Rafting descent in Barcelonnette

Half-Day Rafting on the Ubaye

If you like adrenaline and are looking for a sporty and captivating activity, the Crazy Rafting Ubaye Half Day is what you need.
Half day rafting on the Ubaye

Live the ultimate half-day Rafting experience on the Ubaye

For a half-day rafting on the Ubaye, discover the two most beautiful route of this river, take it down Best Of course to Lauzet, followed by sports course des Ex du Haut, below Barcelonnette. Between the two descents, a break with a snack is organized by your river guide, for a moment of conviviality.

Close to Barcelonnette, this whitewater adventure is suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced. Please note, however, that good physical condition is required to enjoy this completely CRAZY half-day.

Book your half-day Rafting on the Ubaye now and become a paddling pro!

Half Day Rafting Program

We welcome you to our ecological whitewater base Crazy Water Rafting in the village of Lauzet Ubaye (04340), next to Barcelonnette and Serre-Ponçon. If you are early, you will be offered a coffee at the Crazy Buvette Insolite.

Parking is available to leave your vehicles on site. You will need your swimsuits and towels. We have all the rest of the equipment: neoprene suit in your size and the rest of the equipment: vest, helmet, etc.

Once transformed into super rafters, we take the shuttle to access the rafting courses downstream from Barcelonnette.

Half-day morning rafting on the Ubaye at €95/person

If you want to do the half day Rafting on Morning, the meeting is at 9:15 a.m. for an activity start at 9:30 a.m. and the return is around 1:30 p.m.

Half-day afternoon Rafting on the Ubaye at €95/person

If you want to do the half day Rafting in afternoon, the meeting is at 1:30 p.m., and the activity takes place from 1:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., departing from Crazy Water Rafting.

Group of bachelorette parties for a rafting activity in Barcelonnette Ubaye greenhouse Ponçon

Challenge the clear and fast waters of the Ubaye

Part 1: Descend the Incredible Best of Rafting course, from Martinet to Lauzet. Surrounded by lush vegetation, you can enjoy the legendary Ubaye route on 9 km of rapids. During the descent, aquatic activities are organized such as “Floating” (river swimming), rock jumping and a visit to a waterfall in aquatic hiking mode. The idea of this descent is to prepare you as best as possible for the very sporty course that will follow. Your guide gets to know his crew and gives you tips for paddling and mastering the raft.

At the end of the first course, a small friendly snack (homemade fruit juice and cakes) will be served to you by your guide, to regain your strength before the rest of the adventure.

2nd part: Embark on the most sensational rafting descent in France. On the route of the “Ex infran from the top”, you will cross impressive class V rapids, with the supervision of your experienced guide. Do not panic ! With the warm-up of the first course, you will be true champions. Over 5 km of river, you will hurtle down intense and maneuverable rapids between Barcelonnette and Serre Ponçon.

It is an exciting and rewarding experience that awaits you. An incredible adventure that you will share with your friends or family.

Well done Rafting Experts!

Following the second route, the shuttle will take you back to the Crazy Water base and the Génépi du Lauzet will be offered to you by your guide!

You will be able to view the photos of your Rafting descents on Ubaye and share your emotions. If you wish, the photo report will be on sale directly on site, by internet transfer. We only take photos on the first route, the second route closer to Barcelonnette being difficult to access on foot.

There Crazy refreshment bar is at your disposal at our reception area for a coffee or a drink, and you can enjoy our comfortable and welcoming eco-base. Before leaving, you won't forget to hug the guide!

Half Day Rafting FAQ

The Rafting Sport course without the half-day, is it possible?

To access the 5 km of the “sport course” (class V), it is important to have been introduced to the Best Of discovery course. The river Ubaye being one of the sportiest in Europe, his sports course is an extreme course! This requires technique and poise. With dexterity, you pass impressive rapids and obstacles to avoid.

We only offer the Sports course from Ubaye to experienced teams and only to adults. Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone if you would like more details at We are available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The price of the adult sports descent is €60 per person.

What are the 5 reasons to do a half-day rafting trip in the Barcelonnette valley?

  1. Discover the framework natural from Ubaye : Half a day rafting in Barcelonnette offers an excellent opportunity to admire the wild landscape of the Ubaye valley.
  2. Group activity: A half-day rafting trip between Barcelonnette and Lake Serre Ponçon is an excellent activity to do with family or friends. This allows us to have the opportunity to laugh and have fun together.
  3. An adventure experience: The Crazy half-day is an excellent way to discover thrills in complete safety.
  4. Learn to sail: 4 hours of rafting on the Ubaye are ideal for beginners wanting to learn the basics of white water navigation.
  5. Have fun and relax: The Ubaye valley is navigated on 50 km of category II to V rapids, there is something for everyone to go rafting for half a day.

And why not a multi-activity course in Ubaye?

If you are an outdoor activity lover and looking for a thrilling experience, a whitewater course in Ubaye is the ideal option.

The Barcelonnette Ubaye Valley, located in the Southern Alps, is known for its tumultuous river which offers exciting challenges to lovers of white water sports. During a whitewater course, you will have the opportunity to discover the different activities Rafting, Hydrospeed, Kayak Airboat and Floating. You will be supervised by the same guide who will offer you different routes, depending on the season.

You can practice two descents in the same day, morning and afternoon, or choose to do one descent per day. The multi-activity course is à la carte, it's up to you to choose the number of activities and the days!

The price of the whitewater course for 2 activities: €95 / for 3 activities: €140 / for 4 activities €180

By opting for a whitewater course in Ubaye, you will be able to combine a sporting experience of several activities, with the discovery of spectacular landscapes in a preserved natural setting of the Barcelonnette valley.

Don't hesitate to book your multi-activity course, we will be happy to share our passion for Ubaye with you!

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Caroline Aalbers
Caroline Aalbers
Wat een geweldige ervaring, raften over de Ubaye! Prachtige natuur, mooie afwisselende tocht (inclusief zwemmen en in het water springen!) en geschikt voor elk niveau. Onze kinderen (6 en 9 jaar) hebben een super eerste raft ervaring gehad, mede dankzij onze leuke en goede gids. Ze willen zeker nog een keer :-)
Ziga Budja
Ziga Budja
Wonderfull 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! 👍🏻
Un lieu calme et agréable, accueillit par une équipe sympathique. Mise à disposition du barbecue pour le repas du midi avant le rafting. Tout est là pour votre bonheur.
Jerome Henry
Jerome Henry
Merci @CrazyWaterRafting pour les moments géniaux en famille. Nous avons fait rafting, rando aquatique et kayak avec 2 adultes et 2 ados : génial !! Guides super sympa, très pro, Contrairement à ce que l'on entend a la télé, le niveau d'eau dans cette rivière et plus que suffisant pour s'éclater ! Nb: la rando aquatique n'est pas très connue mais super aussi, descente de la rivière en nageant, dans un secteur plus calme que celui pour le rafting. Explication sur la nature, superbe paysages, surprise à la fin... Encore merci. Jérôme, Caroline, Charlotte et Manon.
Shameer Habibi
Shameer Habibi
Really fun, and a really good guide! Overall amazing
Melanie Macias
Melanie Macias
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Lorenzo Van Loon
Lorenzo Van Loon
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.
verriez virginie
verriez virginie