Rafting Serre Ponçon

Rafting at Lake Serre-Ponçon

Enjoy a day of rafting in Serre-Ponçon, an unmissable experience for raft lovers.

Rafting Serre Ponçon

Rafting at Lake Serre-Ponçon: it's the ideal day for all fans of this sport. Discover here this spot, other surrounding rivers as well as some precautions to make your day a success rafting at Lake Serre-Ponçon.

Lake Serre-Ponçon: a favorable spot for rafting

Located in the High mountains and 20 km long, Lake Serre-Ponçon is suitable for the practice of several nautical activities. Among these is obviously rafting ! Lake Serre-Ponçon welcomes enthusiasts of this fun activity and provides them with unique moments. Professionals, beginners and simply curious people make an appointment at Lake Serre-Ponçon to indulge in their favorite leisure activity.

Around Serre-Ponçon lake, rafters can tackle numerous rapids on several courses. Lake Serre-Ponçon has departure bases on numerous rivers such as the Ubaye and the Durance. Which makes this site a destination of choice for any enthusiast who truly wishes to practice their sport and benefit from its many benefits.

Rafting at Lake Serre-Ponçon

The other particularity of Lake Serre-Ponçon (and which makes it a reference site for rafting) is the beautiful landscape of this spot. Visitors who go there can attest to the beauty of the landscapes surrounding this lake. In the region, you will see waterfalls, mountains, high altitude lakes and small vegetation pleasing to the eye.

Photos of the descent of a rapid on the Ubaye, during a practical day of Rafting at Lake Serre-Ponçon.

3 other magnificent rivers for rafting at Lake Serre-Ponçon

In addition to Lake Serre-Ponçon, there are many other rivers suitable for rafting. These each have their particularities. We present to you our selection of three wonderful rivers on which you can play a game of rafting at Lake Serre-Ponçon.

Ubaye

The Ubaye river offers a pleasant and fascinating atmosphere. It is distinguished from other rivers by its natural flow. We recommend that you make your rafting on the ubaye, because the river has very beautiful courses.

It is a river accessible to everyone. All rafters can go to the site and engage in their activity whatever their levels. Some river descents are suitable for beginners. These are short courses with fewer rapids. The routes reserved for experienced rafters extend over several kilometers with numerous rapids. Discover here our rafting course.

The Durance

The Durance is also a very popular river. Its classic rafting routes cover Saint-Clément-sur-Durance and Embrun. This is a distance of approximately 16 kilometers of white water with the Vague du Rabioux.

It is fed by rain, melting snow and glaciers. The Durance offers turquoise water that makes you want to sail. The main source of the Durance river is Montgenèvre. Like Lake Serre-Ponçon, the Durance also has magnificent landscapes that rafters can admire as they float down the river.

Le Guil

Le Guil has gained popularity in the Hautes-Alpes and is today considered one of the best destinations for rafting. We invite you to take a trip there to develop your rafting practice. This river has a very attractive landscape and impressive rapids. Its particularity is that it also passes through sensational white water. The route goes from Château-Queyras to Maison du Roy lake with a distance of almost 16 kilometers.

There are also several other courses that white water sports enthusiasts can descend using small boats such as kayaks. The water flow of the Guil increases considerably in spring unlike in summer when it is much lower.

Some precautions for a successful rafting at Lake Serre-Ponçon

Rafting at Lake Serre-Ponçon is a fun and sensational sport. Rafters must face rapids and numerous obstacles on tumultuous waters. For your own safety, you should therefore not jump into this activity on the fly. You must necessarily take certain precautions.

To succeed in your rafting trips at Lake Serre-Ponçon, the ideal is to bring your own equipment. These include your swimsuit, your towel and a pair of shoes suitable for practicing this sporting activity. You can also bring a helmet and a life jacket in case the rafting base you have chosen does not provide you with this equipment.

In order to succeed in your rafting activity at Lake Serre-Ponçon, you must also be accompanied by competent professionals like Crazy Water Rafting. Call to us and we will offer you the best possible assistance. Our team of qualified professionals will help you succeed in your fun activity and have great times.

Top photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffweb/6648144581

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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