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Rafting possible every day in September until the 9th of September!

Due to some planned works on the dam , EDF will release water every day until the 9th of September 2016.

So, all the boating activities (rafting, cano-raft and hydrospeed) will be possible every day until the 9th of September.

The canyoning activity, which takes place in narrow and steep canyons in the nearby moutains is practised every day. Jumps, slides and abseils do provide a lot of fun !

Finally, our rope course in the trees "Adventure Forest" welcomes you every day.

Don't hesitate to contact us for any further information and check our availibility to make an early booking.

 

The Middle Verdon : a river regulated by a dam...

The flow of water in the Middle Verdon is regulated by the Castillon dam, upstream from Castellane. This section of the Verdon is runable only when dam releases occur.

In the spring (April untill June), the water releases occur during week days on an irrregular basis and sometimes during week-ends. In the absence of water releases, trips can be run on the Upper-Verdon, above the dam, thanks to the thawing of the snow, in the Fontgaillarde gorges, 30 mn drive from Castellane. For more information concerning our trips on the Upper Verdon, check our trips:

In the summer (July and August), the Upper Verdon is then not runnable. On the Middle Verdon, the dam releases take place on a regular basis, but usually only on Tuesdays and Fridays. The following activities are possible during these days of dam releases:

Therefore, the days without dam releases are on opportunity to explore the Verdon gorges with the water-rambling activity (see the details sheets of water-rambling half-day trip).

We also offer cano-raft guided trip and air-boat guided trip on the Var, a natural flow river perfect for those trips, situated at 45 mn. from Castellane.

In the autumn (September), the water releases occur on a regular basis again, but rarely on week ends.

Take note that the following activities do not rely on dam releases: canyoning trips, rope course, white water rambling, mountain bike rentals, cano-raft and air-boat in the Var.

 

EDF dam water releases on the Middle-Verdon:

You will find below the predictions of the electricity company dam releases on the Middle-Verdon. We put this chart up to date when we receive the predictions form the EDF.

We get confirmation of the coming day schedule every evening at 5.00 p.m. and on the Friday evening at 5.00 p.m. for the coming week.

The dam is planning to release water every day from the 1st until the 9th of September 2016 !!!

Take advantage to go boating on the Verdon..

Date

middle Verdon (below Castellane)
flow
possible activities

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The water releases of the middle Verdon below the dam are usually somewhere between 1,5 cms. (cubic meter per second) -minimum flow- and 40 cms. (limit to becoming a flood). The middle Verdon starts to be runable at a flow of 10 cms.


 

Canyoning: which canyons can we run at the moment?

You will find below a summary of those canyons according to their water levels and conditions (access regulation in St. Auban, etc.).

Date

Jabron St-Auban Riolan canyoning VerdonLance

Saturday

  runable forbiden access runable runable
Sunday   runable runable runable runable
Monday   runable runable runable runable
Tuesday   runable forbiden access runable runable
Wednesday   runable runable runable runable
Thursday   runable forbiden access runable runable
Friday   runable runable runable runable

Saturday

  runable forbiden access runable runable
Sunday   runable runable runable runable
Monday   runable runable runable runable

You can get more information about each canyon by clicking on its name.

 

Bookings: don't wait until the last minute!

When should we book? (a very frequent question at ABOARD Rafting!). Only one answer: the sooner the better! The same advice goes for your accommodation...

Don't hesitate to contact us for any further information and check our availibility to make an early booking. See you soon!

 

Equipment for sale:

ABOARD Rafting sells second-hand equipement. We are continuously renewing our equipement so as to offer always top-level confort and safety to our clients. We have rafting and canyoning wetsuits (shorties, long-Johns, jackets), helmets, canyoning harnesses, canyoning bags, rafting life-jackets, raft paddles, white water swimming floating boards, cano-rafts, rafts, etc...

Whether you are a company or an individual, don't hesitate to contact us for further information.

 

 

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