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Kayak tour in the Novella Gorge in Trentino Alto Adige
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Kayak tour in the Novella Gorge in Trentino Alto Adige

3 hours



From 1 to 8


  • An adventure experience in the fascinating and wild Novella gorges, carved by the torrent over millennia.
  • Reach the access point to the gorges via the lake and explore this unspoilt corner of paradise.
  • Spend a family day doing an activity in contact with nature, under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Your guide

Vincenzo M.

Since I was four years old, I have been running and ploughing rivers. I am a kayak athlete, instructor for rafting, hydrospeed and kayak guides and responsible for European water rescue training.

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Full description

Come and discover the Novella River Park with an exciting kayak excursion. Venture along a nature trail that winds through the heart of Val di Non, in Trentino, among woods and breathtaking canyons.

Accompanied by expert instructors, you will explore an area characterised by torrents, fjords and gorges carved into the rock by the age-old flow of water from nearby glaciers. A true corner of paradise, hidden and barely accessible, that has remained untouched by time.

Bring out the adventurer in you, paddle in hand, let's go!

What we will do

We will meet at around 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. in Dimaro, in the province of Trento. Once we have checked in and handed over thenecessary equipment, we will drive to the starting point of the excursion, near Cles (included). Before boarding the kayak, the guides will conduct a short theory lesson and provide us with all the safety instructions.

Our adventure will begin at Lake Santa Giustina, which is the only access route to the Novella Gorge. We will start paddling and after about 40 minutes, the first fatigues will be repaid by the surprising view of the unexplored gorge. We will feel as if we are sailing through the fjords of Norway, immersed in a harsh but fascinating landscape dominated by imposing rocks and pure waters. And in the background, the majestic Brenta Dolomites.

The route through the gorges varies from 6 to 9 km, depending on the water level. We will use sit-on-top kayaks, which are very easy to manoeuvre even for beginners. The water excursion lasts 3 hours and is particularly suitable for couples and families, even with children (up to 12 years of age are allowed to travel on board the double kayak, between parents).

Who it is aimed at

This activity is at an easy level and open to everyone from 5 years old and up. No technical skills are required, but you need to be in good physical condition to paddle at a slow pace for two to three hours.

Other information

The activity can be booked from June to September and is confirmed when there are at least 4 participants.

Important: The meeting point is in Dimaro, with free transport to Cles. Alternatively, the meeting point can be arranged directly with the guide half an hour later at Cles.

Recommended clothing

Waterproof sportswear and trainers

Don't forget to bring

  • snacks
  • water to drink
  • change of clothes

What is included

  • single or double sit-on-top kayak
  • paddle
  • helmet
  • life jacket

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 strict. You get a full refund if you cancel within 15 days from the activity start date. Within 14 and 8 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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