2020 EUROPEAN PACKRAFT & RIVER CONSERVATION EVENTS
May 30th - June 1st Austrian Packraft & Outdoor Testival at Salza river, Wildalpen. No big Meet-up is possible with COVID-19 restrictions, limiting events to max. 10 people. But you can go packrafting beautiful Salza river and stop by in small groups to test packrafting & outdoor gear! Whitewater Rescue courses take place on May 30 & 31.
NEW DATE: July 31st - August 2nd: Durance Festival - a whitewater festival for river lovers of all kinds and the Durance Region has a lot of great rivers for paddling. To get an idea, check Mark Oates blog post from the 2019 French Alps Meet-up that took place together with the Durance Festival!
On the menu this year: Clinics (Freeride on waterfalls, river sup, girl power, safety, open canoe), an Exhibitors Village with tons of gear for anyone to test, a creek race called the Guil Gorge Chrono on the Chateau Queyras gorge, a Sup Race, Open Air Cinema in the evening, and a big stoke float on Sunday called la Grande Descente. New this year a Second Hand Market, a Freestyle Showdown on the Rabioux wave on Sunday, and a Canoe Rally.
We will be at the event with packrafts to test and we will also run some packrafting workshops and clinics! Come and join us!
NEW DATE: September 16-20 The annual European Packrafting Meet-up & Testival is the first in Europe for the season and is held at the beautiful Soca river in Slovenia. Come and paddle Soca & Koritnica river, test different packrafts and gear, meet lots of other packrafters and enjoy a bunch of workshops and presentations!
One of the main goals for organizing this event, is to raise funds and awareness for river conservation. That's why making a donation to river conservation projects is part of the registration process for participants and supporters.
Check out our blog post from the 2019 Meet-up to see what it is about, plus photos and videos!
November 19 - 21 The second European Rivers Summit will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.
POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19. June The Nordic countries join forces and organize the second Nordic Packraft Roundup, this time in Norway. Here is our blog post from the 1st Nordic Meet-up in Sweden, 2019.
POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19. July The French Alps Packrafting Meet-up takes place at the Durance River prior to the Durance Whitewater Festival.
POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19. April Balkan Rivers Tour 5. Sava River: Bohinj to Belgrade. 39 days. 4 countries. 1.000km of paddling. 1 River. The Sava.
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