Valtellina is land of waters, that from glaciers and alpine lakes generate creeks and rivers of great beauty. One of the main rivers is the Adda, navigable for most and ideal for practicing extreme sports such as rafting, canoeing and hydrospeed. It’s a kind of natural gym for the best paddlers of international level.
In fact, last June, Valtellina was chosen to host the World Championship of Canoe, due to the excellence of the rapids of the Adda river.
Who want to try the descent among the rapids with like jacked and paddle, only have to go in Valtellina and compete with the power of nature. Along the Adda river, that goes from Stazzona from Castione Andevenno, is possible to practice rafting due to a couple of organizations that are able to satisfy the needs of those who are the first experiences and those who are already experienced and are looking for new emotions.
In particular, really important is the amateur sport association Indomita Valtellina River – with seat in Casione Andevenno (5 km from Sondrio) – founded in 1994 by a group of friends united by their passion of nature and the water sports. With commitment and enthusiasm Indomita has grown over time, becoming a provincial point of reference for river sports of competitive and touristic level.
Affiliated to F.I.C.K (Italian federation of Canoe and Kayak) today Indomita has several qualified instructors of canoe and rafting guides.
There are a lot of young people that pay this sport with excellent results in competitions of regional and international level.
From April to November Indomita Valtellina River organize raft trips along the Adda river, between Stazzona and Castione. All necessary equipment is provided by the association (wetsuit, helmet, life jacket), you only need to bring swimsuit and sneakers...And a little bit of healthy courage!
The excursions are various and suggestive and are suitable for both beginners and those who already have experience (descent of the vineyards, descent of the ancient bridge, Grey Heron descent, descent of the seven bridges) and the adventure is assured.
Adda can be mild but also turbid and is for this reason that, depending of the requirement, they organize different descents: from a calm one for families, from the adrenaline one for braver people. Then there is the proper descent for stag/hen parties, the one reserved for schools, even those suitable for making corporate team building.
But for romantics (…active), doing rafting in the moonlight could be priceless.