Hydrospeed, also called Riverboarding, is a relatively new sport which only started to appear in Italy at the beginning of the Nineties.
Of all river sports, it is unique as you are totally immersed in the river and in actually become part of the element.
In fact, thanks to the use of the hydrospeed buoyancy device, a pair of flippers, a reinforced wetsuit, helmet and lifejacket, you experience those sensations that only the whitewater of a river concedes, becoming part of the flow.
You alternate being carried by the flow to fighting against the river current, all while taking in the beauty and transparency of the crystalline waters of one of the most spectacular European rivers, a unique feeling that only this sport can deliver.
Prior to each descent, the Guide carries out a dry briefing and a wet briefing to illustrate the descent and safety techniques.
Come and try this “River Experience”!
Equipment provided by the centre
Hydrospeed, 5mm reinforced neoprene wetsuit, 5mm neoprene jacket, helmet, lifejacket, neoprene watershoes, flippers.
What to bring
A wool, fleece or microfibre shirt (those used for skiing are fine), swimming costume, personal items for showering.
All equipment and clothing will get wet during the descent.
The Eddyline School offers three different descent routes: Classic, Expert and through the awe-inspiring Sesia Gorge.
In addition, for those looking for advanced training, such as handling and river rescue techniques, the School offers specific training courses during the week or at the weekend.
The objective of these excursions is not only to ‘learn the ropes’, but also to actively encourage the creation of a team spirit between participants, building socialization under the banner of sports.