Rafting in the Ötztal Valley

White waters in all its exciting facets

This can be experienced in the course of a wonderful rafting tour on the rivers Ötztaler Ache and Sanna, or in the impressive Imster Schlucht gorge – one of Europe‘s most frequented rafting areas. Get in close touch with the wet element while wearing a Neoprene suit, special shoes, a helmet and a life vest.

The boat is guided by an experienced and certified white water instructor. Ultimate rafting action is guaranteed on fantastic waves, rapids and riffles. Special white water pirate tours for children over 4 years are organized as well. Rafting in the Ötztal – A truly unforgettable adventure!

Rafting Highlight: Imster Schlucht

A rafting tour to the Imster Schlucht gorge, one of Europe‘s most frequented rafting areas, ranks among the sports highlights in the Ötztal.

Appropriate equipment ensures a memorable experience on a 14 km route between Imst and Haiming. A short introductory information on safety measures is followed by a 2.5-hour tour full of fun and action, guided by a certified boat guide.

Your first white water experience will create memories that will stay with you forever!

  • Transfer to the rafting access point and back to the base
  • Introductory advice by certified rafting guides
  • High quality rafting boats
  • Complete whitewater equipment (helmet, Neoprene suit, Neoprene shoes, spray jacket and life vest)
  • Plenty of fun and action

Rates per person from: € 48,00

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Quality features

  • Rafting only on officially approved rafting routes
  • Special safety equipment: neoprene suit, life jacket, white-water helmet, sports shoes
  • Official inspection and licensing of the boars and regular check-ups
  • Certified rafting and canyoning guides
  • Before every rafting tour: safety instructions
  • Guests must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Guests must know how to swim and be in a good physical and mental state
  • Rafting base must feature a sufficient number of WCs, changing units, showers, car parks


  • Possibility to get information on the Internet, office/booking
  • Daily opening hours: Mon - Sat 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Personal customer service by the same advisor
  • Timely dispatch ot the offers including "getting there" information
  • Mulitlingual personnel (German, English +) 

Outdoor Center

  • Ample and free parking
  • Well-groomed station with sufficient seating and possibiliy to warm-up
  • Impeccable sanitary facilities (WC and shower rooms)
  • Spacious changing units
  • Cabinets and lockers for clothes and valuables
  • Catering facilities for food and drinks
  • Opening times, 6.5 days per week
  • Enough space for larger groups (50 - 100 guests)
  • Washing facility - (washing machine) for desinfection of the neoprene material

Rafting Equipment

  • Neoprene suit and jacket (3.5 - 4 mm)
  • Shoes
  • Certified helmet (CE Norm)
  • Certified life jacket (CE Norm)

Canyoning Equipment

  • Neoprene suit and jacket (5.5 - 7 mm)
  • Neoprene socks (3 - 5 mm)
  • Special canyoning shoes
  • Certified helmet (CE Norm)
  • Certified life jacket (CE Norm)
  • Certified harness (CE Norm)
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  • Regular servicing of the equipment (check-up, disinfection, replacement of old and faulty equipment with new equipment)

Qualified Personnel Guides

  • Certified rafting guides without exception
  • Authorised canyoning guides
  • Mountain guides for via ferratas
  • Regular training in the different fields
  • Personnel who is familiar with the place
  • Mulitlingual (German, English +)
  • New certified canyoning or rafting guides are assigned to experienced "senior supervisors" in the first years
  • Guiding on WW routes IV - V only after the 3rd year and only with approval of the company

Safety Standard

Rafting and licensing conditions of the Tirolean government 2006 for all river sections.

Additional safety standards for rafting and canyoning:

Rafting: a raft (boat) is always accompanied by a safety kayak - no matter which section it is on

Ötztaler Ache River: legally there are always 2 guides on one boat (1 boat, 2 guides + safety kayak rider) guide/guest ratio for one raft is 3:6

Guidlines for rafting routes for children/youths or familiies respectively: Tirolean Rafting Association guidelines

Canyoning: guidelines for group size according to the Tirolean Mountain Sports Association (Tirolean Canyoning Association)

Rafting & Canyoning FAQ

Fragen & Antworten rund um Canyoning und Rafting

Oft tauchen ähnliche Fragen im Vorfeld einer Rafting oder Canyoning Tour auf. Hier findet ihr einen Überblick über häufig gestellte Fragen und die Antworten dazu: www.outdooroetztal.com/sicherheit/faq

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