Rafting in Hautes Alpes

4 exceptional sites for Rafting around Briançon 

A geographical situation and climatic conditions that make Briançon the capital of rafting in the High-Alps 

Discover the ideal playground for Watersports in Briançon  in the High-Alps 

In the south-east of France, located between the Ecrins mountains and Italy, the Serre Chevalier Sensation team welcomes you in an ideal setting for rafting. 

Try the adventure, dive in the heart of nature and enjoy the rapids more or less tumultuous rafting of the Guisane or the Durance. You will discover the wild and still preserved landscapes of the Hith-Alps as well as the clear and limpid waters of Briançon and its region. 

The geographical situation of Briançon and Serre Chevalier is ideal, sunny for more than 300 days a year. 

You are almost guaranteed to enjoy a nice rafting day with friends or family. 

The best rafting trips are around Briançon. 

This is why rafting is a major activity in the Hautes-Alpes region. 

Having fun and experiencing extraordinary sensations is the goal of this activity in white water. “ 

Rafting is a complete sport, practiced in an inflatable boat called raft. 

The raft is an inflatable boat specially designed for rafting, it is unsinkable and very stable. 

Rafting in Haute-Alpes with Serre Chevalier Sensation: 

Ideal for discovering white water activities, rafting is a real team sport. You will board up to 8 people + the guide on solid inflatable boats, equipped with a complete equipment perfectly suited to the weather (wetsuit and neoprene jacket, neoprene booties, vest, helmet and paddle). 

Led by qualified professional guides with perfect knowledge of the natural environment, these stable and unsinkable boats will take you across the river rapids of the Serre Chevalier valley, from 6 years old with family, friends, alone or in groups. 

Rafting as a commercial sporting activity was born on the Colorado River in the United States in the 1950s. Tours were offered to tourists and the practice of this activity has continued to expand since. We can now go rafting on all continents. 

It was not until the 80s and Aquadesign brand that rafting is democratized in France. It is now possible to practice rafting on all French rivers. A free ride, an adventure without big risks to explore the world of rivers. 

Rafting is an exceptional outdoor activity to practice in the High-Alps. But before enjoying the thrills of the Serre Chevalier Sensation team, here is the course of our rafting trips in Briançon. 

Do not forget: 

  • Your sports shoes 
  • A swim suit 
  • A towel 
  • A spare 
  • A second pair of socks 
  • Bottle of water, a small snack for the small hollow

For all rafting activities that we offer we are calling on a trusted supplier with whom we have been working in partnership for several years. It is therefore with a qualified instructor and specialized in rafting as a team that you will practice this activity. 

  1. The reservation: The reservation is obligatory for rafting activities and will be done by telephone.

We will define together the rafting course that best suits your needs and participants. 

You will then receive a booking confirmation either by email or by SMS containing all the information concerning the place and time of appointment. 

The day of the activity: 

  1. Appointment at the place and time indicated in the booking confirmation:

The meeting point is at the SportRent store. 

RD1091 The Val St Bernard 

05330 Saint-Chaffrey (Chantemerle). 

You only need to go to this address at the time indicated in the booking confirmation. 

  1. Equipment and departure for the rafting activity:

Your instructor will help you choose the equipment that best suits your body type. You will be equipped with a full neoprene wetsuit, neoprene socks, a helmet and a lifejacket. 

Once the equipment is put in the locker room, you just have to get on the bus that will take you to the start of the chosen rafting descent. 

  1. Briefing before the rafting descent:

So that you can fully enjoy the thrills of our rafting activities, your instructor will teach you the basic techniques to handle a paddle, what is the raft or how to navigate a raft team. 

  1. The descent of the rafting route:

It’s time to embark on the adventure. You will sail and enjoy an incredible rafting trip through the beautiful landscapes of Briançon and its region. This is an opportunity to discover wild places in the valley of Serre Chevalier that will not fail to surprise you. The sensations will be guaranteed with fast passages, sometimes hectic, all safely and in good mood. 

  1. End of the descent of the rafting course:

After such sensations nothing like a little refreshment and a little snack offered by your monitor, just to finish in style. The shuttle bus will be waiting to take you back to the SportRent store where your vehicle will be parked. 

  1. Unequipment:

Once arrived at the store, your monitor will recover the equipment. You can take a shower and get dressed in the cloakroom at your disposal. You will leave home memories and sensations full head. 

Discover the river “La Guisane” during your rafting descent: 

A tributary of the Durance, La Guisane is a river that has its source at the Lautaret pass. With a length of 27.7 km, La Guisane is fed by the waters coming from the glacier of Casset and Monêtier. 

It is during the months of May to August that La Guisane offers the largest flow, as well as it is the ideal time to practice rafting in Hautes-Alpes. 

The turquoise and clear waters of this river associated with the wild and preserved nature of Briançon’s surroundings will ensure a change of scenery. 

The team of Serre Chevalier Sensation offers 4 exceptional rafting courses and therefore 4 different levels: 

  • Level 1 Green accessible from 6 years,half a daylong  
  • Level 2 Blue accessible from 6 years, half-day long
  • Level 3 Red accessible from 16 years old, half-day long
  • Level 4 Black accessible from 16 years, all day long

You will be accompanied by a certified rafting instructor on one of our courses close to Briançon and Serre Chevalier. 

Security is essential so we leave nothing to chance. 

You will be equipped with a neoprene wetsuit, a helmet and a lifejacket, it will remain only to embark on the adventure. 

Allowing you to discover rafting in the best conditions is our priority. You will learn how to navigate an inflatable boat during a whitewater rafting. A fun and sensual sports activity. “ 

The Serre Chevalier Sensation team limits the number of participants to each rafting out so that everyone can fully enjoy this outdoor activity in the High-Alps. 

The equipment provided is in perfect condition for both your safety and your comfort. 

The rafting courses that we offer in Briançon are the wildest, the most beautiful in the Hautes-Alpes region and the least frequented. 

With different levels of difficulty, you will inevitably find the course adapted to your desires and your physical condition. 

To make the most of your rafting trip to Briançon, we call on our partner with whom we have been working for a few years now. The instructors are qualified and specially trained to supervise this kind of activity. State graduates in rafting, they will accompany you safely in the different rivers in the Briançon region. 

The pluses of Serre Chevalier Sensation: 

Here are the advantages to choose Serre Chevalier Sensation: 

  • The courses we offer are longer than our competitors. Our rafting descents inBriançonstart higher to finish lower, 
  • Upon arrivala refreshmentand a small snack will await you at the end of the rafting 
  • A shuttle will drop you off the rafting descent and you will recover once the activity is over,
  • Cloakrooms and showers are at your disposal to change you in peace,
  • From equipment todesequippingand descent, the shuttle driver will perform a series of shots. A photo report of all of your rafting out at Serre Chevalier for only € 18 / group. 

 

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