Kayaking on the Aveto river

An Apennine stream easy to sail and very attractive, running through a wild and unspoiled valley, where you can still enjoy the beauty of nature in silence.
Along the Aveto valley and the adjacent Trebbia valley you will realize that the area is dotted with small villages and sacred buildings, bearing witness to a past rich in history and culture.

Technical description:
An Apennine stream easy and 'playful', also suitable for less experienced paddlers (still to be reckoned in case of very high water levels).
The rapids are quite short and not too steep.
To note that the flood on September 13th-14th, 2015 has changed the river in many places and they are doing maintenance work.

Technical tips:
The river is simple and there are no transshipments. Part of the reach is in a gorge.
Recommended to dress appropriately to the quite cold water temperature.
Wear basic equipment (helmet, life jacket, etc).

Points of interest

BOBBIO
BOBBIO

Small town of Roman origin included in the list of "Italy’s most beautiful Villages". Of particular interest is the old town center, which still preserves the characteristics of a medieval village, the famous Gobbo Bridge, symbol of the city, and St. Colombano’s Abbey, a well preserved monastery of the XV century that can still be visited.

SANTO STEFANO D'AVETO
SANTO STEFANO D'AVETO

Small Ligurian town situated at 1,012 meters above sea level, known for its Malaspina-Doria castle, which dominates the main square, and the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. From the village branch several natural excursions to the surrounding mountains.

AVETO NATURAL PARK
AVETO NATURAL PARK

It is a protected natural area in the province of Genoa. It was established in 1995 and has a total area of 3,018 hectares. The park covers one of the most important naturalistic areas of the entire Ligurian Apennines, offering numerous possibilities for trekking and hiking or cycling. It is also one of the few areas in Italy where you can spot the Golden eagle.

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Technical data

City of departure: Corte Brugnatella

Departure: Loc. Ruffinati

City of arrival: Marsaglia

Arrival: Marsaglia

Length (Km): 14

Difficulty: moderately difficult

Discipline: Canoe

Type of Itinerary: Short routes - Half day

Difference in height (m): 0

Difference in downhill (m): 0

Highest point (m): 401

Lowest point (m): 306

Duration (h.): 3

Reach:
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Hydrometer: click here

Cities crossed

Corte Brugnatella (PC)