Half-day Kayak trip from Cresciano to Bellinzona

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Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Spoken languages: German, English
Minimum age: From 7 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info

Activity description

Come down on a kayak journey on the Ticino between Cresciano and Bellinzona provides a relaxing river cruise with a few waves but no true white water.

Ideal for first-time whitewater/kayakers, nature lovers, families, and youth groups. Our trained guides will accompany you in separate boats as you go down the river in inflatable canoes for 2 to 4 people each.

Offer Description

RIVER: Ticino

SECTION: Cresciano - Bellinzona, approx. 10 kms

DURATION: approx. 3-3.5 hrs, approx. 1.5 of them on the water


Course of events

Your guide will meet you at the Stazione Osogna Cresciano, a disused railway station, where we will be staying. The guides will greet you here. You will be given information about the excursion as well as your white water rafting equipment. Then we'll proceed to our put-in point, where the instructors will give you full safety and paddle training before you get on the water! Learn about your boat (and your paddle partner/s), how to paddle and maneuver the canoes, and what to do if you fall in... You are now ready to go!

Your canoe tour will take you into the breathtaking Leventina Valley. The current will transport you through the greenery of the trees and the yellow-white sands of the beaches. Take advantage of the sea and the warmth of the Ticino sun... The journey will conclude at Arbedo, Bellinzona, not far from the junction of the Ticino and the Moesa rivers. Our take-out location has your dry clothing and a joyful landing apero waiting for you. 


Activity requirements

MINIMUM AGE: 7 years if accompanied by an adult, else 12 years


Special terms

Prerequisites: basic swimming ability, surefootedness, canyoning or climbing experience. Not suitable for pregnant women.


  • Wetsuit/booties
  • All necessary equipment/protection
  • Instruction and guiding by a professional guide
  • Transport of your personal belongings to the take out
  • Happy Landing Apéro after the trip
  • Transport back to Cresciano (we recommend public transport)
Do not forget to bring
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Bathing clothes indluding a towel
  • Shorts, T-Shirt
  • Sandals / water shoes to wear on the boats (likely to get wet) or dry (and warm) clothes for after the trip
  • Backpack or bag for transporting your dry clothes in the bus
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Meeting point
Swiss River Adventures Stazione Ffs Osogna-Cresciano, Via Cantonale, 6705 Cresciano, Switzerland Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule