Orrido di Botri

CANYONING

THE LONGEST AND DEEPEST CANYON IN TUSCANY

A unique natural environment, where eagles and eagle owls come to nest.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Orrido di botri

Difficulty: Avventura

Duration of the canyon: 5 – 6 ore

Total duration: 7- 8 ore

Approach hike: 20 min Navetta 20 minuti (obbligatoria)

Return hike: 0 minuti

highest abseil : 23 m

Price  : 85 €

Period:  Maggio / Settembre

E’ consigliato solo a persone allenate, l’impegno globale non è da sottovalutare

LOGISTICS

From the meeting point, we will drive to the Rifugio Casentini (mountain hut), from where a path will lead us through a beautiful beech wood to the canyon entry point.

This is the start of the descent of Rio Mariana (locally known as the Orrido di Botri), deeply cut and wild, carved by the water, rocks and the wind over thousands of years. A long and physically challenging descent, by no means “recreational”, but extremely beautiful, with rock embankments that reach a height of 120 m.  

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED AND INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Isothermal wet suit in 5mm neoprene 
  • Helmet* 
  • Lifejacket flotation device * (to be requested and booked in advance) 
  • Harness* 
  • Descender, safety slings and carabiners* 
  • group materials (ropes, first aid kit) 
  • *All Collective and Personal Protection Equipment used is conformant to current standards 

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Polyester thermal shirt (base layer) to wear under the wetsuit,
  • Bathing suit,
  • Towel, 
  • Gym/hiking shoes to wear into the canyon (they will get wet)
  • No rings on fingers. 
  • If you wear eyeglasses, find a way to tie them on to avoid losing them; if you wear contact lenses, it is best if they are of the single-use type, and bring a spare pair! 
  • A plastic bag to use for your shoes, socks and everything else that will be wet after the descent.
  • Canyoning boots can be rented at 5€ per person, to be requested when booking the descent.

INFORMATION

Before entering the canyon, you will be briefed and instructed regarding: 

  • the objective and subjective risks that may be encountered in the canyon relating to the environment and the activity. 
  • the conduct required to ensure personal and group safety
  • the descent techniques, as described in the documents titled “briefing” and “activity sheet “, that may be downloaded from this site
  •  conduct relating to safeguarding the environment. 

You will be accompanied by professional, expert Canyon Guides, with certification issued by the Italian Association of Canyon Guides or with equivalent certification. 

Recommended age: from 9 years and up* 

* minors must be accompanied by at least one parent or other adult to whom they have been entrusted. In the latter case, parental authorization is required  for the minor to participate in the activity.

Are you a group of at least 11 paying participants? Contact us for a special price!

REQUIRED:

  • Good overall health 
  • Knowing how to swim or, alternatively, ok with using a flotation vest (to be requested on booking) 
  • Not afraid of water.
  • No heart, respiratory or allergic issues that are incompatible with physical exertion  and with the canyoning environment. 

MEETING POINT

Orrido di botri

Presso il bar ristorante “Il nido dell’aquila” , località Ponte a Gaio – Bagni di Lucca – (Lucca)

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