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    campsite at river Crnojevica

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    in the Moraca

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    bank of Weisse Elster

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    south coast of Corfu

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    Tara - Canyon, Montenegro

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    two PACK-rafter

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    Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

River Weisse Elster

Through the wetlands of the Weisse Elster from Zeitz to Pegau

Sometimes pictures can tell more than words. Have a look at this video.

One of the most beautiful parts of the river Weisse Elster reaches from Zeitz to Profen - the preserveration area "Elsterauen".
Here the river flows in countless bends with partly fast current through a charming valley. Due to the proximity to Leipzig it virtually is a perfect region for paddling - but so far there is a lack of infrastructure to do the distance easily in normal kayaks or canoes.
However, the barrages and portages are no problem for our packrafts. Hence we nearly have the river for ourselves. With a bit of luck we might spot the fascinating Kingfishers.
It's possible to cover the whole distance of the tour in about 6 hours. But why rush? We take our time and have a long lunch break with coffee, tea and more and enjoy the day.

Booking is available in May till October 2019! Check out the dates in the calendar.



  • between 80,00 € p.P.(minimum rate) up to 100,00 € p.P.- Normally each tour would have to cost 90,00 € p.P. Who can afford it pays more and affords that way the joy of a packrafting tour to people with less money!
  • payment in cash after the tour

Participants: max. 3 persons (alteration in exceptional cases possible)

Duration: about 8 hours


  • own packraft with paddle, waterproof dry bag and PFD (in addition about 3 kg)
  • short crash course in packrafting
  • guided tour through the preservation area Elsterauen (in english / auf deutsch / en español)
  • long lunch break with coffee or the like

Required gear / abilities:

  • basic knowledge in paddling and basic fitness required
  • clothing for different weather: rain clothes, warm clothing, perhaps sunscreen, stable shoes
  • own provisions

In case of booking a tour you need to accept the general terms and conditions. Booking request via e-mail, phone call or text.


Start: Zeitz, main station

Arrival: Pegau

lucky packrafter

... enjoy the freedom of hiking and paddling in one trip! In this way you can think about "being outdoors" in a new way.

hiking boots

... discover hidden paths without borders. With the ultra-light and durable inflatables there are heaps of different possibilities!

orange tent

... find fantastic places in remote nature. Packrafters are adventurers who explore secrets!

Discover our tours!

We are operating in different regions of Europe, esp. Montenegro, Italy and Germany. Choose between "half-day trips" up to 4 hours, "day trips" and "multi-day trips" and just click the link in the pictures. You can find videos of the tours in our youtube channel.

  • Venice, Italy

  • Weisse Elster, Germany

  • Leipzig, Germany

  • Tara - Canyon, Montenegro

  • Lake Skadar, Montenegro


Do you want to book a tour? Send us a message and we will answer as soon as possible. Tell us important details like date, number of persons, skills ... Please use contact[at]packrafting-tours.com

In 2019 we offer dates in Germany and Montenegro:

  • weekends from 11th of May until 13th of July day trip on river Weisse Elster south of Leipzig, Germany
  • from 29th of July until 16th of August multi-day trips in Montenegro (Tara-Canyon and Lake Skadar)
  • weekends from 24th of August until 26th of October day trip on river Weisse Elster south of Leipzig, Germany

For half-day trips in Leipzig there are more flexible possibilities ... even in winter, if you like!

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About us


Chris Marx

packrafting guide, climber, traveller, teacher, media educationist

Packrafting Tours is an experiment. An idea.

With Packrafting Tours we wish people to take part and truly participate in our idea: Imagine yourself exploring, wherever your feet and water can carry you. Just set off to new shores, on new paths. Discover secrets off the beaten track. All you need is a backpack filled with a few essentials and a tiny, lightweight inflatable. Nothing else.

Our Idea is for you to enjoy every single moment and to be wholly present. To be outdoors and find tranquility. To experience this certain slowness which is really rare in everyday life.

Packrafting Tours is an idea. And much more: living.

Inga & Chris



Inga Stark

packrafting guide, climber, traveller, learning therapist