Crazy water rafting at Lauzet Ubaye

Our rafting base at Lauzet Ubaye, 04340

Visit our unusual and ecological rafting and white water sports base at Lauzet Ubaye at the entrance to the Barcelonnette valley.
Rafting and hydrospeed base at Lauzet Ubaye

Discover our white water base in the Alpes de Haute Provence

Discover this atypical and welcoming place for your descents in Rafting, Hydrospeed And Airboat kayak and let yourself embark on a great whitewater adventure.

Crazy Water Rafting is a rafting base open every day, from early April to mid-October.

Our team of river guides are specialists in the Ubaye River and will accompany you for all your rafting trips and other white water activities, for unforgettable moments!

Rafting base at Lauzet Ubaye – Barcelonnette Valley

Le Lauzet Ubaye, an essential stop for anyone wanting to discover white water sports and rafting on the Ubaye.

Established for 13 years in this heavenly mountain corner, we have created an original rafting base where you will not be left without surprises! Near the Ubaye river, at the entrance to the small village of Lauzet Ubaye, we are a medium-sized, very friendly rafting base. Passionate about our profession, we want to give you a magical moment, whether at the reception level at our ecological rafting base, or during your white water descent on the Ubaye.

Door in the forest of the crazy water rafting base

White water base with ecological welcome – Eco place

The solar energy stored during the day of Rafting on the Ubaye will be returned to you in the form of hot water and light.

You will also be able to follow the natural cycle of water regeneration: from its recovery (rainwater), to phyto-purification through a bed of reeds.

The mystery of dry toilets will no longer hold any secrets for you when you place sawdust and shavings in our composting toilets. You will thus participate with us in the protection and respect of our natural environment in the Southern Alps.

Raft base at Lauzet Ubaye 20 minutes from Barcelonnette

Welcome to the heart of Ubaye!

After your Rafting activity on the Ubaye, enjoy a moment of conviviality.

After discovering the Ubaye river and its wonders, you can quench your thirst in the relaxation area on our outdoor terraces on stilts. So you can admire the view of the Séolanes, a mountain range and the great pride of our Barcelonnette Valley.

In the shade of the pines, in the special atmosphere of the Ubaye Valley, once the tents and hammocks are set up. You can bivouac and enjoy a rest around a grill.

The crazy water rafting team

The crazy water rafting team

Our warm and dynamic team is at your service to accompany you and help you enjoy our rafting, hydrospeed and Airboat kayaking activities on the majestic Ubaye River.

We have developed a 2,200 m2 wooded area with buildings in harmony with nature, to ensure you have an unforgettable time on our rafting base at the entrance to the Barcelonnette Valley.

The white water activities that we offer are suitable for all levels and all ages. Whether you are beginners, accompanied by your children, athletes or even experts, we will do everything we can to make you have an incredible time on the mystical Ubaye river.

Come and enjoy the unique experience offered by Crazy Water Rafting and live the great adventure!

Crazy water rafting base

6 good reasons to choose Crazy Water Rafting for your whitewater activities in Ubaye?

1- We are located very close to the mythical Ubaye river course, also called Rafting discovery course and Rafting Best Of, which reduces shuttle times for the departure and return of the activity.

2- We have a very original reception area, on the theme of adventure, which we have looked after for 13 years. It’s a place that we are very fond of and which gives Crazy Water Rafting its charm.

3- In the same place as the rafting base, you can visit our unusual bubble accommodation in the trees: Crazy Bulle.

4- Whitewater equipment is changed regularly to provide you with maximum comfort during your activity in Rafting, Hydrospeed, Kayak Airboat and other aquatic adventures.

5- Our team of river guides is competent and passionate. We like to call ourselves the “Crazy Family” for this special atmosphere that reigns within our Crazy Water rafting base.

6- Our ecological installations of solar panels, dry toilets, solar shower and phyto-purification to respect our wild mountain environment of the Southern Alps.

More details on our dry toilets, to protect our nature in the Southern Alps

Called “Crazy Toilets” by us, dry toilets are toilets that do not use water. What acts as a flush is in fact sawdust, which we collect from the Méolans Revel sawmill, near Barcelonnette. Just drop a ladle of sawdust and it's over, nature does its work. Once the bin is full, it must be emptied and it goes into the compost and turns into soil.

Our “Crazy toilets” are equipped with a urinal and a urinette. The urinette allows women to pee standing up, an ingenious and very practical system.

Our toilets are installed in the middle of our larch forest, which allows you to admire the lush vegetation of Lauzet-Ubaye. These are incredible toilets, not to be missed on a rafting base during your stay in the Alpes de Haute Provence!

And our one-of-a-kind solar shower

Come and discover the most beautiful ecological shower in the Barcelonnette valley, if not the world! The water from the shower is connected to the drinking water system of the village of Lauzet Ubaye.

The word solar means you need sunshine! In fact, our shower is heated by the powerful sun of the Barcelonnette region, thanks to a water heater and a well-oriented solar panel. In about 4 hours, the water temperature becomes very pleasant and it is a pleasure to take a shower heated by mother nature.

Our shower is located in the middle of the forest, in a small barrel cabin, which makes this moment of relaxation unusual and rejuvenating. And believe us, back at the rafting base, after your activity in the river, taking a shower in the open air heated by the sun is an extraordinary moment.

Our unusual accommodation in Ubaye

To complement our passion for originality and our love for nature, we have installed bubble accommodation in the trees within our Crazy Water Rafting whitewater base. We called them Crazy Bulle accommodation.

These are transparent tents suspended through the larch trees. It’s an incredible experience of unusual accommodation where you sleep in a floating bubble in the trees. In this completely atypical place, you can enjoy a unique moment as a couple, with friends or family.

Our unusual accommodation is located above the Crazy Water Rafting rafting base and blends into the original world of the place and the mountainous landscape of the Barcelonnette valley. Les Bulles being close to the Ubaye river, you will be able to hear the sound of the rapids which will await you the next morning after breakfast.

Come and discover our rafting base in Ubaye, and treat yourself to a stay of adventure and total disconnection!

We offer you an original experience on our ecological rafting base, breathtaking white water activities and a completely unusual choice of accommodation. But that's not all, the Barcelonnette valley offers numerous outdoor activities and an incredible choice of mountain hikes. Our rafting base is located very close to Lake Serre Ponçon, a sea in the middle of the mountains, which is an essential place for lovers of nature and stays in the great outdoors.

Caroline Aalbers
Caroline Aalbers
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
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! 👍🏻
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
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
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.
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