of this activity

In spring and autumn, meet at 9:30 am or 1:30 pm at our private ground “Adventure Forest” (see the access map).

In summer, meet at 2:30 pm at our private ground “Adventure Forest” (see the access map).

Our guide hand out the equipment and give a safety talk. Then, we are ready to set off for a descent of the Verdon of 4 km which takes 1h30.

Aided with a specially designed floating board called “hydrospeed”, we use flippers to make our way down the river as indicated by the guide.

The first section is easy, it gives you time to practice this particular type of swimming.

Then, small rapids (class II) come up before you penetrate inside the entrance of the Verdon Gorges.

After a series of class III rapids (medium difficulty), you run the final rapid, which brings you to the Samson Corridor.

All that is left to do is to walk up to the Samson Corridor Belvedere with our equipment on the “Sentier Martel” trail for about 10 mn – our bus is there waiting for you. After getting changed, you are driven back to Castellane.




  • Half day trip (total length of the activity: 3h30)
  • 50 Euros per person.
  • To book, contac us.
  • 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.
  • For further information about days of dam water releases on the Middle-Verdon, please see the Dam water releases schedule.
  • In July-August, only on Tuesdays and Fridays (days of water releases from the dam).
  • No previous experience of white water activities is necessary
    Cependant, savoir nager avec des palmes est nécessaire, nager le crawl aide à la maîtrise du palmage.
  • Minimum age : 16
  • Being able to swim with flippers is compulsory.
  • Things to bring:
    • Swimming costume
    • Towel
    • String for glasses
    • Bag
  • Fully qualified and experienced guides,
  • Approved (European standards), up to date safety gear :
    • Helmet
    • Life jacket
  • Individual equipment adapted to the activity :
    • Full-body reinforced wetsuit
    • Booties
  • Shuttle service back to the put-in
  • Insurance (civil liability insurance covering ABOARD Rafting’s activities).