UNFOLDING

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of this activity

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 9:00 am or 1:00 pm at “Adventure Forest”, close to Castellane (SEE THE ACCESS MAP).

The ABOARD rafting guides will be there to welcome you and to hand out your equipment and you are ready to go. You will be then driven to the Samson corridor with an ABOARD Rafting bus (20 mn. drive).

Equiped with a wetsuit, a helmet and a life jacket, you will use the current to carry you 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 view point road, where we will be driven back to Castellane.

ADDITIONAL

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informations

  • June until the beginning of September, only on the days of low water release from the dam.
    Usually, these days are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • 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.
  • For further information about days of dam water releases on the Middle-Verdon, please see the Dam water releases schedule.
  • Discovery trip (total length of the activity: 3h00)
  • 45 Euros per person.
  • To book, contac us.
  • No previous experience of white water activities is necessary
  • Minimum age : 10
  • Being able to swim is esssential
  • Things to bring:
    • Maillot de bain
    • Swimming costume
    • Sports shoes
    • Towel
    • String for glasses
  • Please note: canyoning shoes can be rented for 3 Euros/pair.
  • Fully qualified and experienced guides,
  • Approved (European standards), up to date safety gear :
    • Helmet
    • Life jacket
  • Individual equipment adapted to the activity :
    • Full-body wetsuit
    • Neoprene socks
  • Shuttle service to the put-in
  • Insurance (civil liability insurance covering ABOARD Rafting’s activities).

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