Canoa Novella Gorges

65€ per person

Venture out on a canoe in this corner of wild nature

  • kayak excursion suitable for everyone. Children (5-17 years): €45
  • in Val di Non inside canyons over 50 meters high
  • accompanied by an expert guide in Trentino
  • exclusive towing service with the boat up to the mouth of the gorges
book Kayak Tour in the Novella Gorges

Kayak Tour in the Novella Gorges

Embark on a canoeing adventure through the Canyon of the Novella Gorges in Val di Non, Trentino – an unparalleled experience accessible to all, guided by the expert instructors of Ursus Adventures.

The guided kayak tour within the Novella River Park takes place in the magnificent Val di Non in Trentino, winding through canyons that reach over 50 meters in height, carved over centuries by the Novella River.

The journey commences from the state-of-the-art Plaze beach in Dermulo, equipped with changing rooms, a bar, toilets, and ample parking. After receiving the necessary equipment and a brief safety briefing, our guides will transport you comfortably by motorboat to the entrance of the canyon where you will embark on your kayaking adventure.

The expedition begins with a captivating introduction to the history and natural beauty of this enchanting canyon. The majestic rock walls, sculpted by the elements over the centuries, create a unique environment that captures the imagination. With the experienced guides of Ursus Adventures by your side, you’ll discover breathtaking views and hidden corners in the Novella River Park. Throughout the journey, the guides will share intriguing details about the local flora and fauna, enriching your experience with in-depth knowledge and curiosity.

This incredible and super-safe experience is designed for nature enthusiasts of all ages, providing a unique opportunity to connect with the pristine beauty of Val di Non.

An amazing and unforgettable experience, this guided kayak excursion is particularly suitable for couples and families, even with young children (from 5 years old).

Guided by an expert instructor, you’ll immerse yourself in an adventure, navigating the fascinating and wild canyons of the Novella in Val di Non, visible in their entirety only from the lake.

The canoe excursion in the Novella Gorges with Ursus Adventures does not require significant physical effort, as much of the approach is done by motorboat tow. The total duration of the experience, including a theoretical lesson, equipment delivery, towing, canoe visit, and return, is approximately 3 hours.

Lake S. Giustina is an artificial lake with significant fluctuations in its water level. Two canyons can be visited through this experience. Sometimes lake conditions or debris deposits may prevent the exploration of both canyons. Nevertheless, the essence of the experience remains extraordinary.

The activity will primarily use double canoes. Efforts will be made, whenever possible, to keep family units together, but there is the possibility, in the case of odd numbers, to pair individuals or use single canoes. The guide has the discretion to divide members of the same group into different canoes to ensure a safer and more enjoyable experience.

This is a true top experience to be cherished in your memory book.

The excursion is designed to be safe and accessible to all, allowing families, friends, and nature enthusiasts to fully enjoy this adventure. Let Ursus Adventures guide you through the Gole del Novella and live an experience that will leave a lasting impression on your memory, an authentic encounter with the untouched nature of Val di Non.

What is included in a kayak outing in the Novella Canyons?

  • Life jacket
  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • Kayak
  • Motorboat tow
  • Guide

What to wear for a canoe excursion in the Novella River Park?

  • Swimsuit or shorts
  • T-shirt or microfleece if temperatures are cooler
  • Sandals or flip-flops or shoes (barefoot not allowed)
  • Change of clothes
  • Water bottle

How does a kayak outing in the Novella River Canyons unfold?

  • Call 0463636175 to book your experience or do it directly online
  • Arrive 30 minutes before your activity at “Le Plaze” for material delivery
  • Pay close attention to the theoretical instructions given before departure
  • Board the canoe provided by Ursus guides and enjoy a 20-minute motorboat tow to the canyon entrance
  • Start paddling and savor a unique and unforgettable experience in the company of your choosing
  • Satisfy your curiosity by asking guides questions during the tour
  • Return to the motorboat by paddling and enjoy the ride back, rocked by the waves of Lake S. Giustina
  • Return the equipment, change, and enjoy the Plaze park and its bar
  • Share photos and videos of your experience by tagging @ursusadventures in your stories

Useful details for a visit to the Gole del Novella in a canoe:

  • Two tours inside the canyons are scheduled, one in the morning and one in the afternoon
  • All equipment is sanitized before each use
  • The meeting point at the beach in “Le Plaze,” at the end of Lake S. Giustina, is set 30 minutes before the experience starts
  • The Plaze beach is equipped with a welcoming bar where you can refresh or eat while enjoying a unique panorama
  • At the Plaze beach, just below the bar, you will find Ursus Adventures’ offices with small changing rooms
  • There is no shower facility post-activity, but bathrooms are available
  • You can bring your cell phones and take photos inside the canyons, but be very careful not to drop them in the lake
  • After the activity, you can use the spacious areas of the Plaze park for free, having a picnic with a view of Val di Non
  • You can independently visit the Gole del Novella by renting a kayak at our offices.

How much does a guided kayak tour in the Rio Novella Canyons cost?

  • The price for adults is €65 per person and includes all technical equipment, guidance from Ursus Adventures’ guides, round-trip motorboat towing service from the bottom of the lake to the canyon entrance, and the use of changing rooms and green spaces at ‘Le Plaze’.
  • The price for minors under 18 years old (but over 5 years old) is €45 per person.
  • Discounts are available for groups of > 10 paying individuals, schools, individuals with disabilities, and locals.

Suitable for

adults and families with children > 5 years

Period of the year

from May to September


3 hours

equipment provided

life jacket - helmet - paddle - kayak

Equipment to bring

swimsuit - shoes that get wet - sunscreen - change


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