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25 Ticino Canoa
25 Ticino Canoa

Canoeing

Ticino Canoa

Ticino Canoa

Cresciano–Arbedo
Ticino Canoa

Ticino Canoa

Canoeing in the Ticino also means: sandy beaches, palm trees, mountains, cappuccino and lots of sunshine. A canoeing tour where the Mediterranean lifestyle blends with Alpine scenery.
Canoeing is different in the Ticino, where a Mediterranean climate meets a craggy mountain world. Palm trees grow in the valley and the steep slopes are covered with thick chestnut-tree forests. While most people travel further south on the motorway, it’s much quieter travelling south along the river. Happily the traffic flow stays hidden behind the thick vegetation along the banks and your gaze sweeps undisturbed over high mountain summits and rugged cliffs.

The clear turquoise waters of the Ticino finds its forked path along a wide gravel bed, creating islands and wide beaches where you can moor up and enjoy tanning under the southern sun. As a finale, the Arbedo rapids wait with a refreshing wave-riding session.

And of course to round off the sun, sand and palm tree holiday atmosphere, don’t miss out on cappuccino and gelati. The Piazza in Bellinzona, a UNESCO World Heritage, makes an ideal setting.
Canoeing in the Ticino also means: sandy beaches, palm trees, mountains, cappuccino and lots of sunshine. A canoeing tour where the Mediterranean lifestyle blends with Alpine scenery.
Canoeing is different in the Ticino, where a Mediterranean climate meets a craggy mountain world. Palm trees grow in the valley and the steep slopes are covered with thick chestnut-tree forests. While most people travel further south on the motorway, it’s much quieter travelling south along the river. Happily the traffic flow stays hidden behind the thick vegetation along the banks and your gaze sweeps undisturbed over high mountain summits and rugged cliffs.

The clear turquoise waters of the Ticino finds its forked path along a wide gravel bed, creating islands and wide beaches where you can moor up and enjoy tanning under the southern sun. As a finale, the Arbedo rapids wait with a refreshing wave-riding session.

And of course to round off the sun, sand and palm tree holiday atmosphere, don’t miss out on cappuccino and gelati. The Piazza in Bellinzona, a UNESCO World Heritage, makes an ideal setting.
8 km | 1 Stage
medium | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Cresciano, Paese
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Boat entrance point Cresciano
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Dangerous spot
Hazardous riverbank construction after the footbridges at Claro. Paddle vigorously to the right.
Boat exit point Arbedo
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General safety

Water level Ticino
Recommended outward flow: Bellinzona 15-100 m3/s.
SMS Code (send to number 9234, resp. +41 76 414 12 34): Q 2020.
Daily measurement of outward flow

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Arbedo, Molinazzo
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Transfer Arbedo–Cresciano
819
Transfer Arbedo–Cresciano
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Arbedo, Molinazzo–Cresciano, Palazzi
Reason: access to Route.
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Services

Accommodation

Agriturismo e Scuderia Biologica
Agriturismo e Scuderia Biologica "La Finca"
Cresciano
Ostello Cresciano
Ostello Cresciano
Cresciano
Camping Bellinzona
Camping Bellinzona
Bellinzona
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Bookable offers

Guided tour: Cruisy river trip on the Ticino River
Guided tour: Cruisy river trip on the Ticino River
Guided tour: Fun-Rafting Ticino
Guided tour: Fun-Rafting Ticino
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