UNFOLDING

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Meet at 9:30 am (or 11:30 am, 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”.

ADDITIONAL

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information

  • From April to September
  • The Verdon water levels are regulated by the national Electricity Company. In case of low water release, we may perform our white water activities on the Upper-Verdon or Var.
  • For further information about days of dam water releases on the Middle-Verdon, please see the “Dam water release schedule” page.
  • In July-August, only on Tuesdays and Fridays (days of water releases from the dam).
  • Discovery trip (total length of the activity: 2h00)
  • 45 Euros per person.
  • To book, please contact us.
  • No previous experience of white water activities is necessary
  • Minimum age : 8
  • Being able to swim is esssential
  • Things to bring:
    • Swimming costume
    • Sports shoes
    • Towel
    • String for glasses
  • Fully qualified and experienced guides,
  • Approved (European standards), up to date safety gear :
    • Helmet
    • Life jacket
  • Individual equipment adapted to the activity :
    • Wetsuit
    • Windbreaker
  • Shuttle service back to the put-in
  • Insurance (civil liability insurance covering ABOARD Rafting’s activities).

Other rafting programs

Our trips

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on the Verdon Gorges

Middle Verdon:

Our substitution trips

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In case of inadequate flows on the traditional trips

Upper-Verdon: