The international descent of the river Sella

Canoe Marathon / Apr 7, 2014

The Descent of the River Sella in Asturias (Spain) is one of the most looked forward-to festivals of canoeing in the world and an essential date in the calendar!

The International Descent of the River Sella takes place around the first weekend in August. It’s one of the largest canoeing races of its kind in the world, attracting participants from all over the globe to take part (over a thousand!!).

The race starts in the town of Arriondas which is nestled at the foothills of the Picos del Europa and makes its way along a 20 km stretch of the river Sella, finishing at the seaside resort of Ribadesella. For those who don´t know about it, here is a short video. 

The race is the center point of a four day festival that offers concerts and plenty of activities to do, which attracts many visitors to the area. At the same time Asturias celebrates the International Week of Canoeing, celebrating different canoeing events all over the region.

If you are thinking about coming to the crazy race we would be delighted to help you around so we are sending you a very short video with an overview about Asturias and a ready made offer specially for Clubs and Federations all over the world:

If you need further information or a customized plan do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

Kind Regards,

V. Álvarez