The meeting point is at San Piero a Sieve train station (there are train from Florence train station every 40 minutes), near the lake, where you can have lunch or dinner at the end of activity. You'll learn how to paddle in a cool spot, surrounded by nature, just few km from Florence in the calm water of Bilancino Lake, in the beautiful Mugello valley. The lake is the perfect place for learning SUP. You can enjoy a day on the lake with your friend and family experiencing the wildlife of the lake, only 25 minutes from Florence is located only 5 minutes from the Barberino di Mugello motorway exit along the A1 FI-BO, continuing straight on after the Barberino discount designer shopping mall, in the direction of S. Piero a Sieve. The excursion lasts 3 hours at slow pace, is suitable for everyone among 12 and 80 years old. We'll guide you in an excursion on the lake, paddling together along the lake coast, exploring some hidden corner, where we can stop for a swim, a rest, and some snack, fruits and water. During the excursion we'll give you some tips on how to improve your sup technique, suggesting some maneuver or trick you can try with the board during the 3 hours of excursion.
I'm Tommaso, lifeguard and International Surfing Association coach since 2012. I run the SUP school Toscanasup.org, working in Tuscany in sea, rivers and lakes. Arianna gives me a hand to give you safe and funny experience, both we are SUP coach and lifeguard. I love Tuscany and all the opportunity my country can offer for outdoor sports and water sports, and I love to showing you the beauty of Florence and Tuscany from a totally new perspective. The best part of my activity is to paddling with people from all over the world sharing my passion You'll enjoy the aloha spirit in Tuscany
SUP equipment lifejacket, leash
The territory known as Mugello is an area in northern Tuscany, a few kilometers north of Florence. The area of Mugello is a wide, green valley crossed in parts by the Sieve river, one of the major rivers that flow into the Arno river, Tuscany's principal river The area has been an Etruscan settlement, than the Romans took control of the area. Close to the lake there are some mediceans villas or castles including the Medicis villas of Cafaggiolo
Lake SUP adventure in Florence