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Beginners kitesurfing course on Lake Como

Beginners kitesurfing course on Lake Como

Duration
5 hours

Difficulty
Easy

Cancellation
Flexible

Participants
From 1 to 3

Highlights

  • Approach a new discipline by taking part in our basic kitesurfing course
  • Let yourself be guided by the teachings and advice of a qualified VDWS instructor
  • Spend 5 hours in the beautiful natural setting of Lake Como between theory and practice
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"That branch of Lake Como" so famous is where our kitesurfing course takes place!

An experience dedicated to you who are approaching this discipline for the first time: guided by the teachings of an instructor, you will learn the theory and practice of kitesurfing up to controlling the sail and trying your first "waterstarts".

The course will last 5 hours and will mark the beginning of your passion for this sport!

What we will do

The appointment is 30 minutes before the selected time at the meeting point in Dervio (LC). We will be welcomed by thekitesurfing instructor who will guide us on this adventure!

The experience will begin with a theoretical lesson in the classroom during which we will learn the basics of the discipline such as flying techniques and safety; we will also simulate on land the paces, which we will soon put into practice in the water. This first moment will last two hours.

And here we are ready to board the dinghy and soon reach the heart of Lake Como, which will be the backdrop to our sporting endeavour. One by one we will enter the water to practice'bodydragging', i.e. learning how to handle the kite by letting ourselves be pulled by the sail. Once we reach the target, we will receive the board and try our first'waterstarts', the key manoeuvres of kitesurfing. Throughout the whole experience we will communicate with the instructor via transceiver, listening to teachings and tips to control the kite. This second moment will last 3 hours.

When all participants have finished the activity, we will return to the meeting point. The experience will last a total of 5 hours, varying according to the number of participants.

Who it is aimed at

The experience is suitable for ages 10 and up. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied to the meeting point by an adult.

It is not necessary to know how to swim to participate in this activity.

This experience is of an easy level and suitable for a first time kitesurfer; it is not recommended for those with previous kitesurfing experience.

Other information

The experience takes place from May to September.

Thetimetable of the activity may vary according to weather and wind conditions at the instructor's discretion. The duration of the activity may vary depending on the number of participants.

When booking, you can select up to a maximum of 3 participants. The practical test in the water is individual but you can share the experience on board with relatives or friends who choose to participate in the kitesurfing course with you.

Changing rooms with toilet facilities and lockers for storing personal items are provided on site.

You can request a free dinghy pick-up from Varenna, Bellagio or Menaggio: contact the instructor at the contact details given in your booking confirmation e-mail to forward your request.

Any accompanying persons can wait at the meeting point; there is a bar on site. Dogs on a leash are allowed at the meeting point; dogs may participate in the experience while remaining on the dinghy by contacting the instructor at the contact details indicated in the booking confirmation e-mail.

Recommended clothing

  • Swimming costume
  • Clothing suitable for the season
  • Clothing suitable for inflatable boat transport (hoodie, hat, sunglasses)

Don't forget to bring

  • Towel
  • Flip-flops
  • Sun cream
  • Water
  • Snack

What is included

  • VDWS-qualified kite instructor
  • Inflatable transport
  • Full equipment (kite, trapeze, helmet with transceiver, wetsuit, life jacket)
  • Membership
  • Insurance

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Dervio, Lecco

Dervio
Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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