PORTO SELVAGGIO kayak trip

Porto Selvaggio kayak trip is our most popular tour, not physically demanding and therefore also suitable for those who have never gone kayaking.

  • Next scheduled trip
     14 July 2020 (Tuesday)  16:30 - 19:00 
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PORTO SELVAGGIO kayak trip

PORTO SELVAGGIO kayak trip

Description of Porto Selvaggio kayak trip

The Porto Selvaggio kayak trip is our most popular trip, also suitable for those who have never paddled. Along the way we will show you hidden caves and crevices, all to explore! We will pass under the Tower of S. Maria dell’Alto, along one of the highest coastal stretches in this area. Here are the most beautiful caves of the route. This trip is an exceptionally exciting and memorable trip down the coast which allows you to experience the transparent waters of the beach at the end of Porto Selvaggio Bay. You can also take a walk in the pine forest to shelter from the heat, take pictures and immerse yourself in the cold waters of the spring. We will take advantage of the unique perspective from the sea and the proximity to the coast that only a kayak can offer to visit one of the most beautiful stretches of sea in the Ionian Salento! During the kayaking trip, if the sea allows it, we will enter the beautiful cave of Green Lagoon cave! It is advisable to make the trip in the afternoon to enjoy the view of the sunset on the return journey.

Where

In front of the secretary of the “La Lampara” nautical club. (Google Maps link)

Salento is certainly one of Italy’s most popular holiday destinations. Here you can find beautiful pristine beaches, bathed by the crystal clear sea of Puglia. One of the most famous and unmissable beaches during a trip to Salento, and probably one of the most beautiful in Italy, is Porto Selvaggio. It is a place to say the least magical and immersed in nature, which offers visitors a landscape that is among the most evocative of the entire Salento coast.

The natural park of Porto Selvaggio

Porto Selvaggio is located in Nardò, a municipality in the province of Lecce between Gallipoli and Porto Cesareo. The area, since 1980, is a natural park established by the Puglia Region which includes 432 hectares of coast, of which 268 of pinewood. The pine forest that surrounds the beach is in fact what makes the Porto Selvaggio reserve a unique and relaxing place: the pines were planted in the 1950s thanks to state funds. The center of the Natural Park is the small pebble and pebble beach that attracts many tourists every year. The sea is crystal clear and bordered by a low cliff on both sides. The particularity of this beach is also given by a current of cold fresh water that arrives directly in the bay. Today the Park consists of over 1000 hectares of land and is all to be discovered.

The beach of Porto Selvaggio

The bay of Porto Selvaggio, which gives its name to the entire park, is the most famous and popular, especially in summer. From the entrance, along the path in the pine forest for about 20 minutes you will reach the beach made of pebbles and rocks. The view is enchanting and the bay is perfect for sunbathing and bathing, while if you want to dive from the rocks the advice is to get away from the beach, where the water tends to be quite low.

The Green Lagoon Cave

Green Lagoon cave is the most beautiful cave on the coast of Porto Selvaggio! Not always accessible because of the low entry which is impossible to enter in case of rough water, it is a stupendous cave! The light that filters through the underwater opening gives it the green color that distinguishes it. From the outside it is almost impossible to watch, but inside it is wide and allows more kayaks to enter and turn around to exit.

The S. Maria dell’Alto Tower

The S. Maria dell’Alto Tower is a coastal tower of Salento located in Santa Caterina di Nardò. Located about 60 m s.l.m., surrounded by a thick pine forest, it was built in the sixteenth century with defensive functions to make the coast of the Salento peninsula safer.

Day 1

After wearing the life jackets and adjusted the footrests of our kayaks, we will be ready to set off to the north skirting the beautiful S. Maria dell’Alto Tower. For those who have never been on a kayak, there will be a brief introductory lesson on navigation and safety at sea. The route will take us along a rocky coast full of caves and ravines. We will enter the Porto Selvaggio Bay and stop on the beach at the bottom of the bay. Here you can make an excursion inside the pine forest, immerse yourself in the cold waters of the spring and take photos. It will then follow the return to the base by taking a route that will show us everything that has been left out on the way.

Included in the price

  • One or more english speaking guides during the trip
  • Introductory lesson
  • Kayaks, paddles, life jackets
  • Photo Shoot: photos will be send via whatsapp
  • Services: bathrooms, storage for objects and clothing

Not included in the price

  • Snack
  • Bottled water

Recommended items

  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water

Recommended clothing

  • Swimsuit
  • T-shirt preferably clear and in lycra fabric
  • Footwear suitable for use in water such as kayak or rubber shoes.
    Less recommended slippers or flip-flops
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses with safety lanyard
  • Gloves for sailing, fitness or mountain biking

  • All participants will be provided with very stable and easy to handle polyethylene sea kayaks, both single and double.
  • For participation in the trip is required a good physical fitness.
  • Every child under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult with whom he will share a double kayak (subject to availability).

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PORTO SELVAGGIO kayak trip
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Trip Facts

  • 40€
  • 2-3 hours
  • 6 km (to and fro)
  • easy
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