2-Day Kayak Course for Beginners

Book this tour Voucher bookable01.04.2018 - 31.10.2018

2 days of whitewater kayaking on one of the most beautiful river of the Alps - the Salza in Styria

In this kayak course you will learn the first basics to paddle easy whitewater on your own. The 2-day-course if perfect for weekends and especially for customers who want to try out the kayak sport in whitewater for the first time. Our practice river is the Salza in Styria, one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe and ideal for beginners.

Schedule of our 2-day kayak course on the Salza:

Meeting point for our course is the basecamp Salza in Styria. After meeting your instructor he will explain the overall course, schedule and details for your upcoming days. After that you will be equipped with all the necessary gear.

In every beginners course we always start on flat water for the first day, where we show you the right use of the material, the correct way to exit the boat once it capsized and of course the first basic paddling strokes. Our goal is to give you control and confidence in your kayak, before we head to the first river section.

Kayaking on the longest untouched whitewater river in Austria

In our next step we move to a beginners friendly section of the Salza river where we make our way down our first kilometers on the river on easy whitewater (grade 1-2). We learn and practice basic techniques for the river like catching eddies, ferry gliding and much more. The Salza river is with over 50 kilometers of untouched whitewater the longest remaining whitewater section in Austria, and therefore offers a great variety of sections for our kayak courses.

A great kayak course for beginners of the sport and everyone who wants to try whitewater kayaking for their first time.

Content of the 2-day kayak course:

  • Familiarize with the material
  • Correct way of getting in and out of the boat
  • Right behaviour after capzise
  • Basic paddle technquies (paddle strokes, braces)
  • Basic river reading and current theory
  • River running skills (catching eddies, ferry gliding

Goals of the 2-day kayak course: 

  • Learning of basic skills
  • Running of easy river sections (grade 1-2)

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