On the River Flow – End of Winter 2017

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End of Winter 2017
Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter

Whilst the UK courses are still running on now more rain has come, our season is about to start in Slovenia with our first trips. We’re excited as ever to get out to the Soča very soon.

For 2017, we have expanded our Short Course porgrammes in both Italy and Norway. Plus we’ll have a new way of accessing our week long trips as a coaching only option for both groups and individuals, see the details below.

In addition we’re off to Corsica in April and the French Alps again in June. The snow pack in Corsica and Piemonte has improved after a slow start to the winter. This pattern is also the case for Slovenia in the eastern end of the Alps.

Sorba Slides, afternoon fun.

 

A NEW OFFER FOR COACHING IN ITALY
Mediterranean sun, great food and fine paddling. Every spring we go to Valsesia in Italy. We delight in the teaching of others. And whilst we have been focused on delivering our all inclusive trips, over the years we get repeated requests for both shorter courses and also our week long programmes as a coaching only option.  In 2017, we have rolled out a number of new programmes for both individuals and groups. With a week long package offer for groups of 3, including airport shuttle, kayak/paddle hire and premium coaching for 1800€.  Do you want to join us? See Piemonte Short Courses now for details.

Gene17Kayaking's Piemonte Steep Creeking Promo
Gene17Kayaking’s Piemonte Steep Creeking Promo

 

VALSESIA FOR STEEP CREEKING

Since 2002, we’re been going to Valsesia in Piemonte for Steep Creeking.  Every year since we have been hosting teaching trips to this great destinations, with amazing pool drop white water.  Our current line up looks like this:

 

STEEP CREEKING TRIPS

30/7 MAY – 4 PLACES LEFT

7/16 MAY – 3 PLACES LEFT

21/28 MAY – 3 PLACES LEFT

INTRO TO CREEKING TRIPS

28/4 MAY/JUNE – 2 PLACES LEFT

4/11 JUNE – 2 PLACES LEFT

FRENCH ALPS IN SUMMER

In June the French Alps is home to some great white water. Alpine in nature, being continuous and fast, these boulder gardens are fun.  Andrew Bonney heads up our French Alps programmes, running Guided Tours and BC Courses.  Our Guided Tours are 5 days guiding with coaching from Monday’s to Friday’s. The BC courses we offer in the French Alps are from their river leader programmes.  The BC 4 & 5 Star, including assessments are available in June.  See below for dates:

 

GUIDED TOURS

12/16 June – Full Charger
19/23 June – Progressive & Dynamic
26/30 June –  Alpine Fundamentals
BCU COURSES
12/13 June – Advanced WWS&R
14/15 June – 5 Star Training
16/17 June – 5 Star Assessment
26/27 June – Basic WWS&R
28/29 June – 4 Star Training
30/1 Jun/Jul – 4 Star Assessment
 

VALSESIA RIVER FESTIVAL 19/21 MAY 2017

A White Water Kayaking Festival for all, the Valsesia River Festival, has races, films & more.

The Valsesia River Festival is for all White Water Paddlers, with open races & contests with competitive classes, accessible Steep Creeking Clinics too, and to top it all off, some great evening entertainment too. Valsesia River Festival for details.

 

Best Regards,

Simon Westgarth
Gene17 Ltd
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