Rafting Verdon –
– Sport course
Détails de l’activité
Rafting Verdon – «Point Sublime» – Sporty 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 :
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
Rafting activity presentation
Route rafting physical, aimed at an audience with good sporting condition and in good health, it is accessible to children from the age of 12.
The course rafting sport of “Point Sublime” is surely there the most spectacular descent of the Gorges du Verdon . Embark on an adventure of 14 km is around 3h30 of activity – 2h on the water – supervised by a guide who will know how to pass on his passion for whitewater activities and his knowledge of the Verdon Gorge.
Rafting in the Verdon depends on the opening of the EDF dam upstream of Castellane. In July and August, outings are only possible on Tuesdays and Fridays.
For the months of May, June and September, we only know 24 hours in advance if the dam will be open or not. If it is closed on the reserved day, we suggest that you postpone the activity or go aqua hike in place.
At the end of the route, a last effort is necessary to carry the raft (previously deflated and rolled) with the guide, in order to join the bus. The effort will remain collective! The view from the parking lot will give you goosebumps!
This course is reserved for the most seasoned, the rapids are more powerful with class 3+ passages, there is still accessible with family or friends and ideal for your stag and hen parties in the Verdon!
Prepare your rafting trip in the Gorges du Verdon
We will meet you at our base located just next to the Huttopia campsite “Gorges du Verdon” at 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.
You will discover in rafting, the part the most emblematic 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 heading back: you will need to help your instructor carry the raft to the mini-bus, where you will once 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»||12||To swim 25m||3:30||60€|