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Caving / Spelunking in ”Grotta di Patone”, Dro, Trentino-South Tyrol Italy

Depth:
800m/2.625ft
Altitude:
300m/9.842ft a.s.l
Diference of level:
Horizontal cave with a limited gradient
Geological Character :
Corasional type
Trentino Region, in northern Italy, is a well known zone amongst the passionate fans of caving. The particular geological formation of the Dolomites Mountains and the continuous pass of floating water and steams have shaped the underground format of the area.

Although, the caves of the region they are not the deepest in Italy, their particular location and conditions which have formed them make those caves amongst the most interesting ones. The ”Grotta di Patone” or ”Bus del Diaol”,  is located in Dro at 30 km/18.64 mi on the southern of Trento. For visiting this cave, someone must be equipped with caving tools.

For exploring the cave, 2-3 hr are necessary but you will need 2 hr plus for reaching the opening of the cave. The cave is the result of the excavation of a currently deceased stream.  The cavity has five siphons where the second and the fifth are blocked from deposit sand.  For passing to the third siphon, it is necessary to clean the second siphon. The cave took  this nickname, ”Bus del Diaol”, due to the fear provoked by the flowed water.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Trento
29.7km/55.95mi, 30 mins
Follow the signs to Verona/ Modena and merge onto A22. Continue on SP45.
BY CAR FROM Bolzano
84km/31.19mi, 55 mins
Merge onto SS12 and continue onto A22 and take exit Rovereto Nord. Take the SS12 and continue onto SP45.
BY CAR FROM Milano
202km/204.43mi, 2 hours 10 mins
Take the A4 toward Venice and follow exit Peschiera. Merge onto SS450 and follow the A22 Modena/ Brennero/ Milano/ Venice. Take exit Rovereto Sud/ Lago di Garda Nord. Follow the SP90 and after the SP45.
BY CAR FROM Innsbruck– Austria
202km/0000mi, 2 hours 15mins
From Innsbruck you follow A13 and E45 to the Italian/Austrian borders. From Brennero you take A22 and take exit Rovereto Nord. Follow the SP45.
BY CAR FROM Venice
190km/118mi, 2 hours 10mins
Follow the A4 and take exit Verona/ Brennero. Merge onto A22 and take exit Rovereto Sud. Follow the SP90 and SP45.
BY AIR
Airport Bolzano Dolomiti (ABD) ,
84km/31.19mi, 55 mins
BY TRAIN

Trentino – Alto Adige has an excellent railway network connecting the principal Italian cities with the main south-Tyrolean destinations. Furthermore, the region is very well connected with many European bordering countries such Austria, Switzerland, France and Germany as well. Timetables are strictly respected.

Schools

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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 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)

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150
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)

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450
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)

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400
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
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
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
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)

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100
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
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
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)

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350
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
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 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
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
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
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

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