UNFOLDING

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IIn summer, we meet at 3:00 pm at our private ground “Adventure Forest” (SEE THE ACCESS MAP).

In the spring and autumn, we meet at 2:00 pm at our private ground “Adventure Forest” (SEE THE ACCESS MAP).

Our guides are there to welcome you. They then hand out the equipment and give a safety talk. You are now ready to embark on a rafting half-day descent of the Verdon that will take you from the Pinèdel put-in to the Samson Corridor (16 km and 2h30 on the water).

During the first hour of navigation, your guide teaches you the basics of rafting techniques.

On this first part of the river, class II rapids – which are relatively easy – are mostly encountered.

Right at the entrance of the Gorges, a fun rapid called “La Dégoulinante” is waiting for you for a real roller-coaster ride on the waves. From that point, we take some time to marvel at the work of millions of years of erosion on the impressive limestone cliffs surrounding us between the successive class II and III rapids.

But the excitement is not quite yet over, as the right-angle shaped “Solitaire” rapid – the steepest and the fastest rapid of the descent – is soon coming up. This exhilarating rapid marks the end of the trip.

Getting out of the raft, you can admire the beauty of the Samson Corridor, as you help to deflate and roll up the raft before carrying it on the “Sentier Martel” trail.

This entails a 10 mn walk out of the Gorge to reach the Samson Corridor Belvedere, where our bus is waiting to drive you back to “La Pinède”.

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).
  • Half day trip (total length of the activity: 3h30)
  • 60 Euros per person.
  • To book, please contact us.
  • No previous experience of white water activities is necessary
  • Minimum age : 12
  • Being able to swim is esssential
  • Things to bring:
    • Swimming costume
    • Sports shoes
    • Towel
    • bag
    • 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

Rafting - Gorges du Verdon

on the Verdon Gorges

Middle Verdon:

Our substitution trips

Rafting - Gorges du Verdon

In case of inadequate flows on the traditional trips

Upper Verdon: