Whitewater kayaking course – Austria
From: 3149,00 zł
During 6-days kayaking trip to Austria, you will acquire theoretical knowledge and abilities enabling safe sailing on whitewater rivers in scale of dificulty WW3. Our trainings are conducted under the guidance of experienced whitewater kayaking instructors, former or active competitors, and also a Polish representative from Athens and Beijing – Paweł Sarna! On the Salza and Enns Rivers you will rowing about 40 – 50 kilometers, you will acquiring new skills and you will meeting enthusiasts of this sport with them you can continue your adventure with whitewater kayaking.
- 5 nights at a comfortable campsite,
- Transport by bus,
- Care of experienced instructors,
- 4 days of training – about 16 hours of activity on the water,
- A short trip to the canyon – canyoning
- Full equipment: whitewater kayak, helmet, stafety waistcoat, paddle, spraydeck,
- Clothing: neoprene wetsuit, waterproof jackets, neoprene shoes,
The price don’t include:
- Meals – on your own: field kitchen, restaurants or shops around 3km (prices similar as in Poland),
- Accommodation in rooms (extra payment from €20)
- Tent rental (price PLN 30/day)
How to prepare:
- Take thermo-active clothing and underwear or lycra with you.
- In case of sleeping in the camping – take camping equipment: tent, foam pad, camping utensils and cutlery.
• Departure points: Nowy Sącz -> Kraków -> Katowice,
From 6 to 15 participants
* The training plan (learning technical elements) is tailored to the skills of the participant and is different for groups of levels I, II and III.
* During the trip we don’t change the place of accommodation – the average journey time to the river section is 20 minutes.
|DAY I – Tuesday|
09:00 Nowy Sącz,
19:00 Arrival – Wildalpen (accommodation, plan discussion, integration).
DAY II – Wednesday
Allocation of equipment, packaging and departure for the first section of the river,
Shore and water training, rescue training on mountain rivers, discussion of safety rules. Then we start training according to the level of advancement. Time on water about 4 hours.
DAY III – Thursday
Trip to the next section of the river. The rest of the training. Time on water about 4 hours.
DAY IV – Friday
Departure to the river Enns, section Gesäuseeingang- Gstatterboden. A beautiful scenic section of the river with big waves – there will be emotions. Along the way, we stop and enter a narrow and high canyon, in which the width is sometimes about 1m. Time on water about 3-4 hours.
DAY V – Saturday
Trip to the most interesting section of the Salza River – time on the water 4 hours.
14:00 End of activity, free time.
DAY VI – Sunday
9:00 Packing and return to home.
17:00 – 18:00 Arrival in Katowice,
18:00 -19: 00 Arrival in Krakow.
Difficulty Levels (I, II, III)
- The condition for participation is general good physical fitness and swimming skills.
- Belonging to a group of advanced level I, II, III based on the participant’s skill.
- The course plan depends on the current conditions on the river and is adequate to the participant’s skills such as:
Level I (no previous experience in white water kayaking)
You have nothing to fear – the course is conducted from basics with maximum safety – there are no age restrictions or special skills required.
Level II (beginner)
Is intended for people who have completed the basic course and have the skills,
- Good kayak control skills on ww2 level.
- Eskimo skill or so-called T-rescue,
- Catch and Peel out of an Eddy
- Ferry kayak,
- Correct paddling technique.
- The group will paddle on sections of difficulty from WW2 + to WW3-WW3 +.
- Personal equipment required: rescue throwing bags, hms carbine, knife, life jacket with chest belt used for rescue.
Level III (intermediate)
- The participant has the skills to completely control the kayak on river level WW2 + WW3
- T-rescue, eskimo roll. The participant has the skills of self-rescue and rescue of people in need of assistance on rivers with a level of difficulty up to WW3. He can assess the risk on the river and has the skill water reading. Learning elements such as buff, choosing the right flow, advanced water rescue techniques on mountain rivers.
- The trip price includes accommodation in your own tent,
- Possibility of accommodation in 2-4-6-persons rooms for a payment of 20€ per night
- The property offers breakfast (3 € – 6 €) and wine (3 € / 1l), beer (1.5 €),
- Within 3 km there is a shop and restaurant,
- Modern sanitary facilities,
- Place for a bonfire,
- Free Wifi,
- Free parking.
Frequently asked questions
- Is it a very extreme course?
The course is designed, among others, for people which don’t have experience. So calmly, this course isn’t extreme.
- How to dress for the course?
You definitely need to bring thermo-active clothes and underwear, you receive from us special equipment such as neoprene foam, neoprene shoes, waterproof jacket, helmet and life vest.
- Do the instructors have experience?
Our team consists of former and active members of the national team, headed by the double olympic – Paweł Sarna. They are titled competitors and experienced mountain kayakers, members of many canoe trips on the most difficult rivers in Europe, passionate about many sports.
- Do I have to take food from Poland with me?
You don’t need to take food with you, because price of food and alcohol are similar to prices in Poland.