School offers 

Laorafting is an important multisport center in Calabria, it is located in the heart of the Pollino National Park, in the wonderful place of Laino Borgo, a small historic center between Calabria and Basilicata. It is in this splendid place that we make all our activities: Rafting – Canyoning – Canoe – Orienteering – water trekking – Trekking on the Pollino. The perfect mix for an alternative holiday affordable for everyone. These activities, especially Rafting, are particularly suitable also for the youngest, and this is where our plan takes shape. 

1st plan 

Rafting (soft) 

Arrival in Laino Borgo at the Laorafting headquarters, meeting with the guides, equipment assignment, briefing and departure for the excursion. 

Lunch in a structure based on typical local products.

Excursion that crosses our small town, Laino borgo, characterized by the presence of small gaps and curves, surrounded by nature !! The route is suitable to everyone, including children aged 4 years and older; 

09:30 am- Arrival at the Lao Rafting headquarters in Laino Borgo. Customer service * and short 

lesson / presentation: Rafting introduction (history, organization, 

material) and illustration of the logistics organization. 

10:00 am- Participants will be given the necessary technical clothing for 

rafting activity. Followed by the relocation on the banks of the river (charged to Laorafting). 

11:00 am – Briefing to prepare the descent by the river. All the 

information needed to carry out rafting activities safely: description of 

route, basic technique, guide instructions, safety rules. 

11:15 am – Rafting descent (Soft route of 4 km, suitable to everyone). The group will be 

divided into groups of 5/6 people and each group will be led by a guide 

of the Italian Rafting Federation. 

12:30 pm – Debriefing and return to the base ( Lao Rafting vehicles). 

* Consignment of the releases signed by the participants parents to the administrative office. 

Departure: FCL San Primo – Laino Borgo station (m296) 

Arrival: location Piè lo Borgo – Laino Borgo (m252) 

Length: 4 km 

time: about 1 hour 

Excursion suitable to everyone 

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: 

sneakers or rock shoes / swimsuit / t-shirt and gym pants / shower equipment 

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED: 

life jacket / helmet / paddle / wetsuit and water jacket (in case of cold conditions) 

Price: € 35.00 per person 

The price includes: 

Rafting descent 

Insurance coverage 

Use of changing rooms and services in the structure 

Entourage/ getting back to / from the river 

Technical equipment 

Photo shoot 

Lunch in a sister property 

2nd plan 

Program 2 

“Soft” RAFTING and ORIENTEERING 

MORNING – “Soft” Rafting 

Arrival in Laino Borgo at the Laorafting headquarters, meeting with the guides, assignment of equipment, briefing and departure for the excursion. 

Packed lunch. 

Excursion that crosses our small town, Laino borgo, characterized by the presence of small gaps and curves, surrounded by nature !! The route is suitable to everyone, including children aged 4 years and older; 

09:30 am- Arrival at the Lao Rafting headquarters in Laino Borgo. Customer service * and short 

lesson / presentation: Rafting introduction (history, organization, 

material) and illustration of the logistics organization. 

10:00 am- Participants will be given the necessary technical clothing for 

rafting activity. Followed by the relocation on the banks of the river (charged to Laorafting). 

11:00 am – Briefing to prepare the descent by the river. All the 

information needed to carry out rafting activities safely: description of 

route, basic technique, guide instructions, safety rules. 

11:15 am – Rafting descent (Soft route of 4 km, suitable to everyone). The group will be 

divided into groups of 5/6 people and each group will be led by a guide 

of the Italian Rafting Federation. 

12:30 pm – Debriefing and return to the base (Lao 

Rafting vehicles). 

* Consignment of the releases signed by the participants parents to the administrative office. 

13:00 – Packed lunch 

Departure: FCL San Primo – Laino Borgo station (m296) 

Arrival: location Piè lo Borgo – Laino Borgo (m252) 

Length: 4 km 

time: about 1 hour 

Excursion suitable to everyone 

AFTERNOON – Orienteering 

Sport that honours those who manage to orient themselves with a topographic map, in an unknown place. 

This sport can be practiced individually or in groups and it is characterized by a time trial; departures occur spaced out of a few minutes one from the other, 

participants use a map to reach different destination. 

Every goal is marked with a white and orange flag, called lantern. 

Once you have reached your goal, you will have to register the passage by punching the card. 

The participant or team that reach every destination in the exact order in the briefest time possible wins. 

Equipment: topographic map 

clothing: sports clothing. 

Price: € 28.00 per person 

The price includes: 

Rafting descent 

Insurance policy 

Use of changing rooms and services in the structure 

Entourage/ getting back to / from the river 

Technical equipment 

Photo shoot 

Orienteering activities in the historic center. 

3rd Plan 

“Soft” RAFTING and TREKKING 

MORNING 

Rafting: Arrival in Laino Borgo at the Lao Canyon Rafting headquarters, meeting with the guides, equipment, briefing and departure for the excursion. 

SOFT RAFTING 

The excursion starts from the proximity of the old Calabro-Lucane railways, and runs along a stretch of the Lao, the first one is navigable. In the first part, the path is characterized by small rapids and curves, in the second part by five weirs (small dam) that make the path particularly fun 

Departure: FCL San Primo – Laino Borgo station (m296) 

Arrival: location Piè lo Borgo – Laino Borgo (m252) 

Length: 4 km 

time: about 1 hour 

Excursion suitable to everyone 

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: hiking shoes or trainers / swimsuit / t-shirt and training pants. 

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED: life jacket / helmet / water jacket / paddle 

AFTERNOON 

Naturalistic-paleontological itinerary 

Arrival in Piano Ruggio (1500 m.) Round trip excursion 4 km 

Colle Ruggio – Piano Ruggio – Malvento canal – Malvento landscape. 

Along this path you can admire crocuses, asphodels, daffodils, the different varieties of violets and orchids blooming in spring, and also nests and small and large mammals traces, raptors and crows in flight, forms of karstification: sources and swallets. Crossing a large forest of ancient beechwoods with various breaks and interesting observations. 

Finally, once you arrive at the Belvedere del Malvento you can observe find out the Loricati Pines closely. 

Price: € 28.00 per person (including insurance) 

4th plan 

Arrival in Laino Borgo at the Laorafting headquarters, meeting with the guides, assignment of equipment, briefing and departure for the excursion 

Excursion that crosses the Lao River Gorges, one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe which joined the UNESCO World Heritage Site this year. The stretch is characterized 

by the presence of high rocky cliffs, rapids, all immersed in a fantastic natural view 

It is 16 km long and the duration is about 2 and a half hours; 

minimum age 14 years; 

Departure: locality Piè lo Borgo – Laino Borgo Arrival: locality Campicello – Laino Castello 

length: 16 km 

time: about 3 hours 

excursion suitable to: > 14 years old. 

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: 

sneakers or rock shoes / swimsuit / t-shirt and gym pants / shower equipment 

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED: 

life jacket / helmet / paddle / 3 mm wetsuit / water jacket 

Price: € 50.00 per person 

The price includes: 

Rafting descent 

Insurance policy 

Use of changing rooms and services in the structure 

Entourage/ getting back to / from the river 

Technical equipment 

Photo shoot