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Group Composition

Our ratio for class III-IV white-water and upwards is 1:4

We will not take more than 6 clients on any of these trips and our trips are guaranteed to run with the minimum of 2 clients. This gives you plenty of whitewater action and the opportunity to improve your kayaking and move up a level!

No date to suit your plans, holidays or needs?


Just drop us an email or give us a call.  We are pretty flexible here at the Kayak School giving you the best opportunity to kayak some lesser known classics at the right water level!

Mixed Ability Groups...

If you have a group with different abilities we can combine both Kayak Road Trips in Austria enabling everyone to kayak different grades of whitewater and still chill out all together in the evening!

Kayaking Road Trip in Austria, Kayak School Austria, Kayak Austria

Click HERE to read our Austria Road Trippin' Article...

The Spring is a great time to shake off the cobwebs of Winter and kayak some great rivers, a few of which are really off the beaten path and tucked away in some of the most stunning scenery in the Alps. It is a quiet time in the Alps and it seems as though the pace of life has not changed over the years.

This really is an "insiders guide" to some of the best early season whitewater runs the German speaking Alps has to offer.

We have a huge selection of whitewater all in very different regions of the German speaking Alps with Spring giving us the optimum levels for some of the lesser known but truely amazing rivers.  We do not publish an itinerary instead we look to kayak as much quality whitewater with great levels and of course with the least amount of sitting in a vehicle as possible.


As we have said at the top of the page, this really is an "insiders guide" to some of the best early season whitewater in the Alps!

Kayaking Road Trip Bavaria, Kayak Karwendel, Kayak School Arlberg
Upper Breitach River, Kayak School Austria, Kayaking Kleinwalsertal
Ostrach Gorge, Kayak School Bavaria, Kayak School Obertsdorf
Kayak Lofer, River Saalach, Kayaking Austria
Kayak School Arlberg, Kayak Bavaria, Kayaking Austria
River Loisach, Kayaking Bavaria, Kayak School Bavaria
Upper Breitach, Kayak School Kleinwalsertal, Kayaking Austria
Lofer Austria, Kayak Salzburg, Kayak School Austria
River Duerrach, Kayaking Karwendel, Kayak School Arlberg
Kayaking Bavaria, Kayak School Allgaeu, Kayaking Road Trip
Upper Breitach River, Kayak School Kleinwalsertal, Kayaking Kleinwalsertal
Kayak Bavaria, Kayaking Road Trip in Bavaria, Kayak School Arlberg

Click HERE to read our Bavaria Road Trippin' Article...

Mixed Ability Groups - If you have a group with different abilities we can combine both Austrian Road Trips enabling everyone to kayak different grades of whitewater and still chill out all together in the evening!

The Regions:

Bavaria is world renowned for its beer and of course the Oktoberfest that draws in millions of tourists to the city of Munich at the end of Summer. The Spring is an ideal time to visit Bavaria, the snowmelt starts early here and there are ample opportunities to work on your creeking skills ready for the more challenging rivers during the week!

The Allgaeu is in the far south of Germany and it has the pre-Alpine lands steeped in farming tradition with plenty of cow bells chming away.  It is generally known as the gateway to the northern Alps!  The Kleinwalsertal Valley is actually in Austria but the only road access is via Germany, the Upper Breitach is a firm favourite of the local kayakers and quite a unique opportunity to paddle along the border of Germany and Austria.  The Hinterstein and Ostrach Valley are also close by which holds the Ostrach Gorge, a 60m deep gorge with 10 pool drop rapids and not a person insight!

Further east is the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a renowned ski area and the home of the Zugspitze at 2962m it is the highest mountain in Germany.  The jewel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen's crown however is the River Loisach.  A fun Class 3-4 technical continuous piece of whitewater with the feeling of being a long away from civilization.  The Loisach will keep you on your toes.  A short drive from Garmisch is the area of Karwendel, a protected area with some great options.  The Rissbach is easy to access and a great paddle, espically the final box canyon and if the water levels are favourable it is possible to paddle the Duerrach.  A very tight gorge with a distinct character that will keep asking you whether you are kayaking in the Alps or in a remote region somewhere in outside of Europe!  It takes a bit of effort to walk in and lower ourselves down to the river on a rope but it is well worth it, the gorge is stunning and the whitewater is fantastic - a real highlight of the area.

We also have the possibility of heading further east along the spine of the Alps, infact just east of Innsbruck is another sweet destination with fast, low volume rivers such as: Windauer and Kelchsauer Ache.  However, it is the Brandenberger Ache which is the main attraction here.  It is regarded as one of the classic whitewater rivers in the Alps and do not just take our word for it.  Two time Sickline World Extreme Kayaking Champion Joe Morley was recently asked about his favourite river and the Brandenberger Ache was his answer. With various sections of whitewater from Class III upwards when the levels are right it is an absolute dream to kayak!!

The above regions and destinations are not our only option....

Not so well known outside of the German speaking kayaking community are the areas of Lofer, the Enns Valley and the region of Salzkammergut!

Lofer is a market town in the Salzburg region of Austria.  The roaring Saalach river runs right through the town and gives us various sections to kayak before heading to the Salzkammergut.

Salzkammergut encompasses the states of Salzburg, Upper Austria and Styria.  It is a renowned Spring kayaking destination with some fantastic rivers and sections such as the Lammeroefen set in a tight deep gorge, the Koppentraun is an Austrian classic on par with the Sanna but a grade harder and of course if the waterlevels are good then rivers such as the Gimbach and Weissenbach will put your creeking skills to the test on their slides, drops and waterfalls.

Within a short drive is the Enns and Salza Valleys, our final regions and as far east as we head.  The Enns has a bigger water feel, flowing through the Gesaeuse National Park it is surrounded by stunning scenery.  The Salza is Austria's equivalent of the Soca in Slovenia and is a great way to chill out.  Finally Austria's most kayaked waterfall is a park and huck festival not too far away!

Coaches / Guides

All of our Instructors/Coaches are fully qualified through British Canoeing and have a wealth of experience teaching kayaking not just in Austria and the German speaking Alps but all over the world. We know the German speaking Alps extremely well and are positive that you will not only be blown away by the variety of rivers we will kayak but just how much your kayaking will improve over the week!

Experience Required

For the class III-IV Road Trip you should be confident on class III upwards and have a strong roll.

We will be kayaking for around 4-5 hours a day, so though you do not need to be an Olympic Athlete you should have a certain amount of paddle fitness or stamina!

Accommodation and Food

There is no need to rough it on any of our trips. We use some niche local bed and breakfast accommodation, where you will be made to feel welcome enabling you to relax and get a goods night sleep after a great day of kayaking.  Just follow this link for more information and photos about our accommodation.

Lunch is a personal choice and we will stop at a local market and bakery so that we can re-fuel after our first run!

For dinner you have the option of various restaurants close by or if you would like a halfboard option then just let us know when you get in touch!

Dates: 15-18 June 2017

Costs: Eur 900 including Bed and Breakfast

No date to suit your plans, holidays or needs?

Just drop us an email or give us a call.  We are pretty flexible here at the Kayak School giving you the best opportunity to kayak some lesser known classics at the right water level!

Spring Kayaking Road Trip Class III-IV