Family Canoe rafting adventure in Ticino

Organized by Purelements

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Spoken languages: German, English
Minimum age: From 6 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: moderate More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Embark on an exhilarating cano-Raft adventure in the captivating region of Ticino. The Ticino River, born high up in the majestic Alps, welcomes you with its untamed beauty as it cascades down from the steep mountains, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey. Prepare to be amazed by the splashing waves, emerald green waters, white granite rocks, and gravel banks, all amidst a breathtaking Mediterranean landscape that immerses you in nature's embrace.

Discover the joy of canoe rafting in the sunny canton of Switzerland, where an increasing number of people of all ages are captivated by this thrilling blend of excitement, nature encounters, and team challenges. Brace yourself for rushing rapids, sparkling waters, and picturesque beaches that line the riverbanks. Unlike the adrenaline-fueled rafting tours, this experience is designed for those seeking to relish the beauty of the Mediterranean landscape while enjoying a relaxed and fun-filled canoe trip.

In canoe rafting, the saying goes, "the smaller the boat, the more fun." As part of a small team in a stable hose canoe, you'll come face to face with the essence of white water rafting in Ticino—an adventure packed with fun, action, and a profound connection with nature.

Navigate the waves and granite rocks of the "Fiume Ticino" in a nimble inflatable canoe, accelerating and steering through the exhilarating torrents of water. Our expert guides will accompany you on a suitable route, providing essential safety instructions and valuable tips to ensure you can maneuver your canoe with confidence.

Offer Description

- Meet at our base at Agriturismo La Finca in Cresciano
- Introduction and equipment handover
- Walk to the starting point (5-minute walk)
- Safety briefing
- Begin the canoeing adventure
- Approximate 1.5-hour river descent (duration varies with current)
- Arrival in Arbedo-Bellinzona
- Transport of clothes and valuables from the starting point to Arbedo


Activity requirements

- Swimming skills

- Minimum age: approximately 8 years

- Minimum of 4 people


Special terms

Transport Options:
Option 1: If using public transport, you can arrive in Cresciano (stop: Cresciano Paese) and depart directly from the arrival point (stop: Arbedo Molinazzo).
Option 2: If traveling by car, you can park either at the start (Agriturismo La Finca) or at the end (parking in front of Camping Bellinzona) and use public transport for one leg of the journey.

Due to unpredictable weather conditions, the guides reserve the option to change the starting time if necessary.


  • Certified purelements guides providing supervision
  • Inflatable canoe
  • Special equipment including helmet, life jacket, neoprene socks, and wetsuit
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Closed shoes suitable for getting wet
  • Change of clothes and cap
  • Food and drink for before and after the tour
  • Waterproof sunscreen
100% secure payments
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Meeting point
Al Quatro 4, 6705 Cresciano, Switzerland Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
10 days
Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
4 days
Cancellation 4 days 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


Average rating
5 / 5
  • (2)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Wir haben eine Familienkanutour gebucht und ein supertolles Erlebnis für die ganze Familie bekommen. Professionelle Begleitung, wunderschöne Natur, super Stimmung und ein unvergessliches Erlebnis. Vielen herzlichen Dank nochmals.

  • 5 / 5

Une superbe descente en famille sur notre canoë 4 places, accompagné par l’instructeur sur son propre bateau. Sportif et ludique !