La via del Lao

    A two-day adventure filled with discovery and fun, in the wildly fascinating valley of the Lao river; an extraordinary river descent through narrow gorges all the way to the historical village of Papasidero; at the halfway point stop at base camp, meet with fellow adventurers around the fire tasting excellent wine and the best local specialties. Overnight stay in a tent on the campsite.

    2 Days / 1 Nights

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    Itinerary

    Late morning arrival at the Centro Canoa and Rafting of Laino Borgo; delivery of the necessary equipment, preliminary briefing with the expert guides and subsequent boarding. The first part of the descent touches the outskirts of the old town. Learn the history through the guides, stories of Brigands and noble families whose coats of arms are still visible in the ruins of the medieval walls. Then the route becomes more exciting as you enter the wilderness of the river,  an adventure made of rapids, waterfalls and breathtaking passage points. Arrive in the equipped area and set up base camp. Dinner based on local specialties, skillfully grilled on the fire and accompanied by the excellent wine that this land has to offer.

    After breakfast we leave for another adventure on the river, a path of 8 km down to the Gole Basse, silently floating through dense vegetation and rocky environments reaching the town of Papasidero which is believed to have been founded on the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Skidros. After passing under the bridge of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Constantinople built in the 17th to 18th centuries, we will end our journey on the ancient route of the Lao river.   Disembark.Upon previous booking request it’s possible to have lunch in a trattoria and visit the Grotta del Romito Caves , an important prehistoric site that dates back to the Upper Paleolithic home to one of the oldest findings of cave art in Italy and Europe.

    What to bring: swimsuit, cotton or Lycra shirt, sneakers or trekking shoes; personal hygiene products for showering. It is necessary to have a complete change of clothes to be worn upon landing.

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    Registration is not binding. Upon reaching the minimum number of participants necessary for the formation of the group, you will be asked to confirm the booking and to pay a deposit. 

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