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A river of emotions

Kayak school and river safety & rescue

ARC is first and foremost a kayak school. This is the main sporting activity offered within our base camp. Discover our daily or weekly courses for all levels of experience.

The Sesia river, unforgettable emotions

The Sesia rises from Monte Rosa at about 2,500 meters above sea level, from the glacier of the same name. With a snow-glacial regime, the river level is also sensitive to seasonal rains. It is one of the last free flowing rivers in Italy, since there are no dams blocking its course before Varallo. The Sesia is suitable for paddlers of all levels thanks to its numerous sections. The easiest is the famous "Tratto Gara", class II and III, where the European kayak championships were held in 2001 and the world championships in 2002. The most famous section is located just upstream of the Alpin Rider Center, the Alpin Sprint, class III / IV +.
However, what makes Valsesia so unique is the abundant number of alpine tributaries and streams, which greatly increase the offer of different sections suitable for all levels of paddlers. Among them, from north to south, the Vogna, Artogna, Sorba, Gronda, Sermenza, Egua and Sermenzina, the Mastallone and finally the Sessera.


Together is better! Discounts apply to groups and multi-days. Contact us for more details.

Beginner basic lesson
Duration: half day
from 80 €
Weekend lesson
Duration: two half days
from 150 €
Seasonal course
Duration: From march to september
from 450€
Duration: full day
from 120 €
Eskimo Roll Clinic
Duration: 2 hours
from 50 €