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WATER RAMBLING: Discovery trip in the Verdon gorges

A friendly and fun way of exploring every corner of the entrance of the canyon.




We take advantage of the summer days where the water releases from the dam are at a minimum level to explore the entrance of the Verdon gorges. Floating, swimming and walking are the ways to do it. Water rambling is definitely one of the most appropriate and fun ways of discovering the natural beauties hidden at the bottom of the gorges.

Meet at 9:30 am or 1:30 pm at "Adventure Forest", close to Castellane (see access map). You will get equipped there with a full-body wetsuit, neoprene socks, life-jacket and helmet. You will be then driven to the Samson corridor with the ABOARD Rafting bus (20 mn. drive).

Equiped with a wetsuit, a helmet and a life jacket, you let the current carry you gently along the river and take you to discover the Verdon's best-kept mineral secrets. A "water ramble" not only implies floating, but also jumping and swimming in clear water, or walking around rapids, fallen trees or any obstacle we might encounter. Thanks to this simple technique, the naturals beauties hidden at the bottom of the gorges do not escape our eyes, and you can enjoy a refreshing and exciting moment. We will then ramble our way through a maze of rocks (well-named "les Labyrinthes"). We will eventually reach the end of the Samson corridor where we will get out of the river. Once out of the water, there is a 20 minutes walk on the Sentier Martel trail to reach the Samson corridor road, where we will be driven back to Castellane.

More pictures of water rambling...

"Water rambling in the Verdon" video

Floating through the Verdon gorges...



Our activities include the following

* Fully qualified and experienced guides,

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

* Individual equipment adapted to the activity (full-body wetsuit, neoprene socks),

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


Additional information

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

* Minimum age: 10

* No previous experience of white water activities is necessary.

Water-rambling equipment


Period of validity

* June until the beginning of September, only on the days of low water release from the dam.
In July and August, these days are usually Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Price and booking

* Half-day trip (total length of the activity: 3h00): 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.

* The Verdon water levels are regulated by the national Electricity Company. This implies that, in case of high water levels, we may cancel this trip on the Verdon.


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8, place de l'église
04120 Castellane FRANCE
Tel/Fax: (++33) 4 92 83 76 11