Ideal 'trip for families and groups with children. But not only ...
Departing from Castellane, you will spend 1h30 on the water, and navigate for approx. 8km.
The advantage of this short trip is that we will put all our energy into it, so there is no time to get bored.
After a quick briefing session with the guide, who will equipe with a wetsuit, helmet and lifejacket, it’s time to get on the water !
You will learn how to paddle, i.e. using the whole body with fast and powerful movements. It is the top of the body that does most of the work and all this power needs to be transferred to the raft with the help of the legs and feet, which are strapped in.
The rafting trip starts off with a wonderfull view of the village and Roc de Castellane, followed by an easy river section where you’ll pick up some rafting and safety tips, as well as a few cheeky surprises from the guides...
Then the river narrows before arriving at the St Jean rapid: one of the biggest rapids in the Verdon. It is a geological wonder that needs to be tackled at full speed… with adrenaline pumping.
A few minutes later you’ll arrive at Chasteuil beach, where the river starts to calm down.
This trip can also be enjoyed by those with reduced mobility.
Vidéo Rafting : Rafting formula Discovery
Description Rafting : Rafting formula Discovery
For all RAFTING activities starting from Castellane, the EDF dams MUST be open.
Otherwise, we use the reduced water flow to ‘swim’ through the Grand Canyon du Verdon. This is our famous AQUA-TREKKING activity!
In July and August, the dams usually open on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Apart from these two months, there are no set rules; it all depends on the rain and snowfall we’ve had over winter.
However, if the sun is out, a white-water activity is always possible somewhere (the Haut Verdon or the Gorges de Daluis in spring, Aqua-trekking, Canyoning...).
If you give us a call we can go through all the possible options with you.
Localisation Rafting : Rafting formula Discovery
You can use this map to locate and calculate your route by clicking on the marker. The estimated time by Google is to increase by 20%, which corresponds to our small mountain roads.
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