Canoe equipment rental

Canoe rental in Ticino

Curious to discover the Ticino River on your own? purelements® lends you the necessary equipment!

The Ticino River is the perfect river for canoeing! The Ticino River is usually navigable throughout the summer season and is characterized by crystal clear water and a breathtaking landscape with a view of the Ticino mountains. Along the river trip you can take a break on the sandbanks and take a nice bath! If you don’t know the river, we recommend starting down from Cresciano.

From Cresciano down the river is very easy to navigate without interruption to Lake Maggiore. Although the river has a maximum difficulty level of 2, there are still some dangers that should not be underestimated, such as the presence of trees and branches along the bank! We do not recommend navigating the river with a water level higher than 150 m3, because if the canoe tips over or you fall into the water, it is very difficult to stop on the bank. If you already have good experience in the rubber dinghy, you can start your paddling tour (if the current speed allows it) from Iragna.

The part from Iragna to Cresciano is a bit more technical and fun, but consequently also more dangerous, as the probability of tipping over and having to swim is significantly higher! It is also important to avoid the dangerous rapids of Lodrino in time! If you're in the mood for a bit of action, but don't feel ready to tackle the tour on your own, we'd be happy to accompany you on this adventure!

If you decide to go out on your own, we will help you with important information and of course with the rental of the necessary equipment for a safe canoe tour on the Ticino River.

The equipment we provide consists of: inflatable canoe (2,3,4 or 10 seats), oars, life jacket, helmet and on request wetsuit, neoprene shorts, neoprene socks and suitable shoes.

The material can be picked up at our base in Cresciano, where we will explain how to use it correctly. After use, the material must be returned to our base. You can also book a pick-up service on request and at an additional cost.

If you have respect for the river or prefer something even more peaceful, you can also paddle on Lake Maggiore or Lake Lugano. Our canoes are perfect for both the river and the lake! We would like to remind you that purelements® takes no responsibility in the event of an accident!

Do you feel ready to go down the Ticino River on your own? You can book directly online, write us an email or contact us by phone if you have any questions. You can find more information here below!

Explore Ticino in a canoe.

Rental locations:

Requirements for the rental of via ferrata equipment:

  • Good general health
  • Basic swimming skills

Rental period: From 9:00 until 19:00 at the latest

Available period: April to October

Number of participants: at least 2 people


  • Canoe, paddle
  • Special personal equipment incl. Helmet & life jacket,
  • Support from the purelements® team (certified canoe guides)

Bookable additional services:

  • 2-piece 5mm wetsuit with hood
  • 2 mm shorty
  • Neoprene socks
  • White water shoes

Additional information about equipment rental:

  • The boats are rented out from the warehouse in Cresciano, not inflated
  • Personnel and material transport, transfers must be organized yourself or through a taxi company
  • Borrowed material must be returned cleaned
  • In the case of heavy soiling, we charge a cleaning fee of CHF 50
  • The borrower is responsible for any damage to the material and has to pay for it.

You can find our terms of use for rental objects here

A must-do in Ticino is a canoe tour on the Ticino River. We offer rental of canoes / inflatable canoes, so that you can enjoy this experience to the fullest. We provide inflatable canoes for 3-4 or 4-10 people for your experience.

Please make sure that you are well prepared!

Check the weather, take enough food and drinks with you and above all, know your limits!

Emergency numbers for Switzerland:

REGA Helicopter: 1414
Mountain rescue: 144
Police: 117

Possible options:

  • Grabner Adventure: 2-3 adults or 2 adults + 2 small children
  • Grabner Adventure SL: up to 4 adults
  • Grabner Adventure Team: up to 10 adults. Ideal for a group of friends, club members or family excursions. The most stable choice.
  • Grabner paddles and life jackets in different sizes.

We would be happy to advise you personally!