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Extreme Canyoning at the Vajo dell'Orsa
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Extreme Canyoning at the Vajo dell'Orsa

Duration
7 hours

Difficulty
Medium

Cancellation
Flexible

Participants
From 1 to 6

Highlights

  • Tackle the full stretch of the Vajo dell'Orsa, the longest canyoning route on Lake Garda.
  • 6 km, 500 metres of altitude difference and 27 waterfalls for a day of pure adrenaline and fun in nature.
  • Rely on our expert guides, explore hidden places and discover the endless surprises of the environment.

Your guide

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Marco H.

I am an international mountain guide, specialising in canyoning. For 6 years I practised as a mountain training officer. I practice all typical mountain guide sports, from climbing to triathlon: in short, I like to explore and challenge myself!

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Full description

Get ready for a breathtaking adventure as you explore the longest canyon on Lake Garda. It is called "Orsa Maggiore" and it is the full length of the Vajo dell'Orsa: a 6 km route with 500 metres of altitude difference and no less than 27 waterfalls.

You will spend a whole day in an unspoilt natural environment, diving into crystal-clear pools, sliding on toboggans, walking through narrow rocky gorges and abseiling down waterfalls.

If you've already been canyoning a few times and can't get enough of theadrenaline, this is the right activity for you!

What we will do

The meeting with the guides and the rest of the group will take place in Brentino Belluno (VR ) at 8:00 am. We will get acquainted with our fellow adventurers, have a coffee, and then the guides will conduct a briefing on the rules of behaviour and safety to best face the day.

After that we will move by shuttle bus to the starting point of the route (it will take about 40 minutes). Once there, it will take another 20 minutes of walking to reach the mouth of the Vajo dell'Orsa canyon. In some cases, it is possible that the approach is entirely on foot with a 2-hour walk and a final staircase...are you worried? If you choose this route, it means you are ready for anything!

Before entering the gorge, we will have another briefing on progression techniques and then we will finally be ready for adventure. The descent takes place in a wild environment and follows the course of the stream, which flows between steep walls and smooth rocks. Along the way, we will encounter all the typical elements of canyoning: natural slides, crystal-clear pools of water, waterfalls and rope descents.

The highest wall from which we will abseil is 25 metres, and the most adrenaline-pumping dive will be from a height of 7 metres (not obligatory). About halfway down, we will take a snack break to regain our energy and then set off loaded for the second part of the route.

At the end of the canyoning we will return to the base and, after a nice hot shower, we can end the day with beer and piadina all together. In total, the activity will last about 7 hours.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is at an intermediate level and is aimed at sporty people who have already done canyoning before. You can participate from the age of 14 and up, if you have experience.

Other information

This activity can be carried out from June to September, weather permitting, and is confirmed when there are at least three participants.

Recommended clothing

  • swimming costume
  • thermal shirt (optional)
  • wet sneakers

Don't forget to bring

  • towel
  • spare clothes and shoes

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What is included

  • Experienced guide
  • Full equipment
  • Shuttle trips
  • Food and Drink

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 measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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