Return to the Lech River - Packrafting Austria

When we first packrafted the Lech River in 2013, it was clear that we will come back one day - in May 2018 we did.

  • Flow Rate: ca. 27m³/sec
  • Water level: ca. 270 cm
  • Water Temperature: 7 degrees C

4Paddlers has had an excellent site with the latest data for Steeg. Steeg was also the place where we entered the river, however, it should be safe to enter the river a little bit more upstream in case you want to extend the trip (GPS: 47.24770, 10.26651). This extension is still not too crazy.

We got out in Weissenbach close to the second bridge (GPS: 47.44024, 10.64575). It took us almost a complete day including breaks etc. There were no super difficult parts in the river but compared to the Reuss 1 2 or the Limmat River, this river does not let you chill, you need to be constantly alarmed.

Nevertheless, the Lech is definitively a highly recommended rafting river. Especially due to the unlimited hike+raft combinations the area offers. We will come back, for sure!


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