Packraft - white water paddling on the Etsch river
With the own packraft (inflatable kayak) on the Etsch river.
Our Packraft - Tour homerun (difficulty level medium) is something for adventurous water rats who want to test themselves and conquer the Adige river in their own boat. With action, fun and assertiveness, we master rapids, go around obstacles and relax on calm passages.
Accompanied by one of our qualified guides, the tour begins at our rafting base in Rabland/Rablà, where the equipment is handed out. With bag and baggage, we then take the beautiful Val Venosta train (Vingscherbahn) towards the Passo Resia / Reschenpass, where we can survey the route from the train. After only 20 minutes we get off again in Ciardes/Tschars.
Arriving at the boat entrance, we unpack our packrafts (inflatable kayaks) and pump them up.
As soon as all the kayaks are ready, there is an introduction to the paddling technique and a detailed safety briefing.
Shortly after, we're off into some extraordinary, splashing water fun.
Only a safe experience is a lasting one. That's why our guides are highly trained. We also make no compromises when it comes to equipment. It is up to date and meets all required standards.
The rafting base is directly on the cycle path, near the lake Rabland.
From Partschins/Parcines: bus 266 to Rabland/Rablà - follow the Val Venosta Valley cicling path in the direction of Merano for about 200 m
From Meran/o: train 250 to Rabland/Rablà - follow the Val Venosta Valley cicling path in the direction of Merano for about 200 m
From Vinschgau valley: train 250 to Rabland/Rablà, or bus 251 Staben/Stava-Rabland/Rablà - follow the Val Venosta Valley cicling path in the direction of Merano for about 200 m
To bring along
Swimming skills, average physical condition, fswimwear, towel, shower gel and shampoo, USB-stick.
The tour takes place in all weather conditions. Because you will get wet either way.
Packrafting is a good way to be outside even in bad weather.
- Clothes and equipment hand-out
- Train ride ( Rabland - Tschars)
- Instruction in safety paddling technique
Duration: about 3,5 hours
Time in the boat: about 1,5 hours