on the River Flow – February 2019 News


Piemonte Steep Creeking
Piemonte Steep Creeking
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February 2019
Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter

With the UK short courses programme continues on into March with Nick Horwood and Rowan James hitting a few tail end of the season courses down in Devon. Our season will start in Slovenia in April with our Next Generation Training course with Simon Westgarth. We have a few places left on this great week of boot camp style training for the aspiring wanting to come into the industry. Straight afterwards our spring trips start on the Soča in Slovenia, with the later April trip, having good availability.

In addition to early spring in Slovenia, we’re be steep creeking in Italy as normal through May and June. Also we’re in the French Alps from June, all summer for our guided tours plus coaching/guiding services. See French Alps Guiding, for details. Note also we can accommodate your individual and group requests, whether its in France, Italy, Slovenia or Norway all season long.

High times Piemonte Style


Starting in April we’ll be in residence in Slovenia all season.  The Soča is the prefect classroom for with water kayaking. Our logistics base has been in the Soča Valley for nearly two decades now, and our local knowledge has been built up over the seasons working in Slovenia. This river is a great for learning a multitude of kayaking skills.  On offer are all our Skills Development courses, from Elemental Skills to River Leader Training. 


See below for our forthcoming spring dates below.

APRIL 2019

13/20 April 2019 – Soca LaunchPad
20/27 April 2019 – Fundamental Core

Last year we added a new range of solutions for paddlers coming to Valsesia. For nearly 20 years we have offered our benchmark week long all inclusive Piemonte Steep Creeking, adding the Intro to Creeking trip along the way, and hosting the Valsesia River Festival for the past 8 years. 

On offer are both day clinics, short courses and coaching only week long programmes with Gene17Kayaking’s core team of coaches. We are in Valsesia 28th April through to 9th June in 2019. With such great snow conditions, we’ll expecting a fine runoff season this spring in Italy.

Do you want to join us? Contact Us today. 


A White Water Kayaking Festival for all, the Valsesia River Festival, has races, films & more.  White Water Kayaking is full of choice, and at this festival you’ll have lots to choose from. 
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. 
See Valsesia River Festival for details.

Best Regards,


Simon Westgarth
Gene17 Ltd
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