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Canoeing on the river Drau

Once invented by Native Americans, the open canoe has become popular all over the world. It is the ideal means for discovering one of Austria’s last natural paradises: Carinthia’s upper Drau valley.

Conoeing on the river Drau near Dellach starts off on dry land: Before embarking on the Canadian canoe, paddlers need to practise the correct technique, which is easily accomplished.  Then the canoe is moved to a sand bay and pushed into the shining green river. Before long you glide on the gentle waves and feel transposed into a distinct world. The Drau is one of the last river landscapes of the southern Alps, which have preserved their natural state. For centuries the river was used for transporting ore and coal; today it is a protected area stretching on 41 miles from Oberdrauburg to Sachsenburg - Carinthia’s ecological lifeline. Guided canoe tours may last from half a day to several days and include romantic campfires and overnight stays. Most of the time, however, you spend on the boat, savoring the soft quietude of nature and  the wild river landscapes and watching  grey herons on the shore. They definitely feel as comfortable as we do.

Canoeing on the river Drau

National Park Hohe Tauern

Hof 4
9844 Heiligenblut am Großglockner

Telephone: +43 4824 2700

National Park Hohe Tauern

Hof 4
9844 Heiligenblut am Großglockner

Telephone: +43 4824 2700

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