Packrafting Reuss

Packrafting Switzerland – Reuss River – from Root to Bremgarten

Back in 2017 (and also in 2013), we packrafted the Reuss river from Bremgarten to Baden which is indeed a nice trip that I can recommend. This time, we spent one day on the Reuss and rafted from a place called “Root” (no joking – close to Lucerne) down to Bremgarten.

You can easily reach Root via public transport within 1 hour from Zurich. In Root, there is a good spot to enter the Reuss close to the main bridge (GPS: 47.12455, 8.396606). The first 75% of this trip will be flying by since the Reuss will drag you quickly up north. Only the last 25% require your physical engagement.

In case you don’t make any breaks, you can reach Bremgarten in 3-4 hours depending on the current. There are no dams where you need to get out of the water – except for the main one in Bremgarten (GPS: 47.34347, 8.346137). From there, you can continue as noted in the other trip report from 2017.

I would rate this trip as WW I – there are no real difficult parts. But don’t forget to bring some Swiss Cervelat and get some nice BBQ at one of the multiple fire places on this trip.

Packrafting Reuss
Packrafting Reuss
Packrafting Reuss - the last meters to Bremgarten from the dam
Packrafting Reuss – the last meters to Bremgarten from the dam
Packrafting Reuss
Packrafting Reuss

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