Aqua hike Pont de Tusset / Samson

“Tusset / Samson”
– full course

Activity details

Aqua hike – “Tusset / Samson” – The Grande Gorges and the Grand Canyon

Informations :

From 12 years old.

The activity takes place in the Grande Gorges and the Grand Canyon du Verdon.

Activity only possible on days when the dam upstream of the river is closed:

July / August: Monday – Wednesday – Thursday – Saturday – Sunday

Rest of the year: Information communicated by EDF the day before for the following day.

Requirements :

Be in good physical condition and not suffer from any medical contraindication to the practice of sport.

Know how to swim and be comfortable in the water.

Equipment needed:

A good pair of sneakers – Mandatory
A swimsuit, Shorts
A towel
A bag for dry items
A bottle of water
A picnic
A cord for glasses (2€ on site) or contact lenses

We provide:

Full neopren wetsuit
Safety equipment

Aquatic Trekking activity presentation

On a hot sunny day, the Aquatic Hike is ideal for cooling off and working out in the middle of nature. This is the most beautiful way to visit the Grandes Gorges or the Grand Canyon du Verdon by swimming. It has become the essential activity of the region.

The “Tusset/Samson” route combines the “Pont de Tusset” and “Couloir Samson” routes over one day. You will be able to familiarize yourself with the activity and the river, and enjoy the surrounding fauna and flora. After this first part, you will reach the Couloir Samson, which is the entrance to the Grand Canyon du Verdon. Here you can admire the imposing limestone cliffs and the mineral and vertical atmosphere, which inspires respect and transports you to a timeless place.

By doing this activity over a day, you will be able to take the time to observe the wonders that surround you and make the most of the surprises that this activity offers you.

Or if you choose to complete this course in an afternoon, get ready for an activity that is both magnificent and sporty!!! Note that you will end the day exhausted but happy .

Your equipment

You will be equipped with 5mm neoprene wetsuits, floating vests and all the equipment necessary for the good performance of your activity. Always under the benevolence of your guide who will accompany you, you will receive some information and instructions concerning the attitude to adopt but also on the importance of respecting the right path so as not to deteriorate nature and to learn more about it. fragile ecosystem of the Verdon!

This activity is practicable only on days when the dam is closed. In low season, we have the information the day before (6 p.m.) for the next day. In high season, the dam is closed on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, Sunday.

We can possibly adapt, according to your desires, this activity on a day with a break to eat, or on a half-day by linking the two courses with a more sporting rhythm.

Preparing your outing Integral aquatic hike in the Gorges du Verdon

You have an appointment at our base located next to the Huttopia “Gorges du Verdon” campsite. Remember to arrive 10 minutes before the time indicated in your confirmation email. When you arrive, you will meet your guide. You will be able to change in our changing rooms and leave your belongings there. However, we advise you to leave your valuables in your vehicle.

Don’t forget the picnic for the lunch break!

Your instructor will give you your equipment, once dressed, we will take you with our mini-bus to the starting point of your activity. Before you start and take the plunge, your guide will give you a briefing on the course of the activity and the safety instructions.

Presentation of the activity

Unlike canyoning, aquatic hiking has no verticality, all obstacles can be circumvented and do not require a rope. During the descent, you will evolve in the bed of the river in the middle of the gorges to then enter the Grand Canyon, you will therefore enjoy swimming, rapids or even jumps in a sublime landscape. Open from 12 years old, you will encounter some technical passages but nothing insurmountable! So do not hesitate to book your activity!


After the activity, you will have to walk another 20 minutes at the end of the Blanc Martel trail to reach the mini-bus. This trail goes through tunnels, inquire before booking this activity, if you are sensitive in small spaces. Finally, we will drive you back to the campsite where you can collect your belongings.

Want more verticality? Come try canyoning !


 Age requisPrérequisDuréePrix
"Tusset / Samson"12 yearsTo swim 25m5H00100€


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