The “Wild Waters” in the Nationalpark-Region Hohe Tauern are not just breath-takingly beautiful, powerful and inspiring, on its way from the mountain down into the valley, water creates an unparalleled adventure realm for water sports fans. The range of activities available extends from canyoning in gorges and ravines to a canoeing tour on the Drau and everyone will find something to suit them.
White water difficulty table according to the International Canoe Federation (ICF):
I – easy: Small surges, higher, regular waves, few, recognisable obstacles.
II – moderately difficult: Frequent swells, irregular current, weak rollers, easily recognisable and navigable eddies and bends
III – severe: Numerous surges, high irregular waves, breakers and rollers, eddies and hairpin bends, blocking, difficult to recognise passages, obstacles in the current
IV – very difficult: long surge sections, high irregular waves, strong breakers and rollers, difficult eddies, sharp bends, strong blocking, passages difficult to recognise
V – extremely difficult: continuous surge sections, irregular breakers and rollers, most difficult bends and eddies, high current speed, extreme blocking, passages hardly recognisable
VI – limit of navigability: increase of all difficulties