Canyoning in the Ötztal Valley
Action & adrenaline guaranteed
Canyoning involves climbing steeply-angled clefts set in a steep-sided valley, finding a way down to a rocky river bed and making your way back down to the valley by way of river – sometimes scrambling through rapids, being swept along natural rock chutes and abseiling down waterfalls.
You are with guides who know the river and waterfalls like the backs of their hands and choose the route according to the group‘s abilities and preferences. Jumps from heights up to 16 meters await you on the secured routes. This blend of water and rocks, climbing and hiking, jumping and swimming is a truly unique challenge for all senses.
Canyoning Highlight: Auer Klamm
Canyoning means exploring gorges, narrow valleys and riverbeds. It involves not only climbing, hiking and abseiling but also many more adventures at the heart of nature.
One of Europe‘s most scenic canyoning spots is the Auer Klamm gorge which features several difficulty levels for all ages and abilities.
Extremely steep water chutes, abseiling from dizzy heights into rushing waterfalls, jumps from up to 16 meters for daredevils – pure adrenalin for all those in search of truly unique adventures of a very special kind. The Auer Klamm can be found amidst unspoilt nature landscapes and offers splendid canyoning tours up to 5 hours.
- Euipment rental (helmet, Neoprene suit, Neoprene socks, Neoprene jacket, special canyoning shoes, harness)
- Transfer to the canyoning access base
- Introductory advice by certified canyoning guides
- Plenty of fun and action
Rates per person from: € 70,00
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Adventure Spezialists within the Ötztal
The tour through Rosengarten gorge includes plenty of water slides (up to four metres), jumps and abseiling spots which are 3 to 5 metres in height and are therefore perfect for getting a taste of the sport of canyoning.
Duration: 2 hours
The canyoning tour through Alpenrosen gorge is also suitable for less-experienced Canyoning fans, who have the confidence to jump from 3 to 5 metres and have no problem abseiling 18 metres. The tour proceeds through the easier part of Nederbach Brook. Sections that are secured using steel ropes, passages through the brook and abseiling spots right at the start lead the way. For the experienced this route is an easy option and provides a break from the demanding Auerklamm Gorge tour.
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Auerklamm Gorge, with its up to 16 mhigh jumps and many other extreme features, provides for a proper adrenaline rush. If you want to, you can spend about five hours in the wilderness. Different levels of difficulty also mean it is suitable for the not so brave; even they get to recount their thrills when they get back home: Yes, I was there! Auerklamm Gorge ranks amongst Europe’s most beautiful canyoning tours. For Chris Schnöller (CEO Area 47) too, this tour is one of his absolute favourites: “If you already have some initial experience – of tours that is – then I recommend Auerklamm Gorge. It has everything that makes Canyoning such an exciting sport: it is an action-packed sport that has been influenced by different sports. High spots for abseiling, narrow swimming passages along eroded rock faces, speedy slides and challenging jumps. The unique vegetation along the tour is also noteworthy. I have tackled canyons all over the world, Auerklamm Gorge is still among my favourites.“
This tour is the easier option of the two, yet it has its challenges. You shouldn’t suffer from claustrophobia, since this tour leads through a narrow gorge. It initially follows the difficult course of the river that has large boulders and driftwood, includes abseiling spots of a height of 10 to 15 metres and jumps into the river’s spray. The tour ends with an eroded rock labyrinth and the typical water slide of Auerklamm Gorge.
Duration: 5 hours
This tour is a special highlight amongst canyoning experts: eight-metre-long water slides and jumps from three to 16 metres that end in the crystal-clear basin on Nederbach Brook. Another highlight – abseiling into the rock dome that has been formed over millions of years.Still have questions?By the way: If 16 metres is maybe one to two metres too high for you, guides can of course help you abseil. Though it would be a pity though to miss out on this special buzz. Since the tour’s character requires canyoning experience, this jump is a real highlight and a good opportunity for pros to get to know their limits.
Duration: 3 hours