About This Project
The Artogna torrent, which we have divided into three sections, to enable everyone to visit it, is the absolute top canyoning destination in the whole Valsesia Valley, and one of the most renowned at national level.
The Artogna torrent flows in a valley of the same name, meeting the Sesia River slightly upstream from Campertogno, where Eddyline has its basecamp. This torrent offers a full array of canyoning skill levels and activities. Here, there is the highest abseil of all the torrents of the Valley, the Tinaccio; an astonishing 47 metre waterfall (expert level). It features waterfalls, slides, toboggans etched out of the rocks by the millenary action of the water, pools of crystal-clear water where the local Alpine brown trout can be seen. In short, it’s a natural ‘water park’ to enjoy diving, climbing, wading, sliding down toboggans, and abseiling down cliff faces when these are too high to jump off.
The descent of any of the three sections involves a short trip by minibus to reach the start of the path leading up the Artogna Valley, where we can admire the spectacular Tinaccio waterfall, about 47 metres high (included in the ‘Expert’ excursion). We take this path and climb for 20 to 35 minutes (indicatively, based on the size of the group and their level of fitness) to reach the chosen ‘entry point’ of the torrent.
This activity is carried out during the whole week, from Monday to Sunday.
This section, which is at the highest altitude of the three, is also the shortest and features high waterfalls where descent is by abseiling and includes some leaps. It doesn’t have either toboggans or slides. Unspoilt nature! Medium level of difficulty. Ideal as a second outing, it can however be performed by new-comers who are suitably physically fit.
From June to September (activity start-up and closure may be influenced by levels of seasonal river depths).
This is a group activity, formed by a minimum of 3 people. Suitable for all levels.
Approximately 3 to 3 and a half hours, including travel from and to the basecamp, kitting-up and descent techniques and river safety briefing. Excursion duration may vary on the basis of the number of participants in the group, their speed along the route and in the gorge, water levels and weather conditions.
Canyoning – Valsesia – Upper Artogna excursion> only river activity> 55.00 Euro (per person)
The price includes:
What to bring
- All sports equipment necessary for the excursion;
- Travel to and from the river from the basecamp;
- Changing rooms and warm showers;
- Use of the sports and general facilities of the School;
- Meals and accommodation when foreseen
: swimming costume, a fleece or microfibre shirt (those used for skiing are fine), socks, trainers with non-slip soles or lightweight hiking boots, personal items for showering and a dry change of footwear.
Do you want to spend some time in the valley and don’t know where to sleep or eat?