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Survival course – Basic level

€68 per person

Learn with us the basics to survive in hostile conditions

Find out how to orient yourself in the woods, learn to get drinkable water, warming yourself up and building a shelter while waiting for support.

Notice: rate from 68 € see the “rate” tab for more information.

Our instructor: Sacha Bachini

I was born in Pisa and since I was a child I have developed a passion for nature and outdoor activities. During my career I have practiced different disciplines and worked in various environments, from outdoor activities to medical rescue. Finally, I decided to focus my energies in the survival sector, which contains all the experiences gained in the course of my life. I became a professional instructor by acquiring specific certifications and I founded the SURV-TAC SURVIVAL Association, where I work full time with the aim of transmitting to others the skills I have learned and developed during the years of work in the field.


With Sacha we will experience one or two days in the Monte Pisano woods, learning survival techinques and simulating different emergency scenarios.

After a short introductory briefing on what survival actually is and how to behave in unfavorable scenarios, we will begin our journey by orienting ourselves with cartographic and natural resources.

Rate includes:

  • Skill Course or Survival Course
  • Association membership and insurance card
  • Teaching materials (see ‘conditions’ section)

Available activities:

Skills Course: 

Duration: 8 hours

With this activity you can choose from a series of ‘skills’ related to the Survival and Outdoor sector which one of them will be treated from A to Z. A daily program of pure fun practice, which will give you an important expertise that you can enrich along the way.

Available skills: knots course, orientation techniques, fire and hydration techniques, technical program for building emergency shelters,

Additional skills (on request with separate quotation): survival and motion in a river environment, winter or summer module  specific for hikers.

At the end of the course a certificate will be issued.

Survival course.

Duration: one or two days

A practical course where you will be challenged to find the right solution to survive. Together with Sacha you will learn the skills required to orient yourself, to communicate your position, to hydrate safely, build a shelter and much more. The course can be done in one or two days with overnight stay in the woods.

At the end of the course a certificate will be issued.

We will learn…

Observing the surrounding environment and interpreting all the details that we usually ignore to find the right direction.
Footprints of animals or people, mosses, plants and sounds that we usually do not notice will instead be our best allies to orient us in a hostile environment and lead us to a safe scenario.
We will learn to resist and procure vital resources, how to look for water, how to treat it and make it drinkable. We will discover how to warm up safely, find materials for bait and fire ignition systems with circumstantial techniques.
Finally, we will learn techniques for building emergency shelters using what nature allows us, and much more that you will discover during the activities.
Throughout the excursion, the Guide will follow the group teaching concepts, answering your questions and creating plausible scenarios where you will be asked to find a solution to survive in the best possible way.
The various activities of the day (s), the itineraries and the skills learned may vary according to the weather conditions, the preparation of the group and any seasonal prohibitions. The guide reserves the right to plan activities at his own discretion to ensure the safety of guests and the surrounding environment.
All activities will take place in areas previously designated and well connected to the main escape routes.


©Video credit: Montepisano DMC, Videezy.com

  • Meeting point
    Montepisano Store - San Giuliano Terme (Pi)
  • Meeting time
  • Info
    See at 'conditions'
  • Included
    Survival course – Basic level
  • Not Included
    Personal Guide
    5 Star Accommodation
    Entry Fees
    Departure Taxes


Min. 2 max 5 participants
Reservations available up to 72hours ahead
In order to participate to the activity: "course of survival" a medical certificate or a self-certification of good health is required and it must be submitted on the day of the event
Minimum age 16 (with parental authorization); children from 14 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Under 14 not allowed.
Personal equipment such as water bottles or knives are not provided on site for sanitary reasons.
Required equipment.
For the 'Skill Course'
  • Suitable clothes for outdoor activities
  • Sports shoes (trekking shoes)
  • Packed lunch
  • Water (at least 1 liter aluminum bottle recommended)
  • Personal knife
  • Work gloves and protective goggles (recommended)
  • Personal medical kit/medication (recommended)
For 'Survival Course' activity:
  • Suitable clothes for outdoor activities
  • Sports shoes (trekking shoes)
  • Packed lunch
  • Water (at least 1 liter aluminum bottle recommended)
  • Personal knife
  • Work gloves and protective goggles (recommended)
  • Personal medical kit/medication (recommended)
  • Poncho or eyelet towel (recommended)
  • Sleeping bag (recommended)
  • Personal survival kit: lanyard, flintlock, compass (recommended)
Cancellation terms: In case of bad weather the Skill Courses will be postponed. The Survival Course of 1 or 2 days can also take place in case of bad weather, at discretion of the instructor who reserves the right to evaluate the actual feasibility of the "Experience". If the customer is unable to change the date, 50% of the amount paid as a deposit will be reimbursed (for administrative costs). If the customer does not show up and does not cancel within 24 hours prior to the activity, he will not be refunded. In the event that the customer wishes to cancel the reservation, a refund equal to 50% of the amount paid as a deposit (for administrative costs) will be provided if this occurs within 24 hours of the booked event. After this deadline there will be no refund


Min. 2 | Max 5 participants
Skill Course
5 Participants: 68€ per person
4 Participants: 85€ per person
3 Participants: 113€ per person
2 Participants: 169€ per person

Survival Course 1 day:
5 Participants: 80€ per person
4 Participants: 100€ per person
3 Participants: 134€ per person
2 Participants: 201€ per person

Survival Course 2 days/1 night:
5 Participants: 160€ per person
4 Participants: 200€ per person
3 Participants: 268€ per person
2 Participants: 402€ per person
For larger groups or special needs, separate offers will be formulated