Independent Rowing Experience – Italy: Luino

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Independent Rowing Experience – Italy: Luino

Start Location:   Luino, Italy

Available from: April 2023 – December 2023

Italy: Luino & Italian Lakes Getaway

An Independent Rowing Experience

In this time of travel uncertainty, it is important to be able to control your own travel circumstances. Our new and innovative Independent Rowing Experiences are unique and customizable opportunities to travel to row while being compliant with local and federation restrictions. Decide when you want to travel and with whom you travel. Choose the accommodation, transportation and meals of your own choice. We have lots of recommendations. Unlike typical guest rowing, our Independent Rowing Experiences do not require you to fit into a scheduled workout. Enjoy three or more personalized and individually curated rows, typically of two to three hours. Travel by yourself, travel with your family or travel with a small group of friends.

Luino And Northern Italian Lakes

Luino, Lago Maggiore, Italia! Spoken in Italian, it sounds wonderful. What a truly gorgeous place. Travellers have been drawn here for centuries, attracted by the mild and sunny climate as well as the stunning scenery and, of course, superb food and wine. Lago Maggiore and nearby Lago di Lugano are absolutely perfect destinations for a short rowing holiday. Luino sits on the eastern shore of Lago Maggiore in Lombardy, northern Italy. With high hills on one side and crystal blue waters on the other, Luino is perfectly poised for rowing excursions to the south, north and west, and then some. The scenery from the boat is glorious. Charming villages with pastel-coloured buildings and stone churches climb up the steep hillsides. Castles sprout from islands. Tiny chapels dot the hillside among olive groves and forests. The lake is long and narrow, offering views of the snow-capped Alps in Switzerland to the north, and in other directions, there are tantalizing curves that entice you to row just a little bit further. Canottieri Luino also has a boathouse on the Italian shore of Lago di Lugano at Ponte Tresa. Bellissimo

More Than Just Two Choices

Select from two core packages – and within each one, you have more options to choose from. Our basic package is called “Build Your Own Trip.” Decide how many technical rows you would like, three or four. Choose whether to row from Luino or Ponte Tresa or a mix of both. At the former, you will row coastal boats which can handle big lake conditions. Row Olympic class boats from the boathouse at Ponte Tresa in smaller, more sheltered waters. Would you prefer “tour” rows or “technical” rows with the support of a coach, or a combination of both? Outings are typically between one and two hours long.

Our “Personalized Independent Tour” package is exactly that. We have proposed an itinerary based on three longer touring days. There is ample flexibility to adjust the schedule to suit you, including options for lunch breaks and longer or shorter rows. If a point-to-point trip intrigues you, we can deliver! Insert a day of touring on Lago di Lugano if you would really like the variety. The views are stunning, whichever lake you row and whichever direction you go. Add extra days if you wish!

Trip Details

Price Per PersonUSDCADEUR
Three Day Personalized TourTBDTBDTBD
Build Your Own Trip (Technical rows)– three rows– four rowsTBDTBDTBD

Coastal boats are rowed on Lago Maggiore and Olympic class boats on Lago di Lugano. The type of boat (solo, double or quad) will depend on the size and experience of your group and Covid-19 regulations.

Choose your own start date – travel when and how it suits you.

Group size

Personalized Independent Tour

Minimum group size is two rowers. Maximum group size is four.

Build Your Own Trip (Technical rows)

Minimum group size is one. Maximum group size is four.

Included in the Personal Tour Package

  • Three private rowing outings, tailored to you, on Lake Maggiore using rowing coastal boats and/or Lake Lugano using Olympic boats. Note: the length of rows will depend on the rowers’ experience and also the weather conditions.
  • English speaking guide/coach on water with you in a support boat or rowing.
  • Detailed Information Package, with specifics on getting there, arrival details and contacts, recommendations for accommodation, and restaurants. We will provide many suggestions on other activities to enjoy in the region when you are not rowing.
  • Evening drink with the guide on arrival day to plan details for rows.
  • Guided by Luigi Manzo and Catriona Cameron

Included in Build Your Own Trip (Technical rows)

  • Three – four technical rows (approximately 1-2 hours long), on Lake Maggiore using rowing coastal boats and/or Lake Lugano using Olympic boats.
  • English speaking guide/coach on water with you in a support boat or rowing.
  • Detailed Information Package, with specifics on getting there, arrival details and contacts, recommendations for accommodation, and restaurants. We will provide many suggestions on other activities to enjoy in the region when you are not rowing.
  • Guided by Luigi Manzo and Catriona Cameron

Itinerary for the Personal Tour Package

Here is a suggested three day itinerary with rowing distances between 10 and 25 km. Our partners are happy to adapt the program to suit your interests and abilities. It could be possible to offer point to point touring, for an additional trailering fee. Note that weather and water conditions may mean deviations from your personalized plan.

Book Your Experience

Thank you for your interest is this trip! Booking an Independent Rowing Experience is a bit different than registering for Rowing The World’s group trips. No deposit is required, although full payment must be made once the Experience is confirmed. Please read our full Terms & Conditions for the Independent Rowing Experiences.

Please click on this link to access the Registration Form. As part of the Registration Form, you will need to sign Assumption of Risk, Release & Indemnity electronically. There is a link on the Registration Form, or you can access it here.

Once we have the Registration Form we will check with our partners for your preferred start date and will be back in touch within three business days, hopefully, to confirm your Experience!

We are happy to answer questions. Please email or call us or use the contact form. Thank you again.

Schedule Details

Day 1

Arrival in Luino and area. Welcome, drink and briefing.

Day 2

We will cross the lake to Cannero di Riviera, first circling Castelli di Cannero. Echoes of Hemmingway at our suggested lunch destination. Back to Luino

Day 3

Today we start by crossing the lake to stunning Cannobio. Then if conditions permit, we will continue and row into Switzerland! We recommend a stop for lunch back in Italy and home after a lovely, long day.

Day 4

On the last row, we will head south for different views and shorelines to explore. At one of our suggested breaks, climb a nearby hill to a chapel for spectacular views and perspective on the beautiful lake that you have explored through rowing.

F.A.Q

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What's Included

  • Coastal Rowing Shells
  • Guide Services

Activities

  • Centre-based
  • Lakes

Meet our guide