«Le Pont de Tusset» – Family course
Aqua Trekking– «Le Pont de Tusset» – Family course
ATTENTION – No delay possible.
Arrive 10 minutes before the time indicated in the email.
The activity takes place in the Grand Canyon du Verdon.
July / August: Monday – Wednesday – Thursday – Saturday – Sunday.
Rest of the year: Information communicated by EDF the day before for the following day.
Know how to swim and be comfortable in the water.
A good pair of sneakers – Mandatory
A bag for dry items
A bottle of water
A cord for glasses (2€ on site) or contact lenses
Full neopren wetsuit
Aquatic Trekking activity presentation
The Rando Aqua is the flagship activity of the Verdon . The only possibility of visiting the Great Gorges or the Grand Canyon by swimming, it is the essential activity of the region.
You will have to wait until the dam is closed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August to come and visit the preserved and protected area of the Grand Canyon du Verdon.
You will have to walk for a quarter of an hour to get to the start, which will gently wake up the muscles.
The course is then a succession of swims in large pools of water, passages of small rapids and is punctuated by a few jumps for the intrepid, the rapids to be crossed are of low and progressive difficulty. This is why this course proposed by Haute Provence Outdoor , is accessible from 8 years old and ideal to do with the family!
This hike allows you to discover an original activity and to appreciate the Verdon from another angle. Take the plunge!
The “Pont de Tusset” aquatic hiking route is particularly well suited to the youngest and to people who wish to familiarize themselves with the activity while quietly discovering the Gorges du Verdon.
Prepare your Aqua trekking excursionin the Gorges du Verdon
We will meet you at our base located just next to the Huttopia “Gorges du Verdon” campsite at the time indicated in your confirmation email. Once there, you will meet your instructor (guide). We have locker rooms to change and leave your belongings, but do not take your valuables. Your guide will give you your equipment, then you will take our mini-bus to reach the starting point of your activity. A walk of about 20 minutes will take us to the beginning of the route. Before you jump into the water, we will provide you with a briefing on the activity and safety instructions.
Presentation of the activity
Unlike canyoning,Aqua trekking is not a vertical activity, it does not require a rope and all obstacles can be avoided. During your descent, you will take turns swimming in large pools of turquoise water, passages of small rapids for the fun side and a few jumps for the more daring. The final will be in style, at the entrance to the Grand Canyon, the famous Samson corridor!
Once the descent is over, it will take you about 10 minutes to get back up and find the mini-bus. Enjoy the view once you get to the top! You will then be taken back to the campsite where you can pick up your belongings, before resuming the course of your day! Do not hesitate to book your activity!
FAQ – HIKE AQUA PONT DE TUSSET
1 – From what age can I do the Rando Aqua in the Verdon?
The Pont de Tusset water hiking course is accessible with children from the age of 8. More open than the Samson corridor, there is more sun and the children tend to be less cold.
2 – Are the jumps compulsory?
In water hiking, all obstacles can be circumvented. Of course the jumps too but at HPO, why not go beyond your limits and overcome your fears?
3 – What outfit should I wear for my Aquatic Hike in the Verdon?
For your aqua hike, prefer closed shoes with a thick sole such as sneakers or hiking boots. However, shoes with thin soles such as neoprene water shoes are not permitted. Then you can take your bathing suit and a towel for the end of the activity when you put on your dry clothes.
4 – How long does my Rando Aqua in the Verdon last?
In total, it takes 3h30 of activity including 1h30 in the water. The remaining 2 hours will be used to put on your neoprene suits and get to the start of the activity in our mini-buses.
|«Le Pont de Tusset»
|6 Yo8 years
|be able to swim 25m