Elba round trip
Elba round trip
Treat yourself to an active holiday, completely in contact with nature, adventurous, fun, educational and safe. Explore the island of Elba with real sea kayaks in 5 days and 4 nights in a tent (bivouac).
You will be accompanied by a guide, Sea Kayak Italy instructor trained following the paths of the FICK, British Canoeing and I.S.K.G.A. federations.
To carry out this experience it is necessary:
- have a minimum knowledge of sea kayaking (sit-in side) or have attended one of our introductory courses
- be prepared to carry out outdoor activities
- to be able to swim
Suitable for people in good physical shape.
Departure is scheduled from Marciana Marina on Tuesday morning and return on Saturday evening. The appointment is set at 8-9 am on the day of departure, at the Sea Kayak Italy headquarters in Marciana Marina (Elba Island) in Via Llewelyn Lloyd 35 (in front of the post office).
Once the kayaks have been loaded with personal luggage and supplies of food and water, the adventure will begin!
During the tour you can swim in transparent waters, you will literally experience the thrill of immersing yourself in the great biodiversity that the island preserves.
You will be able to rest in coves accessible only from the sea, improve your sea kayaking techniques under the guidance of the instructor and experience the magic of the night bivouac.
You will be able to admire the immense geological diversity of the island, the colors and the conformation of the coast will change every few hours, you will go from black beaches to red cliffs, from long white beaches to vertical sheer cliffs.
You will feel immersed in the rich history of the island.
You will move between prehistory, Etruscans and medieval villages.
Napoleon spent almost 11 months on the island as emperor.
Many rocks and beaches around which you will paddle are still linked to sea legends, pirates and shipwrecks.
Paddling near the Ogliera rock we will find ourselves right above Elviscot's shipwreck.
The guide will define the daily itinerary and the stages, from time to time, based on the weather conditions and the characteristics of the group, generally providing a navigation of 5/6 hours a day (about 10/12 miles) with some stops in villages for the supply of the galley.
In addition, the guide will help in the organization of traveling meals and will have the necessary equipment for cooking.
Before departure, Sea Kayak Italy will do shopping for water and food for the group (not included in the price of the expedition)
Sea kayak Italy is closely linked to the protection of the island and the marine environment.
We will not leave traces of our passage, on the contrary, when necessary, we will contribute to the cleaning of the beaches that are not easily accessible from the land.
Please Note: We recommend to book the return ferry on Sunday in the late afternoon, in case of need to add a Saturday night and Sunday morning to complete the tour of the island.
Included in the price
- professional fiberglass (no-plastic) sea kayaks complete with the necessary equipment (paddle, spray-deck, life jacket, waterproof bag, route map etc.)
- tent (1/2/3 places)
- 24-hours support
What to bring
- sleeping bag (small size), sleeping mat
- rock shoes (or old sneakers)
- swimsuits and t-shirts for sailing, trousers and t-shirt for the evening
- personal hygiene kit, towel
- personal and reusable plate, glass, cutlery and water bottle,
- head torch
- sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
- waterproof bag for electronic devices
- power bank for charging your electronic devices