Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) with us

SUP opens up new horizons, in fact discovering blue trails (across rivers, lakes or seas) standing on a paddle board provides a totally different perspective: from high up you have a better view, and can see the riverbed passing beneath the board, it provides you with a more complete physical exercise involving your arms, legs and trunk. Then, when the right wave comes, you can surf, and then your fun is assured! Our courses and guided outings are suitable for people of all levels of experience. Start with a trial outing, then in less than no time you’ll want to learn… also to experience the thrill of surfing or to spend the weekend exploring our wonderful coasts, a river or a lake. For those of you who would like a full week’s immersion in SUP, there are summer camps on the islands of Elba and Baratti. Before taking part in the courses and excursions, you will have to become a member of Aquaterra A.S.D

Excursions and SUP courses

BASIC COURSES AND EXCURSIONS (SEA AND RIVERS) – It is possible to choose from basic or advanced courses, plus we’ve developed the first Italian course in SUP excursions!

Contact us to let us know your individual requirements and to organise a trial outing… choose whichever type of SUP you prefer.

WEEKENDS – An exclusive selection of destinations of outstanding natural beauty where you can spend a weekend of exploration, combining technical teaching with the discovery of new places… you will return feeling completely regenerated and ready to face with determination the stress of modern life! The excursions are marine (Baratti and the promontory of Piombino, Bandite di Scarlino) and fresh water (Lake Bilancino and Montedoglio, River Serchio): consult our calendar of programmed weekends or write to us with whatever request you may have.

SUMMER CAMPS – The summer camps are itinerant holidays designed to discover the potential of this sport for exploring our seas. In one week it is possible to tour the island of Elba, stopping every day at a different beach and enjoying to the full the sun, sea and the company of your fellow adventurers. Consult our calendar of programmed summer camps or write to us with any particular requests.

SUP CHALLENGE – Would you like to test yourself with a series of challenges along the coasts and islands of Tuscany? Click on this link to discover all the details!

Things to know

Clothing and equipment
Upon request, T-rafting can provide salopettes and neoprene shoes, water jackets, boards, paddles, and dry bags with leashes and waiste straps. During the cold season we recommend wearing thermal underwear and a fleece underneath the water jacket. A change of clothes can also be brought along and kept in a watertight bag. Whereas in the summer, the following items are necessary: a hat, sun glasses, sun cream (with a high protection factor) and a T-shirt (preferably white). A water bottle with drinking water is a must in all seasons, but obviously more so in the summer season.

Safety and the weather
SUP, like all outdoor sports, is influenced by the weather, but, unless faced with extreme weather conditions, is almost always practicable on the lower sweet water surfaces even in rain and bad weather, provided appropriate steps have been taken to prevent feeling the cold. At sea or on major reservoirs, in the case of bad weather, an assessment will be made from time to time to determine the feasibility, or otherwise, of individual excursions. It is the prerogative of T-rafting to work in safety, therefore, at the sole discretion of the Association, guides and instructors, programmes are subject to change (change of route, river or, in the worst case, the cancellation of a descent) should conditions pose a threat to general safety.

Spirit of adventure
Travelling down rivers, going along coasts or traversing lakes, even when carried out in familiar places and within pre-established safety limits, are always adventures subject to infinite variables, making the same route always new. For this reason, embarking also means adapting, having fun, and breaking habits to rediscover that spirit of adventure that lies within us all.

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Natural Reserve Ponte a Buriano - La Penna

SUP excursions in fresh water

Beautiful and evocative excursions in the natural reserve of Ponte a Buriano – La Penna: Starting from the famous bridge of Buriano, which can be seen in the painting of the Mona Lisa, we will navigate silently with our SUP along the densely wooded banks, passing under impressive rock walls, and discover hidden gorges and waterfalls.

Duration: 3 hours (the time to be agreed depending on the season)

Price (minimum 2 persons, for individual excursions write to info@t-rafting.com): 75 €/person.

SUP escursionismo - Riserva Naturale P.te a Buriano - La Penna
The secret waterfalls of the reserve of Ponte a Buriano – La Penna

Fucecchio Marsh

SUP excursion in fresh water

This marsh is the largest Italian inland marsh: to lose and find oneself among its canals with a SUP board is an incredible experience for nature lovers. We will discover out of the ordinary landscapes with their unique avifauna, and take advantage of one of the many hunting huts (though, naturally, we will go when the hunting season has ended) to eat a sandwich and do some birdwatching.

Duration: 3 hours (the time to be agreed depending on the season)

Price (minimum 2 persons, for individual excursions write to info@t-rafting.com): 75 €/person.

The promontories of Piombino and Buca delle Fate

SUP excursion at sea

The promontary of Piombino is one of the most beautiful stretches of the Tuscan coast: with its archaeological park and ancient Etruscan settlement, Populonia, and unspoilt coastline devoid of civilisations, to surprise and delight you with its clear waters.

Duration: 3-4 hours (the time to be agreed depending on the season)

Price (minimum 2 persons, for individual excursions write to info@t-rafting.com): 90 €/person.

SUP a Baratti
The crystal clear waters of Baratti

The natural reserve of Valle dell'Inferno and Bandella

SUP excursion in fresh water

Beautiful excursions in the reserve of the Val d’Inferno and Bandella: there is no better means than via SUP to discover their landscapes and wealth of flora and fauna.

Duration: 3 hours (the time to be agreed depending on the season)

Price (minimum 2 persons, for individual excursions write to info@t-rafting.com): 75 €/person.

The Lake of Bilancino

SUP excursion in fresh water

The deep inlet of the lake of Bilancino reserves for those who practise SUP and kayaking lake views of unexpected beauty. White clouds crowning the sky and reflecting on its surface or intense sunsets will leave you speechless… seeing is believing!

Duration: 3 hours (the time to be agreed depending on the season)

Price (minimum 2 persons, for individual excursions write to info@t-rafting.com): 75 €/person.

Cala Violina and Bandite di Scarlino

SUP excursion at sea

Here is another pearl of the Tuscan coastline: the Bandite di Scarlino is an’ANPIL prohibiting access to motorised vehicles by land and, in this way, preserving a stretch of coast of inestimable beauty in which gems such as Cala Violina a Cala Martina are to be found.

Duration: 3-4 hours (the time to be agreed depending on the season)

Price (minimum 2 persons, for individual excursions write to info@t-rafting.com): 90 €/person.

The Arno in Florence

SUP excursion in fresh water

Finally you can see this splendid city from a different perspective! While T-rafting has a strong preference for the stretch of river near to the gates of Florence – with its mills, fulling mills and views of the river corridor with green banks – if you would like to pass below the Ponte Vecchio, we’ll certainly be happy to accompany you.

Duration: 1.5 hours (the time to be agreed depending on the season)

Price (minimum 2 persons, for individual excursions write to info@t-rafting.com): 50 €/person.

Lake of Montedoglio

SUP excursion in fresh water

The Lake of Montedoglio is, in terms of impounded water, the largest in Tuscany with its 145 million cubic metres of potential. Despite the construction being completed in recent times (1993) its banks, for the most part, appear to have become already naturalized with various species of pine able to withstand its rugged soil: come with us and we’ll show you this unknown jewel of Tuscany!

Duration: 3-4 hours (the time to be agreed depending on the season)

Price (minimum 2 persons, for individual excursions write to info@t-rafting.com): 110 €/person

In SUP a Montedoglio

View of Lago di Montedoglio (Photograph by Vladimiro Galastri Sethi)

Elba Summer Camp

SUP excursion at sea

A week’s full immersion in the crystalline waters of Elba – just what you need to regenerate yourself completely! We will provide technical lessons on SUP with toscanasup.org, Yoga SUP, but above all, we will apply the philosophy of SEABONDING, or rather marine wandering with a SUP to enjoy the sea as much as possible in all of its aspects, from coastal navigations to explorations of the seabed.

Duration: 5 days

Price: 750 € per person.

Seabonding con il SUP

Seabonding: marine wandering with a SUP