Itaca Canyoning

Rio Buti

A SMALL WONDER A STONE'S THROW FROM FLORENCE

Characteristics:

Meeting Point:

Level:

Discover

duration of the activity:

2 hours

total duration:

3 hours

access:

15 minutes

return:

5 minutes

Period:

mar-may / oct-nov

Starting from:

10 Years

Mandatory Dive:

nothing

mandatory rappel:

nothing

price:

60€ / person special prices for groups

Rio Buti

Rio Buti is a small natural jewel just a few kilometres from the centre of Florence, one of the most famous and visited cities in the world. An easy and accessible descent that allows families and friends to discover canyoning in Tuscany. Dives, slides and rope descents await you in a sunny and open environment.

There are many places to do Canyoning in Tuscany, but Rio Buti is a stream where you can start practising this adventurous sport.

Rio Buti when to go

Practicable especially in spring, as early as March the torrent offers two hours of varied and fun descent accessible from the age of ten. The short access path, the moderate flow of the river and the optional nature of the obstacles make Rio Buti ideal for a first experience.

Before starting the river descent, you will receive all the necessary information on safety and progression in the torrent. The descent begins directly with a series of rope abseils, perfect for initiating oneself into this technique. The torrent stays nice and open, the forest surrounds us and accompanies us on our descent. Most of the waterfalls offer the opportunity to try out dives of varying heights and it is often possible to repeat them several times.

Canyoning rio Buti, an experience for everyone

As always in the torrent the dives are optional, in this one it is even easier to get around them and everyone can easily adapt the descent to their own level. A nice alternative are the slides that are possible on two or three occasions. The route alternates between pools and waterfalls and short walking areas in an attractive and pleasant environment. The last succession of pools and waterfalls is particularly beautiful and leads us to the final pool where a long handrail gives us access to the highest and most spectacular dive: a six-metre plunge from an impressive start over a characteristic grotta calcarea. An easy path makes it easy to avoid this waterfall. From here it takes five minutes to reach the parking area downstream of the canyon.

How to reach Rio Buti

Just a few kilometres from Florence and easily accessible from Pisa and Lucca, this route offers the possibility of adding excitement and wonder to a visit to famous cities rich in culture and beauty.

If you enjoyed the experience, you can follow us into the heart of the Garfagnana to discover Rio Selvano, Tuscany’s most fun torrent.

General Information

Rio Buti is located in the Calvana massif, a mountain range that runs between Prato and Florence. The route is ideal for a first approach to canyoning and for a family activity. Quickly accessible from Florence, it offers the possibility of adding a different experience to your Florentine stay, or discovering the area around you in a new way.

vertical features

The route has about ten waterfalls spread out along the kilometre-long descent, the highest of which reaches fifteen metres. Dives of varying heights are possible and there is also a nice narrow and steep toboggan. Note the last dive, also optional, of six metres in a scenic setting. Some waterfalls have compulsory abseiling. The grip characteristics of the rock and the conformation of the waterfalls make it much easier to learn the rope abseiling technique. It is important to note that the technique of abseiling will be demonstrated and taught to you in a gradual and progressive manner until you are able to perform it independently.

water features

With its moderate range, swimming areas are never problematic. Mostly practicable in spring and autumn, the watercourse often shrinks considerably as early as June, making the descent uninteresting. The open and bright character of the place together with the alternating swimming and walking areas make the descent enjoyable as early as March, depending on the season.

Engagement

The route allows one to quickly exit the river bed at practically any time and the access path skirts the river on the left bank along the entire route. This makes it possible to completely avoid some parts of the canyon if you wish, so the route is truly accessible even to the most timid.

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