Ubaye rafting descent from Barcelonnette

Rafting on the Ubaye – Barcelonnette Valley

Raft down the Ubaye and discover the most beautiful rapids in the Barcelonnette valley. Enjoy a 9km adventure and 2 hours of activities.

Rafting on the Ubaye, Barcelonnette Valley

Discover our rafting routes on the Ubaye from Barcelonnette to Lauzet! We offer group rates from 10 people, as well as special packages for EVG, EVJF, summer camps, associations, works councils, and many others.

Raft descent on the Ubaye in the Alpes de Haute Provence

Best Of course


2 hours


This is the unmissable Rafting descent of Ubaye. A discovery trail between Martinet and Lauzet.

  • Gorges and Roman bridge
  • 15 quick
  • Rock jumping – Waterfall visit
  • Swimming in the rapids
  • Departure times: 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Family rafting trip on the Ubaye.

Family Journey



2 hours

Go on the great family adventure. An initiatory and sensational descent, on the Best Of course (depending on level).

  • Gorges and Roman bridge
  • About fifteen rapids
  • Rock jumping – Waterfall visit
  • Swimming in the rapids
  • Departure times: 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Experience a rafting descent in France on the Ubaye with crazy water in Lauzet

Half day Crazy


4 hours


The perfect rafting combo! Descent of the Best Of course and the sports course, lasting half a day. Génépi offered!

  • Snacks (juice and cakes)
  • 20 quick
  • Sports course from 18 years old
  • Category IV-V rapids
  • Departure times: 9:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Rafting equipment available

You don't have equipment for your rafting trip? No worries, we provide you with all the necessary equipment. Notably :

  • Neoprene jacket and pants 3 to 5 mins
  • Neoprene shoe
  • Glove
  • Vest and helmet
  • Paddle

NB: We have children's sizes and adult sizes from 4 XS to 4 XL.

NB (repeat): Always think about your swimsuit!

Raft Ubaye in summer on the sports course

Rafting on the Ubaye: A Crazy Adventure!

To discover the different whitewater activities, we offer à la carte multi-activity packages. We can sail 52 kilometers depending on the time of year. Starting from St Paul sur Ubaye, passing through Barcelonnette, we arrive at the Serre Ponçon lake.

  • You choose your activities from Airboat kayaking, hydrospeed, rafting, canyoning and aquatic adventure.
  • We select the most suitable routes for you and depending on the water levels.

Small group of 6/8 people maximum depending on the activity. See our multi-activity rates.

Based in Lauzet Ubaye (04), we are at the entrance to the Barcelonnette valley, close to Lake Serre Ponçon, 25 minutes from Savines-le-Lac. Located in the Alpes de Hautes Provence department, Crazy Water Rafting is 2.5 hours from Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, 3 hours from Toulon, Nice and Grenoble.

Come and discover the rapids of the Barcelonnette valley by rafting on the Ubaye, by hydrospeed or by kayak.

The Ubaye river in drawing! Discover the map of the Barcelonnette river

Discover the Ubaye River from Barcelonnette to Lauzet

The Ubaye Valley Serre-Ponçon is the ideal place for white water activities such as rafting.

With more than 50 km of navigable river, the wild and preserved nature of this region offers an ideal setting for this practice. Accompanied by an instructor, the rafting on the Ubaye is an entertaining and safe experience. Ubaye is wonderfully varied: calm, dynamic or very sporty, it offers a unique and different routes for all types of practitioners.

Note: we are located at less than an hour from Gap.

Rafting on the Ubaye images!

Where to go rafting in the Barcelonnette valley?

Le Lauzet Ubaye, capital of rafting in France

Rafting is the essential activity of the Barcelonnette valley.

Coming from the United States in the 80s, rafting made its appearance in France, on the Ubaye river! And yes, Rafting activity has been anchored in our mountains for 40 years. The Village of Lauzet has become the heart of whitewater activity in Ubaye. The river offers water sports enthusiasts a trip through the Gorges and the passage under the Roman bridge, so much so that the Ubaye is today one of the French rafting spots (see European) the most appreciated by amateurs 😉.

The Lauzet Village allows water sports enthusiasts to have fun and enjoy the surrounding nature.

Ubaye seduces for its landscapes and its thrilling rapids, which vary from category II to VI. It is on this river that white water takes on its full meaning.

Rafting periods on the Ubaye

The Ubaye is a natural river in the Southern Alps, which varies according to the seasons:

In spring

From April to June, the snow melts and the Ubaye is therefore saturated with water. It becomes a volume river, that is to say with big waves. The descent can be impressive! Don't worry, we have courses suitable for all levels!

In summer

From July to September, the activity becomes more technical on Ubaye. The rocks are more visible, the Ubaye remains a dynamic river and you will not have time to get bored!

Go white water in a group, towards Barcelonnette and the Serre Ponçon lake.

We offer advantageous rates for groups of 10 people or more.

Le Lauzet Ubaye is the ideal location to stay in the Barcelonnette valley. Crazy Water is based in this village and knows all the good tips of Lauzet!

We organize trips for various events, such as bachelor or bachelorette parties (evg, evjf), associations and works councils.

We like to organize tailor-made stays (team-building, birthdays, etc.). Do not hesitate to contact us to help you with the choice of activities in the Barcelonnette valley, accommodation and catering.

Which Rafting base in Barcelonnette? Ubaye Valley 04!

We are one base installed for 12 years in the village of Lauzet. Our structure is on the theme of adventure and white water sports. We love sharing our passion and meeting people from all backgrounds. Our team of river guides is loyal to Crazy Water for its good atmosphere and the quality of work: new equipment, beautiful reception area, very pleasant clientele. We do our best to make sure you have a great time!

The advantages of Crazy Water at Lauzet Ubaye

  • Ecological reception structure
  • Changing rooms, Showers and Toilets
  • Photo service
  • Car park
  • Hammock relaxation area
  • Barbecue, picnic and free coffee
  • 200 meters from the village of Lauzet Ubaye and the lake (restaurant, snack bar, shops, hotels, campsites and refreshment bar)
  • 30 minutes from Pra Loup
  • 10 minutes from Lake Ponçon Greenhouse
  • 20 minutes from Barcelonnette
  • 40 mins from Gap
  • Right next to the High mountains

We are less than an hour from many communities!

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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