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The ultimate outdoor adventure

Bye-bye comfort zone, I'll go ravine trekking. It’s a true challenge also for those who are experienced outdoor enthusiasts. After all, you don't abseil down in a waterfall every day, slide over rocks into ice-cold natural pools or splash in from a height of several meters. A one-of-a-kind experience that lets the adrenaline level bubble over and provides the finest material for your private heroic story. You will find some of Austria's most exciting mountain brooks roaring through narrow canyons in the Tirolean Ötztal.

All-inclusive border crossing through water and rock

As challenging as it sounds at first, canyoning in Ötztal is also a highlight for those who are inexperienced in gorges. On a guided tour you can confidently leave the choice of route and equipment to the professionals. The certified guides start with a detailed safety introduction in the group and show the correct behavior in the canyon, including climbing, sliding and jumping techniques. Even when out and about, the professional instructors always keep an eye on all participants. Transfers to the access point and back to the home base of the respective provider are usually included in the tour price. You can really only concentrate on one thing: the weaker self on the chain, or better on the climbing rope. To calm your nerves, you can avoid some tricky spots that are not suitable for all on a separate “chicken line”.

Go to adventure professionals in Ötztal

Canyoning Austria
Canyoning Austria

Austria's most beautiful canyoning tours

Watch out, newbies and advanced: in Ötztal and the surrounding area the torrents have done a great job. Over millions of years, they have dug their way into the mountain by eroding bizarre canyon landscapes, as if made for the most ingenious outdoor adventures of our time. Canyoning tours for beginners take place, for example, at Rosengartenschlucht and Hachle-Schlucht in Hoch-Imst. You can try out smaller water slides, jumps and abseiling spots, and spend around 2 to 3 hours in nature.

Alpenrosenklamm near Ochsengarten is a nice challenge for beginners and a welcome change for experts. Jumps from 3 to 5 meters and an 18-meter abseiling section tickle your nerves on the way through the easier part of Nederbach brook. An absolute must for canyoning aficionados is Auerklamm near Oetzerau. Here you can beat your way through the wilderness for around 5 hours while the single sections of the ravine vary in difficulty and can also be booked individually. The overall package is definitely the epitome of canyoning and one of the most beautiful canyoning tours in Europe.

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3 frequently asked questions about canyoning in Austria

The enthusiasm for canyoning knows almost no age limit. Some outdoor providers in Ötztal offer family canyoning programs or canyoning with children from 7 years or from 10 years onwards. In the course of such a varied tour you conquer mountain brooks, small obstacles and make the first easy jumps. An experience that definitely boosts the kids' adventurous spirit and strengthens their self-confidence and team spirit.

In any case, only for the die-hard with enough experience! Difficult canyoning tours such as Mittlere and Untere Auerklamm in Ötztal push everyone to the limit. Will power, strength and body control. Abseiling from a height of 40 meters, jumps from cliffs up to 15 meters high, slides from a height of 13 meters and over 15 meters in length - all of this and even more is possible if you dare. The reward for this extreme experience is the broadest grin your face has ever seen.

In general, the canyoning tours in Ötztal take place in all weather - unless there are conditions that endanger the safety of the group, such as thunderstorms or heavy rain. So don't pull a wry face in case it just drips slightly from the sky - you start anyway and you will get dripping wet anyway when canyoning in Ötztal.