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Morning

DAYS OF WATER RELEASE : RAFTING

Meet at 9:30 pm 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”.

DAYS WITHOUT WATER RELEASE : WATER RAMBLING

Meet us at 9.00 am at our private ground “Adventure Forest” (see the access map). You will get equipped there and will be driven to the Samson corridor view point 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 view point road, where we will be driven back to Adventure Forest.

Afternoon : FOREST HIGH ROPE COURSE

Meet at 2:00 am at our rope course “Adventure Forest”.

Move from tree to tree on a series of varied challenges at a height of 2 to 12 meters above ground. Test your balance on Nepalese bridges, slide on death slides, thread your way through hanging barrels – all of this in complete safety. All you need to do is to put on a harness, follow a few simple safety instructions, and all the fun and excitement will be yours !

A total of 50 varied and progressive challenges await you in the forest.

This real forest adventure is performed in an exceptionnally beautiful 3 ha. site planted with pine trees and broadleaved-trees, and is bordered with cliffs overlooking the Verdon river.

ADDITIONAL

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informations

The Verdon water levels are regulated by the national Electricity Company.

In the spring, (April until June), the water releases occur during week days on an irrregular basis and sometimes during week-ends.
In the summer (July and August), the dam releases take place on a regular basis, but usually only on Tuesdays and Fridays. The rafting is possible during these days (but never during the week-ends !!!).
In autumn, the water releases occur on a regular basis again, but rarely on week ends.

During these days of water releases, we offer you a full day of activities (from 8) : rafting discovery trip and high rope course.

  • Rafting discovery trip or water rambling half day trip
  • High rope course

IMPORTANT :

  • The Verdon water levels are regulated by the national Electricity Company. This implies that, in case of low water level due to insufficient dam release, we may perform our white water activities on the Upper-Verdon or on the Var river (we may also offer you a water-rambling trip).
  • Activities alone : 60 Euros per person.
  • To book, contac us.
  • No previous experience of white water activities is necessary
  • Minimum age : 8 for the rafting (10 for unaccompanied children) and minimum height of 1,40 m. for the adult’s course. Other courses are adapted for the youngest (1,20 m. for the children’s course, 1,00 m. for the kiddies’s course).
  • Being able to swim is esssential
  • Things to bring:
    • Swimming costume
    • Sports shoes
    • Towel
    • String for glasses
    • Water and pic-nic if you wish to eat on our private ground
  • Fully qualified and experienced guides,
  • Approved (European standards) up to date safety gear
  • Individual equipment adapted to each activity
  • Shuttle service back to the put-in
  • Insurance (civil liability insurance covering ABOARD Rafting’s activities).

Adventure Forest