EXPERIENCE AND FEEL WHITE WATER
ACTION ON THE SAALACH IN SALZBURGER LAND
Sometimes thrillingly wild, sometimes reassuringly still – the contrary nature of the element of water can be experienced here in the Salzburger Saalachtal. Wild spray and raging waves when canyoning, kayaking or rafting provide a real adrenaline kick. A silent sojourn next to a fathomless mountain lake or a historic dam on a relaxing stroll gives a hint of the water-rich history of the area. The Saalach is the element which links the villages of Unken, Lofer, St. Martin and Weißbach. The emerald green river is sometimes turbulent, as in the mystical Teufel’s Gorge in Lofer where kayakers and canoeists hold competitions every year: sometimes the river reveals its gentle side in its peaceful upper reaches, where families experience unforgettable rafting adventures. Stand-up-Paddlers also let the current of the Saalach guide them through the foaming waves on their river tours. Anyone who laces up their hiking boots or hops into the saddle of mountain bike will find countless bubbling springs to quench their thirst between the craggy rock walls of the Steinberge, in the Naturpark Weißbach and among the rolling hills of the Almenwelt Lofer. There are calm mountain lakes to replenish strength, mysterious gorges to discover and crystal-clear streams in which to cool off. Adventures in the white water of the Salzburger Saalachtal are certainly not for bores. The participants mustn’t be afraid of water either if they want to negotiate deep gorges when canyoning; dare a rodeo ride through rapids in a kayak or surf over furious waves on a raft. One thing is guaranteed though – anyone who dares to brave the furious floods will be rewarded with unforgettable experiences and a huge injection of adrenaline. Water entices explorers and adventurers, big and small, to the Salzburger Saalachtal. The abundance of water in this region provides for all kinds of wet adventures – sometimes still, sometimes wild, sometimes educational and sometimes indulgent.
Get with the Salzburger Saalachtal Card free entrance to the Vorderkaser- and Seisenbergklamm, as well as many other discounts on your wild-water adventures.