Rafting 
Serre Chevalier 
Briançon

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Our Kayak and Rafting Activities in Serre Chevalier, Briançon

Quality statement

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We are a team of experienced kayaking and rafting guides and state certified and we provide you with quality equipment (wetsuits, life jacket, helmet) suitable for whitewater, in good condition and to standards
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Our descents are made at least half a day to fully enjoy your moment on the river, rich in emotions and we take into account all the personalized requests to navigate on the river in Serre Chevalier but also in the Hautes-Alpes.
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We like to share our experience of river navigation, that's why we make fun stops during the descent to make you discover the secrets of whitewater , environment, landscapes and local heritage.

The river at Serre Chevalier : the Guisane

rafting map in Serre Chevalier valley

Whitewater activities such as rafting, airboat, canoraft or even hydrospeed at Serre Chevalier are practiced on the Guisane.

It is the river, known for its turquoise water fed by glaciers, which flows from the Col du Lautaret, ends its course in the Durance at the level of Briançon and which we can navigate for more than 18 kilometers from the town of Le Monêtier-les-Bains to the South of Briançon.

The embarkation and disembarkation areas distributed all along (Monetier-les-Bains, La Salle-les-alpes, Villeneuve, Chantemerle, Saint Chaffrey, Briançon), allow us to offer you courses of different levels suitable for families and children or people looking for whitewater sensations.

 

 

Frequently asked questions about rafting in Serre Chevalier

Do you want to raft as a family with children between 7 and 16 years old?

Then you will opt for the Leisure course from Monetier-les-bains to Saint-Chaffrey .

This course is ideal for discovering the various whitewater activities such as rafting, kayaking, airboat, canoraft or even hydrospeed. This descent allows you to navigate safely and in a fun way because it does not exceed class 2-3 level.

This course is also for all those who want to spend a relaxing time on the river while discovering its landscapes and its environment.

 

Are you looking for thrills in rafting or cano-raft ? Do you want to surpass yourself  in a sporting activity ? Do you like adrenaline-fueled activities ?

Then you will choose the Rafting Sensation course on the Lower Guisane.

This class 4 whitewater course, between the village of Villeneuve and Briançon and accessible from 16 years old, will take you through the most beautiful rapids of the Serre Chevalier valley  and in a magnificent environment in the forest and mountains.

 

Do you want to explore the entire Serre Chevalier valley on the river? Would you like a longer and more sporty outing? Do you like the challenge?

Then you can choose the Integral Rafting course of Guisane, on approximately 18 kilometers of river, which will allow you to navigate in rafting or canoraft from the highest practicable point, the village of Le Casset, to the lowest point, Briançon .

It is in fact the combination of the Upper Guisane course (leisure and discovery) and the Lower Guisane course (sensation and sport) in a single descent.

 

Are you in group ? Are you organizing an EVG or an EVJF? Are you in a Seminar or in Team building?

Then the rafting is a great activity, both fun and playful but also sports and sensational. 

This activity will allow groups to strengthen their ties and have a common experience during the descent on the river. It will take team spirit and coordination between all members of the crew to steer the boat in the rapids, some quite technical. This is why rafting is one of the best activities for groups of friends, colleagues, etc.

 

Who can Raft? When do rafting in Serre Chevalier? 

Rafting in Serre Chevalier is practiced in spring, summer and again in early autumn.

In reality, it depends on the water levels of the river essentially because if they drop too much the river is no longer passable and this often happens when the melting of glaciers slows down in late September. However, other rivers near the station remain passable, such as the Durance.

It is an activity that adapts as much to children as to adults looking for thrills, adventure and a unique experience.

The only mandatory condition is to be able to swim at least 25 meters and be in good physical condition. This therefore places the minimum age for practicing the activity around 7 years because it is the average age around which children can swim.

 

Is Rafting accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, the legislation allows us to accommodate people with disabilities provided that they are accompanied in the boat and that we put in place additional security elements such as the reduction of staff in the boat and special adapted equipment.

For a rafting trip suitable for people with disabilities, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

What are the other navigable rivers around Serre Chavalier, Briançon and the Hautes-Alpes?

The Hautes-Alpes department is famous for its mountain rivers, its magnificent landscapes and its white-water activities (Raft, Kayak, Airbaot, Canoraft, Hydrospeed, Stand-up river paddle) among others.

You can therefore practice these activities on the following rivers:

the Durance, 

the Guil,

the Ubaye,

the Romanche,

the Gyr,

and of course the Guisane

We also sail on personalized request on these rivers which each have their characteristics, beauty and uniqueness. feel free to contact us for a personalized descent.

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Our Team

Photo Vincent guide Rafting youraft

Vincent

State diploma in Canoeing and related disciplines.

He is one of the founders of YOURAFT.

Kayakist, Raft Guide, he is not at his first river! He even went as far as colombia with his kayak.

He knows every rapids of the Guisane on his fingertips, if you ask him for the perfect line, he knows it !

 

Photo Sebastien guide Rafting youraft

Sebastien

State diploma in Canoeing and related disciplines.

He is one of the founders of YOURAFT.

Kayakist, passionate about canyoning, he is like a fish in the water in a river and nothing stops him.

In rafting he likes to take his time and make people discover the joys of the river.

Our Rafting base 

Our Rafting Base is located at the Pré Chabert in Monêtier-les-Bains on the riverside between the Grands Bains and the departure of the ski lifts.

Our location is a stone's throw from the boarding of the Rafting Family course.

For all our Rafting activities we meet you here from June to September where you will find a small chalet to change your clothes. From there you will leave by shuttle bus to the rafting boarding of the chosen route with your guide.

Our rafting base is open all summer from June 1st to August 31st.

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