Rowing with the "Palio in divisa" and the "Festival dei fuochi".
Rowing4fun is back on Lake Maggiore: a 'classic' tour and a must-see event for those who like rowing in fascinating landscapes. This year our friends from Canottieri Luino will host us for two exceptional events: the 'Palio in divisa' and the 'Festival dei fuochi' (fireworks festival). The Palio is a rowing challenge on coastal boats reserved for police forces, military and non military corps in uniform. It will take place on Saturday 29 June.
On the evening, after the awarding ceremony of the Palio, we will watch the amazing fireworks display from the Canottieri terrace in front of the lake and have a convivial dinner with the rowing club members.
We row in coastal boats that allow us not only to enjoy the beauty of rowing on the lake in comfort, but also to disembark, relax sipping a coffee and enjoy the countless glimpses that the villages on the lake shore can offer.
Arrival in Luino and settling in hotel.
Meeting at the rowing club Luino and first boat trip: Luino-Castles of Cannero- Cannero Riviera (14 km). Starting from the rowing club, we will cross the lake to get to the other side. The castles of Cannero are suggestive fortifications that seem to float on the lake. Cannero Riviera is a small village with tipical medieval streets, where it will be possible to relax having an ice-cream or a coffee, before going back to Luino.
Dinner with tasting of tipical dishes of the lake.
Breakfast at the hotel
Meeting at the rowing club Luino for the second boat trip: Luino-Maccagno-Cannobbio (17 km). We will put out to see heading the bow toward the North of the lake. We will admire an untamed nature on crystalline waters, like the ones that sorround Maccagno, a small village in which the proximity with Switzerland is evident because of its order and cleanliness. Cannobbio is a picturesque village, with its pebbles paved streets. Free evening for relax and excursion. Schedule to be established (based on the fireworks timing), boat trip in occasion of the fireworks).
Meeting to enjoy the view of Palio in Divisa start.
After the awarding ceremony of the Palio, dinner on the lake shore lake at the rowing club "Canottieri Luino" with a view to amazing fireworks.
Breakfast at the hotel
Meeting at the rowing club Luino for the third boat trip: Luino-Porto Valtravaglia-Caldè (18 km). During this last relaxing excursion, we will discover the south-west coast of the lake. Porto Vatraglia is a tourist resort between the lake and the mountains, but we will stop at Caldè, a tipical village which lays in a gulf: from there it is possible to reach in a 20 minutes walk the Sanctuary of Santa Veronica, which offers a wonderful view of the lake.
Return to Luino and regards.
The programme may change due to the weather and lake conditions, both in the boat trips and excursions timetables.