Rafting Barcelonnette

Rafting on the Ubaye in spring

Go rafting on the Ubaye in spring! Embark on a thrilling adventure in the heart of the Barcelonnette valley, where big waves are guaranteed!

Rafting in Ubaye in spring

Across the Barcelonnette valley, Ubaye offers an exceptional setting for lovers of white water sports, and spring is the ideal time to experience rafting descents unique in France. The tumultuous waters of the Ubaye River, fed by melting snow, offer a unique playground for fans of rafting thrills.

Rafting descent on the Ubaye from Barcelonnette to Lauzet

An aquatic adventure in the heart of the Barcelonnette valley

The rafting season generally begins in late March and early April, when temperatures begin to rise and the mountains release their snow reserves. This is when the rivers come alive, offering challenging rapids in still snow-covered mountain landscapes. The Ubaye, with its tributaries and these 50 kilometers navigable by raft, becomes a paradise for adventurers thirsty for adrenaline.

The different routes Rafting on the Ubaye in spring

As you can see, during the months of May and June Ubaye, from Barcelonnette to Lauzet, offers ideal conditions for rafting! The routes are determined based on the flow rate measured in cubic meters per second, using a probe installed at the mouth of the Ubaye and the Serre Ponçon lake. According to flow rate of the Ubaye displayed online And our reference table the raft guides decide which routes are possible.

From a flow rate of 40 cubic meters seconds the discovery raft course will tend to descend into the upper Ubaye valley. Depending on the characteristics of the raft group, it is possible that the discovery raft descent will be practiced upstream of Barcelonnette from Saint Paul sur Ubaye to Jausier. For the more experienced, the rafting trip can be done downstream from Barcelonnette with a sports course from Martinet to Lauzet Ubaye with our famous descent: rafting best of

Rafting descent in spring on the Ubaye, the images

Le Bachelard in Raft

If luck smiles on you, at the right time and with the right water level, fans of spring rafting on the Ubaye will have the opportunity to experience a rafting trip on the Bachelard. The Bachelard is an influence of the Ubaye which flows below Barcelonnette.

Rafting descent on the Bachelard

Is the rafting trip on the Ubaye cold?

The first rays of the sun warm the atmosphere, but the waters of the Ubaye remain cool, creating ideal conditions for an exhilarating rafting trip. At Crazy water rafting we provide you with Raft special spring neoprene wetsuits with a thickness of 5.5mn offering greater than normal insulation. The vitality of rafting down the Ubaye, combined with the constant interaction that requires you, ensures that you won't feel the cold. Remember, adrenaline heats you up!

Rafting on the Ubaye in spring, an outing suitable for everyone.

Crazy water rafting offers a variety of courses, suitable for all levels, from beginners to experts. the less adventurous can get started gently with calmer sections, while big wave rafting enthusiasts can embark on more intense rapids, providing an unforgettable adrenaline rush.

Rafting in Ubaye offers much more than thrills. Participants are immersed in the heart of unspoiled nature, with imposing mountains in the background and a varied flora that blooms in spring.

The experienced guides, true enthusiasts of the region, accompany the groups throughout the adventure. Their in-depth knowledge of the river and its environment ensures a safe and rewarding experience. They also share anecdotes about local history, adding a cultural dimension to this sporting escapade.

After rafting

After an exciting day on the water rafting, participants can relax and enjoy the warm hospitality of the surrounding villages such as Lauzet Ubaye, Saint Vincent les forts and Barcelonnette. Local accommodations offer well-deserved comfort, and restaurants offer tasty regional cuisine, showcasing local produce.

Rafting in Ubaye in spring is an exceptional adventure that combines thrills and immersion in nature. It is an unforgettable experience that leaves lasting memories, combining the wild beauty of the French Alps with the excitement of hurtling down the tumultuous waters of the Ubaye. For lovers of white water sports, this destination remains a must to discover.

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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