ABOARD Rafting



The water rambling activity

Swimming and floating to explore the Verdon Gorges.



Activity description

Exploring the most inaccessible sections of the Verdon is made possible with the interruptions in water releases from the dam controlling the flow of the Verdon above Castellane.

A minimum water release in the Verdon then makes it possible for the participants to venture in some sections where neither rafts or hikers can go due to the many rocks obstructing the river or to the lack of trails since high cliffs surround the river in many places.

To let oneself be carried along by the current (thanks to high buoyancy life jackets) turns out to be a fun way of moving along the river while admiring the surrounding cliffs. The group might need to come out of the water from time to time to walk around obstructed rapids or to jump in deep transparent pools so as to add a few thrills to this exciting adventure.

The guide will show how to tackle specific passages in the water, how to avoid obstacles and will indicated the way to access the most beautiful jumps. He will also tell you of the origin of this fabulous canyon...


Floating trough the gorges of the Verdon...




* high buoyancy lifejacket,

* helmet,

* gloves (beginning and end of season),

* 5 mm. neoprene wet-suit,

* 5 mm. neoprene jacket,

* neoprene socks.



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Our trips

  • in the entrance of Verdon Canyon to the Samson Corridor (Couloir Samson): Discovery, a fun trip, accessible to all.
For more details, please see the details sheet by clicking on the chosen trip.


Period of validity

* From mid-June until the beginning of September (depending on the weather conditions).

* Water rambling is only possible when the flow of the Verdon is at minimum level. Consequently, the activity is feasible with all reserve to adequate water release from the Electricity Company.





Trips and prices




Accommodation rope course Videos

BP19 - 8, place de l'eglise
04120 Castellane
Tél./Fax : 04 92 83 76 11
e-mail : info@aboard-rafting.com