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Canoe itineraries along the river Livenza: the charm of a slow flowing.

A few ideas to visit the city of Sacile and its surroundings on a canoe or kayak.

Sailing on the river Livenza on a canoe means moving across the territory, reliving the ancient communication route to Venice, where goods and people travelled in both directions, when the always active mills of Sacile used the almost constant water flow of the river to attract goods to be processed and the wood travelling to the Arsenale in Venice from the forest of Cansiglio.

The canoe allows to see the city of Sacile and its surroundings with new eyes, discovering a lively, unexpected natural environment which is unknown to most people. This exciting trip combines art, history and nature, reaching the territories of the nearby towns of Brugnera, Fontanafredda, Caneva and Polcenigo.

A canoe is an open, versatile watercraft, with two or more seats, propelled by a single-bladed paddle, similar to the boats used by Northern American indigenous tribes. Canoes are used for tourism, fishing, sports or exploring.

A canoe does not create pollution, waves or damages. It flows silently and does not inconvenience the fauna living above and under the water.

A canoe is perfect not only for sports competitions, but also as a sport for everybody, offering intense emotions and lots of fun both to the elder and the young.

The river Livenza can also be sailed on kayaks, which require specific technical skills according to the difficulty of the trail, or on a Raft (Rafting), for a funny tour in company.



River itinerary

Average time


Sacile: a glimpse from water

Sacile city centre – panoramas of the city and the river

1 km

40 minutes


The tranquil waters of the river Livenza

Fontanafredda (Chiesetta S. Antonio A.) – Sacile city centre

5 km

1 hour


Among the meanders of the river Livenza

Sacile city centre – Cavolano

6,5 km

1 hour

medium – difficult passages

The countryside from the river Livenza

Sacile city centre – Caneva (Fiaschetti hamlet)
Possible with return to Sacile (average time 3.5 hours)

6 km

2 hours


From the city to Villa Varda – on the traces of the noble

Sacile city centre – Villa Varda, Brugnera

15 km

2,5 / 3 hours

medium – difficult passages