Published on April 8th, 2016 | by Kayak Session

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King of the Alps 2016 – June 3rd/4th

For the 5th time in a row some of the world’s best kayakers will battle it out for the legendary title of the “King and Queen of the Alps”. The qualification will be a mass start, downriver race. You have to imagine about 100 kayakers waiting together behind the start line, and when the go is given, a spectacular head to head race starts. The athletes need to give 100% energy and strategy to make it into the first 20 which will qualified for the final.

The final runs take place on the really impressive and especially intimidating rapid on the Passer River in the little village of Moos. Situated above the put in of the famous Passer-gorge, the race course is only a few 100 meters long but includes everything an extreme race needs. Waterfall, slides, big waves,  and holes…For the athletes it’s difficult enough to find a line, and it’s even more difficult to make it the cleanest and fastest!

The Passer River flows along the Passeiertal valley and passes through the town of Merano. It’s located among the Alps and in the corner of Italy, which meets with the boarders of Austria and Switzerland.

Merano is small but famous town, in the era of the Kings it was very popular for its warm climate and unique vegetation encircled by mountain peaks. Today it is characterized by its many castles and a long history of tradition. The King of the Alps will awaken these times of glory and honor. The athletes will fight hard for the title but only one of them will win the crown at the end.

The Passeiertal valley offers a vast majority of recreational activities, with a huge scope to provide specifically to the outdoors. In every local valley you will find a torrent of water which can provide the perfect ambiance for those who are passionate about water sports. It is also an area which is already well known for hosting many events, with a wide spectrum of variety. The region offers an ample selection of excellent food and wine which reach from typical regional dishes to Italian specialties.

– All informations on: king-alps.com

– Online Registration is open (max 100 participants): REGISTER HERE

– Among registered kayakers until end of April we give away an overnight stay for 2 nights and 2 People! (Weekend of the event)

– KINGs TESTIVAL on Sunday – free test day+free shuttle! http://www.king-alps.com/side-events/kings-testival.html

– New categories for racers M/F: Junior, Open, Maser 40+, Master 50+, Open boat C1

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