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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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4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

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!

Absolutely fabulous experience, worth every penny. What we got: friendly guides, good transportation, very nice pizza, zero stress, amazing views, tranquil environment, water, safe experience and even some competitive rowing on demand. Downsides: none. 10 out of 10, totally recommend.

Fantastic end to our holiday. Lovely afternoons kayaking around the lake with our guide. He was very informative about the history of the area and lake. While we were paddling we even saw some turtles and other birds too. Pick up from the A line was great too. Definitely recommend.

This tour was so fun and highly recommended. The lake is beautiful and a lovely excursion 20 minutes outside room. I just wish they offered hotel pickups.

Excellent outdoor activity not far from Rome. Beautiful scenery and the guides were awesome. Highly recommend