The crazy water base at Lauzet Ubaye in the Southern Alps

New 2024 in Ubaye

Crazy water rafting

Discover the world of “Pakraft Stay”

A thrilling adventure for bivouac lovers with a thirst for adventure!

Last year, we were able to explore this boat on different sections of the Ubaye, notably on the “Best Of” courses as well as on the sports and extreme routes. The feedback was extremely positive for all participants.

Building on this successful experience, we are delighted to announce the implementation of unforgettable adventure stays along the Ubaye, lasting 2 to 3 days, including wild bivouacs along the river.

These stays are open to everyone, with special offers tailored to every experience level. Whether you are a beginner in packraft, novice kayaker, intermediate or expert, there will be a stay designed for you.

Our goal is to offer everyone a real expedition along the Ubaye. The dates of these stays will soon be available online, but do not hesitate to contact us now if you are already interested.

Prepare to experience moments of emotion, discovery and connection with nature during your next “Packraft Stay”.

New path

The Crazy Water Rafting Base has undergone a remarkable transformation. For those of you familiar with access, entering Crazy Water Base used to be a bit technical, but that is now a thing of the past.

In September, we began widening this entrance, allowing more direct access, and fitted the rise with two concrete treads, thus bringing an aesthetic and functional improvement to this space. In addition, we have enlarged and improved the high-level parking lot, providing more space and, above all, less dust.

Alongside the revitalization of the Crazy Water rafting Base, we are delighted to inform you of the significant improvements to the barbecue and picnic area. ideal for your meals between your rafting descents. You will now be able to enjoy a more welcoming and convenient entrance, while benefiting from expanded parking at the top.

Le Lauzet Ubaye

Lauzet-Ubaye has just received the atlas of its biodiversity

The commune of Lauzet-Ubaye received the Biodiversity Atlas produced by the Conservatory of Natural Spaces of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. This atlas, the result of a collaboration between elected officials, associations, and citizens, lists 1,587 animal species, 1,470 plant species, and includes 25,141 observations of fauna and flora over the 66 km2 of the municipal territory. Among these species, 29 are protected, and 30 are in a situation of conservation concern on a regional or national scale.

The atlas also identifies six main types of natural environments, with a detailed list of the species that inhabit them, ranging from steppe grasslands to scree, including watercourses and peat bogs.

This study will serve as a reference to guarantee the preservation of local natural heritage during future projects. The digital version of the Lauzet-Ubaye Biodiversity Atlas is now accessible, offering everyone the opportunity to discover the natural wealth of the commune.

To consult the atlas: https://www.lauzetubaye.fr/actualites/parution-latlas-biodiversite-lauzet-ubaye?mtm_source

In the Ubaye valley

the Tour de France in Barcelonnette on July 18 and 19, 2024

Tour de France two stages in Barcelonnette

The 2024 Tour de France will mark its return to the Ubaye Valley with two exceptional stages,

Barcelonnette welcomes the arrival of the 18th stage on Thursday July 18, 2024 in the heart of the 111th Tour. The 18th stage will begin in Gap, capital of the Hautes-Alpes, covering 179 km with remarkable sites such as the Serre Ponçon lake and the Col de St Apollinaire, to conclude in Barcelonnette.

On Friday July 19, 2024, the 19th stage will leave from Embrun to Isola 2000, highlighting the Col de la Bonnette and Jausiers 5 minutes from Barcelonnette.

Encourage the torch relay in Barcelonnette on Saturday May 11, 2024

Olympic torch relay OJ Paris 2024

On Saturday May 11, 2024, rafting and white water sports will be honored for the passage of the Olympic torch relay for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Barcelonnette and as well as 6 municipalities in the Alpes de Haute Provence were selected by land 2024 games to make this flame shine within Ubaye. The torch relay will take place at the peddlers’ dyke from 10:40 a.m.

Caroline Aalbers
Caroline Aalbers
2023-07-29
Wat een geweldige ervaring, raften over de Ubaye! Prachtige natural, mooie afwisselende tocht (inclusief zwemmen en in het water springen!) en geschikt voor elk level. Eleven children (6 in 9 years) have a super eerste raft ervaring gehad, mede dankzij onze leuke en goede gids. You will not be able to do anything :-)
Ziga Budja
Ziga Budja
2023-07-12
Wonderful family rafting experience. Just a little bit too much for my sensitive eight year old, but great overall. The river is beautiful with nice surroundings. The guide was excellent (forgot his name 🙄) and the whole team was very nice. The trip down the river took about one and a half hour with some stops. If you visit this place, your're not gonna be sorry! 👍🏻
Fred
Fred
2023-05-13
A calm and pleasant place, welcomed by a friendly team. Barbecue available for lunch before rafting. Everything is there for your happiness.
Jerome Henry
Jerome Henry
2022-08-16
Thanks @CrazyWaterRafting for the awesome family times. We did rafting, water hiking and kayaking with 2 adults and 2 teenagers: great!! Super friendly, very professional guides. Contrary to what you hear on TV, the water level in this river is more than enough to have fun! Nb: the aquatic hike is not very well known but also great, descending the river while swimming, in a quieter area than that for rafting. Explanation on nature, superb landscapes, surprise at the end... Thank you again. Jérôme, Caroline, Charlotte and Manon.
Shameer Habibi
Shameer Habibi
2021-07-29
Really fun, and a really good guide! Overall amazing
Melanie Macias
Melanie Macias
2020-06-06
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Lorenzo Van Loon
Lorenzo Van Loon
2019-08-02
We did two descents, one by raft and one by kayak, both with Julien as a guide. He seems totally crazy when you first meet him, but he was a great guide and made our day. Really spectacular river, with a lot of rapids and great views. We got out of the boats to swim a bit in one of the rapids and they took us to a rock where we could jump in to the water. Julien and the crew of Crazy Water are real professionals, but in for a laugh and a joke. A pity we could'n do the 'sport' descent, because of bad weather. But we sure come back. One remark; their 'bar' is quite empty, so make sure to bring your own drinks and food if you're planning to stay for a day.
would you see virginia
would you see virginia
2019-06-14
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