If you prefer calm waters, Bilancino Lake is the perfect option. With a canoe or a kayak, you can indulge in your love of sports and the outdoors. The largest artificial lake in Italy, Bilancino is located in the Mugello. On the north-eastern shore, there’s as natural a nature reserve as you’ll ever find: a priceless treasure chest of biodiversity, the Gabbianello WWF Oasis is a wetland that’s home to rare bird species, like the white stork, pink flamingo, crane and osprey, making it a paradise for birdwatching. Lovers of water sports will also fall in love with the Oasis, as there are a few small beaches throughout the reserve where you can go sunbathing.
With a paddle in hand, and following the flow of nature, you’ll cross through unspoilt areas whilst also catching sight of historic villages or even passing through major cities: in a kayak, canoe or raft, you can float down the river Arno, enjoying surprising views and never-before-seen panoramas of the Giglio City. It’s a completely new way to get to know Florence: “against the current” and outdoors. Try SUP for an experience that’s accessible to all, even the mobility impaired. Tuscany’s waterways flow from north the south and can be enjoyed and explored by SUP, the perfect way of experiencing the rivers and discovering the most refreshing ravines.