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AIR-BOAT: discovery trip on the Var

The inflatable kayak to paddle solo!





Meet at 9:00 am or 2:00 pm at "Adventure Forest", close to Castellane (see access map). You will be then driven to Var river with the ABOARD Rafting bus (40 mn. drive).

You can also join us at the former"pont de Gueydan" train station(see access map) at 10:00 am or 3:00 pm, if yowhish to vist the area (the fortifed town of Entrevaux, the Daluis gorges, etc...)

The guides will welcome you there.They will hand out your equipment and give a brief safety talk. Then, we will embark on an air-boat descent of the Var river that will take you from the Gueydan Bridge down to the take-out beach, about 500 m after Entrevaux (a 7 km ride which takes approximately 2 hours). The current is very continuous and this trip is punctuated by small rapids of easy to medium difficulty. We will have plenty of time to learn how to manoeuver this one-man inflatable kayak smoothly. As the water of the Var is quite warm in summer, we will stop in two places to jump, if we wish, in the river. At the end of the trip, we will run a fun rapid just below the beautiful medieval city of Entrevaux. The town itself is worth the trip to the Var, and you may take the opportunity to visit it.

Map of the meeting place

animation air-boat



Our activities include

* Fully qualified and experienced guides,

* Approved (European standards), up to date safety gear (life jacket, helmet),

* Individual equipment adapted to the activity (wetsuit, windbreaker),

* Shuttle service back to the put-in,

* Insurance (civil liability covering ABOARD Rafting's activities).


Additional information

* Being able to swim is essential.

* Minimum age: 16

* No previous experience of white water activities is necessary.

* Things to bring: swimming costume, sports shoes, towel.

Equipement air-boat




Price and booking

* Half-day trip (total length of the activity: 2h00): 40 € per person.

* For any information concerning booking and cancellation procedures or insurance details,
please refer to the "
General Terms and Conditions" section where you will find a Booking Form.



Period of validity

* From July until August, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.






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04120 Castellane
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e-mail : info@aboard-rafting.com