FAQ – Questions and answers

Participation requirements, correct behaviour on the river, safety information for Canadian, kayak and SUP tours – read all the safety information and the rules of conduct here.

What should you note before you set off?

To begin with, there is an introductory discussion. Participation in our introductory discussion is obligatory for all participants.

What do I need to adhere to?

The instructions of the canoe personnel must be followed without fail.

What are the requirements for a canoe trip?

Each participant must be able to swim and be in healthy physical condition. Any physical limitations are to be made known before beginning the tour.

What do I need to be aware of?

Swim vests must be worn during the entire trip.
Alcohol is not permitted before or during the trip.

Where can I store my things?

Valuables, glasses and other things that should not get wet must be stored in the cans or watertight bags provided for these.

Are there traffic rules on the Drava?

The Drava shipping boats have priority over canoes, kayaks and SUPs. The larger a water craft, the more priority it possesses.

Where can I take a break?

Only signposted disembarking and embarking points as well as publicly accessible places may be used. The event organiser assumes no liability for rests taken or overnight stays at non-signposted places. All emergencies or landings implemented for the safety of the participants are excepted.

How is the hire material to be used?

Damage to the hire material caused wilfully or negligently by the participant must be compensated for. Lost hire material must be compensated for by the participant. Hire material that is left behind unsupervised or unprotected by the participant and that is therefore stolen must be compensated for by the participant. All water sports equipment must be used only in the manner determined for it by the manufacturer.

How are obstacles to be circumnavigated?

All obstacles on the river must be circumnavigated at an extremely early stage and spaciously. These particularly include trees and bank vegetation, bridge pillars, all attachments and installations of all types as well as other boats.

What do I do in the barrage areas?

The disembarking and embarking points must be used before and after barrages. To go around the barrages, the paths intended and signposted for this must be used.

Where do I dispose of rubbish?

Rubbish produced during the trip must be carried by you and disposed of in rubbish bins provided for it at the disembarking point. This includes the residues of cigarettes.

Where can I sail?

You should sail in the middle of the river; the bank area is to be avoided.

What should I do if a storm gathers?

If a storm approaches, a safe place on the river bank is to be found at an early stage.

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