Hydrospeeding on the Lima River
Chase rapids along this Pistoia waterway
Hydrospeeding is a vivacious adventure sport that uses a special kind of body board that allows users to ride the rapids of a river or torrent. It is unadvisable to go hydrospeeding on narrow and shallow rivers: this is why the Doria Batea is an ideal location to practice this extreme sport.
The only requirement is that hydrospeeders know how to swim and are comfortable with water because hydrospeeds descend ‘into’ rivers and don’t ride along them. The body board is specifically designed for this sport. Hydrospeeder must use flippers and wear a wetsuit, a helmet and safety vest. Once these are had, the adventure begins!
This sport is ideal for beginners that know how to swim because they can alternate between rough rapids and calmer waters. Guides teach beginners how to become expert hydrospeeders.
Time: 2 hours
Cost: € 35
When: March, April, May, October, November
What to bring: cotton shirt (long- or short-sleeved), wool sweater, bathing suit, wool socks and things needed to take a shower after the outing.
The Centre will provide: helmets, safety vests, wetsuits, waterproof shoes, flippers and the hydrospeed.
For more information:
Avventure H2O in Tuscany is located in Ponte a Diana, Bagni di Lucca (LU). How to get there: take the S.S. 12 toward Abetone until you reach the Agriturismo Pian di Fiume, where participants can find comfortable accommodations.