Austria

Introduction to Creeking

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Styria, Wildalpen, Austria

On demand

3-6 people

Introduction to Creeking at class IV

The perfect course for those who are already comfortable on class III and are looking to progress in creeking!

This is a unique kayaking course to introduce you to ‘creeking’. The course is perfect for those who are already comfortable on class III and are looking to progress on to more advanced whitewater.

The goal is to improve your skills on class III+ and IV whitewater by visiting new, challenging, rivers everyday. The trip starts on the beautiful Salza River where you will warm up and prepare for the rest of the trip.

After the Salza you will learn how to boof on a smaller creek containing 46 separate drops up to three meters in height. With your new boof skills you will move on to class III+ and IV rivers and, finally, finish at the five metre high Laussa Falls.

On this trip

  • Learn how to BOOF and work on your creeking techniques in a controlled environment with our expert coaches
  • Master your eskimo rolls with exercises and theoretical workshops on how to bring more safety into your kayaking by improving your rolling skills
  • Experience paddling on Alpine rivers rarely visited by other kayakers – including the Salza, Hinterwildalpen, Koppentraun, Lammer and/or Rettenbach (depending on water levels)
  • Gain advanced creeking knowledge especially focussed on safety and objective dangers and how to avoid them on the rivers
  • Expert low ratio coaching, tailored to suit you and your kayaking

Day 1

Welcome to Austria! Arrive and check in to accommodation – we can arrange special pickups from local airports for an additional fee (Graz, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna or Bratislava airports) – please contact us for more details.

Day 2 - Lower Salza training and introduction

We start with a warm up paddle on the Lower Salza. We get into our boat and get used to how it flows and go through all of the basic techniques including safety.

Day 3 - Salza course + Hinterwildalpen training (Boof day!)

We train in challenging situations and work on our manoeuvres at the Wildalpen kayak course in the morning and boofing and lapping Hinterwildalpen in the afternoon.

Day 4 - Wildalpen

Safety training at Wildalpen kayak course and at Hinterwildalpen followed by some time to rest. For anyone interested we can warm up in a local sauna to rest our bodies!

Day 5 - Lower Kummerbrucke

Two runs on the lower Kummerbrucke section – we have a chance to experience it on the first run and then work on our skills on the second one. In the afternoon we drive towards Koppentraun.

Day 6 - Koppentraun

Koppentraun is one of the biggest classics of the Salzkammergut region. Spend time working on reading the water, scouting, safety, planning the road, picking the lines while introducing the skills you’ve mastered from previous days. Dinner in Hallstat.

Day 7 - Lammer/Koppentraun/Rettenbach

Depending on water levels and group skills we will choose one of the local pearls, Lammer or Rettenbach. Enjoy exploration runs followed by practicing different skills in certain spots.

Day 8 - Laussa Falls

Enjoy the five metre high Laussa Falls and practicing your boof using the safety and waterfall techniques you’ve been learning all week. Memorable experiences and awesome pictures guaranteed!

Includes

  • A week of expert coaching.
  • Video analysis and a comprehensive review of your paddling and an action plan for your future development at the end.
  • Transport between paddling locations.
  • River fees.
  • Advice prior to trip, local knowledge on and off the river to help you get the most out of your stay.

Excludes

  • Flights/transport to beginning of the trip (pick up for airport available at special inquiry prior to trip).
  • Personal paddling equipment (available to rent at an additional cost, let us know what equipment you need and we can arrange it for you!).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food.
Upcoming Trips

On demand

Custom Trip Dates

Custom dates for this trip may be available. Please use the Contact Us form to make an enquiry.

Submitting this form will not subscribe you to a mailing list but a member of Love it Live it will be in touch to hep you find a world class trip that suits your dates.

Is this the right trip for me?

The trip is suitable for people that have finished a basic course, feel stable in a boat, have a solid roll and are looking for the next step and a challenge bigger than class III. The course will help you step up your game under the eye of professional kayakers with a high level of coaching and guidance.

Introduction to Creeking – Austria

$1,299

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USD$1,299
EUR1,149
GBP£987

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Overview

This is a unique kayaking course to introduce you to ‘creeking’. The course is perfect for those who are already comfortable on class III and are looking to progress on to more advanced whitewater.

The goal is to improve your skills on class III+ and IV whitewater by visiting new, challenging, rivers everyday. The trip starts on the beautiful Salza River where you will warm up and prepare for the rest of the trip.

After the Salza you will learn how to boof on a smaller creek containing 46 separate drops up to three meters in height. With your new boof skills you will move on to class III+ and IV rivers and, finally, finish at the five metre high Laussa Falls.

On this trip

  • Learn how to BOOF and work on your creeking techniques in a controlled environment with our expert coaches
  • Master your eskimo rolls with exercises and theoretical workshops on how to bring more safety into your kayaking by improving your rolling skills
  • Experience paddling on Alpine rivers rarely visited by other kayakers – including the Salza, Hinterwildalpen, Koppentraun, Lammer and/or Rettenbach (depending on water levels)
  • Gain advanced creeking knowledge especially focussed on safety and objective dangers and how to avoid them on the rivers
  • Expert low ratio coaching, tailored to suit you and your kayaking
Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Austria! Arrive and check in to accommodation – we can arrange special pickups from local airports for an additional fee (Graz, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna or Bratislava airports) – please contact us for more details.

Day 2 - Lower Salza training and introduction

We start with a warm up paddle on the Lower Salza. We get into our boat and get used to how it flows and go through all of the basic techniques including safety.

Day 3 - Salza course + Hinterwildalpen training (Boof day!)

We train in challenging situations and work on our manoeuvres at the Wildalpen kayak course in the morning and boofing and lapping Hinterwildalpen in the afternoon.

Day 4 - Wildalpen

Safety training at Wildalpen kayak course and at Hinterwildalpen followed by some time to rest. For anyone interested we can warm up in a local sauna to rest our bodies!

Day 5 - Lower Kummerbrucke

Two runs on the lower Kummerbrucke section – we have a chance to experience it on the first run and then work on our skills on the second one. In the afternoon we drive towards Koppentraun.

Day 6 - Koppentraun

Koppentraun is one of the biggest classics of the Salzkammergut region. Spend time working on reading the water, scouting, safety, planning the road, picking the lines while introducing the skills you’ve mastered from previous days. Dinner in Hallstat.

Day 7 - Lammer/Koppentraun/Rettenbach

Depending on water levels and group skills we will choose one of the local pearls, Lammer or Rettenbach. Enjoy exploration runs followed by practicing different skills in certain spots.

Day 8 - Laussa Falls

Enjoy the five metre high Laussa Falls and practicing your boof using the safety and waterfall techniques you’ve been learning all week. Memorable experiences and awesome pictures guaranteed!

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • A week of expert coaching.
  • Video analysis and a comprehensive review of your paddling and an action plan for your future development at the end.
  • Transport between paddling locations.
  • River fees.
  • Advice prior to trip, local knowledge on and off the river to help you get the most out of your stay.

Excludes

  • Flights/transport to beginning of the trip (pick up for airport available at special inquiry prior to trip).
  • Personal paddling equipment (available to rent at an additional cost, let us know what equipment you need and we can arrange it for you!).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food.
Dates
Upcoming Trips

On demand

Custom Trip Dates

Custom dates for this trip may be available. Please use the Contact Us form to make an enquiry.

Submitting this form will not subscribe you to a mailing list but a member of Love it Live it will be in touch to hep you find a world class trip that suits your dates.

F.A.Q.
Is this the right trip for me?

The trip is suitable for people that have finished a basic course, feel stable in a boat, have a solid roll and are looking for the next step and a challenge bigger than class III. The course will help you step up your game under the eye of professional kayakers with a high level of coaching and guidance.

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Introduction to Creeking – Austria

$1,299

How much is this in other currencies:

USD$1,299
EUR1,149
GBP£987

Payment options in variety of currencies are available.

Please select your currency


Categories: , SKU: LILI_008

Discover Our Trips