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Palm Throwbag Olympics – Campertogno 2015

Palm Throwbag Olympics - Campertogno 2015

The Palm Throwbag Olympics – in Campertogno at the Valsesia River Festival 2015. Enjoy! Music: Mundo Canbal by the Freak Fandango Orchestra. Film by Palm Equipment


2015 Event Round Up & Results

Another great spring season in Valsesia has almost past for 2015, and the Valsesia River Festival was again a vintage edition. Good water levels, with some rain, yet sunny days meant we have medium to low conditions all week. Paddlers from all over Europe were in attendance running the fine delights of Valsesia. The week […]


Your Invitation to the Valsesia River Festival 2015

Do you want to go Steep Creekin’, enjoy Italian food and love paddling? If so, we’ll bring all those great things together in one place this spring, the Valsesia River Festival. A River Festival for ALL paddlers; we have races for the competitive, clinics for the aspiring, entertainment for the cruisers and a safety test […]


Valsesia River Festival 2015 Event Bookings Now Open

The Early Bird Catches the Worm. We have woken up from winter and have already started the spring season in Slovenia, Greece & Corsica. Come May we head to Valsesia and Piemonte for ever perfect spring creeking on smooth bed rock. Our programmes there are near capacity, which is great, as we have a whole […]


Introducing Campertogno 24/7

The challenge is to create a short film in teams…2 or more Paddlers | 4 Minutes | 7 Days all in the amazing area of Valsesia. After a winter in the French Alps skiing, Jakub Sedivy & Jake Holland wish to borrow a great idea from Morzine. At this year’s Valsesia River Festival we are […]


Valsesia River Festival 2014 Round Up

A massive snow pack from this past winter, meant that the Valsesia season was going to be short and high water or a low fine season, or perhaps a combination of both of these. Thankfully, the month saw near settled weather and although there was a period of cold nights with resulting low water days, […]


Race Day 2014

www.alpinemag.com Race Day at this years Valsesia River Festival was another sparkling affair. Over night rain meant that the traditional Alpin Sprint section above Mollia was deemed a little too high all all the racers, so the race section was moved down river in Campertogno from the BoaterX Ramp to before Il Gatto e la […]


Valsesia River Festival 2014 – Final Update

Issue: # May 2014  Valsesia River Festival 2014 is coming very soon   Dear Paddler, Do you want to go Steep Creekin’, enjoy Italian food and love paddling? If so, we’ll bring all that together in one place, the Valsesia River Festival. This River Festival is for ALL paddlers; we have races for the competitive, […]


Invitation to the Valsesia River Festival 2014

Issue: # April 2014 Your Invitation to the Valsesia River Festival 2014   Dear Paddler, Do you want to go Steep Creekin’, enjoy Italian food and love paddling? If so, we’ll bring all that together in one place, the Valsesia River Festival. This River Festival is for ALL paddlers; we have races for the competitive, […]


Valsesia River Festival 2013 Round Up

After a month of near perfect conditions in Valsesia for Gene17’s Steep Creeking Trips, more fresh snow and blue bird days greeted paddlers for the 2013 Valsesia River Festival in Campertogno. Now in it’s third year, attracting paddlers from all over Europe, the Valsesia River Festival has action, excitement and entertainment for everyone. On the […]


Sweet Rumble Results 2013

A great race day was had on the weekend. Saturday proved popular with almost 100 competitors, all trying to qualify on the Sesia Alpin Sprint for the Sweet Rumble. Lower water conditions, meant it was heavy going to find the fast lines and heavier going to pass the paddler in front. The spectacle in the […]


Sesia Alpin Sprint Results 2013

Several cold nights last week made for ever dropping levels on the Sesia Alpin Sprint, so more lower water than normal. Yet lots of snow still up in the hills though after this late spring. See below for the shortened results, and head to 2013 Results for the full edition. For next year, the Valsesia […]


Sweet Rumble BoaterX this Saturday evening

Race your friends new and old down a rapid, through a course to see who is lucky and quick In groups of 4, wave after wave of paddler’s battle it out to be the victor in BoaterX. This event will take place in Saturday late afternoon, meeting for 1700 in Campertogno, and the compulsory time […]


Sesia Alpin Sprint – A Pyranha boat to win & getting ready with Strava

At this year’s Sesia Alpin Sprint we have a Pyranha boat to win. Plus a chance to win and not even come to the event with the Strava App. A few years ago at the Valsesia River Festival, the classic boulder garden run down the Alpin Sprint on the Sesia River was resurrected into a […]


Palm Equipment Invites you too….

Back my very popular demand, Palm Equipment International Throwbag Olympics at this year’s Valsesia River Festival in Campertogno. To the participant, its all about speed, accuracy and rope management. For the spectator, its all about the chaos of watching would be rescues show off their skills or lack of them under pressure in a race […]


Invitation to the Valsesia River Festival 2013

Issue: # April 2013 Your Invitation to the Valsesia River Festival 2013 Hello Paddler, Do you want to go Steep Creekin’, enjoy Italian food and love paddling? If so, we’ll bring all that together in one place, the Valsesia River Festival. This River Festival is for ALL paddlers; we have races for the competitive, clinics […]


Races, Party, Clinics & more 2013 Winter Update

This year’s programme for the Valsesia River Festival has come to life. For 2013 we’ll going to offer more for less. Due to the events growing popularity we’re able to drop the entry price to 25€, that includes 3 nights of entertainment, 8 competitions including the Team Sesia Alpin Sprint & Sweet Rumble, plus a […]


Valsesia River Festival 2012 Images

See the complete Valsesia River Festival 2012 Gallery See the Sesia Alpin Sprint collection The FreeRide Session Images The Sweet Rumble BoaterX Collection & images from the Gene17 Clinics And lastly, get it in your calendar for 2013, 22/26th May again in Campertogno-Valsesia


Valsesia River Festival 2012 Round Up

The sun shone, the paddlers came, races were won, fun was had and happy times were made. This past weekend in Campertogno, northern Italy was Gene17’s second Valsesia River Festival. With over 100 paddlers registered at the festival and more than 60 racing, there was a lot of paddlers enjoying the festival, that had an […]


Sesia Alpin Sprint 2012 Final Standings

A huge thank you to Gravita’ Zero, Pyranha, Sweet, Palm Equipment & of course il Gatto e la Volpe in Campertogno. Our provisional dates for the Valsesia River Festival 2013 are 22/26 May again in Campertogno


Sweet Rumble Valsesia River Festival 2012 Standings

A huge thank you to Gravita’ Zero, Pyranha, Sweet, Palm Equipment & of course il Gatto e la Volpe in Campertogno. Our provisional dates for the Valsesia River Festival 2013 are 22/26 May again in Campertogno


Sweet BoaterX Qualification

With the Valsesia River Festival, just next week, we have decided to change the qualification for the Sweet Rumble BoaterX. There is now no Friday evening time trial, however the top 10 from the Sesia Alpin Sprint, plus up to 12 other paddlers will be the qualification. This means that for weekend paddler’s who could […]


Your invitation to Valsesia River Festival 2012

Issue: # May 2012 Your Invitation to the VRF 2012   Dear Paddler, Do you want to go Steep Creekin’, enjoy Italian food and love paddling? If so, we’ll bring all that together in one place, the Valsesia River Festival. This River Festival is for ALL paddlers; we have races for the competitive, clinics for […]


Our 2012 Boat Sticker

Are you ready to have one on your boat, got a team for the Sesia Alpin Sprint, or just wish to charge it out on the individual race. Why not compare your practise time with our Kayak – Sesia Alpin Sprint, Strava Segement section. The main Saturday race is for all Class III/IV paddler’s sponsored […]