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5-lesson group river kayaking course on the Adda River in Valtellina

5-lesson group river kayaking course on the Adda River in Valtellina

2 hours



From 1 to 8


  • A 5-lesson, 2-hour kayaking course for everyone: beginners, intermediate and advanced.
  • You will do lessons in groups of your level, with specific programmes together with FICK instructors.
  • You will sail on the Adda in Valtellina, one of the most popular rivers for adrenalin-fuelled water sports.

Your guide

Gabriele M.

I have always loved water, I consider it my element. I have been practising river sports since I was 14 years old. After discovering canoeing during a summer at the seaside, once back in Valtellina I enrolled in a canoe course and then the discovery of rafting led me to become the youngest FIRAFT Rafting Guide in Italy.

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Full description

Become passionate about a water sport that will bring you into close contact with wonderful natural environments, experience them up close and always seek new emotions.

With a river kayak course in Valtellina you will learn how to handle a craft that will become a true travelling companion and accompany you on wonderful adventures in the midst of nature.

You will have five 2-hour lessons to learn, improve or perfect kayaking techniques and acquire navigational autonomy.

By taking the course in groups of your own level, you will be able to compare notes and share your passion with other learners... you will see that the fun will increase enormously!

What we will do

The river kayaking group course consists of 5 lessons of 2 hours each. Each lesson will start with a meeting at the sports centre in Castione Andevenno (SO), a stone's throw from the river Adda. After handing over theequipment to be worn, we will move by shuttle bus, our own means of transport or on foot to the embarkation point in the stretch of river where the lesson will take place.

The group (2 to 8 participants) will be formed according to their level of experience and will follow a programme adapted to their needs. Beginners will learn the basic techniques and rudiments of canoeing, working mainly in flat water.

Intermediates will gain confidence in rough waters, perfect basic manoeuvres and begin practising theeskimo, the main self-saving manoeuvre in a kayak.

More experienced kayakers will focus onrefining technique, learning advanced manoeuvres and improving performance, even in difficult rapids.

The course will be taught by FICK Instructors or, on request, by a FICK River Instructor. Lessons will be arranged according to the organisational needs of the school and the hydrometric and weather conditions.

Who it is aimed at

The course is open to participants of all types, who will be organised into groups according to their level. You must be at least 14 years old and have good aquatics skills.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive approximately 30 minutes before the start time of the activity.

Lessons take place in groups of 2 to 8 participants. Days and times will be agreed upon with the instructors on a case-by-case basis, depending on the organisational needs of the school and the water and weather conditions. After booking, you will be contacted to arrange the first lesson.

Showers and changing rooms are available at the sports centre.

If you prefer to have your own instructor, check out the individual river kayaking course.

Recommended clothing

  • swimming costume
  • thermal shirt (in cold weather)
  • trainers/trekking shoes (to get wet)

Don't forget to bring

  • towel
  • showering equipment
  • spare clothes and shoes

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What is included

  • FICK instructor
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Full equipment
  • Shuttle transfer, if necessary

How it works

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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
Castione Andevenno, Sondrio

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 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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