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Ready to kayak together in Italy?

Italy, with more than 1200 rivers, has great potential in terms of waterways heritage. Most rivers have been abandoned over the centuries, as other ways of transportation for goods became available.

Also, most of them are not wide enough to welcome bigger boats.

Today you can re-discover these small, quiet areas, without stress and in the most relaxing and eco-friendly way possible: canoeing!

No matter if you are a single-solo traveller, a family or a group of friends, we have the right solution for you.

Contact us and we can organize a personal custom tour.

Ready to dream bigger?

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“Often, when I come home to my sweet ‘mamma’, her first question is not regarding if I am doing well, but instead:
‘Did your clients have enough food?’
So please, do not make my mum upset and enjoy one of the greatest food culture in the world.”

Alain Rimondi
FRT Tour Leader

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Plan your trip with us

FRT supplies all basic canoeing equipment. You should bring sports clothes and shoes suitable for paddling, a change of clothes for afterwards, and protective items for outdoor activities, such as sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Clothing should be synthetic or wool. We do not suggest cotton garments while paddling, as it will feel very cold when wet.

Your FRT guide often brings a waterproof camera and takes photos or/and videos of you during the tour that might be later used for commercial purpose (if you don’t like this please comunicate it to your tour guide before the departure). You can also bring your own camera or mobile device.  However, we don’t recommend bringing a device that is not waterproof.

 

Required skills

Canoeing requires some basic skills in order to be done safely.
We recommend that you chose the shorter tour if you have little experience.

Prior paddling or rowing experience is not required but preferred on our tours. We expect you have basic paddling skills. You should at the very least have tried canoeing before a few times. However, our tours start in a quiet areas where we’ll give you a bit of instruction in how to navigate properly.

In a canoe you’re sitting at the water’s edge, so it is essential that you all feel safe close to water and to know how to swim. It is almost impossible not to get at least your hands wet. While capsizes aren’t common on our tours, they can happen, and in that case it is important not to panic, and either hold on to the canoe or swim to the nearest shore. You should all be reasonably fit for the tour you want to do.

 

Safety first

Safety matters and FRF takes pride in putting safety first. At FRF we have years of experience paddling. We work closely together, sharing our experiences, and participating in regular safety exercises. We have all taken BLS (Certificate with the Italian Red Cross), and repeat these courses regularly.