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Go Packrafting in the beautiful Eifel

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Our packrafters rate us with a 9,8! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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At Packraft Travel you book a 2- or 3 day independent Packraft adventure 
in the breathtaking nature of Eifel National Park in Germany.

🥾🚴  Hike, Bike, Paddle & Sleep  🚣‍♂️⛰️

WHAT IS PACKRAFTING?

Packrafting is a relatively new sport. A hybrid between backpacking and rafting that allows you to experience unspoilt nature at its finest. A packraft is a light weight inflatable boat that fits into a backpack. Perfect for crossing lakes, rivers and streams as part of a longer route on foot or bike. Whenever your hiking trail gets interrupted by water, simply fill the packraft with air and continue the adventure by packraft.

Marieke Poorts
Marieke Poorts
13 June 2024
Het was fantastisch! De perfecte combi van hiken en kajakken in de prachtige natuur van de Eiffel. We hebben 2 dagen gepackraft, maar het voelde alsof we een week weg geweest zijn. Volgend jaar weer!
Leon Struijk
Leon Struijk
7 June 2024
Super gave ervaring van begin tot eind. Prima organisatie in een supermooie omgeving.
Daan Wester
Daan Wester
7 June 2024
Hele leuke 2-daagse ervaring gehad. De routes zijn door de prachtige bossen in de omgeving met mooie rotspartijen. Echt zo als op de foto's! We hadden het foodpack er bij geboekt en dat is zeker een aanrader. Heerlijk ontbijt en genoeg eten voor de hele dag. 'S avond hebben wij er voor gekozen om boodschappen te doen bij de lokale supermarkt (500m van de camping) en lekker te barbecuen. Alle materialen zijn zo goed als nieuw en van zeer goede kwaliteit. Zeker een aanrader!
Reem s
Reem s
6 June 2024
Toffe outdoor onderneming met enthousiast en behulpzaam personeel hebben ervoor gezorgd dat we een gave hike met kayak combinatie konden doen! De route was precies wat je ervan kan verwachten en het kayakken een unieke ervaring doordat je het zelf moet prepareren! Aanrader voor de outdoorliefhebbers het is een mooie uitdaging!
Mahdi Nasrallah
Mahdi Nasrallah
6 June 2024
Wij hebben erg genoten van dit avontuur. Vooraf is de voorbereiding en informatie erg duidelijk gecommuniceerd. Hierdoor je kan met veel zin uitkijken naar de tocht. Super vriendelijk en duidelijke uitleg op de dag zelf. Wij hebben beide routes in 1 dag gedaan voor extra uitdaging. We gaan dit zeker nog eens doen op een van hun andere locaties. Tot snel!
Ricardo Stilting
Ricardo Stilting
6 June 2024
Met een leuke crew en bezoekers uit alle hoeken was dit een mooie ervaring. Na de briefing is elk stel/groep op eigen kracht aan het avontuur begonnen. Soms hier en daar wat uitdagingen, maar dat hoor bij een avontuur. Mullerthal is geweldig, al vaak geweest, maar toch weer nieuwe plekken ontdekt. Raften op een zelf opgeblazen bootje door het hoog staande water was super! Enkele dagen spierpijn voor over 💪
THE ADVENTURE

Hiking, biking or paddling… Which do you prefer? Good news, at Packraft Travel you don’t have to choose. We are the first in Germany to combine packrafting and bikerafting in our 2- and 3-Day Trails. Discover the Eifel National Park on foot, by raft and by bike. The bike just goes along on the raft!

View all packraft- and bikeraft trails here 👇

Packraft Eifel Germany trails map
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YOUR PACKRAFT GEAR
We take care of everything

When booking your packrafting adventure with us you know you can rest assured everything has been taking care of. Starting with… your packrafting gear.

BACKPACK

A trekking backpack which holds your packraft equipment and personal stuff.

PACKRAFT & PADDLE

A light weight inflatable packraft, air bag and 4-piece paddle.

BIKE & HELMET

A sturdy mountain bike and helmet to conquer any terrain (incl. at 3-day trail).

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WATERPROOF BAG

A waterproof bag to protect all your personal and valuable belongings.

SWIM VEST

You will be paddling across calm rivers only but safety comes first. Always.

FOODPACK

Boost your energy throughout the day with our expedition foodpack.

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BASECAMP
Relax and recharge...

Our brand-new basecamp in located at a campsite in Heimbach. Amidst the nature of Eifel National Park. The basecamp is the start and end point of all routes. Here you will find everything you’ll need for a relaxing stay after an adventurous day. A hot shower, chill area to look back on your day by the camp fire, a sleeping area where you spend the night in a tent of your choice.

Basecamp is also te place where you check in and out, meet our rangers, have your daily fresh breakfast, foodpack for the rest of the day and refreshing drinks and snacks for the evening.

GLAMPING OR BACK TO BASIC
Sleeping under the stars ✨

At Packraft Travel you get to choose… Do you bring your own tent or go for convenience? 

Then choose one of our tents. Spend the night in a basic tent incl. sleeping mat and your own outside table and chairs. Or… stay in luxury and go for a spacious Glamping tent that is fully equipped with a comfy bed with mattress, duvet, pillow, table, chairs, dinnerware and coolbox. Perfect to retreat and relax.  

Fancy a tasty fresh breakfast in the morning? We take care of it!

Make your adventure complete

with the following additions...

Basic tent

No fancy lugging around your own camping equipment? Then choose a Fresh & Black Basic tent incl. sleeping mat from us. After a day of adventure, you can relax in front of the tent at your own camping seat.

Glamping tent

Treat yourself to a little more luxury? Upgrade your stay to a fully equipped Glamping Tent. You will stay extra comfortable in a spacious tent of 28 m2! We make sure you lack nothing.

Expedition foodpack info

Stay nourished and full of energy with our Expedition Foodpack which you can add to your booking. It includes a delicious fresh breakfast, snacks, energy bars and healthy freeze-dried meals for lunch and dinner. The package thereby provides you with all the nutrition you need for your packrafting adventure. At The Dome you can get cold drinks and snacks for the evening.


ADDITIONAL OVERNIGHT

Want to start your adventure fully refreshed and energized? Book an additional night prior to your adventure.

PICK YOUR PACK

What does your next adventure look like?

Choose your favorite trail and select your accommodation, foodpack and other extras in the next step.

2-DAY TRAIL

119 per person
  • Complete packraft equipment
  • Packraft trails for 2 days
  • NEW! Optional: 1 day bikerafting
  • Instructions from a ranger
  • 1 Night at basecamp (day 1)
  • Parking lot
  • Weekends: plus €10 per person
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3-DAY TRAIL

199 per person
  • Complete packraft equipment
  • Mountain bike + helmet
  • Packraft trails for 2 days
  • Bikeraft trail for 1 day
  • Instructions from a ranger
  • 2 Nights at basecamp (day 1 & 2)
  • Parking lot
  • Weekends: plus €20 per person
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2-DAY TRAIL

119 per person
  • Complete packraft equipment
  • Packraft trails for 2 days
  • NEW! Optional: 1 day bikerafting
  • Instructions from a ranger
  • Parking lot
  • 1 Night at basecamp (day 1)
  • Weekends: plus € 10 per person

3-DAY TRAIL

199 per person
  • Complete packraft equipment
  • Mountain bike
  • Packraft trails for 2 days
  • Bikeraft trail for 1 day
  • Instructions from a ranger
  • Parking lot
  • 2 Nights at basecamp (day 1 & 2)
  • Weekends: plus € 20 per person
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Practical info

INDEPENDENT TRAILS

Packraft trails are not guided. Prefer not to go alone? Gather your own travelling party (partner, friends, family, colleagues) to experience the adventure together.


CHECK-IN

Arrival between 8.30 and 9 a.m. at basecamp. Basecamp is located at Heimbacher Campingplatz, directly on the River Ruhr.

🏕️  Have you booked an extra night before your trail incl. breakfast? Then you are welcome at our basecamp between 4 and 6 p.m. the day before your trail. The next morning you will enjoy a nice fresh breakfast so you can start your adventure full of energy.

THE TRAIL

On the first day of your trail, our ranger starts at 9 a.m. with the briefing about the route and your equipment. From 9.30 a.m., you will set off independently with the route on your phone.

On days 2 and 3 of your trail you can determine the start time yourself. So start your day with a fresh breakfast at your own pace. Keep in mind that a trail, including breaks, lasts 6 hours on average.

The last day of your trail we expect you back at basecamp from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the latest. Take time to experience the adventure at your own pace!

FAQ

Packraft Travel offers multiple trails for different levels of fitness and experience. So pretty much everyone with good physical health can successfully complete our trails. Also, you get plenty of time to rest, take a break and enjoy the stunning views.

We welcome mostly couples, small groups of friends, colleagues and single travelers aged 20 to 50. The minimum age for our trails is 12 years old. 

Until the age of 18 years, it is mandatory that the minor follows the trail under the guidance and responsibility of a parent/multiple.

Absolutely. You are provided with clear instructions on the route and your gear by one of our rangers and you decide yourself how many breaks you take.

When you get down by the water you easily inflate the packraft with the special inflation bag. You scoop air into the inflation bag, similar to a fat boy air chair, and press the air into the raft. It should take you around 5 to 6 full inflation bags to fully inflate your packraft. After paddling through gorgeous scenery, you get back on land, deflate the packraft, roll it up and put it back in your backpack.

No. What makes our concept so much fun is that you will set out independently with all the equipment you need for a unique adventure. 

Follow the trail alone, with your partner, friend(s), colleagues or other companionship.

100%. We’ve carefully chosen safe routes and provide you with safety instructions and high-end packrafting gear.

Should you have any questions during the route, our rangers are available for you by phone at all times!

Select one of the packs above to start booking your 2 or 3-day adventure. You will be taking through an easy booking system in just a few steps.

You can book for up to 10 people at a time. Would you like to book for more people? You can! Send an e-mail to hello@packrafttravel.com or call +31(0)85-0806333.

Our packrafts are suitable for 1 person. The packraft is big enough to comfortably fit yourself, your backpack and bike.

Absolutely! Are you vegetarian, vegan or do you have other dietary needs or allergies? Please note this as a comment with your booking and we will adjust your Expedition Foodpack accordingly!

Sure! Packraft Travel has everything you need! 

What can you expect?
✅ Beautiful 1-, 2- and 3-day packraft and bikeraft trails in the German Eifel 🥾🚴‍♀️
✅ Perfect for groups of up to 45 people
✅ Tailor-made trails from 25 people upwards
✅ Good accessibility & ample parking space 🚗
✅ Instructions from an experienced packraft ranger
✅ Accommodation options in basic tents or luxury glamping pods 🏕️
✅ Breakfast included
✅ Food packs for the road? No problem!
✅ Delicious BBQ 🍗 🐟 🥗, pub quiz, cooking workshop or wine tasting? 🍷 We’ll arrange it!

We are happy to turn your company outing into a total experience, fully taken care of from A to Z.

Contact us today for options and availability 🗓️

Tel: +3185 080 6333
Mail: hello@packrafttravel.com

You start your day with instructions from one of our rangers at basecamp where we explain the route and your equipment. Then you’re good to go! You go out with just your backpack, including packraft, paddles, food, water and some spare clothes. All your other belongings stay in your tent at basecamp. 

You start with a hike or bike ride of a few kilometers. The route you follow via an app on your phone. Once you get down by the river you inflate your packraft and continue your trail by water. Make sure to stop in time to enjoy a nice view and a well-deserved lunch. Once back at basecamp you can enjoy a hot shower, dinner and a drink by the campfire.

Packrafting originates from Alaska where packrafts are mostly used to cross large bodies of water in the wilderness during hikes or bike routes.

Bikerafting is a combination of biking and packrafting. You simple strap your bike to your raft when continuing by water. This gives you the ability to travel longer routes.  

Select the ‘3-day trail’ to enjoy 2 days of packrafting and 1 day of bikerafting.

It is also possible to go bikerafting for 1 day during the ‘2-day trail’. Please select this option when booking.

No, you will be spending the night at our basecamp. Basecamp is the starting and ending point of all trails. 

You can choose to bring your own tent and sleeping gear or stay in one of our brand new tents at basecamp. We have Basic tents and luxury Glamping tents available.

As little as possible. 😉 A few weeks before your arrival, we’ll email you a handy packing list. Some essential items are:

  • good hiking shoes
  • comfortable clothing
  • bottle/bag for water
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • a good mood 😀

You will carrying just your waterproof backpack including your packraft and paddles (which together weigh about 4.5 kg), your food, water and spare clothes. In total, your backpack will weigh about 6.5 kg.

Whatever you prefer! We make sure your accommodation and packraft equipment is ready to go.

Traveling by car?
Our basecamp is very easily accessible by car. Park your car for free and conveniently next to basecamp. We will hold a spot for you!

Traveling by train?
Great! You are doing good for nature. By train you can travel to Heimbach train station. From there it is only a 15-minute walk to our basecamp.

Traveling by airplane?
Our basecamp is about 1 hour’s drive from Köln-Bonn Airport and Maastricht-Aachen Airport. Need an airport transfer? Then we can recommend a train ride towards Heimbach train station. Prefer to go by car? Take a taxi or rent a car at the airport.

Yes, certainly! If your dog is sporty enough to walk +/- 14 km per day and loves water, he will have the time of his life! Once in the raft your dog can best sit or lie between your legs. It is required that you put shoes or sturdy socks on your dog so that the nails do not damage the raft. You can bring them yourself or rent them from us for €5 a day.

Note! Please bring your own tent. Dogs are not allowed in our accommodations.

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Our adventurers rate us with a 9,8!
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what our adventurers say

Marieke Poorts
Marieke Poorts
13 June 2024
Het was fantastisch! De perfecte combi van hiken en kajakken in de prachtige natuur van de Eiffel. We hebben 2 dagen gepackraft, maar het voelde alsof we een week weg geweest zijn. Volgend jaar weer!
Leon Struijk
Leon Struijk
7 June 2024
Super gave ervaring van begin tot eind. Prima organisatie in een supermooie omgeving.
Daan Wester
Daan Wester
7 June 2024
Hele leuke 2-daagse ervaring gehad. De routes zijn door de prachtige bossen in de omgeving met mooie rotspartijen. Echt zo als op de foto's! We hadden het foodpack er bij geboekt en dat is zeker een aanrader. Heerlijk ontbijt en genoeg eten voor de hele dag. 'S avond hebben wij er voor gekozen om boodschappen te doen bij de lokale supermarkt (500m van de camping) en lekker te barbecuen. Alle materialen zijn zo goed als nieuw en van zeer goede kwaliteit. Zeker een aanrader!
Reem s
Reem s
6 June 2024
Toffe outdoor onderneming met enthousiast en behulpzaam personeel hebben ervoor gezorgd dat we een gave hike met kayak combinatie konden doen! De route was precies wat je ervan kan verwachten en het kayakken een unieke ervaring doordat je het zelf moet prepareren! Aanrader voor de outdoorliefhebbers het is een mooie uitdaging!
Mahdi Nasrallah
Mahdi Nasrallah
6 June 2024
Wij hebben erg genoten van dit avontuur. Vooraf is de voorbereiding en informatie erg duidelijk gecommuniceerd. Hierdoor je kan met veel zin uitkijken naar de tocht. Super vriendelijk en duidelijke uitleg op de dag zelf. Wij hebben beide routes in 1 dag gedaan voor extra uitdaging. We gaan dit zeker nog eens doen op een van hun andere locaties. Tot snel!
Ricardo Stilting
Ricardo Stilting
6 June 2024
Met een leuke crew en bezoekers uit alle hoeken was dit een mooie ervaring. Na de briefing is elk stel/groep op eigen kracht aan het avontuur begonnen. Soms hier en daar wat uitdagingen, maar dat hoor bij een avontuur. Mullerthal is geweldig, al vaak geweest, maar toch weer nieuwe plekken ontdekt. Raften op een zelf opgeblazen bootje door het hoog staande water was super! Enkele dagen spierpijn voor over 💪
Rudmer Buruma
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What an unforgettable and relaxing adventure! 😃 It was my pleasure to be part of the pilot in the Eifel region. I had chosen for the '3-day trail' and followed 2 days a beautiful hike and paddle route and 1 day a unique bike and paddle route. Really super to explore nature in peace in this way. I found especially the part with the bike on the raft really an experience to remember! The overnight stay at basecamp was also top arranged! Sleeping in a glamping tent (top bed!) and delicious fresh bread in the morning. What I liked is that you can choose how you want to spend the night; in your own tent or a dome tent or glamping tent that is fully equipped. Thanks for this wonderful experience and see you soon! Just booked for May with my wife....
Noelle Laros
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I'm a fan! Packraft Travel invited me and my friend to participate in the pilot in Germany (Eifel). I didn't know what to expect, but I found it really FANTASTIC! A super cool way to be active while enjoying nature in a relaxed way. Nothing stops you from continuing your trail over land AND water. Inflating the packraft with the air bag was very easy! We were chilling out on the water in no time. We were passing through Germany by motorbike and found this a really fun way to explore the Eifel. We will come again in May to try out the 3-day trail with bikeraften, already looking forward to it! 😃
Work360
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We were the lucky ones to be part of the pilot in the Eifel. What beautiful routes! Lovely hiking, cycling and paddling on the water. Packrafting was new to us. We found it a great way to discover the area independently in peace and quiet. The 3-day trail is highly recommended! You then go packrafting for 2 days and bikeraften for 1 day. We also had the pleasure of spending the night in a brand new Glamping Tent. The tent was fully equipped. Lovely beds and a nice fresh breakfast in the morning. The presence and cooler was also very handy. The sanitary facilities on the campsite were very clean. We will definitely book again this spring!
Kimberley Van Alphen
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What an experience to be part of the pilot group in the Eifel. This was an adventure to remember. Beautiful nature, a good combination of being outdoors and then recovering in luxury in a beautiful glamping tent. And everything fantastically organised, so we could really relax and have the feeling of an active holiday. We enjoyed ourselves and will definitely come again!
Dennis Luiken
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Super fun experience, professional, quality is paramount.
Genius Creations
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I got to join the pilot 'packrafting & bikerafting in the Eifel' 🛶🥾🚲 Super organised! The routes were very nice and surprising. For beginners, like me, it was very doable. In spring/summer, the surroundings will only be more beautiful! The glamping tents were very nice (and big!). Super nice beds, nice towels and a handy table with chairs. Also top that there are crockery and a cooler in the tent. In short, a relaxed stay! The parking at the basecamp was also convenient. Thanks guys!
Renske van Spreeuwel
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Highly recommended for anyone who loves nature and adventure! During the very first pilot in the Eifel, I most enjoyed the routes across the water with the packraft. Truly a sense of freedom! The communication beforehand and on site with the rangers was really top notch. Thank you!
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Domed Tent

The dome tent with Fresh & Black technology that keeps it cool and dark!

Inside you will find the basic necessities for a good night’s sleep. Outside you can relax at your own camping seat.

Includes:

Glamping Tent

You can upgrade your stay to a 28 m2 luxury glamping tent!

We’ll make sure that you have everything at your disposal to relax and recharge in luxury.

Includes:

CONTENT EXPEDITION FOODPACK

Make sure to add the expedition foodpack to your booking to start your day off with a lovely fresh breakfast. Stay nourished and full of energy with various snacks, energy bars and freeze dried expedition meals for lunch and dinner.

2-DAY TRAIL

€ 39,-

3-DAY TRAIL

€ 59,-