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.
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.
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.