River trekking along the Via Francigena in Valdantena

Adventure along the Via Francigena in Valdantena, between the Civasola creek and the Magra River through the  rural villages of Previdé, Groppodalosio and Molinello.

Guided Tour

The itinerary develops  in the beautiful Valdantena, one of the main valleys of  Pontremoli. The area is characterized by terraced olive trees and vineyards, chestnut forests and creeks with cool waters that form waterfalls and crystal clear pools.

Via Francigena River Trekking is not canyoning but a river trek, an exploration on foot of the Civasola Creek and the Magra River, with a short walk in between on the historic Via Francigena, the pilgrimage linking Canterbury to Rome. The activity is also suitable for those with experience in rivers and children over 10 years old. The only requirement is to know how to swim.

We will explore a land between two rivers, walking  along  two waterways to enjoy unique natural perspectives. First we will walk up a section of the Civasola Creek to get used to walking in the water until we reach a  small Tibetan bridge that will connect  us to the track of the ancient Via Francigena.

We will walk a short stretch of this ancient route, passing through small  villages where time has stood still, until we reach a stunning medieval bridge that crosses the Magra River.


The tour runs every Saturday from May through September
Booking required

  • Rates: 35 € adults / 20 € children 10-14 years old – May, June and September
    40 € adults / 25 € children (10-14 years) –  July and August
    Cost includes: professional guide, equipment (wetsuit, helmet and life jacket) and insurance
  • Meeting Point: 9 a.m. at the Tourist Information Centre, Pieve di Sorano, Filattiera
  • Duration: about 5 hours
  • Difficulty: medium (suitable for children ages 10+)
  • It is essential to know how to swim

Note: Hiking or  tennis shoes with grip sole required (no sandals, smooth-soled shoes or rock shoes accepted), socks, swimsuit, towel and spare clothes. The tour may be cancelled in case of bad weather or change in water level.

The tour is confirmed upon reaching the minimum number of participants.

It is possible to arrange the tour upon request for individuals, school groups or small groups.