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 is the aquatic and sporting activity par excellence, in the middle of the mountains. The Kayak-Raft /Hot Dog/Kayak-Air is an unsinkable inflatable kayak that 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 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.

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

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 for measurements from 4 XS to 4 XL.

Hot Dog/Kayak-Raft on the Ubaye

The Barcelonnette valley is the obligatory stop for white water sports activities. 50 km of river in a preserved and wild valley. You go down a very dynamic river, 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 rapids to cross. Do not panic ! With your guide, you will quickly be independent and free to explore the smallest details of the river. The courses are located between Barcelonnette and Lake Serre-Ponçon.

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 people. 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!

For 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 white water sports course?

If your desire is to go whitewater in a real whitewater river, Ubaye is the one you should choose! Located in the Southern Alps, it is a legendary river for rafting, kayaking and hydrospeed.

We have courses from 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!

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

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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