Kayaking on the Durance river near Embrun and the Serre Ponçon lake is the ideal spot for initiation.
The river is wide, there are nice waves, beautiful mountains all around and a big rapid called "Rabioux"!
We embarked on a half day descent with a great moment of relaxation in kayak-air on this fantastic course that is the Durance.
The waters of the Ubaye and Durance rivers meet in the Serre Ponçon lake ideally located in the Hautes-Alpes department of the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region in the south of France. The white water sports courses on the Ubaye river on the border of the Alpes de Haute Provence are a bargain for thrill seekers for a rafting or kayaking hydrospeed trip. From the road to Grenoble or Marseille, drive past the Serre Poncon lake and head to Barcelonnette via Le Lauzet Ubaye to make your own judgement. In terms of price and level of difficulty, canoeing or rafting down the Durance River between Saint-Clément and Embrun will be more affordable for everyone. The ski resorts of Les Orres and Orcières Merlette above Embrun, known as far away as Paris, are only a flight of choucas away, as is the Gorges du Verdon, where the famous Outdoor Mix Spring Festival Durance is organised. Sensational activities such as rafting on this river require that you don't forget your swimming costume and towel to enjoy the warmer water of the Lac de Serre Poncon. But if you want to discover one of the most beautiful rafting descents in France, you have to go to Briançon between Château Ville-Vieille and the Maison du Roy in the Queyras for rafting or kayaking on the Guil which is a tributary of the Durance valley. In conclusion, the white water activities around the Serre Ponçon lake between Gap and Briançon are ideal for a family rafting day on the rivers of the surrounding valleys with a nice night in a campsite or in a castle rather than under a bridge. You may think it's a nice gift for your team to raft in the safety of the Ubaye's top class waters or on the Durance to take advantage of the May Bridge for canoeing activities near Embrun. The holy grail is undoubtedly a family day out near Barcelonnette Ubaye valley for a hydrospeed item taking the road from the Vars pass to the Queyras for a paragliding activity or a canyoning trip. Imagine yourself on the banks of these rivers while camping in this corner of the Alps in France for a rafting trip from the Martinet bridge to Le Lauzet. Or in Gap follow the Queyras to the Guil for an extraordinary water gift in canyoning item or a canoeing activity in total security with our team according to your level.