Kayaking was the very first whitewater sport that began to develop on the Noce River and it’s also the most technically challenging since a great deal of commitment, perseverance and time is required for this sport. Of course, all of the hard work that goes into learning how to paddle and how to manoeuvre a kayak pays off when you experience the adrenaline that runs through you as you kayak down through the rapids of the river. You’ll select the best trajectory to follow and which techniques you need to use to surf through the flow of the river.
No, of course not! You can also kayak and canoe on very calm sections of the river where you can relax and enjoy a pleasant outing as you admire Val di Sole from a completely different perspective.
During the last few years, several rafting centres in Val di Sole also organize canoe trips to the nearby Val di Non valley at the Santa Giustina Lake and through the spectacular Rio Novella canyons.
In 1993 an important event was held in Val di Sole, the Canoe-Kayak Slalom World Championships, which proved that the Noce River was a great place for canoeing and kayaking.
The Noce River also received international recognition from 'Kayaking Holidays', a web portal dedicated to the world of canoeing, that placed the Noce River among the top ten rivers in the world (only European river in the top ten) for kayaking.
Necessary equipment includes - a kayak, paddle, wetsuit, spray skirt, lifejacket, helmet and paddling jacket - which is supplied by the rafting and canoe centre. You just need to wear comfortable shoes and bring a towel and a change of dry clothes with you.
You can choose to sign-up for a beginners or an advanced course or you can even choose to descend down the river with a professional instructor in a 2-person canoe.