outdoor sports center

River Tribe

About us

The River Tribe team

River Tribe is born from the experience of Antonio Trani, a professional rafting sportsman, a lover of extreme adventure. After years of travel and expeditions all over the world, he returned home to Laino Borgo and found River Tribe together with his dearest friends.

After reclaiming an area that had been abandoned for 20 years and had become a landfill, River Tribe is born: a perfect combination of nature, sport, adventure and spirituality. After only 3 years of operation, it became the 1st outdoor center in Europe for NatGeo Traveler U.K. in 2019.


“Nature is my Guru”

Sustainability and respect for nature are paramount to us here at River Tribe. From this year on, for every activity package sold we will plant a tree in the Pollino National Park.

Antonio Trani

Antonio Trani

Founder & CEO

Antonio is a proper free spirit. His love for rafting was born on the Lao river, and his unstoppable spirit of adventure drives him to organizing expeditions in Italy, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, USA, Morocco, Nepal and India. He is now one of the most experienced rafting guides in Italy. He’s also worked on some of the most important rivers of the world, among these the Colorado (Grand Canyon). He is now organizing journeys in the most remote places of the world, he is a yoga instructor and speaks 4 languages.. the real deal!


Operator manager, Yoga teacher

If the good Lord had wanted to bring to earth the most beautiful creature he had ever imagined, he did it with Margherita. Her smile and her kindness will leave you breathless, always ready to welcome you with extreme calm. She`s a real force of nature, yoga teacher, interior architect, traveler and artist who never stops dreaming !!
The Tribe Goddess!
La Dea della Tribe !!
Antonio Alfano

Antonio Alfano


“El Compa” for everybody, he was born in Germany, where he probably received the “gift” for precision. Reliable, always ready to welcome you with extreme kindness, Antonio is another River Tribe fundamental pillar! He’s unmatched.
Carlo Taglia

Carlo Taglia


Traveller, blogger and writer, author of the well-known book “Vagamondo”, which deals with travelling around the world without a plane. He is also the author of “Trip Factory”, a perfect handbook for who wants to travel alone, a book flying high on the online charts. Carlo is another Tribe pillar, a perfect rebel who has travelled to more than 50 countries in the world…magnificent!
Alfredo Gazineo

Alfredo Gazineo

Team Support

Our little big man, “Alfredino” for us. You will find him wherever we need: in the bar, in the office, taking photos.. anywhere! He will always be ready to welcome you with all his kindness and congeniality. Irreplaceable!
Nicolas Moyano

Nicolas Moyano

Rafting guide / kayaker

The river world knows him as “Pitico”. Born in Argentina, he was raised at the feet of the Aconcagua, on the banks of the Mendoza River. A true adrenaline seeker, he’s worked in Argentina, Mexico and Italy. He’s navigated one of the most powerful rivers in the world in Africa (Zambezi River, Zambia). He’s explored new rivers in remote areas of Mexico and, as if is weren’t enough, he’s sailed around the world in sailing (12 mt) in about 2 years. A real dynamite ready to welcome you with all his joy! River Tribe … unique by vocation!
Matías Beltrán

Matías Beltrán

Rafting guide, kayaker

100 percent Chilean, Tribe father, son and brother, is a professional following seasons all around the world. He professionally grew up in the Chilean Patagonia and trained on the Futaleufù, one of the biggest rivers in the world. He worked in Norway, Japan, Chile and Italy, which now knows like few others. His “strange” accent and his fun personality will overwhelm you! All the positive energy from South America in one word: Matías!!
Thomas Mutschlenchner

Thomas Mutschlenchner

Rafting guide

The appearance, the accent and the name could confirm his origin, the South Tirol, but he`s a spirit beyond the Caribbean, always ready to welcome you with extreme kindness and joy. Expert in winter and mountain sports, in the river he worked in Italy, Bosnia, Albania, Montenegro and participated in the expedition to the Colorado River (Grand Canyon, Arizona). Immune to the height and cold, hardworking and tireless, he lives the outdoor world at 360 ° like few others. For the Tribe, having him is a priceless privilege!
Victoria Bianco

Victoria Bianco


She has the sweetness of a butterfly and the strength of a lion.. in one word Victoria, born in the USA but now living in Argentina. She studied in the USA and Europe, she lived and travelled around the world like few others. She has been working in websiting for 15 years and loves photography, art and all the beautiful things of the life.. a pure artist! Tribe has his “Joya”.. a rare pearl!
Nicholas Rinaldi

Nicholas Rinaldi


Some birds think that he is one of them, as Nicholas has been flying for more than 20 years in the Italian skies. He’s been an instructor for the “Aereo Club Riviera dei Cedri” flight school for 10 years. He’s been giving breath-taking panoramas to everyone who wants a view of the Tirrenic Coast from the top. If not flying, you will find him at the service of citizens, busy in innovative social policies. Number one… Tribe stuff!

We’re the talk of the town!

#1 outdoor center in europe

  •   I m just coming from different part of the world and i m so happy be back in my country , my beautiful Italy. I felt so lucky to have... read more

  •   Well organised and friendly organisation with professional guides and equipment! Super experience and fun time.

    Bart H
  •   We did the Rafting Experience, which means two days with camping. It was absolutely great. The reception at the base camp was very relaxed. We were several hours early, but... read more

  •   The Startup Lao River Tribe offers various activeties around the Lao River in Calabria. Staff and equipment are excellent and the rafting tour we took could not have been better... read more

  •   Our tour was a rafting tour, executed by a professional team of an experienced guide. The team was also flexible upon our spontaneous decision to make a rafting tour.
    The... read more

    Konrad B
  •   Amazing first experience of rafting. The local area and canyon are stunning, and the staff here couldn’t be more welcoming. We felt thoroughly looked after the whole time, and can’t... read more

  •   Booked this randomly on arrival in the area. The activity was very well organised, the staff very professional and most importantly made the whole experience enjoyable and welcoming. Would highly... read more

  •   We had a wonderful time, we went canyoning, walking, mountainbiking and a rafting expedition. The people working here are also very kind and helpful! I would defintitely recommed going to... read more

    Hidde v
  •   Very professional, friendly and very good value for the money. We were there in October. We were lucky, the weather the day before and after was rainy, but we had... read more

  •   We did rafting and canyoning and it was great. These guys are professional, friendly patient and their base camp is filled with a positive vibe and friendly staff.


River Tribe

where reality exceeds imagination

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Whether for a single outdoor activity, a day or your entire holiday, do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll create a tailor-made solution for an unforgettable experience with great guides, in total safety.

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