Rafting Provence

Rafting in Provence: the best spots to consider

Rafting in Provence is undeniably the most popular aquatic activity in the Southern Alps. Whether in Ubaye, Durance, Verdon or Roya, the choice is vast.

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Provence is full of quality rivers, varied and suitable for rafting. However, the large number of these rivers can cause rafters, both novice and experienced, to be truly spoiled for choice. Are you also struggling to choose the best spot for your next Provence rafting trip? Crazy Water Rafting helps you make the best choice. Discover our selection of the best destinations for hiking rafting in Provence.

Rafting in Provence on the Ubaye, the best!

Magnificent and majestic river, the Ubaye is a reference for the practice of rafting in Provence. During the holidays and throughout the summer, it welcomes many rafting enthusiasts.

If you are looking for an ideal spot, a beautiful river and a pleasant place for rafting in Provence, we recommend that you choose the Ubaye. This river has everything to satisfy you. It offers you 50 kilometers for your rafting. It also has numerous course which delight all lovers of white water sports who visit it.

Ubaye offers several easy courses for rafters, but also has many difficult courses.

Take the time to identify the courses that suit you. Preferably, start with the easy ones and see how you get on before considering moving on to the difficult courses. Do rafting on the ubaye, it is also a dream opportunity to discover the beautiful and charming landscape that surrounds this river.

Well installed on your raft and navigating with your paddle, you will be able to observe the natural landscape of the river. Forests, mountains and peaks are present on this practical site for rafting.

Nature is also well preserved so that lovers of this fun activity can find in this place a perfect place to have fun and recharge their batteries.

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The descent of the Roya

Here is a river with clear water suitable for rafting in Provence, a valley which seduces the people who frequent it thanks to its many attractions. La Roya offers numerous routes for rafting.

These descents are very difficult with rapids that make the activity sensational. You will certainly be full of emotions if you opt for this descent.

La Roya offers level 2 to 3 rapids.

Finally, if Roya attracts many rafters, it is also thanks to its beautiful landscape 😊

It is a valley with lush vegetation which offers all its visitors a perfect setting for rafting, but also a natural, pleasant and liveable environment. A perfect destination for you if you are a nature lover!

Moreover, you can also stroll along the tributaries of the Roya if you feel like it, notably the Vallon de la Consciente and the Vallon de Groa. The latter will offer hikers beautiful panoramas!

Rafting in Provence in the Gorges de Verdon

Have you always had a weakness for rafting and would you like to practice your favorite sport this summer?

Perfect !

It's a great idea to keep you busy and shelter from the heat for a day. But which destination should you choose? Which site is best suited to practicing this activity? If you live in Provence, we offer to take you to the Verdon Gorge.

The Verdon Gorges are very popular for water sports, particularly rafting, due to the natural beauty of the area and the presence of challenging rapids.

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Rafting Verdon Gorge

The gorges themselves are incredibly impressive, with soaring rock walls and crystal clear waters meandering through the landscape.

The rapids themselves are varied, offering experiences for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. Rapid levels vary depending on river conditions, but some rapids can reach difficulty levels up to Class III.

The typical Verdon Gorges rafting route includes several sections, each with its own characteristics and difficulties. The route generally begins in Castellane and follows the river to Lake Sainte-Croix. Some notable sections include the “Saut de la Baou” and the “Styx”, which offer class IV and III rapids respectively. A course that is practiced as an aquatic hike.

In addition to rafting, there are many things to see and do in the Verdon Gorges region. Hikers can explore the trails that wind around the gorge, offering incredible views of the surrounding landscape. There are also several lookouts and scenic viewpoints, such as the Sublime Point and the Balcon de la Mescla, which offer breathtaking views of the gorges.

Discovery of La Durance by rafting

Impossible to snub the Durance in a page on rafting spots in Provence 🙂

If you want to go rafting in this region, you must necessarily consider the Durance when choosing a spot. Very few rivers in Provence and even in France have the calm of the Durance.

The numerous rapids, whirlpools and courses of this river make it a destination of choice for a good part of discovery rafting. The Durance offers rafting enthusiasts several descents from which they can choose the routes that suit them best.

The other major asset of the Durance is the picturesque landscape which borders this river. Choosing this spot for your rafting activity means offering you the opportunity to contemplate magnificent natural landscapes.

Ready for a rafting trip in Provence? Choose the spot that appeals to you and treat yourself to wonderful moments.

Caroline Aalbers
Caroline Aalbers
2023-07-29
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
2023-07-12
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! 👍🏻
Fred
Fred
2023-05-13
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
2022-08-16
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
2021-07-29
Really fun, and a really good guide! Overall amazing
Melanie Macias
Melanie Macias
2020-06-06
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Lorenzo Van Loon
Lorenzo Van Loon
2019-08-02
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.
would you see virginia
would you see virginia
2019-06-14
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