• "winterrafting" near leipzig

  • Tara-Canyon, Montenegro

    Tara-Canyon, Montenegro

  • campsite at river Crnojevica

    campsite at river Crnojevica

  • in the Moraca

    in the Moraca

  • bank of Weisse Elster

    bank of Weisse Elster

  • "mountainrafting" in Spain

  • south coast of Corfu

    south coast of Corfu

  • Tara - Canyon, Montenegro

    Tara - Canyon, Montenegro

  • two PACK-rafter

    two PACK-rafter

  • Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

    Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

packrafting on river crnojevica

Packrafting for beginners in Montenegro – 2 days along the national park Skadarsko Jezero

Sometimes pictures can tell more than words. Have a look at this Video of the tour in 2016.

In the boundary region between Montenegro and Albania, nearby the coastline, you find the largest lake of the Balkans – Lake Skadar (Skadarsko Jezero). From the west a river meanders in gentle loops through the picturesque rolling hills towards the lake – the river Rijeka Crnojevića. It's bankline is indistinguishably blurred under a thick carpet of water lilies and floating forests which shape the shoreline. The unique fauna and flora of these waters caused the nomination of the montenegrin parts of the lake and its sorroundings as national park in 1983.

On our two day circuit we begin to paddle down the river Rijeka Crnojevića and explore the wonderlands of it's vegetation and birdlife. Due to the low flow rate this trip is suitable and safe for newcomers who have very few kayaking or packrafting experiences. During this first day there will be enough time for bathing! We spend the night nearby the river in our own tents.
On the second day we go a bit further on the river till we reach Poseljani, an enchanting sleepy village with flocks of sheep and dilapidated water mills. Here the second part of our little adventure begins: We deflate our Packrafts, stow them into our backpacks and embark on our hike along an old caravan route back to our starting point. This ancient track which was once built to connected the former montenegrin capital Cetinje to the rest of the country is now nearly forgotten and overgrown with mediterranean vegetation. With a bit of luck we might spot one of the forest turtles which live there in the undergrowth!
The tour begins and ends on the campground of the village Rijeka Crnojevića which provides simple overnightstays for a low price.

We suggest to do this trip together with the tour "Tara Canyon".

Booking is available from 29th of July until 16th of August 2019! Check out the dates in the calendar.



  • 2 participants: 150,00 € p.P., 3 participants: 100,00 € p.P.
  • not including supplies
  • costs that have to be paid extra: fees for camping

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

Duration: 2 days


  • own packraft with paddle, waterproof dry bag and PFD (in addition about 3 kg)
  • crash course in packrafting
  • cooking gear etc

Required gear / supplies:

  • tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag
  • swimming suite, sunscreen, raingear
  • watershoes / solid sandals and hiking-boots
  • provisions for 2 days

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 and arrival: Rijeka Crnojevića

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

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

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... 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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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