Anyone who has the ability to move, because climbing is inherent in our motor skills. Children can start climbing as early as the age of 5, to take group lessons for children, we prefer to have at least 7-8 years, as they must already be independent.
In reality, climbing is first and foremost a technical gesture, strength and athletic preparation take over later. In climbing, the greatest physical effort is carried out by the legs, usually already stronger than the arms. Acquiring the right technique, the effort will be really minimal.
Of course, you can take part in weekly climbing meetings or the initiatives we organize dedicated to those who have already come with us sometimes or participated in climbing courses.
The best way is to follow our Facebook page, you’ll find it at the bottom of the pages of our site, alternatively, you can send us a request to enter you in the Xadventure whatsapp group.
The Basic level certainly yes, the suit you wear supports you in the water, plus if you let us know, besides the Guide you will always be assisted by someone.
If you are adventurous enough and have a good physical preparation, then you can very well start with the Advanced level.
The level recommended for you is the basic level, you will spend a splendid half-day of fun in the company
Sorry guys, but it is recommended to start in your case from the intermediate level, canyoning is very nice but you have to go step by step
Certainly yes, you can do it with one of our test days.
For the first times we can rent you a pair of our skis, for the boots, if we don’t have your number, you’ll have to get them.
Not having it means being in danger, the first few times you can hire ours, but afterwards, it will be mandatory for you to buy the complete kit: it is your life and the life of the people who are with you.
If done without skills and absolutely improvising, that’s why we rely on expert Alpine Guides, qualified professionals who are able to transfer the culture of risk management to you.
You don’t need a particular athletic condition, you just need to be able to run a few meters at takeoff and landing, so cannot have any serious problems with your legs.
The tandem flight is a complete introductory experience that will allow you to know the discipline and appreciate its features.
Before flying, you will have an introductory briefing with your pilot who will explain many things to you about flying, the vehicle and safety.
You need comfortable sportswear, sports or trekking shoes, a windproof jacket
Even the simplest one, which we advise you to do as a first experience, requires at least a couple of hours while for the more demanding ones you can also use the whole day
The first experience must necessarily be short to allow you to step into the new dimension, the baptism of flight usually lasts between 10 and 15 minutes. Once you have appreciated and verified that you are compatible with this environment, then you can do also flights of longer duration that involve a greater commitment and participation on your part.
You can fly if you weigh more than 40 kg and not more than 100 kg and better to report any particular heights.
Ofcourse, our canoes are specially designed to allow you to have the first experience.
No, the Adige flows calmly but it is necessary to learn how the currents lead to the valley
Both for activities in the river and in the lake, you will always be followed and assisted by one of our Safety Kayak workers, people who have followed a specialization course and which are constantly updated to assist you in the worst conditions.
Certainly yes, like on any boat, but we have a life jacket and a helmet on purpose so it’s no problem
No it is not possible, because you are sitting o top of the canoe
Because in the river it is necessary to be able to walk on the banks and often they are jagged and full of thorns, for this it is necessary to have shoes
It is not recommended, it is better to leave it in the car because there is a risk of it getting wet
Because the mountain is in constant movement
They are useful for any emergencies (example: luggage problems), a few days of safari and relaxing
The hike lasts 8 days from the day we enter the Kilimanjaro park to the day we leave, from the start we will be the 7th day on the top.
It means giving our organism time to settle at the altitude that gradually rises, the great job we will do every day will be just that, managing change to adapt to the quota
Of course, many of the people who came with us had climbed lower mountains or had not exceeded important quotas at all, what we will do is prepare ourselves with the right acclimatization
No all the logistics are organized, we will also have with us the kitchen tent, the food, and everything necessary to safely and properly make our shipment
We will sleep in the tent, the place will change every day and our tent will be mounted to the next field.
The Kilimanjaro is a high altitude trek that needs good walking resistance so you need to prepare yourself to walk in the mountains or on the hills for at least 10 hours a week.
Yes if you are ready to question yourself and if you are not afraid to work hard. The high altitude can be annoying but if the path is managed following the proper procedure to adapt your body, even people with an average workout can do it. Sure you have to be healthy and not have problems declared of heart.
Yes, of course, on our super safe rubber boats and with the help of life jackets, there is no risk.
Up to 150 people
In order to maneuver a rubber boat together with the guide, a minimum number of 4 people is recommended.
Before leaving for a trip of this type it is necessary to test one’s acclimatization capacity, for this we will make some exits before the trip that will allow us to know each other better and try the acclimatization path.
The most important thing before leaving is to walk and do aerobic activities (bike, Nordic walking). We will create a specific program of individual and group preparation, just to allow everyone to get prepared.
Before leaving and when returning, we recommend doing a cure for lactic ferments to strengthen the intestinal flora.
Before leaving you must consider carefully what to bring with you, for this we will organize a dedicated meeting in which we will verify the material you have and how to integrate it:
– 2 short-sleeved technical shirts
– 2 long-sleeved technical shirts
– a light trekking trousers
– a heavy trekking trousers
– a light or primaloft down jacket
– a fleece or heavy sweater
– a 2 or 3 layer shell jacket
– a structured boot
– a comfortable approach shoe
– 2 pairs of thin stockings (better if anti-blisters)
– 1 pair of heavy socks
– 1 pair of graduated compression stockings to improve circulation
– long technical underwear to use even at night
– light gloves, heavy gloves
– waterproof poncho and possibly waterproof trousers
– light cap, heavy cap
– necessary for personal hygiene and towel
-based medicines (painkillers, generic antibiotic, yeast, anti-dysentery, diuretic) and a minimum for first aid (plasters)
– sleeping bag
· In the morning we have a nice breakfast all together: coffee, tea, eggs, bread, jam and porridge, the quantities are usually very abundant.
· During the day we eat some sandwiches in the villages or if we want we stop if we find characteristic places along the way.
· In the evening, however, our assistants will provide us with succulent meals based on rice, legumes, chicken, eggs and other fresh products.
We advise you to always bring some snacks / bars and a thermos to fill in the morning with water or hot tea.
It can always happen that weather conditions require a change of plans and make travel more difficult. All our trips require a strong spirit of adaptability and adventure. We will try to transform even an apparently negative situation, into a positive experience, just change the point of view: we will make the sailors dispersed in the mists, we will be sailors like the Vikings did, we will surely live unforgettable experiences.
Yes, of course, the hot water is guaranteed, in limited quantity, but sufficient to be able to wash, but remember that we will be aboard a sailing ship, therefore a spirit of adaptation is necessary.
Life on board is comparable to that of a large wooden bivouac, in which small rooms and common areas are shared, there is space but it is obvious that you will not have the comfort of your home or hotel.
Ski mountaineering equipment:
– skis with ski mountaineering (or telemark from ski mountaineering)
– ski mountaineering boots
– artva shovel and probe (we can rent them)
– ice ax and crampons
– rampant if in possession
– the helmet is recommended
– ski mountaineering backpack or trekking
– thermos for hot tea
(we can possibly lend you something, but we prefer everyone to have their own equipment)
– hiking boots and mountain walking clothing
– jacket and pants openable or for ski touring
– light down jacket
– technical underwear, shirt and trousers, socks- sunglasses, hat and bandana
– light climbing gloves, heavy downhill gloves
– comfortable clothing for the evening
If we see that the climatic and snow conditions are really critical we evaluate together what to do; in general we have always found alternatives that are just as fun as river trekking, exploring lava caves with a Volcanological Guide, mountain bike or e-bike tours … Sicily is a small paradise for the outdoors and there definitely bored.
Etna is the most monitored and active volcano in Europe, for this reason particularly fascinating. It should not be defined as dangerous, but it must certainly be managed as such and above all it is necessary to know it well, for this you will be guided by expert professionals. It may happen that the program undergoes variations due to the weather or the activity of the volcano, but usually it is enough to move to another side to be able to do activities anyway. However, in the worst case scenario we always have alternative proposals.
Indicatively it is always possible to make trips from around 1000 – 1200 meters a day, but we evaluate it there, based on how the group moves and on the basis of snow and weather conditions.
We have several contacts, very nice and comfortable facilities, to quickly reach both sides. These are mostly B & Bs with single, double and triple rooms (a supplement is often required for a single room). Dinner is never included in the package, because every night we go to a different restaurant (already tested several times), to be able to taste different typical products of the rich Sicilian cuisine.
Etna allows you to make many trips, of various levels, in totally different conditions. A certain familiarity and safety on skis is recommended, especially downhill. Or if you are a group of at least 4-5 people at the same level, we provide you with a guide available only for you with a slight surcharge.
In ski mountaineering, you go up with seal skins and therefore you need to be able to sweat, breathe and protect yourself in layers. Winter trekking trousers or shell trousers, technical t-shirt and spare shirt are useful. For the high part a very technical sleeveless vest and a breathable fleece or sweater are very valid. Then unpadded windproof jacket. Light and heavy gloves, lighter band to climb and heavy cap to descend. Better still if you have the helmet and the mask.
Water at least ½ liter, some snacks for day trips and course experiences or evening trips While for longer trips we will give you specific information based on the type of excursion.
Don’t be in a hurry to buy the definitive material, there are numerous channels to find excellent equipment without spending an exaggeration