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  • Discover the beauty of Lake Castel Gandolfo on a 3-hour kayak tour with expert guides.
  • Delve into corners hidden by vegetation and admire the wonderful play of light on the surface of the water.
  • End the experience by indulging your taste buds with an aperitif of wine and local specialities.

Your guide

Stefano B.

I am a kayak instructor and first competed as an athlete and then decided to use my technique to introduce people to that hidden side of Rome, Lake Albano!

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Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of the more touristy places to discover Lake Castel Gandolfo, a beautiful natural oasis just a few kilometres from Rome. Enjoy an outdoor experience on the tranquil lake waters.

On this leisurely kayak tour, guided by experienced instructors with a perfect knowledge of the place, we will immerse ourselves in the peace of the surrounding vegetation, which is reflected in the mirror of water creating beautiful plays of light.

We will learn about the history of a place so special as to host the Pope's summer residence, we will lose ourselves among its secrets, and we will end the adventure with an unfailing aperitif of wine, cheese and cold cuts from the Lazio region.

What we will do

We will meet directly on Lake Castel Gandolfo, on the beach in front of the Saroli Tennis Club. Here the guides will provide us with the equipment and give us a theoretical and practical lesson on kayak use and paddling techniques.

When we are ready, we will board the kayak and begin the tour of Lake Albano (known as Lake Castel Gandolfo). Not only will we lose ourselves in nature, penetrating into corners hidden by vegetation and reachable only by kayak, but we will pass various points of historical interest.

The submerged pile dwellings, the harbour of Domitian's villa, the hermits' houses and the popes' trampoline will keep us company along the way, along with the many stories told by the guides, who will immerse us in the life, present and past, of these places.

Then we will stop at the shore for an aperitif of wine, cheese, typical cold cuts and specialities of the day, and in warmer weather we can take a refreshing swim. In total, the activity will last 3 hours.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is at an easy level and is open to everyone from 14 years old and up. No previous kayaking experience is needed.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the activity.

The activity takes place all year round in the morning, with the possibility of an afternoon tour from April to October.

Valuables can be kept by the guides. The kayaks are equipped with waterproof bags for carrying smartphones and other items during the tour.

For those who do not wish to or cannot travel by car, a free transfer from/to Metro Anagnina in Rome is available (to be requested directly from the guide after booking).

Recommended clothing

  • seasonal sportswear
  • swimming costume (in summer)
  • trainers or rock shoes

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What is included

  • Transfer Metro Anagnina (on request)
  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Instructors
  • Life jacket
  • Waterproof bag

How it works

  • Book
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  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
Castel Gandolfo, Rome, Italy

Exact location provided after booking

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 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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