Rafting in Allgäu
Rafting tours in Allgäu
Rafting in Allgäu is an adventure you shouldn’t miss out on! The predominantly rural region in the south of Bavaria is well known for its vast offer of outdoor activities. Coined by the mountains of the Allgäu Alps, with its hills covered by flashing green grassland and thick forest, the Allgäu region is an ideal destination for hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting.
Most rafting tours on the river Iller last between 3.5h and 5h and start either in Blaichach or Sonthofen, two towns in the centre of the Allgäu region. Due to the proximity to Munich, you can easily embark on a rafting tour here during the day and stay in the Bavarian capital overnight. Even if you are only visiting Bavaria for a short time, rafting in Allgäu is well worth a trip!
The conditions on the Iller are particularly suited for beginners and families. Kids from an age as low as 5 years can participate on some of the family tours. Even without prior experience, the routes are quite easy to master: most stretches are rather quiet and when it comes to tackling a more challenging passage, the guide, who accompanies you throughout the tour, will step in and make sure you pass it safely.
Regardless of the rafting tour you choose, it always starts with a profound introductory session. Before embarking on the ride, you will gather around the guide, who will show you how to handle the equipment and will give detailed safety instructions. Thereafter, you are all set to tackle the mountain river and to fully enjoy the inherent natural beauty passing by.
The best rafting providers in Allgäu
Map-erlebnis.de: The basecamp of this popular provider is located in Blaichach and serves as a meeting point for the rafting tours. The aim of the young and motivated team is to make your trip as much fun as possible.
Spirits of Nature: Based in Burberg, a village next to Sonthofen, this provider has more than 20 years of experience and focuses on personal care and flexibility. For some of the tours, the meeting point can be arranged individually.
That's special about rafting in Allgäu
The offer for rafting in Allgäu is broad and comprises some special tours worth consideration. Two options that promise excitement are kayaking and tours in a Canadian style canoe (Canadier). Both are inflatable vehicles that are smaller than the common raft and thus agiler as well as more spectacular to ride on. While teams of up to 4 navigate the Canadian canoe, you have to handle the kayak all by yourself. There is one thing you should keep in mind: The smaller the number of people is, the more demanding the ride gets!
A rafting tour that is tailored to the needs of businesses and firms is the “Company Special”: This trip includes not only an exciting ride with all your coworkers on the Iller but also special team-building tasks during as well as a hearty barbecue after the tour.
If you have prior experience in white water rafting and are up for a challenge, then consider taking the Canadian canoe tour on the Lech. This unspoilt river is located amidst the massive rock faces and mountain chains at the border between Tyrol/Austria and Germany. It is a lot wilder than the Iller and thus also more demanding to cruise on. Due to the journey from central Allgäu to there and back, the tours on Lech last for the better part of a day. Time well spent on the adventurous ride and the fabulous scenery that await you.