What is packrafting?
Packrafting is an inflatable reinforced kayak you carry on your back or bike to cross waterways as part of a longer adventure. You can use it to explore remote lochs and rivers which you can't easily access with a rigid canoe or kayak. It is sometimes combined with other activities such as camping, hiking and climbing.
Why try packrafting?
If you like exploring off the beaten track and immersing yourself in nature, packrafting is ideal. It’s relatively easy to do – you just need a little practice to be able to balance your bike and kit on the boat. It’s worth it though as it opens up remote corners and hidden gems that you couldn’t otherwise explore. You’ll see some incredible views and wildlife.
How do I inflate a pack raft?
Pack rafts come with special inflation bags that fill with air which you pump into the boat. It’s surprisingly quick and easy.
What about my paddle?
Special pack raft paddles are available that take apart and can be strapped to the pack for easy transportation.
How do I balance my bike on the pack raft?
It depends on lots of factors, but most require you to remove the bike's front wheel and strap the bike to the front of the boat using specially designed straps. Balance is key!