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Welcome to the website of the Tyrolean Rafting Association

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Within this website you will find information on the the Tyrolean Rafting Association including:


Information on our upcoming training courses

Our membership

Our organisational structure

Our standards and requirements

The reasons for our existance



The Tyrolean Rafting Association is an organization of rafting tour operators who have together represented the interests of whitewater rafting in Tyrol for the last three decades. During this period we have and continue to move with the times, constantly seeking to better our training programs and saftey standards to deliver the best possible experince to our rafting guests in Tyrol. Most of the current Tyrolean legislation and guidelines were determined by the tour operators themselves, in cooperation with the Tyrolean regional government.



From 2015 onwards in Tyrol and other Austrian states the standards of the IRF (Internation Rafting Federation) shall be integrated into raft guide training programs and guiding standards. The Tyrolean Rafting Association and the Tyrolean regonal government recognize this international standard. All Training, testing and certification of Tyrolean rafting guides shall from 2015 onwards be conducted under the standards of the International Rafting Federation.

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Our members all meet the current guidelines and requirements for white water rafting set out by the International Rafting Federation and the Tyrolean provincial government. With our over three decades of experience on the rivers of Tyrol, we are confident in our ability to provide our guests with an action packed but safe experince on our wild alpine rivers.



Chairman Tyrolean Rafting Association



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