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RAFTING: Discovery trip on the Middle-Verdon

The ideal trip to discover the joys of rafting....





Meet at 9:30 am (or 11:30 am and 1:30 pm in the summer) at our private ground "Adventure Forest" (see the access map) - our guides are there to welcome you. They hand out the equipment and give a safety talk. You are now ready to embark on a discovery rafting trip that will take you from Castellane to our private beach "la Pinède" (8 km and 1h30 of navigation).

The first section is relatively easy; there is plenty of time to become acquainted with the navigation techniques: during the first hour, your guide will teach you all you need to know about the basics of rafting. Class II (easy) rapids are encountered, which allow for plenty of play on the river.

Your descent continues towards your last (but not least!) rapid, the "Barre St. Jean" a class III medium difficulty rapid, which requires more manoeuvering than the previous ones. Ten more minutes on calmer waters and "la Pinède" beach is in site.

The company bus is waiting for us to drive us back to "Adventure Forest" .

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Negociating St-Jean rapid


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, paddle),

* Shuttle service back to the put-in,

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





equipement canoë

Rafting equipment

Additional information

* Being able to swim is essential.

* Minimum age: 8 (10 for unaccompanied children).

* No previous experience of white water activities is necessary.

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




Price and booking

* Discovery trip (total length of the activity: 2h00): 40 Euros 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

* April to September.

* The flow of the Verdon river is regulated by the Castillon dam, which is operated by the EDF (French National Electricity Company).
In the spring (from April until June), the water releases take place on a regular basis, thanks to the thawing of the snow in the surrounding upper Valleys. The water then feeds the Castillon Lake, just above Castellane.In case no water releases are planned, we perform our white water activities on the Upper Verdon (in the Fontgaillarde Gorges), which is situated about 45 mn from Castellane.
In the summer (July and August), the water releases are planned usually on Tuesdays and Fridays (and sometimes on Thursdays), which are the only days we offer rafting tours, the Upper-Verdon being too low to be run.
In the fall (from September until October), the water releases are regular again and the rafting trips take place almost every day on the Verdon.




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BP19 - 8, place de l'eglise
04120 Castellane FRANCE
Tel/Fax: (++33) 4 92 83 76 11
e-mail: info@aboard-rafting.com