- The Dora Baltea is the river with the wildest character in the Italian Alps. From the early 80's, river guides have come here to guide adrenaline addicts of all ages and know the river as the "European Colorado". It's mainly fed by the thaw from the Mont Blanc glaciers and its freezing and reinvigorating waters flow quickly past rocky canyons, centenary vineyards and thousand-year old castles, offering everyone the unforgettable sensation of a thrilling journey "soaked" in nature and history.
From April to September, the clear mountain streams become the perfect setting for numerous sporting activities. For the adventurous, there’s canoeing, kayaking, white-water rafting and canyoning.
The mountain lakes and streams are also popular for fishing. From the Dora Baltea that runs along the central valley to the clear streams that flow into the side valleys and to the beautiful alpine lakes, sports fishing enthusiasts are spoilt for choice in the Aosta Valley. In addition to these ‘open’ areas, there are also a number of fishing reserves for sports fishing.
Further information on fishing, rafting/canoeing, canyoning and swimming.