Canoeing in the Adige valley or on Lake Garda

Sliding on the water, an emotion to be experienced

There are those looking for the sunset on the lake at the end of a working day, those who enjoy a pleasant and calm excursion on the river or those looking for the thrill of a breathtaking descent through the rapids. This is the world of canoeing, this is your moment of absolute freedom.

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Canoeing in the Adige valley or on Lake Garda

Sliding on the water, an emotion to be experienced

There are those looking for the sunset on the lake at the end of a working day, those who enjoy a pleasant and calm excursion on the river or those looking for the thrill of a breathtaking descent through the rapids. This is the world of canoeing, this is your moment of absolute freedom.

Choose your route

Why join us

  1. Paddling is good for your health, it’s a harmonious movement in a relaxing enviroment in contact with nature, it also helps to give a wellbeing feeling to your mind after a long working day.
  2. It’s an activity suitable for all those who love a light and carefree lifestyle or who seek an emotion starting from a natural and calm balance with the environment. For anybody from 9 until 99 years old with a minimum of physical experience and without fear of water.
  3. Because with our excursion in canoe you will discover very suggestive landscapes from a new perspective, some excursions provide tasting of local products, to appreciate even more the richness of our territory.
  4. For the more curious or the ones who have more experience in canoe, we will make them try the emotion in kayak, a watercraft that requires more coordination and collaboration with your paddle.

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Choose your journey

LEVEL: BEGINNER

“Sunset Emotion” at Lake Garda 

Tour in inflatable two seater canoe or kayak with the sunset and final appertizer. An alternative evening to share with friends with a breathtaking landscape and fun guaranteed.

  • When: every Wednesday 8 pm from June until September

  • Minimum age: 9 years old (accompanied by an adult)

  • Level:  Beginner

  • Excursion time: about 3 hours

  • Suitable for: couples, friends groups, families, companies, team building, bachelor and hen parties…

  • Minimum: 2 participants

  • Indicative program

    · Meeting and preparation canoe and materials
    · Briefing and demonstration paddle technics
    · Visiting Baia del Corno
    · Visiting Punta San Vigilio
    · Return with calm along the coast
    · Put in order the materials that we’ve used

    · Appertizer or dinner in company for those who want (not included)

  • Price per person:
    € 20,00 adults
    € 15,00 Children from 9 to 14 years old (accompanied by an adult)
    The fee includes: Guide, technical material and injury insurance for participants during excursion (appertizer not included).

    On request special rate for Appertizer €5,00 per person (1 drink + appetizer)

  • What to wear: swimsuite, water sandals or slippers, technical t-shirt and shorts that will get wet, sunglasses

    What to bring: A towel and dry clothing for after activity is recommended, water bottle, sun cream.

  • Canoe: our inflatable canoe for beginners are single or two-seater to allow you to have a sicure experience suitable for anybody.

    For any following excursion it’s possible to reserve a kayak and try to make the tour more tough and therefore exciting.

    SPECIAL PRICES/DISCOUNTS: for school groups or groups above 25 participants

LEVEL: BEGINNER

Garda and Punta San Vigilio

Suitable for anybody also for beginners, paddling together with friends and a canoe guide to enjoy and discover the Corno bay from Punto San Vigilio, the jewel of Lake garda.

  • When: every Wednesday from June until September

    10 am or 3 pm

  • Minimum age: 5 years old (accompanied by an adult)

  • Level:  Beginner

  • Excursion time: about 3 hours

  • Suitable for: couples, friends groups, families, companies, team building, bachelor and hen parties…

  • Minimum: 2 participants

  • Indicative program:

    · Meeting and preparation canoe and materials
    · Briefing and demonstration paddle technics
    · Visiting Baia del Corno
    · Visiting Punta San Vigilio
    · Return with calm along the coast
    · Put in order the materials that we’ve used

    · On request it’s possible to organize a pic-nic on the beach or final appetizer (with supplement)

  • Price per person:
    € 25,00 adults
    € 18,00 children (from 5 to 14 years old)

    The fee includes: Guide, technical material and injury insurance for participants during excursion.

  • What to wear: swimsuite, water sandals or slippers, technical t-shirt and shorts that will get wet, sunglasses

    What to bring: A towel and dry clothing for after activity is recommended, water bottle, sun cream.

  • Canoe: our inflatable canoe for beginners are single or two-seater to allow you to have a sicure experience suitable for anybody.

    For any following excursion it’s possible to reserve a kayak and try to make the tour more tough and therefore exciting.

    SPECIAL PRICES/DISCOUNTS: for school groups or groups above 25 participants

LEVEL: BEGINNER

From Lido at Cisano to Bardolino

Suitable for anybody also for beginners, pleasant paddling with the spirit of good humor and tranquility.

  • When: every Monday at 10 am or 2 pm

  • Meeting point: Lido di Cisano 

  • Minimum age: 5 years old (accompanied by an adult)

  • Level:  Beginner

  • Excursion time: about 3 hours

  • Suitable for: couples, friends groups, families, companies, team building, bachelor and hen parties…

  • Minimum: 2 participants

  • Indicative program

    · Meeting and preparation canoe and materials
    · Briefing and demonstration paddle technics
    · Paddling along the coast to Bardolino
    · we will make a stop at the little harbour in Bardolino to drink a coffee or apetizer depending on the hour (not included)
    · Return with calm along the coast
    · Put in order the materials that we’ve used

    · Beer or apertizer in company (not included)

    · On request it’s possible to organize a pic-nic on the beach or appetizer at Lido di Cisano (with supplement)

  • Price per person:
    € 25,00 adults
    € 18,00 children (from 5 to 14 years old)

    The fee includes: Guide, technical material and injury insurance for participants during excursion.

  • What to wear: swimsuite, water sandals or slippers, technical t-shirt and shorts that will get wet, sunglasses

    What to bring: A towel and dry clothing for after activity is recommended, water bottle, sun cream.

  • Canoe: our inflatable canoe for beginners are single or two-seater to allow you to have a sicure experience suitable for anybody.

    For any following excursion it’s possible to reserve a kayak and try to make the tour more tough and therefore exciting.

    SPECIAL PRICES/DISCOUNTS: for school groups or groups above 25 participants

LEVEL: BEGINNER

Peschiera and surroundings

Suitable for  anybody even for the first experience, a pleasant paddling between the walls of Peschiera and it’s beaches.

  • When: every Friday from June to September at 10 am, 3 pm or 7:30 pm

  • Meeting point: Camping Bergamini in San Benedetto (Peschiera del Garda) or Lido Cappuccini in San Benedetto (Peschiera del Garda)

  • Minimum age: 7 years old (accompanied by an adult)

  • Level:  Beginner

  • Excursion time: about 3 hours

  • Suitable for: couples, friends groups, families, companies, team building, bachelor and hen parties…

  • Minimum: 2 participants

  • Indicative program:

    · Meeting and preparation canoe and materials
    · Briefing and demonstration paddle technics
    · on our way to the canals from Peschiera
    · some evenings in canoe are even more impressive by the lights of peschiera

    · Return with calm along the coast
    · Put in order the materials that we’ve used

    · Appertizer or Ice cream and for those who want pizza evening (not included in the rate)

    · On request it’s possible to organize a pic-nic on a little island or appetizer at Lido Cappuccini or Camping Bergamini (with supplement)

  • Price per person:
    € 25,00 adults
    € 18,00 children (from 7 to 14 years old)
    The fee includes: Guide, technical material and injury insurance for participants during excursion.

  • What to wear: swimsuite, water sandals or slippers, technical t-shirt and shorts that will get wet, sunglasses

    What to bring: A towel and dry clothing for after activity is recommended, water bottle, sun cream.

  • Canoe: our inflatable canoe for beginners are single or two-seater to allow you to have a sicure experience suitable for anybody.

    For any following excursion it’s possible to reserve a kayak and try to make the tour more tough and therefore exciting.

    SPECIAL PRICES/DISCOUNTS: for school groups or groups above 25 participants

LEVEL: BEGINNER

Sipping in the Adige valley:

Descent by canoe with tasting of wines and typical products

A fun tour to do together with friends, to discover a natural landscape of extraordinary beauty, to taste local products accompanied by excellent wines produced in the valley.

  • When: Saturdays and Sundays. Any other day of the week possible for groups
    Estimated time schedule: 10:00 am or  2:00 pm

  • Excursion time: approximately 4 hours

  • Age range: from 10 unill 99 years old (soft drinks will be provided instead of wine tasting for people under the age of 18)

  • Level: easy (also for beginners)

  • Meeting point and parking for your own car: Cantina Vinicola Antico Fenilon di Preabocco

  • Starting point: A free Xadventure shuttle will take you until Borghetto d’Avio. The details will be announced the day before the tour.

  • Route length: 13 km

  • What to bring: trainers or sandals that will get wet, swimsuite, technical t-shirt, shorts, water bottle and sunglasses. A towel and dry clothing for after activity is recommended.

  • Price per person: €45,00 adults €35,00 children (until 18 years old)

    The fee includes: Guide or safety kayak assistance, technical material (canoe, paddle, life jacket) and injury insurance for participants during excursion.

  • Extra services on request: SD card with fotos and videos of your experience (€15,00), shuttle for groups over 7 people (ca. €5,00 per person), Technical t-shirt Xadventure (€10,00 per person) and possibility to shower after actvity.

LEVEL: BEGINNER

River canoeing: accompanied tour in the river discovering the Adige valley

Come and discover the Adige river assisted by our safety kayaks. From Brentino to Gaium: a stretch to be discovered, a descent suitable for everyone, which allows you to explore an area rich in history and culture, with a natural landscape that you would never imagine to find.
An outdoor activity through the vineyards and gorges of a valley still little known, always under control of the Austrian forts, located along the river’s path.

  • When: Saturdays and Sundays. Any other day of the week possible on request for groups

    Estimated time schedule: 10 am or 3 pm

  • Minimum age: 6 years old (accompanied by an adult)

  • Level: Easy (also for beginners)

  • Meeting point and parking for your own car: Agriturismo La Colombara di Gaium(VR)

  • Starting point: A free Xadventure shuttle will take you until Agriturismo Revena Guest House in Revena (VR).
    Arrival point: Agriturismo La Colombara in Gaium (VR)

  • Excursion time: about 3 hours

  • Route length: 13 km

  • What to bring: trainers or sandals that will get wet, swimsuite, technical t-shirt, shorts, water bottle and sunglasses. A towel and dry clothing for after activity is recommended.

  • Price per person:
    € 25,00 adults
    € 18,00 children (from 6 to 14 years old)

    The fee includes: Guide or safety kayak assistance, technical material (canoe, life jacket, helmet, paddle, wet suit and water jacket is needed) and injury insurance for participants during excursion.

  • Extra services on request: SD card with fotos and videos of your experience (€15,00), shuttle for groups over 7 people (ca. €5,00 per person), Technical t-shirt Xadventure (€10,00 per person), pic-nic along the river and possibility to shower after actvity.

LEVEL: BEGINNER

Canoe or Kayak course – 5 lessons

To learn how to use a canoe or Kayak. We will start at the Lake to understand in a simple explanation the paddle technics, to get confidence with the water. After we will go in the Adige river to improve to move in current and learn to use it in our favour.

The canoe provided by Xadventure are the fluvial type in polyethylene, to have a sicure and stabile experience and to learn progressively for beginners.

  • Minimum age: 5 years old (accompanied by an adult)

  • Period: from may to september

  • Excursion duration: 5 lessons from about 3 hours each, and the last lesson will be a full day.

  • The first lesson
    You learn at Lake Garda to get on and off the boat, to paddle straight, to understand immediately that to overturn is part of the game and that nothing particularly problematic happens.

  • The second lesson
    We will go already in the river but….without a canoe. Xadventure provides equipment to organize a rescue day in the river, to learn self-rescue and the basics of safety in the river.

  • The third lesson
    We will be again in the river and allows the student to learn the technics to manage your kayak in the current, to understand the strength of the water, read the current and exploit it. You’ll learn the low support and to manage every technical maneuver for kayaking.

  • The fourth lesson
    In current water, we will do exercises to passage from one bank to the other of the stream.

  • The fifth and last lesson
    We go 20 km down the river between Brentino and Pescantina, it will be a long and pleasant descent, where the students have the possibility to show and put in practice everything learned during the course, managing not just the maneuvres but also the safety.

  • What to bring: trainers that will get wet or neoprene shoes, swimsuit, a technical t-shirt, shorts, water bottle, sun cream, sun hat, and sunglasses. A towel and dry clothing for after activity is recommended.

  • Price per person: € 190,00 

    The fee includes the membership fee, injury insurance for participants during all course, rental for all needed technical material and 5 lessons.

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Important information

  • What to bring: trainers, sandals or neoprene shoes, swimsuit, technical t-shirt, shorts that will get wet, water bottle, sun cream, sun hat and sunglasses.  A towel and dry clothing for after activity is recommended.

  • All the technical material needed is provided by Xadventure. If you would like after we can help you choose the material suitable for your level.

  • Our inflatable canoe sit on top are very comfortable, stabel and secure to use in the river.

  • Come to Lake garda or Adige valley and discover in canoe a new dimension of vacation

Who are the guides

MARCO HELTAI
Founder of Xadventure Team

Mountain guide – River canoeing teacher – Rafting guide – Instructor Canyoning

· Director of canyoning specialization courses for mountain professionals.

· President of the National Canyoning Commission.

· President of the Canyoning International Technical Commission.

· Member of the National Board of Alpine Guides.

1988 – River canoeing teacher.

1990 – Rafting guide

1998 – Preparatory course

1999 – National course of aspiring guide.
2002 – Canyoning specialization course.
2004 – International mountain guide.
dal 2013 – President of the National Canyoning commission
dal 2016 – International canyoning commission manager
20 years of Alpine rescue
10 years of helicopter rescue, which make me very sensitive to prevention and training in the most complex areas.
6 years at the army as a training officer in the mountains and beyond

I have been working on rivers and in the mountains since I was 16, first as an assistant instructor, then as a teacher and guide.
My cultural know-how leads me to be eclectic and able to range from one discipline to another without problems, I have always practiced different sports even at a high competitive level, I love teaching, transmitting and sharing passions and experiences.

Practiced sports: all those typical sports of the Alpine Guide disciplines like climbing, ice climbing, high altitude expeditions, off-piste skiing, ski mountaineering, canyoning, river canoeing, sailing, paragliding, telemark, triathlon and all that concerns the bicycle, in short … I like to explore and test myself!

My professional sports life is combined with a very intense professional insurance life that ranges from managing complex risks related to the Outdoor world, up to normal everyday coverage, of course, managing very carefully the professional commitments in the two areas, and relying on valid collaborators.

I work in both my professions with great passion, being able to cut out both spaces according to the moments, this system in my opinion keeps the enthusiasm high and the desire to do well and always improve.

You can reach me by phone but if I don’t answer at the first time it’s not because I don’t feel like it, it’s just that I’m always very busy.

VIVIAN PONTARIN

Contact sales & marketing

At the disposal of all those who want to access our world, I will always try to encourage you, giving you all the necessary information.

Safety Kayaker, Mountain bike guide, BLSD operator

I’ve always been a very sporty girl, always looking for the limit, for something new to experience.

Then one day, I decided to participate in a tour of Ski Mountaineering, Freeride and Telemark on Etna with Xadventure … I met our mountain guide Marco Heltai … and everybody understood how this story went further.
So in addition to my historical passions of cycling and skiing, I added canoeing, climbing, canyoning, high-altitude trekking, paragliding …

After 20 years of working in the world of foreign trade in tourism, first in a mountain destination, then at Lake Garda, I thought to use my experience combining it with the world that best suits me, an active holiday in the outdoor world.

My goals are:
– make it suitable to everyone, through a clear and simple communication, the possibility of accessing this fantastic world of Adventure, step by step, without fear, being available to respond to any doubts or concerns, without taking anything for granted.

– promote our fantastic Baldo-Garda area in a new way, communicating to our guests, that in addition to beaches and amusement parks, terrestrial paradises are born, untouched by mass tourism, paths rich in history, visible only by practicing our activities that can turn a holiday into a real experience to remember.

In 2018 I obtained the certifications of BLSD and First Aid, Safety Kayak, Mountain Bike Guide 1st level, aligning with the philosophy of Xadventure, to make available to guests competence and professionalism.

I love children and in general all the people who like to get involved, challenging their fears. Therefore, as an assistant, along with the Mountain guides, I follow the summer and winter camps for children and outdoor training courses for companies, I encourage the weakest and I admire the most daring … I live real transformations, which fill me with joy.

Dreams in the drawer: travel the world by bicycle, climb the highest peaks in the world, descend the snowiest slopes of the world, move from one part of the world to the other by canoe … but also continue to live like this I wouldn’t mind.

Vivian

Xadventure Outdoor Lake Garda

ROBERTO TENCI

Rafting Guide 2° level – Lifeguard assistance – Ability for external waters (river, lake, sea ) – BLSD operator

I was born the 03.02.89 in Verona, I have lots of different skills in the water (lifeguard, free-diver) wich I use being a Rafting Guide.

When you come to paddle together with me I would like to show you the culture for a secure excursion, to enjoy and discover the natural ambient where we will be going.

I put all my effort to show everybody that comes on the boat with me something new and interesting, to have an experience to repeat, adding some little but important details to our descent together.

Roberto Tenci
Xadventure Outdoor Lake Garda

GIULIANO MICHELAZZO

Logistics – 2° level Rafting Guide – Kids Camp assistent – Mountain bike guide- Organisation wild experience camp – Handyman

I was born the 24.08.1970 in Negrar (Verona).

My passion is nature and I love all outdoor activities, My dream has always been to transform my passions into my profession.
Thanks to Xadventure I could realize my dream, and I promise you that the area I live is perfect for this kind of lifestyle: mountains, the lake and river, I love to 
fascinate our guest by telling them some history stories about this fantastic place, trying to have them an unforgettable experience.

In partically I feel comfortable to work with children because they give me the most satisfaction, with them we explore the nature and with some immagination we build up fantastic things. During the summer camp we transform in real adventuriers: we light up some fire, look for special herbs, build op some huts, and create some rafts to cross the river…..

Xadventure became a second family for me, wich who I share everything I like to do in life.
I recieved my 2° level Rafting guide, wich for me is really important to stay updated with all the trainings that they offer, to be always prepared and know how to react with a high sicurity and quality level.

CANOA INSTRUCTORS,CANOE GUIDES, SAFETY KAYAKER

People with different experiences collaborate with us:

Alessandro Mariani (XRaft Val di Sole, Giovanni Fontana (former canoeist at a competitive level), Giulio Giacomelli (canoeist), Luca Zito (ex Olympic canoe).

The minimum requirements for joining the team and accompanying customers by canoe is the achievement of the Basic Assistant Master certificate, issued by Rescue Wild Water by Onda Selvaggia.

Onda Selvaggia® National Rescue Training Center Wild Water® has been operating in the Alluvial River Rescue sector since 1998 and is proposed as a reference point for safety in the river and aquatic area, disseminating the Rescue Wild Water standard (RWW®) to which Entities refer , Federations, Military Corps, Fire Brigades and Civil Protection obtaining numerous national and international awards in these 18 years. Our Trainers are the only ones in possession of the National Title of Trainer in the field of fluvial disciplines and in the Alluvial River Salvation and Aid.

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