Group of bachelor parties in hydrospeed on the Ubaye

Organize a bachelorette party in the Alps

Gatherings of friends and family members par excellence, bachelorette parties and bachelorette parties are memorable and convivial moments that deserve top-notch activities.

Bachelor party / Bachelor party

The Barcelonnette valley, more particularly the Ubaye river rafting is really appreciated for celebrating these events. We explain why.

What is an EVJG and EVJF?

Commonly practiced, EVJG and EVJF are the abbreviations of a bachelor party and bachelor party. It is a tradition to spend time with friends and family of the same sex, and to highlight the end of the “pre-marital” life of the future groom or bride. The event can take place over one day or several days and is organized by the wedding witnesses.

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

How to organize a bachelorette party?

First of all, you must ask the bride and groom for the list of participants, then set a date. This can be in agreement with the future bride and groom or a surprise date!

Depending on the number of participants (generally between 6 and 15 people), the witnesses will decide on the theme of the event and the location. Example: in a big city, by the sea, in the mountains, etc. Then they will have to contact the participants and go around the table of budgets and activities. Once agreed, you must make an initial contact with the activity providers, to see if this is feasible, at the desired time. Next comes the step of reserving accommodation, according to the desired capacity and reserving the activities.

All that's left to do is find some fun games for the big day and do the shopping if necessary!

Don't forget the costumes for the bride and groom!!!

Little tip: EVJG and EVJF groups often take a smartphone application to facilitate the accounts of the stay. The solution of a cash prize is also used.

Especially since the future bride and groom are invited so the accounts are always a headache!

Why choose Rafting for a bachelorette party?

What are the 6 advantages of Rafting for an EVG or EVJF?

1- Rafting is an activity accessible to everyone. You don't need to be a great athlete to practice this activity. The participants are in the same boat, so everyone paddles at their own level and this creates group harmony.

2- There is no Leader or responsible person. The river guide (monitor) who is at the rear in the raft, takes care of the raft and the management of his group. He manages everyone's safety.

3- Rafting is an activity that is practiced in groups, there is real team cohesion. Everyone encourage each other!

4- The rafting descent on the Ubaye is sensational. Whether for its rapids throughout the route, or for the incredible landscapes with the Gorges du Lauzet. It’s a real adventure to share!

5- Rafting is an inexpensive activity! Between €40 and €45/person (depending on the number of participants), everything is included and the experience is worth the detour!

6- And not least: living water makes you boil! And yes, it’s scientifically proven! In reality living water is refreshing, it cleanses the mind; and rafting is such a fun sporting activity that your muscles don't realize it.

Why choose the Ubaye river and Crazy Water rafting?

The Ubaye river is a natural river which does not have a hydraulic dam, which allows for a constant water flow. We can therefore practice white water activities every day.

The most interesting time for rafting is in spring and early summer, because the water level is high... It's the best for a bachelorette party!

The Crazy Water Rafting base is open from the beginning of April to mid-October. We are part of the raft bases in France, which specialize in spring activities, when the rivers are in flood. We are located in Lauzet-Ubaye, at the finish line of the legendary Ubaye route, so no need to travel too far. The Crazy Water reception area is an adventure in itself! It’s an eco-base with wooden cabins inspired by the four corners of the world. The welcome is warm and we personalize your stay as best as possible.

And most importantly, we like to have fun with you!

Discover the medieval Lauzet Ubaye bridge seen from a rafting trip

What do we do during a bachelorette party?

It depends on the choice of witnesses: doing activities that the future bride and groom are used to practicing or completely the opposite and surprising the bride and groom, to the point of making them experience their worst anxieties!!! Always in a spirit of kindness and sharing of course!

Example: The bride-to-be loves outdoor activities, she is a hiker who likes the mountains. The witnesses are organizing a Via Ferrata day!

Another example: The bride-to-be is more of a “pepette”, she likes spas and shopping. The witnesses organize a day on the farm with cow milking, and a paragliding flight from the top of the mountain!

hydrospeed descent on the Ubaye. We organize your EVG EVJF at Lauzet Ubaye

What are the activities to do for a bachelorette party?

The important thing is to be able to practice the activities in a group, and that they are accessible to everyone. During a bachelorette party, participants come from all walks of life. The groups are made up of people who are more or less reckless and more or less athletic. And above all, you need fun and sensations!! The ultimate goal is to have fun!

Here is a list of activities that are common in bachelorette parties: Theme parks, Paintball, Escape Game, Karting, Via Ferrata and of course white water activities, including rafting.

Little tip: don’t overload the day’s schedule. This is not a race for activities! You have to leave time for the unexpected and above all remember that a group takes more time for everything... meals, toilet breaks etc... Group inertia! The important thing is to spend time together.

Bachelor party activity in Ubaye

Book your EVG and EVJF stay in Barcelonnette

If you want to organize your group of friends and take advantage of the Rafting activity, all you have to do is contact us to book your descent on the Ubaye and book your accommodation around Barcelonnette.

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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