Raft descent in Barcelonnette Ubaye

Rafting Ubaye or Durance

The Ubaye and the Durance are two famous rivers in the Alps, a stone's throw from Lake Serre Ponçon! Which one to choose ?

What is the difference in Ubaye and Durance for a rafting trip?

The Ubaye and Durance rivers offer different rafting experiences due to their geographic features, water flows and varying levels of difficulty. Here are some key differences between a raft trip on the Ubaye and the Durance.

  • Features : The Ubaye is renowned for being a dynamic and wild river, offering exciting rapids. It passes through picturesque gorges, adding an aesthetic dimension to the rafting experience. Offering courses for beginners, family and sports enthusiasts.
  • Navigability all year round: The Ubaye is navigable all year round, making it an attractive option for those who want to raft in different seasons. Knowing that in winter there is snow and we are closed from October to March
  • Difficulty level : The Ubaye rapids can vary in intensity, offering sections suitable for beginners as well as more challenging rapids for experienced paddlers. Category II to VI.

Rafting Ubaye

  • Variety of sections: The Durance offers a variety of sections and different levels of difficulty. This means that you stay on discovery courses sailing in passage III maximum.
  • Picturesque landscapes: Raft descents on the Durance often offer picturesque landscapes with the Alpine mountains in the background. The river runs through open areas with clear views.
  • Difficulty : The Durance remains a river for easy discovery of white water, a stroll along the water with the passage of a class III rapid, called the Rabioux wave.

Rafting Durance

Conclusion

The choice between rafting on the Ubaye or the Durance in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region will depend on your personal preferences. Ubaye offers an immersive adventure in the heart of unspoilt landscapes, with exhilarating rapids and spectacular gorges suitable for novices while providing a stimulating challenge for thrill-seekers.

On the other hand, the Durance, an emblematic river, is renowned for being a training river offering a diversity of rapids suitable for enjoying the landscape between Briançon and Lake Serre Ponçon.

Kayak raft Ubaye

Where to go rafting? Descent in Hydrospeed and Kayak Air?

The big question, WHERE TO GO RAFTING? Want to go rafting on the Durance or Ubaye?

Despite the fact that the Ubaye remains the most dynamic and fun river in France, our country has multiple beautiful rivers to discover in rafting and hydrospeed.

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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