ABOARD Rafting




RAFTING: Day trip on the Upper-Verdon

Explore the Fontgaillarde gorges from a raft and a cano-raft.





The white water day programme we offer on the Upper Verdon contains an half-day rafting trip in the morning in the Fontgaillarde gorges and then, an half-day trip in cano-raft in the afternoon.

Meet at 10:00 am at the "Adrech campsite" (see the access map) on the upper valley of the Verdon river.

The guides will be there to welcome you. They will hand out the equipment and give a safety talk to introduce you to the basics of rafting.

Then, you will be ready to ride on a trip that will take you from the Clos Bridge to the Allons Bridge (about 12 km for 2:30 hours on the water).

We will ride in the Fontgaillarde gorges where the river flows in a narrow canyon. The Upper Verdon presents constant rapids (medium difficulty), with waves bouncing off the cliffs in the many curves.The scenery is rather wild in this upper valley, with very little infrastructure noticable from the river. Between the rapids, we will take a look at the beautifull cliffs made of layers of sediment rock. We will stop in a corner where the more adventurous ones can have a go at jumping from an overhang in the water.

Then, the gorge opens up again towards the end of the trip and we will reach the final bridge where we have lunch.

We start again at 2:00pm for a cano-raft trip this time. The guides will hand out the equipment and give a safety talk to get you ready for an cano-raft descent of the Upper-Verdon, from the Clos bridge to the Allons bridge (about 12 km and 2:30 h on the water). The guides will give you an introduction on how to manoeuver your inflatable two-men boat and will accompany you all through the descent to show you the way. Then, you will penetrate inside the Fontgaillarde gorges.Right from the start, the river seems wilder, as the teams have to steer their own boat. The river bounces on the cliffs and a the participants have to paddle together in order to master the many curves.The flow of the water is constant, with continuous class II and III rapids; where the water bounces against the cliffs in each curve.

The trip ends up at the exit of the gorges where you will find your vehicles.


More pictures from the Upper-Verdon...


Rafting on the Upper Verdon


Our activities include

* Fully qualified and experienced guides,

* Approved (European standards), up to date safety gear (life jacket, helmet),

* Individual equipment adapted to the activity (wetsuit, windbreaker, paddle),

* Shuttle service back to the put-in,

* Insurance (civil liability covering ABOARD Rafting's activities).





equipement canoë

Rafting equipment

Additional information

* Being able to swim is essential.

* Minimum age: 12.

* No previous experience of white water activities is necessary.

* Things to bring: swimming costume, sports shoes, towel.




Price and booking

* Half-day trip (total length of the activity: 5h30): 75 Euros per person.

* Optional lunch: from 10 to 15 Euros per person.

* For any information concerning booking and cancellation procedures or insurance details, please refer to the "General Terms and Conditions" section where you will find a Booking Form.



Period of validity

* April to June, when the river is fed by the melting of the snow.




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