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Beginners survival course near Florence

Beginners survival course near Florence

2 days



From 1 to 30


  • Discover the world of survival with a two-day survival course in the Casentino Forest Park.
  • Learn survival techniques of the ancestors, such as fire lighting and tool making.
  • Experience two days in full contact with nature, learning the skills of national survival sports instructors.

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If you are anadventure lover and enjoy being in close contact with nature, this is the activity for you. A basic survival course in the Casentino Forest National Park. A two-day experience to learn all those lost skills and techniques that have accompanied us along our evolutionary path.

Discover the world of survival together with CSEN-certified instructors, who will teach you how to find your way in the woods, build a shelter, light a fire and procure food and water like our ancestors.

A fun activity but also very useful in emergency situations, to be tackled with a true spirit of survival and that will make you find resources, inner and outer, that you didn't even think you had. Try it to believe!

What we will do

We will meet at 9.30 a. m. at the meeting point in Londa (FI). Time to form the group and get acquainted with the instructors, and we will enter the Casentino Forest National Park, at an altitude of 750 m, where the two-day course will take place.

Under the guidance of the instructors, we will carry out various activities, starting withorientation on the map and ending with the construction of a bivouac where we can spend the night at our leisure. We will learn different knot-tying and tying techniques so that what we build can withstand different weather conditions. We will learn how to light a fire with a tinderbox and make primitive tools from stones and wood. For lunch we will have a picnic meal, and for dinner we will roast meat on a freshly lit fire.

One of the most interesting parts of the course will be how to clean water and procure food. We will learn to recognise edible plants and berries and build small traps. We will learn techniques for sending distress signals and assisting a companion in difficulty. Finally, we will be given hints on the psychology of survival, for managing anxiety and stress in emergency situations.

The course will end on the second day at around 17:00. We will return home with a baggage full of new skills learned in the wilderness, in the company of passionate people who will have passed on to us all their survival spirit!

Who it is aimed at

The experience is available from 6 years of age.

This activity is of an easy level, suitable for a first survival experience.

Other information

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

The course takes place all year round, whatever the weather. A few days before the activity, the organiser will provide you with any specific instructions for equipment needed in particular weather conditions.

Food is not included in the participation fee: it is recommended that you bring the necessary equipment for two packed lunches and, if you wish, food to roast over a fire. It is possible to store supplies on the farm.

The participation fee includes the membership card , which gives the opportunity to attend free survival school courses and seminars in the two months following the activity.

Toilet and shower facilities are available on site if required.

On-site reception is available for making calls with one's mobile phone.

This activity is customisable: on site you will be able to choose whether to spend the night in a survival bivouac, in a survival hammock or in a bushcraft tent; additional activities will also be offered on site in which you can participate free of charge.

Recommended clothing

Seasonally appropriate clothing and trainers/trekking shoes

Don't forget to bring

  • Sleeping bag
  • Mattress
  • Waterproof sheet
  • Backpack
  • Pocket knife
  • Tinder
  • Saucepan
  • Water bottle
  • Torch
  • Insect repellent

What is included

  • Instructor
  • Insurance
  • Final certificate
  • Membership card
  • Extra material not mentioned elsewhere
  • Free courses and seminars in the following 2 months
  • Food

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
Londa, Florence

Exact location provided after booking

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 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 payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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