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Introduction to paddle near Milan
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Introduction to paddle near Milan

1,5 hour



From 1 to 6


  • Try canoeing on the Navigli, a stone's throw from Milan, on an easy 3 km route.
  • An introductory lesson and an outing suitable for an introductory experience in the discipline.
  • An experienced instructor will teach you basic paddling techniques and pass on all his passion!

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Try a water sport along Milan's Navigli, just outside the city's urban limits, in quiet places with lush nature that you might not have expected.

If you have never been canoeing or kayaking, this is the right opportunity to try it. Our instructors are waiting for you for an introductory lesson on an easy 3 km course, a real 'baptism of the paddle'.

You will learn the basic techniques for moving nimbly on a boat that can become your faithful companion for relaxing trips on the water!

The activity is also suitable for children, who can have fun in a healthy way while being in contact with nature.

What we will do

We will meet in Trezzano sul Naviglio, just outside Milan, at the canoe school. We will get to know the instructors and the other participants, and we will first hold a theory lesson to learn the basics of paddling and the main safety rules to observe during the outing.

Once the preparatory phase is over, we will move by minibus together with the instructor to Gaggiano. There, we will embark on single or double canoes and begin the 3-km long, current-supported descent, which will take us back to the meeting point in Trezzano. The descent presents no particular difficulty and is perfectly suited to novice canoeists.

The activity lasts a total of 1.5 hours.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is at an easy level and suitable for everyone aged 9 and up.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive at the meeting place at least 15 minutes in advance.

The activity can be booked from Fridays to Sundays, from April to August, and is confirmed when there are at least 2 participants.

On Fridays, the lesson takes place only at 18:00, while different times are available on Saturdays and Sundays.

It is possible to use the changing rooms and facilities of the canoe school.

Recommended clothing

  • shorts
  • t-shirt
  • beach slippers

Don't forget to bring

  • water bottle
  • towel
  • change of clothes
  • shower kit

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What is included

  • Vessel
  • Paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Embarkation transport

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the activity safely, you will get a full refund. The guide may propose you an alternative date or time to reschedule the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you cannot reschedule it, we will process a full refund!

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

For this activity, the cancellation policy is moderate. You get a full refund if you cancel within 8 days from the activity start date. Within 7 and 5 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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