Are you keen on kayaking or canoeing and can't wait to try cold and fast waters?
Then you must get to know the Vomano River with its "jumping" course of about 76 kilometres in length. It's almost entirely in the province of Teramo, except for a short stretch in the Aquilano area where it originates: a "nursery" near the Capannelle Pass, on the slopes of Mount San Franco, at about 1,200 metres above sea level.
In the heart of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park.
The river flows with its impetuous course in a valley of great charm, which tries to harness it with the consent of the peaks among the highest in the Apennines. However, he speeds up and escapes liquid thanks to strong slopes and fast rapids, which in its highest stretch it represent a thrilling challenge for you, experts in the discipline in which one paddle extra can make the difference.
All along the habitat of its middle stretch, you will find the reserve, the Equipped Territorial Park, which is located in one of the main access routes to the Gran sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. Here the river flows between sandstone rock walls, shaped by the erosive action of the waters.
It is an ancestral place, where the only voice is its gurgling, penetrating the characteristic vegetation of Teramo's fluvial environments, including white poplar, black poplar, red willow, hornbeam, maple and hazel.
For those of you who prefer walking rather than paddling, there are two equipped walking trails where you can admire the river: the first is located near the historic centre of Montorio al Vomano, while the second starts at about one kilometer from the town and follows the route of the ancient Via Cecilia.
The impetuousness of the Vomano gets lost as the Adriatic approaches, absorbing it into the surroundings of Roseto degli Abruzzi, still in the province of Teramo.