22 August 2020: Obertraun, Austria. Introduction to Packrafting


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If you are totally new to packrafting and want to try it out, this is the right course for you! You don't need any specific packrafting gear since a packraft, paddle, swimvest and helmet are included in the price.

In our Introduction to Packrafting course, we will give you a little overview of packrafting and cover the most common questions you might have, like which gear you need for packrafting, how to inflate the packraft, etc. You will also learn basic river reading skills and fundamental paddling techniques.

Location: Obertraun - lower part of Koppentraun, easy section of WW I-II finishing at the famous Hallstattersee Lake. Only 10 min from famous Hallstatt (which right now is very worth a visit, as it is less busy with almost no tourists from Asia).

Course date: 22nd August 2020, 13:00 - 17:00


  • Guided half day packrafting course in the stunning Salzkammergut area.
  • Introduction to packrafts and packrafting gear, basic paddling techniques and river knowledge.
  • Professional guiding and organisation.
  • Rental of Whitewater Alpacka packraft, paddle, PFD/ Swim Vest, and helmet.

What to bring:

  • Sport shoes that can get wet (i.e. trail runners)
  • Non cotton thermal layers to keep warm
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Waterproof camera
  • Sunscreen

Where to Meet:  We meet at the Obertraun Train Station at 13:00. 

Number of participants: Minimum of 2, Maximum of 6.

Course language: English

This course is NOT a whitewater course, we will only paddle an easy stretch of class I/II river. If you are looking for an introduction to Whitewater Packrafting, please check our 2 day Packrafting Foundation Course

There will be another Introduction Course on September 12, 2020 and October 10, 2020. If you are a minimum of 2 people, we can also find an additional date for you, just contact us!

If you want to read more about packrafting, check out this article: "What is packrafting"