Rafting in Sautens
Rafting tours in Sautens
Are you looking for an adventurous ride in one of the rafting hotspots of the Alps? Then you should be heading to Sautens. Amidst the beautiful scenery of the Tyrolean Alps, a diverse range of tours awaits you. Rafting in Sautens promises sporty adventures for everyone: from young to old, from the sporty and adventurous to the unhurried.
The tours take place on the 3 rivers Ötztaler Ache, Sanna and Inn - including the famous Imster Schlucht - and last between 2.5h and 6h. The offers for rafting in Sautens comprise options for all difficulty levels, including family tours with a minimum age of 4 years.
The meeting points for the tours are at the provider bases in the centre of Sautens. This rather small yet typical Tyrolean mountain village is located beautifully on a hill above the 2 rivers Ötztaler Ache and Inn. It is surrounded by green meadows and forests as well as by the cliffy mountain ranges of the Inn- and Ötztal.
Despite its picturesque setting and rural appearance, Sautens can be reached easily. From Innsbruck and Munich, it’s a car ride of about 1h and 2.5h respectively. Due to its proximity to the “Ötztal” railway station, where even some express trains stop, taking public transport to Sautens is a viable option.
At the base, you will meet your guides and you will be given a short introduction as well as the equipment you need to tackle the wild mountain rivers in a white water raft. Afterwards, you are brought to the river. At the entry point, safety instructions are given and last preparations are made. Now the adventurous ride through the unspoilt and impressive nature of these narrow mountain valleys begins. Once you have arrived at the exit point, the tour guides take you back to the base camp. There you can relax, enjoy the amenities and recharge your batteries for the next adventure.
The best rafting providers in Sautens
CanKick: This provider has more than 25 years of experience in outdoor activities, works with certified guides and provides a photo service on the rafting tours. Furthermore, the modern base camp at the Freizeitzentrum comprises hot showers, changing rooms and outdoor swimming pools.
Natur Pur Outdoorsports: 28 years of experience show the passion and success of this provider. Certified guides and the spacious Outdoor Camp including showers and a beach volleyball court await you.
That's special about rafting in Sautens
The Ötztal, particularly the Imster Schlucht, is renown as an Eldorado for outdoor activities. Rafting addicts from around the world travel to Sautens and its neighbouring villages each year to tackle the floods and rapids. The well-developed infrastructure, diverse passages on multiple unspoilt mountain rivers as well as the spectacular natural environment are just some of the reasons that make up the popularity of rafting in Sautens.
Another distinguishing feature is the broad range of rafting trips offered, some creative tours for special occasions and aspirations included: “Rafting in a 2-Man Raft” is one option specially designed for the athletic, ambitious and adventurous among you. Steering the smaller and agiler raft definitely takes fun and action to their limits, but without commitment throughout the ride, you will involuntarily and repeatedly dive into the cool water.
The “Girlspower” tour will bring your girl’s trip to the next level. You will enjoy the nature of the Alps accompanied by your best friends from an entirely new angle, conquer the white water passages and earn an adventure certificate. If you are fed up with traditional stag nights, the “Stag Party” trip is a compelling option. On a private raft the bachelor and his entourage master not only the rapids of the river but also some tasks especially set up for this special occasion. A funny costume and drinks at the end of the tour make this one-time experience perfect.