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THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATIONs of THE SAALACH as an overview

 

Here you will find an overview of the course of the Saalach, the individual passages and their respective characteristics.

 

 

Get to know the Saalach from her wild side ...

 

Upper Saalach

17 km WW I, Bridge Saalfelden/Lenzing to bridge St. Martin/Weißbach. The upper Saalach is the easiest section of the Saalach. It is ideal for beginners and is accessible practically the whole year. Easy rapids and counter currents in a beautiful forested valley.

 

Gorge St. Martin

3,5 km WW III (III+), Bridge St. Martin/Weißbach to Hubertussteg Lofer. Great practice course,  with many boulders at the beginning and technical because of the water discharge. The key passage, the „Corkscrew“, can reach grade 4 depending on the water level.  After the feed line to the hydroelectric power station, the water becomes significantly more powerful. There is a weir at. Pass Luftenstein.

 

Slalom Course

500 m WW III-IV, Hubertussteg to Teufelssteg. The legendary Hubertuswalze awaits right at the beginning. This is the setting for several kayak rodeos.  The slalom course, with its great counter currents and different lines, is ideal to improve your technique. Climb out of the water at the finish curve or at the Teufelssteg and walk back up the path for another go.

 

Teufelsschlucht

3 km WW IV-V (V+), Teufelssteg to the bridge at Au. The white water technical highlight of the Saalach. 3 km white water non-stop – extremely difficult!

Be aware of life-threatening siphons. Caution: danger to life!  Take note of all current river information.

 

Lower Saalach

15 km WW II (III), Bridge Au to wooden bridge Fronau. Very popular and rewarding white water stretch for experts.  On the way to Unken (5 km, good opportunities to disembark) more bouldered rapids.  After Unken, the route becomes much easier, but still interesting and surrounded by a marvellous landscape. 

 

Exciting secondary streams

Loferbach

6 km WW III-IV, Bridge Loferer Bundesstraße to the outlet. A great overture to the Saalach which is a complete delight in its own right.  Good opportunity to warm up until the first weir (take care!) After this, the Loferbach becomes lively with considerable drops which require quick reactions. Be careful of dangerous tree obstacles. Either disembark at the small hydroelectric station at the entrance to the village of Lofer or continue on to the outlet of the stream (two weirs in the village).

 

Hubertuswalze

40 cm - 80 cm ideal for the Hubertuswalze. Because the curve is mechanically generated and is not verified, it is necessary to check further sources of information before accessing this section.

 

 

4-paddlers.com assumes no liability for incorrect water level data and the reference level values for the low/middle and high water marks. 

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