Rafting / Inflatable Kayak / Canoe Séveraisse

Rafting / Inflatable Kayak / Canoe Séveraisse

La Séveraisse
  • Duration: 2h30
  • Level: beginner to advanced, caution: you must be comfortable in the water
  • From 6 years old if good swimmer and depending on water conditions
  • 6km route along a typical Alpine torrent
  • Equipment provided
  • Dates: July and August
  • Bring a swimsuit, trainers for the water and a towel.
  • Please note that the river can change very quickly, so the type of boat you use may have to be adapted to suit the conditions.

Activity possible from 4 participants. If the minimum is not reached, you will be offered a postponement to another date.

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When canoeing rhymes with authenticity and purity.

The Séveraisse is a typical alpine torrent: shallow draft, relatively little flow (compared to others such as the Durance), but a high gradient and a bed that winds through a wild valley. Nestling at the bottom of the Valgaudemar valley, you'll have the pleasure to discover a technical route and exceptional landscapes at the foot of the glaciers of the Écrins massif. Don't be fooled by its modest appearance, it will distil pure and terribly charming sensations, with the feeling of a leap out of time.

Because of its shallow draft, we recommend a hot-dog or, for the more independent, an inflatable boat for children over 12. A raft can be provided for younger children so they can enjoy this hidden gem in the same way as their parents. However, depending on the weather conditions and the flow of the river, the type of boat can be adapted so that you can enjoy a descent in the best possible conditions.

The Alps at their most authentic, unfiltered and unforgettable.

What equipment is needed for rafting?

Basic equipment for rafting includes a wetsuit, neo jacket, life jacket, helmet, paddle and inflatable boat. It is also recommended to wear appropriate clothing, such as swimsuits, water shoes and a quick-drying top.

What is the difficulty level of rafting?

The level of difficulty of rafting varies depending on the class of rapids encountered on the river. Rapid classes range from I (easy) to VI (extreme). Beginners are generally advised to start with Class II or III rivers, while experienced ones can opt for Class III or higher rivers.

Do I need to know how to swim to go rafting?

Although knowing how to swim is an advantage, it is not always necessary for rafting. However, it is mandatory to wear a life jacket and listen carefully to the safety instructions provided by your guide as well as being comfortable with the water.

What can I expect on a rafting trip?

On a rafting trip, you can expect to navigate through rapids, feel adrenaline rushes, be sprayed with water and enjoy beautiful natural scenery. Experienced guides will help you maneuver the boat safely.

What is the best season for rafting?

The ideal season for rafting depends on the region and river conditions. Generally, melting snow in spring and heavy rain in summer provide sufficient water flow for exciting rafting experiences.

What are the risks associated with rafting?

Although rafting is a fun activity, it carries some risks, including the possibility of falling from the boat, colliding with rocks, and unintentional immersion in the water. This is why it is essential to follow safety instructions and wear appropriate equipment.

Are there any age restrictions for rafting?

Age restrictions may vary depending on region and river. Generally, children must be a certain age and/or meet certain height requirements to participate in rafting trips. Minors must often be accompanied by an adult.

Do I need to book in advance to go rafting?

Advance booking is recommended, especially during peak seasons, as places may be limited. Additionally, this allows us to better organize your experience and meet your specific needs.

Are there any additional tips for a successful rafting experience?

Be sure to follow the safety instructions provided by your guide, stay calm in stressful situations, and fully enjoy the wilderness experience.

Can I come rafting alone?

Yes, activities are organized with a minimum number of participants. If you are alone or in a small group, you can join other sessions

Does rafting require any particular physical condition?

There are courses and activities suitable for all levels, whether you are sporty or looking for a more leisurely experience

How do I pay for my rafting activity?

Payments can be made online, or on site in cash, by check or holiday vouchers

Can people with disabilities practice rafting?

Yes, disabilities that do not affect mobility generally do not require special provisions. The bases are accessible and special sessions can be organized

What equipment should I bring?

Bring a swimsuit, sneakers that can get wet, a towel and a glasses cord.

Where is the meeting point for my activity?

When you make your reservation, you will receive an email with the exact location of the meeting point