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Canoe tour for school groups

Canoe tour for school groups – ideas for an unusual school trip

Do you want to plan a cool school trip that is fun for everyone and strengthens class cohesion? Would you like to let off steam at an outdoor event in Ticino and be part of it as a group? Then simply book a canoe trip for school classes on the Ticino to implement your idea for the extraordinary school trip!


Your multi-hour canoe trip in Ticino with the school group starts in Cresciano and thus in a sun-drenched region that attracts enthusiastic climbers as well as canyonists and canoeists. Your guides have the necessary equipment with them and will explain what is important when canoeing in a group on the Ticino.

Ideally, you have already clarified beforehand who will get into the great inflatable canoes with whom, because it starts right after the first instructions: the coolest and most unusual excursion with the class or a school group that you have undertaken so far!

During the canoe trip you are dependent on cooperating in small teams. You will find your rhythm while paddling, concentrate on making progress together as a school group, on reaching your goal.

At the same time, you will have a lot of fun canoeing and get to know one of the most exciting landscapes in Ticino. Because rock walls and palm trees, chestnut forests and sunny beaches can be found in this section as well as small rapids that make the crystal-clear water bubble and which you, even as a beginner in rafting, will successfully master in group canoeing!

After all, the fun factor is at least as important on a canoe trip for school groups in Ticino as sporting ambition and promoting cohesion in the entire group. And since your guides are always nearby, safety is well taken care of on this beautiful stretch of Ticino.

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Canoeing with the school class on the Ticino: Didactics meet planning security and experienced guides

The canoe trip on the Ticino is ideal for school groups, as it can be carried out without prior knowledge. In the great outdoors, the participants learn to cooperate with each other and strengthen their self-confidence and trust in the cohesion as a group.


We support teachers who are looking for an unusual and didactically demanding idea for the next class trip with flexible, reliable and particularly simple planning. For the excursion with larger school groups, we provide you with several experienced canoe guides who will accompany you and relieve you. Depending on the chosen tariff, the ratio is 1:8 or even 1:7. As a teacher or as a pedagogical companion, you are on the safe side and can enjoy the canoe trip with the school group just as much as the students.

You can easily book with us online - and after a few minutes you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. If the minimum number of participants is reached, we will conduct the class excursion by canoe on the Ticino exclusively as a private tour for your group. With 24 paying participants and with some of our tariff options, an accompanying person can also go on the canoe tour for the school trip free of charge.

You don't have to worry about the equipment or the luggage transport either, because we provide you with all the equipment - including a life jacket and, if the weather conditions require it, wetsuits. Of course, the students only have to take care of their personal needs, for example a bathing suit and a change of clothes or medication.

If you organize your canoe trip as the crowning event of a graduation party or a graduation party with participants who are older than 16 years, you can also book an aperitif with us or choose a tariff in which it is already included. Your guides will then also provide a refreshing drink (beer or Prosecco) and small snacks - at the start or at the end of your exclusive party tour with the school group.

Here are a few tips for a successful school trip in Ticino
  • Arrival on Friday evening by car, bus or public transport.
  • Fine evening meal in a special restaurant or in a grotto with typical Ticino dishes: polenta, alpine cheese, Ticino platter, formagella, onion soup, (link to the restaurant page)
  • To bed early to be fit for the canoe tour 😉
  • We recommend L’ostello Montebello in Bellinzona as accommodation!
  • Good breakfast
  • Canoe tour with purelements®
  • Eat an ice cream in Bellinzona and admire the old town!
  • Pizza dinner at Ristorante Pizzeria Giardino in Bellinzona
  • Free evening for the students in Locarno or Bellinzona

Like day 2 only with canyoning tour or group change

  • deserve a lie-in
  • Visit Bellinzona and its castles or take a nice hike to the suspension bridge Ponte Tibetano Carasc
  • After a weekend like this, you can only go home in a good mood and relaxed 😀

Cool ideas to round off the canoe trip with the school group or the graduation party

If you are looking for ideas for longer school trips or for an extraordinary school-is-out party, the Swiss Riviera in Ticino offers you everything that sets such an event apart from the standard trip for school groups. The canoe trip for your school class offers you action and fun in the great outdoors. In addition, you can have exuberant bathing fun at Lake Maggiore, enjoy even more action in the Adventure Park or plan great hikes and visits to Ascona or Bellinzona for your class trip.


In a typical grotto you will familiarize yourself with the regional dishes, which taste best if you have worked up an appetite during a sporty excursion with the group. You will remember the scent of the freshly baked bread, which is served with the delicious Ticino platter, for a long time! Alternatively, you can plan a barbecue or enjoy the excellent pizza and other Mediterranean dishes, which are of course traditionally prepared here in Italian-speaking Switzerland.

Ticino is also known for its clubs and discotheques, sights, castles and excellent accommodation, where school groups are always welcome. And because teachers or accompanying persons also need an hour to themselves in between, you benefit from the high level of professionalism and warmth with which hospitality is lived here on a school trip with a canoe trip in Ticino, so that the kids from a certain age can go on a discovery tour unsupervised and Renew or make new friends.

Everything at a glance

We would like to specifically encourage and motivate school groups. Furthermore, we want to give all students access to nature. True to our slogan “Outside you discover what’s inside you!”, experiences under the open sky are particularly important to us. Therefore, school groups with proof receive special prices and conditions.

  • Planning and implementation of the tour
  • Coordination of the canoe event on site
  • Supervision by certified purelements employees (certified canoe guides)
  • Guide-guest ratio is a maximum of 1:12
  • No time pressure!
  • Special equipment required for the tour
  • Photo service
  • Own safety standards for canoe tours

A general state of health in good health. Health impairments are taken into account when planning the tour.

Restrictions on swimming skills also.

pricing and performance
tariff minimum
Attendees
No-Shows ⓘ depending on the tariff, you have a certain number of no-shows
inclusive (no-show)
means no-show on the day of the event
despite booking made) In addition, you must your
final number of participants up to the specified
Notify us of the time!
photo service Meeting-
modification
Depending on the tariff, you can keep the appointment until the specified date
Change the time if necessary extra costs are due
Substitute-
Attendees
Depending on the tariff, you can
Exchange participants and a substitute participant
if necessary, extra costs are due
private tour
In the case of a private tour, we do not book any more
participants to your group. you are alone
as a group with the guides on the way.
aperitif
Depending on the tariff, you can book an aperitif or not,
the aperitif is already included in the premium tariffs.
Flexible
start time
With this option you can create your own,
choose an individual start time according to your needs.
Free
person
This option indicates whether an accompanying person
(bachelor, birthday child) comes on tour for FREE
Guides/
guest ratio
indicates how many guests
by a guide maximum
are cared for
super saver 12 people no no shows included
final TN up to 14 days before

1:12
saver 10 people 1 no show included
final TN up to 10 days before

CHF 5 per person
up to 7 days before

up to 3 days before the event
15 CHF per transfer

extra bookable

1:12
Regular 8 people up to 2 no-shows included
and 100% refundable
final TN up to 7 days before

up to 7 days before

until the day of the event
15 CHF per transfer

from 24 people
included

extra bookable

1:12
Flex 8 people up to 3 no-shows included
and 100% refundable
final TN up to 7 days before

up to 3 days before

until the day of the event,
free of charge

1:12
FlexPlus 8 people up to 5 no-shows included
and 100% refundable
final TN up to 3 days before

up to 3 days before

until the day of the event
free of charge

1:12
We can recommend these other experiences for a successful school trip
abseil program
abseil program
Our abseiling fun program is ideal for all students who want to leave their comfort zone and have a great time with their colleagues!
School groups canyoning
School groups canyoning
Still looking for more action? Then come canyoning with us 😉
Climbing course (top rope)
Climbing course (top rope)
Top rope climbing course with a lot of fun and challenge!
Supporting program and alternatives for group members who do not want to go on a canoe tour
  • Ponte dei Salti in Lavertezzo
  • Visit Ascona
  • Wine tasting Ticino
  • Visit Bellinzona and its castles
  • Enjoy a cocktail at the Lido di Locarno
  • Go to the disco at the Vanilla Club
  • Splash & Spa Rivera

Those who do not want to do the canoe tour can take the driver or public transport to the beach in Arbedo and have something at the bar there, enjoy the river and wait for colleagues.

  • Hike to the Ponte Tibetano Carasc
  • Canyoning tour with purelements®
  • Visit Bellinzona and its castles
  • Water activities on Lake Maggiore
  • Hike from Cardada