Rio Selvano is definitely the most interesting and complete stream we can find in Tuscany. It offers a fun and varied descent in an exceptional natural setting. The route presents a series of waterfalls and pools where there are alternating dips, natural slides and some rappels on ropes. A real concentration of canyoning.
Practicable during the entire season, the canyon offers a perfect descent for a sporty day out in beautiful nature. Once the technical equipment has been distributed, it is necessary to organize a shuttle of a few kilometers to the parking lot upstream of the canyon. It is also possible to reach the start on foot with a half-hour walk among the chestnut trees. Before starting the river descent you will receive all the necessary information about safety and progression in the creek.
The descent begins with a few small waterfalls until you quickly find the first spectacular passage, a rope rappel down a steep toboggan.
From here, small and large toboggans alternate with rope rappels and walking areas. At the halfway point we find the highest and most impressive rappel. The next part is perhaps the most aesthetically beautiful: the stream sinks more steeply and we proceed between magnificently sculpted by the flowing water. The last succession of small pools and waterfalls brings us to the old bridge that marks the end of the trail. There still remains, for the more daring, the possibility of a final 10-meter plunge into the final pool. From here in five minutes we reach the parking lot downstream of the canyon.
Just an hour from Lucca, Pisa and Florence, Garfagnana offers many sporting and tourist possibilities, from rafting to climbing, from wine and food tours to visiting art cities such as the beautiful and nearby Barga.
If you feel like repeating the experience, we can offer you the magnificent descent of Rio Lerca, in Liguria.