Packrafting Trainings and Expeditions

Become part of our adventure! Our packrafting courses, tours and expeditions are pure outdoor feeling: A day course on the Nahe, white water packrafting in Slovenia, multi-day land river trekking in the Hunsrück, packrafting expedition courses in Scandinavia and distant expeditions. The focus is always on fun, and depending on the type of course, the challenge and enthusiasm for being out in nature.

For us, the fascination of packrafting is the freedom to combine trails, lakes and rivers into varied and nature-intensive land-water adventures. The small light but very robust packrafts fit on the backpack and are with only a few kilograms of additional weight the basis for adventure and wilderness feeling on extraordinary paths.

At the locations of our courses and tours we are also happy to create your individual event. For larger family and private groups (in german) as well as for companies and teams (in german).

Packrafting day courses and events

Packrafting Experience Days Nahe - Packrafting Basic Course and Packrafting Day Events

Experience the fascination of the extraordinary outdoor trend Packrafting. Each experience day is a varied, guided adventure tour, an exciting group event as well as a basic packrafting course with adventure factor. 
. We take you on a summer tour on the quiet hiking river Nahe with short splashy interludes. After an introduction and a small paddling course combine hiking sections and a long river trip in impressive scenery. Including sociable snack after the tour. Start: Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg. Various dates available during the season (see advertisement). Individual dates for 4 or more people available on request.

Type of tour: Day tour

Requirement level: For beginners

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Hunsrück Freestyle day courses

Originated in an unplannable spring and after the first dates immediately firmly in the program: The Hunsrück Freestyle day courses for PackrafterInnen with previous experience or ambitious, fit beginners. 
. Relatively spontaneously published dates, a short-term go and a start coordinate somewhere between Bad Kreuznach, Soonwald and Kirn, which is transmitted to the enrollees via messenger service - then the adventure begins.

Type of tour: Day tour with variable start and finish location.

Requirement level: For ambitious beginners and advanced

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White water packrafting courses for beginners and advanced

Open white water packrafting course Soča, Slovenia

Whitewater packrafting course in alpine white water on the rivers Soča and Koritnica in Slovenia.
. On combined trekking and whitewater day trips it goes with light luggage through the gorges of the Soča. In the course we teach individually and in detail the techniques for navigating easy to challenging whitewater level III/IV - and especially the fun and freedom of whitewater paddling with packrafts.
The course is aimed at advanced paddlers as well as fit beginners with action, paddling fun and pure scenery.
Base station at the campsite with campfire evenings. With your own packraft equipment or rent from us.

Type of tour: Day tours from Base Camp

Requirement level: For ambitious beginners and advanced

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White water packrafting course Soča Advanced (Advanced)

For advanced packrafters who have already completed one of our open whitewater packrafting courses, we run an advanced course in Slovenia in addition to our open courses.

The course is designed for advanced packrafters. In addition to advanced paddling techniques and more difficult sections, we put higher focus on scouting whitewater spots in these courses.

Type of tour: Day tours from Base Camp

Requirement level: For advanced

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Open white water packrafting courses Tirol or Alpenvorland with safety training

The alpine valleys of Tyrol and the Bavarian Alpine foothills offer the best conditions for white water packrafting.

On our open course in Tyrol we combine first elements of safety training in white water with paddling technique and packrafting in front of the alpine scenery of the Lech Valley.

Type of tour: Day tours from Base Camp

Requirement level: For ambitious beginners and advanced

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White Water Packrafting Course Tirol Advanced

Tyrol offers sporty white water against an alpine backdrop. Dive into the mostly massive wave crests of the upper Lech and let the crystal clear mountain water of the upper Isar take you to an untouched wild river landscape.

Our alpine early summer highlight in Tyrol is aimed at advanced paddlers and pack rafters with whitewater experience.

Type of tour: Day tours from Base Camp

Requirement level: For advanced

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White water packrafting course Carinthia

Our new white water location, the massive and technical waves of the Carinthian rivers. For participants with Vo experience or sporty ambitious beginners.

Diving through the waves in July?

Type of tour: Day tours from Base Camp

Requirement level: For advanced

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Whitewater Safety Courses for Packrafters (WRT-REC)

This course according to the internationally recognized standard WRT-REC (Whitewater Rescue Technician - Recreational) is offered especially for packrafters as part of our white water packrafting courses in Slovenia.

An understanding of the risks as well as the basic safety and rescue techniques in and on whitewater with and without a packraft are important for everyone who moves there. Especially those who plan to continue paddling whitewater rivers privately, without a guide, after our whitewater courses, will benefit from being able to assess risks and competently help themselves and others in an emergency.

Type of tour: Day tours from Base Camp

Requirement level: For beginners and advanced

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Packraft technique training Hohenlimburg

You have already paddled white water and want to improve your technique? Do you want to navigate sweeping waters, rollers and swells with precision? Then we have just the thing for you: technique training on the white water canal Hohenlimburg. A course that is alternately technically challenging and massive guarantees a high training effect and tops it with fun factor.

On the canal of the Bundesleistungszentrum in Hohenlimburg we offer a technique training with the LWA white water crack Andi in a social setting.

Type of tour: Course with base camp

Requirement level: For advanced and packraft beginners with previous whitewater experience

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Expedition style multiday courses

Multiday Packrafting Course Hunsrück-Compact (2 days)

Our Multiday Packrafting Course Hunsrück-Kompakt takes place in the area of our well-known expedition style packrafting course Hunsrück-Tour and imparts compact knowledge and skills in two course days.
. The aim of the compact course is the intensive theoretical and practical teaching of equipment and tour knowledge for multi-day combined packrafting tours.

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You will take part in an intensive packrafting workshop and directly implement what you have learned during the second day of the course on a land-river trekking tour. With your own packraft equipment or rent from us.

Type of tour: Day tours with base camp

Requirement level: For beginners

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Multiday Packrafting Course Hunsrück Tour (4 days)

The original land-river trekking adventure: Four days with backpack and boat in the wilderness and remoteness of the Hunsrück.
Tour and course with everything that makes Land-River-Trekking so unique. This intense adventure is land-river tour and course in one and is aimed at all who want to experience and try land-river trekking pure or test themselves and their material on a multi-day tour.

As a participant you will experience four days of outdoor life, challenge and cozy campfire evenings, including packrafting course and land-river trekking workshop as well as the teaching of outdoor skills. You will be traveling in a small group with experienced packraft guides and staying overnight in your own tent near the river. With your own packraft equipment or rent from us.

Type of tour: Course start at Base Camp and following self-sufficient tour

Requirement level: For ambitious beginners and advanced

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Advanced Multiday Packrafting Course Bavarian Forest (4 days)

For those who have conquered the Hunsrück. Those in the white water of Tyrol or Slovenia smoothly into the sweep waters. Which may have even been with in Norway. And who then have not had enough of all this for a long time.

Those we take with us in a group of positive crazies into the rusticness of the Bavarian Forest. The course - Multiday Advanced - is not advertised as an open course, is presented during our open courses and during our canvas campfire evenings and combines the strands of whitewater packrafting and multiday packrafting into a multiday tour with whitewater.

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Type of tour: Self-sufficient expedition style tour

Requirement level: For advanced with whitewater experience

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Packrafting Expedition Course Norway (7 days)

Expedition style wilderness and packrafting in the Nordic border area of Norway and Sweden!

Only once per season, a maximum of 8 participants embark on our most intensive course: the Packrafting Expedition Course in the Sylan Mountains in the vastness and wilderness of Scandinavia.

What makes the course so special? In the solitude of mountains, lakes and rivers, we teach the skills for packrafting in expedition style directly on tour under real and challenging expedition conditions. In teams you work out together with the guides the daily stages of the expedition route in places themselves: At the campfire, on the riverbank, while the rain pattering on the group tarp or at the Nordic sunset before you lead a part of the route together the next day!

Ready for a course in the wilderness?

Type of tour: Self-sufficient expedition style tour

Requirement level: For advanced with whitewater experience

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Packrafting Expedition Tours

Albania Expedition Tour

With our expedition tour Albania, which we will carry out for the first time in 2022, we are entering a new chapter, in warmer climes, far away from the polar regions we have roamed so far. For 7 days we will be in the so-called "Wild Heart of Albania", along the rivers Vjosa and Osum, experiencing wilderness, white water rafting, getting to know the country and its people and the impressive landscape of southern Albania.

An impression is offered by lead guide Susanne's blog post on the Land Water Blog, which she wrote about her exploration tour on site: https://www.land-water-blog.de/vjosa-das-wilde-herz-albaniens/

Ready for a course in the wilderness?

Type of tour: Self-sufficient expedition style tour

Requirement level: For selected group of participants with many years of experience

Expedition Tour Arctic Circle

Our toughest project so far: in the area of the Laponia expedition of 2015, we are conducting 8-day packrafting expedition tours.

North of the Arctic Circle we spend 8 days on an expedition route in the wilderness of Scandinavia on rivers, lakes and in the vast Nordic landscape of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Laponia. Are you with us?

Type of tour: Expedition style self-sufficient tour

Requirement level: For advanced with minimum requirements, see announcement

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LWA Expeditions areas

Expedition Yukon Territory Canada

A long-held LWA expedition dream will come true when we roam the wild Yukon Territory on foot and packraft for 8 days in 2022 or 2023, to the ice blocks of the Donjek Glacier and into bear country.

Type of tour: Expedition

Requirement level: For selected group of participants with many years of experience

Expedition Iceland

Since 2017 we have been conducting 7-day expeditions on Iceland.

Waterfalls and elves, lava rocks and moss, lots of wind and sometimes the feeling of walking straight across the moon.

Once a year, usually in July, we lead a small group of packraft adventurers on an expedition in Iceland. Follow us into solitude and through rough lava landscapes, past glaciers, through raging streams and crystal clear lakes.

Type of tour: Expedition

Requirement level: For selected group of participants with many years of experience

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LWA participant meeting

2021: Season End Special

In this special year, when our Hunsrück season exceptionally goes until mid-November, we have a special season-ending combination planned: We will meet for a cozy joint paddling, campfire evening and slide show with participants of all courses, tours and expeditions on September 18/19, 2021 at our Nahe location in Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg.

In December follows a premiere: We cordially invite you to the 1st LWA Christmas Market at our base in Neustadt/Weinstraße. Our traditional used equipment market will also take place here.

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End of season multi-day courses and expeditions

With the participants of our multi-day courses and expeditions, we meet again at the end of the season, usually in October, for a weekend at our Hunsrück base, the Nahemühle campsite in Monzingen. Here we go paddling together once again, sit around the campfire in the evening, tell the stories of the past season and give previews of the adventures that lie ahead.

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Season end day courses Nahe

On the last Nahe course weekend we invite all participants of the Erlebnistage Nahe to a small end of season event at the Nahe-Base, the campsite Nahe-Alsenz-Eck in Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg. We will go paddling again, present the used equipment of the season and sit together in the evening with campfire and slide show.

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