The Saalach River travels through Austria sharing its river bed with Germany as well. A tiny creek, the river runs through Saalbach-Hinterglemm (a ski-resort) and then turns north and runs towards Maishofen. The river then moves across the broad valley to Saalbach and bends further into another narrow valley along the Leonganger and Loferer Steinberge. With more twists into its voyage, the river then slips into a narrow gorge.
As the river enters the gorge, the otherwise placid river suddenly displays tumultuous waves- bringing in the best rafting conditions for all interested rafters. After covering a long distance, the river finally meets with the river Salzach. Interestingly, the river derives its name from Saal, which is the old form of Salz (salt). The term Ach, which means a small river, has been added to it.
The Saalach River Rafting Experience
The Saalach River is found gushing through the gorge creating high waves – making all enthusiastic rafters crazy with delight! Packed with entertainment at all levels, the river consists of rapids of class II and III – giving the rafters ample opportunity to meet new challenges. The sprinkling water, the nasty waves and the stunning scenery will make the trip all the most interesting.
The Saalach River offers the perfect whitewater conditions from the month of May to September. While cutting through the waves and negotiating through the rapids, you can even take a good view of the beautiful scenic beauty around you. So, as you choose to take a short break from the long and boring work schedule and wish to spend an exciting weekend, it is best to make a short trip to the waters of Saalach River.