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Piedmont - Valle d'Aosta Camp

28 May - 3 June


We have fallen in love! The unique landscape, the many river sections with the finest bedrock and the southern flair make every paddling trip to this region a very special experience. If you feel comfortable on WW IV, this is the right place for you! You already know how to paddle in the fifth degree of difficulty? All the better! Then you have a lot to choose from and an almost endless selection of creeks to paddle! Our week-long kayak trip will start with three days of paddling in the Valsesia. After we've had our fill on the Sesia - along with its many tributary streams - we'll move to the Valle d'Aosta. The glacier river Dora Baltea offers us absolute water safety and many exciting sections.

Technical to massive

The white water in and around the Valsesia is extremely varied. While the Sesia offers open whitewater from the third to the fifth degree of difficulty, on its tributaries you have the opportunity to run steep and technical whitewater with many steps, chutes and waterfalls. Thus, the first part of the camp will offer you an eclectic mix from technical "low volume creeking" to heaving whitewater riding on the various sections of the Sesia. In the second half of the week we will have this luxury again: The Dora Baltea offers us completely different sections. In the upper reaches rather technical and in the lower reaches, with the famous "Infernocanyon", balancing water of the extra class.

We will stay at two logistically well located campsites and set up our home base there. For this we bring a group tent, benches, tables and a fully equipped camping kitchen.

At this camp we offer a Creek 1 and a Creek 2 Course . Please click on one of the courses below for more details about each course content and prerequisites.

Your way to WW IV!

Ride your line with ease and dry spray! On class IV whitewater you hit your line only when you work with the flow. That's why at Creek 1 Course we look closely at the flow and use it. We analyze the currents, and define exactly which weight shift and which pull on the paddle are necessary to precisely ride your line of choice. Along the way, you learn to boof and control steps and rollers.

On the Soča we do not miss a boof! The class III whitewater and IV sections of the Soča offer a playground of stones, baffles and sweeping waters. The current is usually very defined, so it is not difficult to get the right pressure on the paddle. And if the boof doesn't work the first time, there are 100 more chances downstream.

  • Become aware of movement sequences: upper body posture and paddle use
  • Analyze complex lines
  • Timing: Precisely implement edge changes and stroke sequences
  • Boofen
  • Use flow elements and river obstacles for your own line
  • Group driving tactics: communication and safety
  • Impact cushion ride
  • Boofing over steps and rollers
  • Turning maneuver in rollers
  • Driving sweep water combinations
  • Scout and secure
  • Sesia
  • Mastallone
  • Sermenza
  • Sorba
  • Gronda
  • Dora Baltea
  • Ayasse
  • Depending on the water level also other rivers.

In order to participate at Creek 1 Course , you must

  • can swim.
  • be in good general health.
  • ride safely class III whitewater (e.g. Lower Ötz, abseil section of the Soča, Brandenberger Ache: Wiesklamm, Loisach).
  • master the Whitewater Roll (at least 80% rewind rate).
  • be at least 14 years old.
  • WW IV independently and safely navigate.
  • Getting pressure on the paddle blade at the decisive moment.
  • Drive lines precisely.
  • Find meaningful places to boogie and implement sequence of movements with proper timing.

Creeking Perfection Course!

If you feel comfortable on class IV whitewater , you hit your lines confidently and there are no major deficits left in your kayak technique, then this is the right course for you. Here the focus is on moving fluidly in heavy whitewater.

Ride your lines with little effort and a lot of style. We show you how it all works and give you valuable tips that will help you on heavy whitewater and massively increase the fun factor.

Safety is of course also an important topic in this course. But don't worry - we won't stand around pointlessly with the throw bag on the shore at every spot. Rather, we will consider what kind of safety is useful where and why, and then implement the thing as time-saving as possible. After all, we want to paddle!

At Creek 2 Course we assume that you have mastered all the technical skills necessary to safely and independently navigate WW IV. In the course we deal with tactical considerations and give your technique the final touch. The program includes for example:

  • Analyze lines and drive precisely
  • Find the fast line
  • Leanboof
  • Landing steps safely
  • Minimize effort through efficient paddling style
  • Maximize pressure on the paddle blade at the decisive moment
  • Sesia
  • Sermenza
  • Sermenzina
  • Egua
  • Sorba
  • Gronda
  • Mastallone
  • Dora Baltea
  • Ayasse
  • Depending on the water level also other rivers.

In order to participate at Creek 2 Course , you must

  • class IV whitewater can navigate with confidence.
  • have experience in safety.
  • eskimote safely.
  • Ride heavy whitewater with ease.
  • Properly assess sites and organize driving.
  • Independently create safety concept for heavy traffic.

Free course places

There are still places available!

There are still places available!

Key data and prices

  • We will meet on the first day of the course at 10:00 am at the Camping "Il Gatto e la Volpe" in the village of Campertogno.
  • The first nights we will spend at the campsite "Il Gatto e la Volpe", directly on the banks of the Sesia. Where we will stay in Valle d'Aosta depends on the size of the group and the weather and will be decided spontaneously. In any case, there are some options available there, thanks to Luca's connections.
  • One week kayak course
  • Maximum 5 participants per kayak instructor
  • Rental equipment (optional)
  • Kitchen tent
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Griller
  • Tables and benches

Course fee per person

€ 790

Rental equipment (optional)

€ 150

You still have questions about this offer? Then contact us at any time by e-mail. We look forward to advising you!


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