RIO MAGGIORE e RIO SELVANO

CANYONING

TWO CANYONS, ONE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE OTHER

TECHNICAL AND FUN

RIO MAGGIORE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Difficulty: Expert

Duration of the canyon: 2,30-3 ore

Total Duration: 3 – 3,30 ore

Approach by car: 6 Km

Approach hike : 0 with car , 25 whitout car

Return hike: 10 min

N. of obligatory abseil : 6 the highest 35 m.

Price single activities : 65 €

Period: April – November

Rio Selvano

Difficulty: Avventura

Duration of the canyon: 2,30-3 ore
Total duration : 3 – 3,30 ore

Approach by car : 2 Km
Approacg hike: 0 min con navetta , 25 minuti senza navetta
Return Hike: 10 minuti
N. obligatory abseil : 6 the highest 35 m.
Price of single activity : 65 €
Period: April – November

LOGISTICS

From our Canyoning Center, a 10 minute drive will take us to the lower parking site. Here, we will leave one or more vehicles, with dry clothing and towels. Then we will continue to the canyon entry point:

  • On foot, a 25 minute walk uphill
  • By automobile, 5 minutes

Once inside the canyon, our descent will start with a brief walk among the rocky bed, one small abseil, then a sequence of another 6 or 7 abseils, with exposed tie-in points, hanging pools and slides. The last waterfall can be descended as a single abseil, 35 meters long, or split into two abseils, respectively 16 and 19 meters. From the base of the last abseil, we continue walking along the canyon bed to reach the anchor point of the first waterfall of Rio Selvano, and 3 more hours of descent, with jumps and natural slides.

At the end of Rio Selvano, an easy 5 minute walk will lead us back to our Canyoning Center.

This route is recommended only for very fit, active participants and/or participants who already have some previous abseiling experience.

For general information regarding this activity, download the briefing and the activity sheet.

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 informed about the characteristics and objective risks of the canyon,

on the behaviors to be followed for the safety of all and respect for the environment.

You will also be trained in rope maneuvers if necessary.

You will be accompanied by experienced Canyon guides with a diploma from the Italian Canyon Guides Association or with another equivalent diploma

For general information on the activity, download the briefing and the activity sheet.

Recommended age: from 14 years *

* i minori devono essere accompagnati da almeno un genitore o da altro maggiorenne al quale sono stati affidati. In questo ultimo caso è richiesta l’autorizzazione dei genitori affiche il minore possa svolgere l’attività

** la tariffa gruppi, si applica a partire da 11 paganti, contattaci

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. 

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