Packraft

Bivouac and PackRaft on the Ubaye

Bivouac and packraft in the Barcelonnette valley.

Discovery of the bivouac and PackRaft experience on the Ubaye

Difficulty level Bivouac and PackRaft on the Ubaye * * *
From 12 years old
155 € / People

Stay from 3 people from July to October by reservation.

Bivouac in Kayak

A taste of adventure in Packraft

For adventurers who love water sports who aspire to explore the Barcelonnette valley and discover the PackRaft along the dynamic Ubaye route, without having to travel long distances,

This expedition offers a short but effective experience in terms of sensations on the river, incredible landscapes and discovery of the bivouac.

The Packraft descent on the Ubaye

During the first day, at the end of the afternoon, you will venture into a navigation of approximately one hour to learn the techniques of PackRaft, on class III rapids passage IV before reaching our bivouac place.

Setting up the camp and preparing the meals will be done together. The next morning, after breakfast, tidying up and cleaning the camp, we will resume our descent on the river in PackRaft for an hour, until the magnificent isolated gorges of Lauzet-Ubaye. The return to the Crazy Water base is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

It's a 9 km class III-IV course.

The bivouac on the banks of the Ubaye

Camping is done either in a hammock or on a camping mattress under the stars. In case of high humidity, tarps will be provided. You will need to carefully choose a beautiful location, find beautiful trees to install your hammock, light a fire and enjoy the gentle murmur of the river to relax. Also be sure to create a dedicated toilet area. Although setting up camp may take some time, your guide will be there to assist you every step of the way.

Meals for a friendly moment

Once camp is set up at the water's edge, your guide will share his knowledge about bivouac meals. Together you will prepare bread and perhaps vegetable pancakes for dinner and breakfast. To add a touch of conviviality to the meal and not be limited to bivouac food, we also advise you to bring your sausages for a barbecue at the water's edge. This will make the atmosphere even more pleasant.

Stewardship to best appreciate your PackRaft experience on the Ubaye

Planned in Packraft stays:

  • packraft and neoprene equipment
  • white water monitor
  • waterproof bag and bowl
  • hammock
  • evening meal and breakfast.

What you should plan for:

  • sleeping bag
  • sausages from the butcher extra if you wish
  • warm clothes.
Caroline Aalbers
Caroline Aalbers
2023-07-29
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
2023-07-12
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! 👍🏻
Fred
Fred
2023-05-13
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
2022-08-16
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
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.
verriez virginie
verriez virginie
2019-06-14
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