Over 30 countries and a total of 400 of the best athletes from around the world will compete to the last paddle stroke on the rapids of the river Adda in the WRF Senior World Rafting Championships, the world's number-one rafting event.
The World Rafting Federation (WRF) has entrusted the 2023 World Championships to the Federazione Italiana Rafting (FIRAFT).The 2023 World Championships are an opportunity to experience the thrill of the sport and discover a magnificent natural area with a wealth of landscapes, culture, food and wine.
For those who don't already know, rafting comes from the verb "to raft", meaning to navigate rivers and streams on a raft. The basic ingredients: CURRENT and ADRENALINE
Extremely popular with tourists all over the world, competitive RAFTING is exciting and spectacular, and includes distance races, CLASSIC DOWNRIVER, SLALOM and sprint. Male, female, mixed and paralympic teams will compete on the Adda.
At 313 km, the Adda is Italy's fourth longest river.
It rises in the Rhaetian Alps at 2,237 metres above sea level in the Alpisella valley on the southern slope of Monte del Ferro, within the Stelvio National Park, which adjoins the Fraele valley with the artificial lakes of Cancano and San Giacomo. In Valtellina the Adda runs for some 125 km, and is enlarged by a number of tributaries: the Roasco, the Poschiavino, the Mallero and the Masino. The river finally arrives at Lake Como.
The provincial capital of SONDRIO is a peaceful little city surrounded by green countryside: a small jewel in northern Italy. The area offers numerous opportunities for leisure and entertainment: stroll through the historic centre, visit the churches, museums, castles and stately homes, or walk the Via dei Terrazzamenti. The Valtellina side of the Rhaetian Alps is Europe's most easterly wine-growing area. There are over 2,000 kilometres of marvellous and ancient dry stone walls supporting the vineyards that grow the Nebbiolo of the Alps. It's an enchanting landscape that inspired Ermanno Olmi to make his documentary "Rupi del Vino". History, culture, nature, food and wine make Sondrio an unmissable destination.
PIATEDA is a small municipality in the central Valtellina. A few kilometres from Sondrio, Piateda has always been linked with white-water sports: canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Here, on the Boffetto rapids, international competitions have taken place, attracting the world's top canoeists and rafters. Piateda is a welcoming village with a focus on water. From the European Canoe Championships (2008 and 2009) to the World Canoe Championships in 2014. Piateda has a decades-long friendship and collaboration with Adda Viva Indomita Valtellina River; and now, with the World Rafting Championships, it enters an important new chapter.
The RAFTING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS are the result of a challenge accepted by ADDA VIVA INDOMITA VALTELLINA RIVER with the support of a number of public and private sponsors.
It is thanks to them that the ADDA and its magnificent area are once again in the spotlight.
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