwurzen Nature Park. It's a true rafting feast!
Emerald-colored and beautiful, the Salza meanders through the Steirische Eisenwurzen Nature Park and looks damn good doing it.
Depending on her mood, she is quick-tempered and racy, then again very calm.
Head down into the pleasure and always have the paddle at the ready. Rafting brings a lot of fun, whether you are a beginner or an advanced rafter: The river pearls Enns and Salza are just waiting for the adventure-hungry water rats. Munter meanders through the region close to the water and sees it from a unique perspective. The alpine river shines framed by natural vegetation in the midst of a stony backdrop.
Before you and the Gesäuse really get started, we have compiled the most important tips and information about rafting for you. If you still have questions, just contact our team - we will be happy to help you personally.
They are rustic and outspoken, the Gesäuse inns. And "regional" is not a code word in the Gesäuse, but a duty. In their backpacks they have a selection of Styrian classics to delight the palate. The traditional preparation awakens a thousand and one memories and, on balance, simply makes you blissful.
And restful sleep is possible in the Gesäuse anyway. Hotels, guesthouses, huts and campsites are scattered all over the Gesäuse. Everyone is sure to find a comfortable bed for the night. That's a promise!
Pictures say more than a thousand words. And before you form your own picture of the Gesäuse, let us seduce you a bit visually. The rest will happen automatically on site. Because the Gesäuse has never left anyone untouched.