Adventure canyoning through the Rio Neva and Val Noana, near Mezzano.

Adventure canyoning through the Rio Neva and Val Noana, near Mezzano.

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, Italian
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Minimum age: minimum 14 y/o
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate 1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    LOCALITA' FONTEGHI VAL NOANA, 38054 Mezzano TN, Italy
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Follow the current for your first taste of canyoning on this beginner's excursion across the gorgeous Rio Neva!

Descending into the belly of Rio Neva is an experience unmatched on land, a watery landscape carved by the main river that runs through Trentino's thick forest, this small canyon system brings to life a landscape below ground. Shaped by currents and smoothed by a rush of fast flowing water, the Rio Neva offers the ultimate introduction to a sport that guarantees epic highs and breathtaking lows!

Situated on the outskirts of the northern town of Mezzano, the Rio Neva canyon system runs through a narrow corridor of rock that leads out to a large lake. Only 2 hours from Venice, this lesser-known part of the Dolomites called the Feltrine Alps sits in the Stelvio National Park - renowned for its breathtaking terrain and multi-sport culture.

Meeting near the Val Noana lake, your guide will transport you to the mouth of the canyon system where you will abseil down, navigating the through waterfalls, natural slides and large pools. Descending 100m, there are lots of opportunities to try jumps (7ft) and learn more about how this shallow waterway was formed. Both abseil and jump are mandatory. Practise simple rope skills, current control and swimming on this 2hr route - following the river to a beautiful natural arch at the top of the lake before a 20 min walk back to the designated transport.

Available from December to April, currents and water volume stay fairly consistent throughout the year with beautiful crystal clear pools, steady currents and white water slides suitable for all good swimmers.


- Arrival: 9am /2pm meeting & gear check
- Approach: Direct
- Descent: 2hrs
- Return: 20 mins

Activity requirements

All participants must be able to swim.

Minimum of 3 participants per group.

Special terms

Duration and route subject to change, based on weather conditions.

Minimum age: 14 years old (Minors must provide parental consent).

  • Transportation
  • Canyoning guide
  • All necessary equipment
Do not forget to bring
  • Suitable footwear
  • Swimming costume
  • GoPro
Meeting point
LOCALITA' FONTEGHI VAL NOANA, 38054 Mezzano TN, Italy Get directions


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