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White Water Sports

Le Verdon is a place of rare diversity with as much variety in the landscape as there is in the technical difficulties of navigating the rapids. The professionals will advise you on the best route according to your level, whether you have already visited before, or if this is your first time. Accompanied by an instructor, even total beginners can participate in the acquatic activities on offer... as long as they can swim!!!

Rafting is one of the most popular water sports in Le Verdon, and it can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Accompanied children aged 8 and upwards are accepted on the beginners' courses.

Five barrages have been erected in the river so the fluctuations in the water level can be better controlled, although care must always be taken as the water level can change rapidly, depending on how much is retained or released by the barrages.

Find out about the water level before you leave.
Tel : +33 492 83 62 68.


Photo Aboard Rafting


ACTIVITIES

Kayaking
Rafting
Floating
Hydrospeed
White water swimming
Inflatable canoeing
Tubing




Lac de Saint Croix

WHERE TO GO

Haut Verdon : 40 km of rapids can be navigated from Allos to St André Les Alpes.

Moyen Verdon : two large sectors can be navigated :

  • The preliminary gorges of Castellane to the Pont de Carajuan
  • Le Canyon du Verdon : 30 km of deep gorges with impressive rapids... their names hint at what's to come : Niagara, Tourniquet, Cyclope, Souricière, Assomoirs...
WHEN TO GO

Haut Verdon from Allos to St André les Alpes (Lac de Castillon) : from April to June, when the snow is melting or after a big storm.

Moyen Verdon from Castellane to Aiguines (Lac de Ste Croix) : from the beginning of spring to the end of autumn following the release of water from the barrage of Lac de Castillon.


Lac d'Esparron


WHITE WATER COMPANIES
ABOARD RAFTING
8 place de l'église - 04120 Castellane
PASCAL FAUDOU
04 120 La Palud Sur Verdon
AQUA VIVA EST
12 Bd de la république - 04120 Castellane
Base Sport & Nature
10 place de la Fontaine - 04120 Castellane

Bureau des Guides de Canyon
3 Rue du Mazeau - 04120 Castellane


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