Scenic DIY Raft Tour on the Drau River

Drau River Rafting is a self-guided rafting tour using standard rafts (3/5/8) to spend the day on the river with quiet stretches with picturesque beaches, meadows, mountains and small rapids.

  • Fun
  • Nature
  • Privacy

Life jackets, paddles, 1x dry barrel/bag

Not included

Railway, Transportation

Duration3 Hours
Bring along

clothing adapted to the weather, dry spare clothing, shoes that may get wet, rain protection, sun protection, glasses strap, possibly a pocket knife, first-aid kit; NO glass bottles or cigarettes on the boat!

Participantsfrom 2 up to 100

Spectators free of charge

1. Watch online instructional video on our website

2. Download checklist

3. Swimming Skills

Important information


Boat pick-up with equipment: When you arrive at the river bridge, please go to the right side. That's where the boats are.

1. Your boat is at the bridge

2. Boat Sizes: S (31-32), M (50-59), L (80-89)

3. Unlock your boat. The lock code is on the ticket.

4. Check air from boat. It's supposed to be tough.

5. 1x dry barrel/dry bag, paddle and life jackets you will find trailer

6. Landing technique: diagonally against the current. Once on shore, jump out immediately and hold boat. This is how the landing succeeds perfectly.

7. Exit in Sachsenburg: keep right from the ARCHIVE BRIDGE, about 3 meters from the shore to the 20-metre-long sandy beach. Paddle to shore with all your might.

8. Return: Storing boats on the riverbank is prohibited! Please carry the boat 20 meters up and park directly at the stone wall. Put paddles, life jackets in box, stack boats. Send a PHOTO of your boat via WhatsApp or to

9. Return journey: The "Sachsenburg Markt" train station is only 5 minutes (upstream) from the exit. Trains run every hour. There are restaurants/cafes in the center of Sachsenburg.

10. Discounts: If you booked using the Kärnten Card discount code, send us a photo of your Kärnten Card. WhatsApp or by SMS +4366475091450

Additional informationchecklist.pdfDRAU RIVER MAP.pdf


Start in BERG: The meeting point is under the river bridge, opposite the train station. FREE parking possible at the Park & Ride car park of the train station on the main street. -- Exit in SACHSENBURG: FREE parking at the "Sachsenburg Markt" train station
Berg im Drautal (opposite train station, river shore at bridge)
Berg 67, 9771 Berg im Drautal, Österreich
Rark + Ride Parking (at main street, after rail way station)
Berg im Drautal

Offered by

Drau Bootsvermietung
9771 - Berg im Drautal

Further information

Thanks to the flow speed of the water of approx. 10 km/h on the Upper Drau, paddling in our inflatable boats with little effort is well suited for the whole family and children. We are currently supplying the route Dellach or Berg to Sachsenburg, a very nice section with a net travel time (without breaks) of around 3 hours. Boat pick-up is possible with self-check-in between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., return is possible until 8:00 p.m. After the tour you simply return the borrowed material (see instructions) and we will take care of the rest. Please note that we do not provide passenger transport. Paddling on the Drau is doable for everyone – assuming you have a bit of a sporting disposition. We are of course available to advise you on the tour. There is limited parking available in the boat rental area and we do not offer any. We recommend arriving by train, as it stops close to our entrances and exits. At the Dellach/Berg and Sachsenburg Markt train stations you will find free Park + Ride parking spaces for rail customers.

2 Reviews
Sensationeller Trip!!!
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Wir hatten zu 5 ein Boot große M und viel Spaß!
Für Anbindung mit dem Zug ist genial
by Angelika PITTERL on 08/26/2023
Tolles Familienerlebnis auf der Drau
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Ein tolles Erlebnis, muss man definitiv mal gemacht haben. Wir haben uns ganz entspannt treiben lassen, haben zwei kleine Pausen eingelegt und waren ca. 4,5 Stunden unterwegs. Anlegemöglichkeiten gab es leider erst zum Ende der Strecke, kann aber am Wasserstand gelegen haben. Boote und Zubehör super, man fühlt sich damit auf dem Wasser sehr sicher. Organisation und Abwicklung top und unkompliziert. Die Landschaft ist einmalig schön.
by Nicole Bräuer on 08/15/2023

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