About This Guide

Guido, who speaks Italian, French, English and German, started sea kayaking in 1974, and has paddled along the coasts of New Zealand, the Kattegat, Skagerrak, the Solent, the Scilly Isles, the English Channel and the Bristol Channel, Sardinia, Corsica (F), Sicily, Elba and many between the smallest Italian islands.

He is the first kayaker to have single-handedly circumnavigated the Italian peninsula from Trieste to Ventimiglia (2011), without any support, covering 2009 miles over a total of 119 days, including 94 days of paddling and 25 days on shore due to bad weather conditions.


In 2012, he paddled single-handed around Sicily from Catania to Catania, covering 599 miles over 25 days of paddling (average of 24.0 miles per day), with 14 days on shore due to bad weather.

In 2013, he paddled single-handed around Sardinia from Cagliari to Cagliari covering 587 miles over 21 days of paddling (average of 28.0 miles per day), with 21 days on shore due to bad weather
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In his blog rounditalycruise.it he published images and videos of the Italian coastline, shot on a daily basis.

Guido holds a Sea Kayak FICK Coach, FICK Guide, FICK Maestro, FICK Maestro Assessor and FICK Paddle-Ability Maestro Certificate. He holds a BC 4 Star Leader and ISKGA Advanced Guide certificate.

Guido Grugnola Tuilik srl, Via Zuara, 18, 20146 Milano

Advanced Guide Modules Passed

Advanced Guide Observation
ISKGA Advanced Guide
Advanced Leadership
BCU 5* Training
Advanced Planning
BCU OWNTP ISKGA Advanced Planning
Advanced Skills
BCU 5* Training ISKGA Advanced Skills
Coaching
ISKGA Coaching

Coastal Guide Modules Passed

Coastal Guide Observation
ISKGA Coastal Guide
Coastal Leadership
BCU 4* Training
Coastal Planning
BCU CNTP ISKGA Coastal Planning
Coastal Skills
BCU 4* Training
Expedition Skills
First Aid
3 Day First Aid at work
Food Hygene

Generic Modules Passed

Incident Management
ISKGA Incident Management
Paddling in ice

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals Modules Passed

Sea Survival
ISKGA Sea Survival
VHF license
UK

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