Backpack Inflatable Canoe

Rental – “Backpack” – Inflatable Canoe

Gumotex thaya

Activity details

“Inflatable Canoe Backpack”

Informations :

To be done independently.
Only on the Verdon lakes.
Forbidden on the river.
The boats can be picked up at the Huttopia campsite in the Gorges du Verdon.

Requirements :

Know how to swim and be comfortable in the water

Equipment needed:

Sport shoes
A swimsuit
A bottle of water
Sun glasses
Beach towel

We provide:

Canoe Thaya and its storage bag,
Foldable paddles,
Life jackets,
Waterproof container.

Rent your Inflatable Canoe BackPack and explore the Lakes of Verdon

Fancy a relaxing trip along the water in autonomy? Taste the calm of Provence and the “farniente” of the South during a day with our canoe rental in the Verdon .

To go and enjoy the exceptional panoramas offered by the Lake of Sainte-Croix and the end of Verdon Gorge or to discover the decor of a high altitude lake in Castillon , we offer to rent you a complete inflatable canoe equipment.

These two lakes near Castellane have made the reputation of the Verdon! Imagine their turquoise, warm waters, in the scenery of Provence, the limestone cliffs, the calm… You are already there! All you have to do is reserve your boat with Haute Provence Outdoor .

Immerse yourself in an aquatic experience at your own pace with our many water activities. Whether you are looking for an exciting and technical adventure such as the kayak on the Verdon, a rafting descent on white and tumultuous waters, or whether you prefer a more peaceful outing in stand up paddle, we have options suitable for all levels and all desires.

Live the adventure with your rental

Equipment new, quality (Gumotex) to go on your own to the most beautiful gorges and lakes in Provence.

A complete kit and detailed explanations for easy assembly.

The tranquility of having your equipment with you for the day: no waiting at the lake and you are sure to have your rental!

Canoes with 2 adult places.

For optimal comfort, the packs we offer for hire are as complete as possible, come and pick them up directly to our office!

Our kits include:

  • Gumotex Inflatable Canoe,
  • Inflators,
  • Paddles,
  • Life jackets,
  • Waterproof container,
  • Topo-guides.

You will find in addition and to guide you a leaflet detailing the procedure to follow and with all the good addresses for take full advantage of your rental !

How to prepare your Gumotex boat? :

Haute Provence Outdoor, offers you this video presenting all the stages of preparation of your Gumotex (Thaya) inflatable boat. Please follow in order, the different steps mentioned throughout the video. If you encounter problems or difficulties, refer to the explanatory manual that was provided to you, if any time you do not solve your problem you can reach us ( by sms ) at the number indicated at the bottom of the cover page of the manual .

Chapters : 00:00 – PREPARATION 00:10 – The Paddles 00:31 – The Drift 00:55 – The Electric Pump 01:06 – Valves 01:14 – Pre inflation 01:51 – The Hand Pump 02:09 – The pressure 02:36 – STORAGE 02:52 – The Deflation 03:12 – Remove Drift 03:22 – Store the Canoe 03:59 – Safety instructions

FAQ – Inflatable canoe rental in the Verdon

1 – Can I navigate the Verdon river with my inflatable canoe?

It is prohibited to rent canoes to navigate the Verdon River. Therefore you do not have the right to navigate the river. The use of the canoe is exclusively reserved for navigation on the lakes.

2 – How much room is there in the canoe and how long can I use it?

The inflatable canoe has 2 seats and is available for the day. Come pick him up in the morning at our cabin and come back in the evening when your excursion is finished. This way, you will have time to enjoy your outing on the lake!

3 – Which lake can I go to to enjoy my canoe?

With your canoe you can go to the beautiful Castillon lake located 30 minutes from our cabin. Or otherwise, you can always head to the most famous Verdon lake, the Sainte Croix lake, located 1 hour from Castellane and navigate the large Verdon canyon at the Galetas bridge.

4 – What is included in my canoe rental?

Your canoe rental includes everything you need to prepare your boat and navigate in complete safety. You will therefore have with you your two-seater canoe, two paddles, an electric and manual pump, a waterproof container and life jackets. Finally, we will provide you with a manual explaining the operation of your canoe.

Where to sail on the Verdon lakes? :

Once you have picked up your boat and your equipment at our reception chalet, all you have to do is set off on an adventure to discover the Verdon lakes . We recommend two lakes in particular:

Castillon Lake, a typical mountain lake, wilder and less frequented, is the ideal place to spend the day with the family. You will find different places all around the lake where you can stop, however we have selected a few easily accessible places that you will find on the map below.

The lake of Sainte-Croix , world famous, it allows you at the Galetas bridge, to visit the end of the Verdon Grand Canyon for about 2 km and to navigate in peace between its impressive limestone cliffs. You will still have to be careful and slalom between the many pedal boats and electric boats. If you are looking for a bit of tranquility, we have made a small selection for you.

Do you want to discover the Grand Canyon in immersion? Book your aqua hike outing .


 Age requisPrérequisDuréePrix
"Inflatable Canoe Backpack"6to swim 25 mWhole day50€


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