hydrospeed descent on the Ubaye

Hydrospeed Best Of Discovery course

Go down by hydrospeed on the most beautiful course of Ubaye in the Barcelonnette valley

Ubaye: Experience the Hydrospeed Best-Of Discovery tour

The Ubaye river offers ideal conditions for practicing hydrospeed at all levels, from beginners to advanced. Equipped with a float and fins, you hurtle down the river, accompanied by an experienced guide. Hydrospeed Best-Of Discovery Course is the ultimate white water aquatic activity.

Immerse yourself in a natural and wild world and enjoy an experience rich in thrills in the Barcelonnette valley.

Hydrospeed Best-Of rate on Ubaye at €55/person

This formula includes: All equipment, shuttle and support from the river guide on a 2-hour descent.

Hydrospeed on the Ubaye under the Romanesque bridge of Lauzet

What you need to know about hydrospeed activity in the Barcelonnette Valley

Welcome to our whitewater base

You have booked a Hydrospeed session: the meeting is at Crazy Water Rafting, at Lauzet Ubaye 04340 which is located at the entrance to the Barcelonnette valley. If you are early, you can relax with a free coffee and also discover our natural and unusual environment!

Once at reception, the Crazy Water team gives you a neoprene wetsuit and the rest of the equipment (vest, helmet, fins, hydrospeed, etc.). After the equipment, we access the departure of the river course, with our 9-seater mini-bus.

Let's go for the adventure of Hydrospeed Best-Of Discovery Course

After an explanatory briefing from the river guide, you set off on the water in a small group. The Hydrospeed descent on the Ubaye is 1h30 of incredible exploration where you hurtle down the rapids with your board and swim in the middle of a wild river. The passage through the narrow gorges of Lauzet, under the Roman bridges, adds to this magnificent route.

Aquatic sensations in a mountain river

Once the route is finished, rinsed well, the mini-bus picks you up upon arrival, to take you back to the Crazy Water base. It's time to change and look at the photos that were taken along the route. If you wish, the photo report will be available for a very reasonable price.

Body and mind very tired from your adventure, the Crazy Water team will thank you warmly for this shared moment and you will be able to “Chiller” at the Serre Ponçon lake.

Hydrospeed on the Best Of course

Where is the legendary course for white water swimming?

The Ubaye is the river par excellence for practicing white water sports in France. Its reputation comes from its varied routes with numerous rapids and its breathtaking beauty of landscape.

Our Crazy Water reception base is located at Lauzet Ubaye, at the finish of the Barcelonnette Valley hydrospeed course, practically at the mouth with the Serre Ponçon lake. We are very close to the Ubaye whitewater course, which saves shuttle time and therefore more time to have fun on the water!

The departure is located very precisely at the LongeFessol rest area which is 2 km below the village of Martinet and 15 km from Barcelonnette, therefore 6 km upstream of the village of Lauzet. You can see the map of the Ubaye river.

Hydrospeed in Barcelonnette on the Ubaye

When can you do Hydrospeed on Ubaye?

It is a white water swimming course which can be navigated below 30 cubic meters seconds and up to a minimum of 6 cubic meters. We usually have these water levels from July to September. This is the best time to discover wild nature and slide between incredible rapids.

In the spring, when the Ubaye exceeds its maximum water level for the good practice of Hydrospeed, we offer another route which is located a little higher in the valley. This is the route nicknamed “TE-FE”, starting from the Village des Thuilles, 5 km below Barcelonnette and up to the village of La Frésquiére. It is a volume course, that is to say that the Ubaye is full of water and the rapids are mainly just waves, so you will discover new aquatic sensations.

5 good reasons to go downhill in Hydrospeed Best-Of Discovery Route on the Ubaye?

  • It's a unique experience: Hydrospeed on the Ubaye is a river descent that guarantees you unique and exotic sensations.
  • Discover grandiose landscapes: By sailing on the Ubaye, you can discover another vision of the Barcelonnette valley with deep gorges.
  • An activity for everyone: From 10 years old, white water swimming is an accessible sport which is practiced by beginners, of course knowing how to swim is essential.
  • Professional supervision: In groups of 6 for a qualified swimming instructor, the descent on the Ubaye is very educational, you will quickly learn to master your float.
  • Surpassing oneself: Hydrospeed is an activity that is practiced in groups but which remains individual, in fact you will be advised but alone to master your float.

Hydrospeed is an exciting and refreshing activity that offers an unforgettable experience for all sporty and less sporty practitioners. Book your Hydrospeed descent on the Ubaye directly on this site and we will be happy to share this great white water adventure with you.

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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