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PACKRAFT IN THE HEART OF THE VERDON GORGES.

 

The PACKRAFT offers you the opportunity to mix multiple sports in one adventure and allows us to imagine even more unusual experiences. From micro-expeditions to multi-day trips, it's just a step away.

If you're passionate about adventure and nature and don't want to do what everyone else is doing... Look no further, this activity is for you! Moreover, it will be an original way to discover the sublime sites of the Verdon Regional Park, its lakes, and its gorges.

But what is a PACKRAFT?

 Born in Alaska, the PACKRAFT is a type of ultralight inflatable boat, halfway between a kayak and rafting. Made of durable and resistant materials, its advantages mainly lie in its ease of transport, accessibility, and versatility.
In fact, the packraft is called so because it can be easily folded and carried in a compact backpack (or "pack" in English).

Combined with other outdoor activities such as hiking or biking, PACKRAFTING offers a wide variety of experiences. It also allows adventurers to explore remote and less frequented places.

Our mini-expeditions and courses:

We offer small expeditions and courses led by experienced professional guides. They are designed to last for 1, 2, or 4 days. They are also progressive and adaptable according to the participants' needs and skills. Do you want to improve your PACKRAFTing skills and gain more autonomy?

That's what the Buena Vista Rafting team offers you with our progressive COURSES: a perfect combination of PACKRAFTing on lakes and rivers and electric mountain biking.

 

Our PACKRAFT formulas

Rafting - Packraft discovery day
90€/pers

Packraft discovery day

 Packraft Expedition: Electric Mountain Biking (E-Bike) and Packrafting on the lakes. Description of the day (all season except Tuesdays a ...

Rafting - Packraft initiation course 2 days
170€/pers

Packraft initiation course 2 days

Objectives: To offer you as many sensations and discoveries as possible in a short period of time.   Course Schedule: Day 1:  Electr ...

Rafting - Advanced packraft course 4days
420€/pers

Advanced packraft course 4days

So, you've fallen for the charms of PACKRAFT and you really want to take it to the next level. Let yourself be tempted by our Perf' Traini ...

Comparative - packraft on Verdon canyon

Price
Packraft discovery day90€
Packraft initiation course 2 days170€
Advanced packraft course 4days420€

Location - packraft on Verdon canyon

You can use the map below to calculate your route. Do not forget to increase Google's estimated time by about 20%, which corresponds to the lost time on our small mountain roads.

Veuillez patienter pendant le chargement de la carte...

 
 

Our courses

Our courses are designed for:

  1. Those who want to learn or improve their skills with this watercraft before embarking on independent adventures.
  2. They are also suitable for those seeking guidance from professional guides after purchasing a packraft or considering a future purchase.

Our objectives for you are:

  1. To learn river navigation techniques
  2. Acquire the necessary skills to be self-sufficient on the water, 
  3. Understand and master river safety rules,
  4. And discover the Verdon region in all its splendor.

Our sports activities and supports include:

The packraft, which successfully combines the best of kayaking and rafting. It is inflatable, ultralight, compact, and easy to transport in a backpack. It is the ideal vessel for navigating lakes and rivers and exploring otherwise inaccessible places.

The electric-assist mountain bike (VTTAE) allows you to effortlessly traverse steep trails and winding paths in the Verdon region. Combined with the packraft, we can embark on adventures that most people wouldn't be able to do independently.

At Buena Vista Rafting, we have some unique offerings

  1. such as the "Packraft / VTTAE" combo, which is exclusive to us in the Verdon region.
  2. We also provide the option for customized courses.
  3. Our welcoming base includes private parking, picnic areas, toilets, showers, and a kitchen with a fridge that you can use.
  4. We have a meeting room for theoretical classes,
  5. All the necessary technical equipment is provided.
  6. Our equipment is new, and we have selected the "Packraft Eaux-vives" from Mekong, the JAN GIN CAN. It is self-draining, playful, and most importantly, very stable.
  7. And last but not least, we have the best team in the Verdon region.wink

 

 

 
 
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Selection activités sportive dans le Verdon - Aqua trekking - Couloir Samson
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Aqua trekking - Couloir Samson

The AQUA TREKKING is the best way to explore the Grand Canyon. Aqua-trekking is the activity that you would not have necessarily thought a ...

Selection activités sportive dans le Verdon - Aqua trekking -  Tusset
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Aqua trekking - Tusset

The Tusset aqua trekking is the dreamed activity for a first approach of outdoor sports. The ultimate family trip ! Acessible for the youn ...

Selection activités sportive dans le Verdon - Aqua trekking - Samson Trescaire
70€/pers

Aqua trekking - Samson Trescaire

The full-day ‘SAMSON/TRESCAIRE’ AQUA-TREKKING trip Enjoy the fun and beauty of a full day trip. Aqua-trekking is the activity you would ...

Selection activités sportive dans le Verdon - Packraft discovery day
90€/pers

Packraft discovery day

 Packraft Expedition: Electric Mountain Biking (E-Bike) and Packrafting on the lakes. Description of the day (all season except Tuesdays a ...

Selection activités sportive dans le Verdon - Packraft initiation course 2 days
170€/pers

Packraft initiation course 2 days

Objectives: To offer you as many sensations and discoveries as possible in a short period of time.   Course Schedule: Day 1:  Electr ...

Selection activités sportive dans le Verdon - Advanced packraft course 4days
420€/pers

Advanced packraft course 4days

So, you've fallen for the charms of PACKRAFT and you really want to take it to the next level. Let yourself be tempted by our Perf' Traini ...