Experience earth’s history in a rafting boat aka “Travel through time, do sports and explore Salza valley”. If exercising and going on an adventure alone don’t do it for you because you also want to learn something new, this tour might be the right choice for you. Take this tour to learn all about the Gesäuse region, the Nature & Geopark and the formation of the Salza valley. Our trained GeoRaft guides have a certain Styrian charm and are happy to tell everything you might want to know. The best way to experience this unique landscape is by taking a rafting tour on the Salza river. This tour allows you to discover 200-million-year-old rocks, conglomerates and deposits from the Ice Age, beautiful gorges, as well as steep slopes with a unique biodiversity. At the same time, our GeoRaft guide loves to tell stories and will make sure you don’t get bored along the way. Get ready to go on an adventure!

In cooperation with our Gesäuse partner, the Nature & Geopark offers a Raftingcamp in Palfau:

Sign up here from May to October:
Rafting Camp Palfau: Phone: +43 (0) 650 36 38 240,,

GeoRafting was developed as a part of the Interreg Danube GeoTour project co-funded by European Union funds.

What to bring: swimwear (swim suit, bikini, etc.), towel, shampoo

What we provide: GeoRaft guide, rafting boat, white-water sports equipment, training, transfers, showers, lockable boxes

What to expect:
We’ll meet at our home base at the previously arranged time in Palfau (Rafting Camp Palfau / Feriengut Moarhof – A – 8923 Palfau, no. 35). The equipment will be given out and the participants can change on the spot before we are getting on the bus to the Fachwerk or Petrus entrance (depending on local conditions). After training and some safety instructions, we will start our GeoRafting tour on the Salza river. The tour takes about 2.5 hours and ends on the Saggraben campsite. From there, buses will take us back to the camp.

GeoRafting half-day:
Adults: 65.00 €
Adolescents (15-17 years): 55.00 €
Children: 45.00 €

Extended package: Two-day Geopark adventure

The first day is all about a promising and ravishing GeoRafting tour. On the second day, we will literally go “into depth” about this topic. We are going to visit GeoDorf Gams, take a hike through the unique Noth Gorge and a guided tour to the only gypsum crystal cave in Central Europe – the Kraus Cave. You can start the day researching fossils guided by professionals at the GeoWerkstatt. To end the day with a highlight, take a refreshing jump into the cool water at romantic Parkbad Gams.

Adults: 85.00 €
Adolescents (15-17 years): 75.00 €C
Children: 60.00 €

Possibility of staying overnight at Raftingcamp Palfau: rooms from 38,- € pp / camps from 24,- € pp

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