Throughout the past years, the numbers of paddlers on our trips have steadily grown. However for our spring 2014 trips we are already very popular, with strong early bookings resulting in some weeks already being sold out! This early unprecedented situation means we do not wish you to be left out on all the fine fun next year, so here is a run down of the trips we love and that still have room, perhaps you’ll join us soon.
Greece Road Trip – Greece isn’t somewhere that most paddlers think about for world-class white water – but that just means they’re missing out!
Contrary to what you’d expect, there are some incredible rivers tucked away in remote valleys and deep canyons. Our favourite rivers are grade II-III, and run through beautiful gorges over clean bedrock rapids.
And because a road trip is never just about the rivers, you’ll also find yourself enjoying the very best hospitality that Greece has to offer. Some days that means dinner in a mountainous taverna, while others we’ll be eating the freshest seafood on the shores of the Aegean.
30/6 March/April 2014 – 2 Places Left
6/13 April 2014 – 3 Places Left
Fundamental core trip – Soča, Slovenia – If you’re a class III paddler looking to step things up to the next level, our Fundamental Core trip is for you.
We’ll help you refine the skills you already rely on, and also develop the skills you need to push on to faster, more challenging water. The Soca’s got plenty of potential for pushing your paddling on at your own pace.
Why the Soča?
Slovenia’s world-renowned Soča river is ideal for really getting to grips with white water. The crystal blue water flows through clean, well-defined bedrock rapids which offer many days of forgiving, relaxed paddling. It’s also a fantastic place just to visit. On the Italian border it’s been called the ‘gateway to the Balkans’, and with snow-capped peaks and stunning limestone scenery it’s a real joy to simply spend time in the valley.
19/26 April 2014 – 5 Places Left
Corsica Road Trip – Early season creek boating at it’s best, pool drop perfection, warm days, wonderful local food and fine wine to sip in the evenings…
During the Kayak Session gathering in Corsica, we’ll offer full week of kayak guiding, instructing and coaching. Ever dreamed of discovering Corsica’s beautiful rivers? Well here’s the opportunity, with renowned French dynamo Raphael Thiebaut & Gene17′s Jakub Sedivy. A pick up and drop off in Bastia with 6 days of discovering the classic runs of Corsica. Of course we ensure our low guiding ratios. Plus you’ll stay at the centre of the Kayak Session event on Ernella Farm, guests of Ernella family staying in their dormitory rooms and eat traditional food cooked by Mme Ernella. This is a wonderful package, a real authentic Corsican experience, fine food, fine wine and prefect paddling, along with world class river guides and Corsican hosts.
13/20 April 2014 – 4 Places Left
Steep creeking trip – Piemonte, Italy Do you want to get to grips with slides, holes and steep rapids? If so, there’s no better way to do it than our steep creeking course.
In Italy’s Sesia valley, the combination of spring meltwater and smooth granite create a huge variety of different rapids. So whether you’re boofing, flaring or grinding, our instructors can help you really nail the different techniques to stay in control on steeper white water.
For a few weeks every spring, Valsesia flows with Alpine meltwater and paddlers from around the world start to arrive in the pretty little riverside village of Campertogno. Even more than the ancient villages, tucked-away cafes and steep wooded valley, it’s the smooth granite and clear blue water that’s the big draw
4/11 May 2014 – 3 Places Left
11/18 May 2014 – 5 Places Left
25/1 May/June 2014 – 3 Places Left
21/25 May 2014 is the Valsesia River Festival hosted by Gene17kayaking
As you can see, we still have a little room for you, but we do not have wide open availability next spring. If you wish to join us for some steep creeking in Corsica or Piemonte, or loved to be enjoying some amazing gorges in Greece or wish to be in Slovenia for learn the solid fundamentals for life long paddling, contact us soon.