Multi-day trips: kayaking in Treviso, the Sile River and city center

Treviso has everything you could want from a mid-sized Venetian city: medieval city walls, lots of pretty canals, narrow cobbled streets and church frescoes.

Despite this, it receives few visitors, eclipsed by its better marketed neighbors. If you want to experience authentic Veneto life away from the tourist crowds, this is a great place to visit.

An added bonus is it is next to the Sile River, a stunning natural environment worth a visit by canoe, especially to see protected birds and flourishing nature.

Duration: 2 days trip


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Sile River Natural Park, Treviso city center, Quarto d’Altino, Badoere.

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1: Independent arrival in Quarto d’Altino and check-in at the hotel. Later we will have brief introductions, a welcome drink and dinner together.

Day 2: Transfer from the hotel to Badoere, canoe to Treviso and relax at the hotel swimming pool. Dinner on your own.

Day 3: We start with a guided tour of Treviso city center (about 1 hour), then canoe to Quarto d’Altino and arrivederci!


The closest airport is Treviso. From there you can get a taxi, bus or train to reach your departure point (further information will be provided in the answer to your initial request.


Our canoes and materials
At FRT we know that a good paddling experience requires good equipment comma so we have tried to make as few compromises as possible. We want to work with the best type of boat for each environment. That is why we provide different styles of boats depending on the tour.

On river experiences we will use canoes, better for longer distances and some current.
Our canoes are usually made out of pvc material, very strong and steady to facilitate movement in a river.

Paddles and life vests will be always given to you, together with waterproof bags for the things you want to bring along on the tour.

You should all be reasonably fit for the tour you want to do … more info

Trip preparation

After you send us an email with your request, you will get more detailed information to complete your booking. Once your booking is complete you will get the last specific details to prepare for the tour’s starting day.

Planning your trip

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.

Lodging and dining

Our typical accomodations are three to four star charming hotels, double occupancy with a private bathroom. A limited number of single rooms are available on most trips for a suplemental fee and requests are usually confirmed at the time of reservation. If you are willing to share your room with another guest, we will try to arrange that, but we can not guarantee that.

Please comunicate to us your special dietary requests at the moment you reserve and we will do our best to accomodate this working with the restaurant Chef.

Price: Euro 570,00 (2 days tour) per person

Included in the tour

  • one of our guides
  • canoe or packraft
  • waterproof bag
  • life vest and paddle
  • sights and events
  • gratuity
  • transfers during the trip
  • hand-picked hotels
  • continental breakfasts
  • one great group dinner
  • special dining requests