With my family over for the holiday, we decided to entertain the kids (and us!) and booked Easy Rafting in Umbria at the Pangea outdoor centre in Scheggino. It was an excellent day out and both the children and ourselves had a great day.
Easy Rafting in Umbria
The Pangea Outdoor Centre offers various activities, but for families with small children, I suspect the easy rafting is the most fun. Even small children from 5-6 years old can take part and one does not need to have any experience. Wear your swimsuit, take a towel with you and also a pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (boat/water shoes are ideal).
Upon arrival you’ll have to change into wetsuits that they supply, you’ll get instructions and will learn how to swim in the river. The water is very cold (refreshing!) and even the small children we had with us were able to do these exercises. With two boats we went down the river, each boat with an instructor. It is all quite safe and lots of fun.
All in all, it takes about 2 hours and you are in the water for just over an hour. Pangea also offers kano, canyoning and other activities. They organise excursions and you can rent mountain bikes with them. They also speak English. It is necessary to book first: tel. +393487711170. The address: Piazza del Mercato, Scheggino (PG)
Eating in Scheggino
Scheggino itself is a lovely little town, with several restaurants. We went to the trattoria next to the fishing pond, La Locanda di Valcasana; good food, not expensive and the terrace is next to the fishing pond in the shade.
Check out other activities in Umbria in this blog.