Rafting in Zell am See
Rafting tours in Zell am See
In Zell am See, the centre of the Salzburgian Pinzgau, exciting rafting tours await you amidst the beautiful mountain landscape of the Kitzbühel Alps. Rafting in Zell am See is suitable for beginners and families as well as slightly advanced paddlers. While the conditions on the Saalach are ideal for beginners, you will experience real whitewater rafting on the Salzach due to the many adventurous passages.
During the 4h to 5h rafting tours, you will learn more about the mountains of the Pinzgau from an unusual perspective - from the water. Both the Saalach and the Salzach valleys are typical mountain valleys characterized by agriculture and alpine farming. When rafting on the semi-natural and partly renatured rivers, you'll mostly be gliding through the breathtaking nature of the Salzburger Land and only in a few places, you'll see farmhouses and small villages.
The town of Zell am See is picturesquely embedded between the slopes of the Schmittenhöhe (1965m) and the western shore of Lake Zell. The city of about 10 000 inhabitants is not only the political centre but also the main hub of tourism within the region. The place has gained international fame mainly thanks to the glacier ski area Zell am See - Kaprun, which is open almost all year round.
In recent years, summer tourism has become increasingly important in Zell am See. Especially sports and nature enthusiasts will get their money's worth: in addition to rafting in Zell am See there are countless opportunities for hiking, climbing, mountain biking and paragliding in the mountains around the village.
Another advantage is the modern infrastructure, a variety of hotels and restaurants and easy accessibility. For example, the journey by car takes about 1.5h from Salzburg or Wörgl. Regular train connections to Salzburg and via Kitzbühel to Wörgl also make it easy to travel by public transports, making the journey easy for those who want to go rafting in Zell am See.
The starting point for the rafting tours is usually the base of the respective providers in Zell am See. There, you’ll meet the other participants and you’ll meet the rafting guide. Then, everyone goes to the entry point on the river together. This is where the equipment is distributed. After an introduction in which the paddling technique, the safe behaviour on the river and the most important commands for the rafting tour are taught, the diverse ride on the waves begins. After the tour, the group will be brought back to the rafting base in Zell am See.
The best rafting providers in Zell am See
Adventure Service Outdoorsports: This provider has more than 25 years of outdoor activity experience. The international team welcomes guests to the new base, which opened in spring 2018 and is located directly at the valley station of the Areitbahn.
Outdo Zell am See Rafting & Canyoning: The modern base of this provider is located in the centre of Zell am See. The team is quite flexible. For example, guests are also picked up from the surrounding villages on request.
The special thing about rafting in Zell am See
For all rafting tours in Zell am See, transfers from the base to river and back are included in the price. Breaks will be planned for some tours. This gives you time to eat something or maybe even swim in the river. In addition to English and German, some tours are also offered in Danish and Finnish.
Rafting in Zell am See is also particularly family-friendly: A tour specially designed for families offers a good mix of cosy sections and action-packed passages and thus offers the best conditions for a successful family excursion. The minimum age for this tour on the Saalach is 10 years.