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Motocross in Hell’s Gate Track, Barga, Tuscany Italy

Skill level:
Professional and advanced
Best riding season:
All year round
Barga is an artistic medieval town, located in the province of Lucca in the region of Tuscany, in central Italy. The city that grew as a castle, surrounded by walls, was founded by the Lombards. During the Middle ages, the spot was famous for manufacturing and exporting high quality silk threads.

Today, Barga is a famous tourist attraction for those who want to make a journey back in time, by visiting ancient castles and cathedrals, taste the great Italian food and enjoy vibrant cultural events and festivals. But there is more to this place than just castles and trattorias. Just a few minutes away from the serenity of the small town, the Pania della Croce mountain, part of the Apuan Alps dominates the surrounding wild nature with lush forests, fresh water streams, huge chestnut and olive trees, perfect for various outdoor activities.

And this is the place where the gates of Hell open for those enduro riders, who are willing to go through them. Hell’s Gate was invented by an Italian extreme enduro rider, who designed through the rough mountain an endless network of tracks, considered to be as one of the most extreme trails to ride in the world. Suitable only for very advanced and experienced riders, with maximum technical and physical difficulty, the trail offers heart stopping challenges through waterfalls, steep stony ways, crazy downhills, muddy uphills and blind turns inside the breathtaking forest.

One of the most intense enduro races takes place on the spot every February, where the most skilled enduro riders of the world gather to compete each other. It is an unpredictable race in two phases. The first phase is a preliminary race in the morning when after elimination, the first 30 classified riders enter the second and hardest phase during the night. Very few manage to finish in the end. Hell’s Gate is a must ride for the enduro enthusiasts throughout the world and an adventure that offers maximum adrenaline’s rising. Prepare yourself to get down and dirty in a place that is the symbol of modern extreme for motor sport fans.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Barga
3,1mi/5km, 10mins
Head northwest on Via Canipaia to Via Roma, Turn right Località Diversi, Continue straight Località Diversi, Turn right Strada Provinciale 7, Turn left on Strada Provinciale 7, Turn left into the Strada Provinciale 7 and continue on the same road until you reach the Il Ciocco estate and park.
BY AIR
Florence Airport, Peretola,
61,5mi/99,1km from Barga
BY TRAIN

With 78 daily connections, Frecciarossa offers various connections between the cities on the line, with different possibilities based on individual itineraries.

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

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Safety Kayaker Course, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

Intensive in-depth for river rescue in support of Rafting and Hydrospeed descents. Reserved to those who have already participated in BASIC, ADVANCED and SAFETY Courses.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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250
Safety Course for Hydrospeed Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Hydrospeed Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Hydrospeed Guide.

-Intensive course on the security river.

– Reserved for those who have already participated in the courses BASIC and ADVANCED.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

+ More
450
Safety Course for Rafting Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Rafting Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Rafting Guide.

-Intensive course on the security river.

– Reserved for those who have already participated in the courses BASIC and ADVANCED.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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400
Kitesurf Course Easy 3 hrs, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

You want to try kitesurfing… but you don’t know yet if you like it or not, or you want to make a present to a friend. It’s the course for you at only 99€ for 3 hours lesson!
You will learn how to:

  • first flight with the trainer kite
  • set up of the equipment
  • safety procedures
  • start and land the kite with an assistant
  • flying a 4 lines kite
  • the first bodydrag

The lesson could be semiprivate (2 student 1 instructor).

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99
Basic Course for Hydrospeed Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Hydrospeed Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Hydrospeed Guide.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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350
Kitesurf Rental, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

Equipment rental: Equipment rental is 25€/hr or 70€/day unlimited time (complete set, kite+board+harness). We have only brand new kite, board, harness from our sponsor RRD.

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25
Kitesurf Course Advanced 5 hrs, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

This course is for all intermediate and advanced riders that want to give a boost to their kiting skills! We have three different lesson programs depending on your level.

  • Freeride program: riding upwind, turns, carvings, riding toe side
  • Freestyle program: jumps, rotations, grabs, railey
  • Waveriding program: riding surfboard strapless, carvings, surfing front and back side

For the waveriding program we recommend April and May.

Course duration: 5 hrs private lesson

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300
Extra for boat+GoPro lesson: 20 €/h
Basic Course for Rafting Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Rafting Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Rafting Guide.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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300
Rafting & Outdoor activities, Trentino
/ Italy, Noce River, Trentino-South Tyrol

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

May – ITALY

River Rafting Tour Class I / IV + and outdoor experiences on Noce River.

Not an expedition. 10 Days – air travel not included.

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1990
Advanced Kayaking Course, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

For those who have already attended the BASE course and know fundamental maneuvers. Course teaches the fundamentals in choppy water. It includes the necessary notions of security.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

+ More
150
Kitesurf Course Beginner Basic 6 hrs, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

From the first fly to water-start: 
The goal of that course is to give you a good knowledge about safety in kitesurfing, good control of the kite and start to ride the board.
You will learn how to:

  • do the spot analysis
  • fly the triner kite
  • to set up the equipment
  • start and land the kite with the help of one assistant
  • body drag “downwind” and upwind
  • do the board recovery in body drag
  • do the self-rescue and the self-pack down
  • first water start and ride

You can choose to have private (270 €) or semiprivate lessons (210 €).
The course is arranged in 3 lessons of 2 hours each, for a total of 6 hours.

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210
270 € for 6hrs private lesson
Rafting & Wind Tunnel Flying, Piedmont
/ Grugliasco, Italy, Piedmont

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Europe

River Rafting, Wind Tunnel Flying & Outdoor activities in Grugliasco, Italy.

From June to September. 3 Days – air travel not included.

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590
Kitesurf Course Beginner Superman 12 hrs, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

From the first fly to the independence: 
This is an intensive kite course, it’s designed for those who want to start as total beginner and end as independent kiteboarder!!!
The goal of that course is to give you a good knowledge about safety in kitesurfing, ride in both directions, ride with strong wind, riding upwind. You’ll become a super kiter!!!
With six kite lessons you will learn how to:

  • do the spot analysis
  • to set up the equipment
  • start and land the kite with the help of one assistant
  • body drag “downwind” and upwind
  • do the board recovery in body drag
  • do the self-rescue and the self-pack down
  • first water start and ride
  • change direction while riding
  • riding up-wind
  • carvings and riding toe side

You can choose to have private (540 €) or semiprivate lesson (420 €). Extra for boat+GoPro lesson: 20 €/h
The course is arranged in 6 lessons of 2 hours each, for a total of 12 hours. We recommend a stay of at least 9 days.

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420
540 € for 12h private lesson
Advanced Course for Rafting Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Rafting Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Rafting Guide.

– Reserved for those who have already attended the basic course, a prerequisite for the SAFETY COURSE.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

+ More
350
Kitesurf Course Safety, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

This course is designed for who want to learn kitesurfing in a lake, and need help to learn what to do on a beach; or for who need to go deeper in safety procedures.
In this course you will learn:

  • do the spot analysis
  • to set up the equipment
  • start and land the kite with the help of one assistant
  • do the self-rescue and the self-pack down
  • right to way rules

Course duration: 2.30 h

It could be a group lesson.

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80
Advanced Course for Hydrospeed Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Hydrospeed Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Hydrospeed Guide.

– Reserved for those who have already attended the basic course, a prerequisite for the SAFETY COURSE.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

+ More
400
Base Kayaking Course, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

BASE: Full immersion, 3 hours in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. For those who do not have canoe experience or do not know the fundamental maneuvers. The course teaches the fundamentals in flat water. It includes the necessary notions of security.

BASE 2 days.3 hours a day. For those who do not have canoe experience or do not know the fundamental maneuvers. The course teaches the fundamentals in flat water. It includes the necessary notions of security.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

+ More
100
Safety Kayaking Course, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

Intensive course on the river security. Reserved to those who have already participated in the BASIC and ADVANCED Courses.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

+ More
200

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