We’ll spend the third and final day of our itinerary immersed in the waters of the lower Garfagnana. Indeed, the southern border of the area is famous for its wealth of opportunities for kayaking, rafting and canyoning thanks to the Val di Lima and the Orrido di Botri. The River Lima has long been a popular destination for water sports, as there are a few navigable stretches as it winds down from Abetone, the most famous being between Fabbriche di Casabasciana and Bagni di Lucca. In fact, there are tons of rafting companies in this area that offer outings accompanied by an expert guide, including excursions for families.
Outside this stretch, there are a host of other places to explore, like the Cocciglia canyons, just beyond Fabbriche, which vaunts its own adventure park for visitors to explore through rafting, canyoning and aqua trekking. The Orrido di Botri are also a spectacular site to discover. The limestone gorge carved out by the Rio Pelago is up to 200 metres deep in some parts flanked on either side by steep walls. An official nature reserve since 1971, the canyons can be hiked individually or with an expert guide.