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From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

1. From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and nature of this peaceful lake, located just a short distance from Rome, on a kayak tour with plenty of interesting stops and technical kayaking tips. After a quick paddling, navigation and communication lesson, you will begin your tour of the lake. Stops will include the village of the millstones, the Roman port of the Villa of Domitian, the Trampoline of the Pope, and a beautiful beach reachable only by kayak, where you can swim if the weather is right. Along the way you will see the summer residence of the Popes, atop the mountain of Castel Gandolfo and surrounded by untouched nature. You can Listen to the sound of local wildlife and the water lapping, a unique and unforgettable experience so close to Rome. Your guide will provide technical assistance throughout the tour, and offer stories and anecdotes about the lake. After arriving back at the starting point, you will have the opportunity to take a shower before heading back to the capital.

Castel Gandolfo: Kayak Food and Wine Tour

2. Castel Gandolfo: Kayak Food and Wine Tour

Your tour will begin with you being helped into all of the safety devices, such as the life jacket. You will then partake in a lesson on the ground which will run you through the techniques of paddling and on the use of the kayak. The first leg of paddling will involve your guide teaching you how to paddle, correcting the posture and the movement of your arms as you go. Your first break will then be at the village of the millstones, which consists of submerged stilt houses that you will see from your kayak. After your break, you will engage in another stretch of paddling through untouched nature where you can admire the summer residence of the Popes on the mountain of Castel Gandolfo. You will then take a second break at the Roman port of the Villa of Domitian. Next, you will pass in front of the old structure of the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, where all the kayaking and rowing competitions were fought. Your third stop will then be the Pope's Trampoline, where you will stop to admire the old structure on the lake shore with the ancient papal coat of arms. You will next be invited to continue your tour in a unique way to awaken all your sensory activities, as you paddle in perfect silence and listen exclusively to the sound of nature and the local wildlife. To stay in the theme of wild nature, you will then dock in an uncontaminated beach reachable only by kayak, where if the season allows, you will also dive and swim. Your paddling will then continue to the starting point, from where you will receive another relaxing break.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

It was my first time experiencing kayaking The instructor Flávio was very helpful and very kind - it was just the two of us that day but we had an amazing time. It’s an extremely peaceful meditative experience being on the big open lake all to ourselves with the sun shining The instructions for the meeting point were very easy to follow and to find. Changing rooms are available at the location if needed also which was handy for afterwards. I’d recommend bringing some sandle’s/ flip flops and some shorts etc can get a little wet on the legs. Will 100% do it again and again everytime I visit Roma as well as any other country that I find this activity in! Grazie mille Flávio. Eccellente

This experience was absolutely amazing. First time kayaking and Alex, the instructor, was unbelievably friendly and helpful to get going with the activity, and gave insightful information about the local area and Italy which was a huge added bonus as tourists to the area. He is also generally really nice to talk to. Would do it again, it is fantastic!

Vincenzo and Michael were wonderful, we were paired with one other couple and were treated to pizza on the lake. Both were extremely friendly and very accommodating, offering us recommendations for places to eat and drink in the city, whilst also telling us about the local culture of the lake. Would definitely recommend, a real highlight of our trip.

Excellent trip if you are in Rome and want to escape from the mayhem for a few hours. The lake sits in a dormant volcano and has some absolutely breath taking views. The instructor I had was very nice and as-well as being a great kayaking teacher he was also very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. I would highly recommend this trip.

This was truly an amazing trip. The views were stunning. Alex was kind and knowledgeable and I learned a lot. It’s a fun and unique outdoor experience and since it’s only a few hours, it gives you plenty of time to do other activities for the rest of the day. I would strongly recommend it!! I had fun!