Canoe-kayak Verdon – «Point Sublime»
– Sport course
Détails de l’activité
Canoeing Verdon – “Discovery” – Family Course
The activity takes place on the Verdon river
Activity available only on days, when the dam upstream of the river is open:
July / August: Tuesday – Friday
Rest of the year: Information communicated by EDF the day before :
This course is accessible to people who have already practiced canoeing on the Verdon with us.
Know how to swim and be comfortable in the water
A good pair of sneakers – Required
A swimsuit, Shorts
A bag for dry items
A water bottle
A cord for glasses (1 € on site) or lenses
Full neopren wetsuit
Canoe Kayak activity presentation :
Physically demanding course, it is meant for a healthy and athletic audience, comfortable with maneuvering a canoe-kayak.
The “Point Sublime” sports course is surely the most spectacular of the Verdon’s Gorges. On board an airboat (single-seater or two-seater), called canoe and accompanied by your guide, you will discover the Great Gorges in the best way and under the most beautiful angle! Single or as a pair, take control of your boat and be your own captain!
With Haute Provence Outdoor, this route starts from the campsite Huttopia (10 minutes from Castellane), where we have our equipment base, its finish line is at the entrance of the famous Couloir Samson below the Sublime Point. You will navigate the most beautiful part of the Verdon river and end at the gates of the largest canyon in Europe.
And if you feel like going exploring, we recommend you take a look at our Aqua Trekking courses!
At the end of the course, a last effort is necessary to carry your boat to join the shuttle that will take you back to the campsite.
Embark on a 12 km adventure for about 3h30 of activity accompanied by a guide, for about 2 hours on the water.
This course is reserved for the most experienced, the stream is more powerful with passages of class 3+ !
It is preferable to be familiar with the practice of whitewater rafting or mastering river canoeing.
Prepare your Canoe Kayak trip in the Gorges du Verdon
We will meet you at our base located just next to the Huttopia “Gorges du Verdon” campsite 10 minutes before the time indicated in your confirmation email. There you will meet your instructor (guide). We have changing rooms at your disposal to change and leave your belongings, we recommend that you leave your valuables in your vehicle or at your location. Your guide will give you your equipment, once equipped, after a briefing and safety instructions, we will go directly to the edge of the river for the start of our descent.
Presentation of the activity
You will discover by canoe-kayak, the most emblematic part of the Verdon gorges, in the most beautiful way: quieter passages will allow you to enjoy the breathtaking panorama while sections with rapids will make the descent more sporty and fun. Your instructor is there for your safety, giving you instructions throughout the descent and adapting the route so that you get the most out of it. On the program,laughter and spectacular landscapes await you !
After about 2 hours of descent, you will arrive at the entrance to the famous Samson corridor, just below Point Sublime. The Grand Canyon stands in front of you: enjoy the grandiose panorama ! Before you go back: you will need to carry your canoe to the mini-bus, where you will again be rewarded with a breathtaking view. We will then take you back to the campsite where you can collect your belongings, before resuming your day !
|«Point Sublime»||16 years old||Know to swim 25 m||3:30||60€|