Hot dog, cano raft in Barcelonnette

Kayak-Raft on the Ubaye / Hot Dog

Experience an action-packed 2-hour activity in the Barcelonnette valley! Take advantage of the stability of the kayak raft to have fun in the Ubaye rapids.

The Hot Dog/Kayak-Raft on the Ubaye,
Barcelonnette Valley

THE Hot Dog/Kayak-Raft on the Ubaye, It is aquatic and sporting activity par excellence, in the middle of the mountains. The Kayak-Raft /Hot Dog/ Kayak-Air is a unsinkable inflatable kayak which allows you to navigate high rivers, without having experience and without any particular technique! Accompanied by an instructor, Ubaye guide, you will paddle between the rocks and hurtle down the rapids of the river.

Meet at the base at Lauzet Ubaye 04340
Group rates from 10 people, EVG EVJF, colony, CE: contact us!

Kayak raft on the Ubaye

Kayak-Raft Best of


7 km

2 hours

from 12 years old

Ideal descent to discover kayaking or improve your skills. Mythical route to Lauzet Ubaye.

  • Fun and sporty
  • Class III – IV
  • Departure: 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Inflatable kayak in Barcelonnette

Kayak-Raft Sport


4 km

2 hours

Route of the Ex Infranchissables du Haut, from La Fresquiére to Martinet. It is imperative to have already practiced whitewater kayak rafting.

  • Class IV-V
  • Intense, Dynamic
  • On demand
Kayak descent in Barcelonnette

Hot Dog / Canoe-Raft


7 km

2 hours

in pairs

In pairs, the descent becomes a little more technical. Ideal for a beginner and an experienced person.

  • Class III-IV
  • Dynamic and sporty
  • Departure: 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Kayak-Raft equipment

The Kayak-Raft or Hot Dog service includes all the equipment necessary for the descent of the Ubaye. You only need to bring your swimsuit for the activity, we provide you with the rest:

  • Neoprene jacket and pants 3 to 5 mins
  • Neoprene shoe
  • Glove
  • Vest and helmet
  • Double paddle and kayak

We have wetsuit and kayak sizes ranging from 4 XS to 4 XL.

Hot Dog/Kayak-Raft on the Ubaye

The Barcelonnette valley is the obligatory stop for whitewater sports activities. In the program : 50 km river in a preserved and wild valley. You descend a very dynamic mountain torrent, with sequences of rapids. An instructor, Ubaye guide, accompanies you throughout the descent to supervise and advise you. Solo, in your kayak boat, we set off on a route adapted to your needs.

What is Kayak-Raft?

It’s one and the same activity! The Kayak / canoe is an inflatable and unsinkable machine. Using a double paddle, you explore the river on a very dynamic course with several quick to cross. Do not panic ! With your guide, you will quickly be independent and free to explore the smallest details of the river. The routes are located between Barcelonnette and Lake Serre-Ponçon.

Kayak raft on the Ubaye in the Barcelonnette rapids

What is the difference between Hot Dog and Kayak?

The Hot Dog is an unsinkable inflatable kayak, like a Kayak raft or Airboat. The only difference is that it is for 2 persons. It is a longer boat and therefore more difficult to maneuver than the 1-seater kayak. On the Ubaye river, we often recommend single-seater kayak rafting, unless you have already done it or one of the people has a good level of kayaking. The best thing to do is to ask us for advice!

Hot dog, cano raft in Barcelonnette

Kayak-Raft on the Ubaye – Canoe Raft in pictures

From Barcelonnette to Lauzet-Ubaye, the different Kayak-Raft routes on the Ubaye

The discovery course – Best of course

The Best of course is open to all people who wish to discover water activities. Accompanied by a guide specializing in Ubaye, you will discover the power of the river and exploit its riches. You face the rapids with elegance and swim in invigorating water!

During 7 km (1h30 on the water) to Lauzet, you will appreciate the magnificent setting of the valley, as well as all its rapids (class III to IV).

The sports course: descent of the Ex Infranchissables du Haut

With dexterity, you pass technical rapids, with beautiful waves, between the rocks. You slide down natural slides and feel the energy and force of the element. Through the game, you perfect your technique, your swimming and your surfing.

Where to do a whitewater sports course?

If your desire is to go whitewater, Ubaye is the one you should choose! Located in the Southern Alps, it is a legendary river for Rafting, Kayaking and Hydrospeed.

We have some route of the class III to class V (class V being extreme). They are dynamic with many rapids throughout the descent.

To discover the different activities and boats, we offer tailor-made whitewater courses. Everything is possible depending on the water levels!

THE white water sports courses can be organized over two consecutive days or over several days. We adapt your course to your availability, your physical condition and your desires!

Caroline Aalbers
Caroline Aalbers
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
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! 👍🏻
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
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
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.
verriez virginie
verriez virginie