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Caving / Spelunking in ”The Luppa Cave”, Sante Marie, Abruzzo Italy

Character:
Karstic
Open:
On request and only with guide
The particular geological conditions and the morphology of the Apennines zone have created in Abruzzo region, in central Italy, a number of remarkable caves very appealing to the speleology and spelunking fans.

Located in the area of Sante Marie, at 32 km/19.8 mi in the southeastern of L’Aquila, this cave is a complex of cavities. Its main characteristic is the underground river which shapes and forms the morphology of the cavity. The first references for the cave dates back to 1678. Since then, many explorations and discoveries have expanded the size of the reachable cavities and sinkholes.

The pass of calcite flows changes further the character of the cave, giving to the cavity a broader development from 1500 m/4921 ft, known till then, to 2000 m/6561 ft. The underground environment is characterized by many steams and small lakes. Some departments of the cave, like Gran Salto in at 22 m/72 ft under the surface, in winter time are not accessible. Nowadays, only part of the cave is open to the visitors. The department on the side of the Galleria delle Meraviglie has to wait future explorations to come into light.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Pescara
132 km / 82 mi, 1 hr 25 mins
Take the exit Roma/ L' Aquila and follow the merge onto A25. Take exit Magliano dei Marsi and continue onto SS5.
BY CAR FROM Rome
86.7 km / 53.8 mi, 1 hr 10 mins
Follow the signs for Grande Raccordo Anuale and merge onto A24. Take exit Tagliacozzo and merge onto SS5 Quater.
BY CAR FROM Ancona
248 km / 154 mi, 2 hrs 30 mins
Follow signs for Pescara and merge onto A14. Take exit Teramo/ Giulianova and merge onto SP22. Continue onto A24 and take exit onto A25 toward Avezzano/ Sulmona/ Chieti. Take exit Magliano dei Marsi and follow the SS5
BY AIR
Aeroporto di Pescara,
132 km / 82 mi, 1 hr 25 mins
BY TRAIN

Trenitalia provides with first-rate and very efficient train services. Abruzzo region is a popular destination also for families with kids. There are direct connections with major Italian cities and via transit for other town. Timetables are strictly respected.

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.

BOOKING REQUEST
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
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
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
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)

+ More
400
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)

+ More
350
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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