A New Way of Experiencing the River Enns

Last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 06:49 am

Nature lovers and adventurers can now explore 90 kilometres of the Enns on a five-stage ‘river hike’ on the water.

The journey along the Enns between the Salzburg town of Mandling and the Styrian Gesäuse takes place in a unique and stunning landscape.

Starting this summer, the 90 kilometre route can also be experienced as part of a new “river hike”. Water sports fans will complete the tour over several days in five stages – paddling by kayak, riverworthy inflatable canoes or SUP (stand up paddling).

The many entrances and exits allow participants to go sightseeing at impressive locations off the beaten track. The trip organizers help with planning and offer complete equipment for hire as well as trained tour guides and a shuttle service. With the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard there is a discount on professional training and courses.

Paddling on the river Enns in Styria.
Paddling on the river Enns in Styria
© Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH | Michael E. Tritscher

“The new river hiking along the Enns is a great addition to what’s on offer for all our guests who love adventure and nature,” says Mathias Schattleitner, tourism manager of the Styrian Schladming-Dachstein holiday region.

Initiator of the project Helmut Knaus points out the advantages of the Enns trip: “We are the only location in central Europe, where you can travel on the water continuously without having to avoid artificial obstacles such as weirs and power stations on foot. Also, there are no difficult sections of whitewater on the 90 kilometres, so the entire route is suitable for families and also for adventurous people with little paddling experience.”

More information: ennsflusswandern.at or www.schladming-dachstein.at