In Lienz where AdventureAustria is based, there are plenty of water activities to choose from. Canoeing and kayaking in East Tyrol is an absolute must for any summer activity holiday!
With crystal clear rivers and stunning surroundings East Tyrol is the ideal location for canoe and kayak enthusiasts. The glacier-fed River Isel in East Tyrol is an insider’s tip among the canoeing community.
Canoeing in East Tyrol is not just for the recreational canoeist, even kayak experts will find levels of difficulty that are challenging enough. Newcomers to the sport can take part in a ‘taster’ course under the supervision of competent local experts into the world of white water sports.
All courses are taught and performed by highly qualified and experienced kayak instructors whose primary function is guests’ safety and enjoyment.
Some sporting highlights which include canoeing in East Tyrol include the Red Bull Dolomitenmann and the Rodeo-Wave Freestyle Kayak event in the Draupark Lienz. Both events have a large following and attract countless spectators.
There are several kayak centres to choose from – all located approximately 10 minute drive from Lienz. AdventureAustria can help you choose the best one to suit your needs.
Canoeing in East Tyrol – Rivers, lengths and difficulty levels
Isel (from Mitteldorf/Virgen to Lienz 31 km), II-VI
Drau (from Kraftwerk Amlach to zur Isel 5 km), II-III
Große Drau (from Lienz to Oberdrauburg, 20 km), I-II
Hintere Isel (from Hinterbichl to Bobojach 7 km), IV
Schwarzach (from St. Jakob to Dölach 23 km), II, IV
Gail (Untertilliach to Nostra), IV
Rodeo-Wave: Lienz Draupark (near the the Lienz swimming pool complex)
Water Activities. Most water activities in Austria are available from May to September. Prices shown are per person. Prices are a rough guide only and are dependent on many factors including dates and numbers in your group. Minimum numbers, age, height and weight restrictions may apply to some activities. Water activities are also completely reliable on good weather. For more detailed prices please contact us or complete our enquiry form.