What is Hydrospeed
Hydrospeed is a water sport born in France in the late ’50s as swimming in water following the current. Subsequently the homonymous float, a small bob, was introduced in order to protect the athlete from collisions with rocks and to offer a point of support. It is an activity that provides a close contact with the water. It is practiced, therefore, on water descents equipped with fins, helmet and life jacket.
HOW THE ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE
Hydrospeed in Valsesia starts starts at 09:00 a.m., at 12:15 p.m. or at 3:30 p.m. at the meeting point indicated on the map, where you will be given the technical equipment. Then you will board the bus that will take you to the boarding point where you will be instructed on the main safety measures and behaviors to be observed in order to carry out the activity.
The choice of the route is subject to the flow of the river and the staff will assess which is the best route to take.
You will be able to navigate the Sesia River, born from the glacier of Monte Rosa at 2500 meters high, which flows into the Po’ in Piedmont, the route between Piode – Scopa, the Rapida di Balmuccia or the integral classic section.
WHO IS THE ACTIVITY FOR
Hydrospeed in Valsesia is an activity of medium-high difficulty because it is necessary to know how to swim and have a good aquatic skills. This activity is designed for those who has already tackled the activity at least once in a river of similar difficulty. However, you will be trained by qualified staff who will accompany you throughout the adventure. Children from 14 years old can also participate.
Neoprene wetsuit complete with jacket and dungarees
Hydrospeed (river bobsleigh)
Safety life jacket
Bathrobe, slippers and change after activity
T-shirt or micro-fleece to wear under the wetsuit
Swimsuit to wear under wetsuit
In order to carry out the activity you must be in possession of an identification document
Children must have parental permission
In case of rain, the activity can still take place
You must arrive at least 30 minutes before the activity takes place