Searching for high-speed sensations? Choose one of the following : raft, canoe-raft or hydro-speed and dive into the tumultuous white waters of the Haute Isère river with our dedicated partner.
Rafting on the Haute Isère
The river of Haute-Isère or the Isère in its upper part offers rafting descents all levels on the most famous river in the Alps, you raft down at your own pace.
The course of the Haute-Isère is 21 km long, it is one of the longest in France.
RAFTING HAUTE ISERE – DISCOVERY DESCENT
Rafting on the discovery descent of the Haute-Isère
The descent starts from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Gothard
It is 10 km downhill for 1h15 navigation class 2-3
From 8 years old
RAFTING HAUTE ISERE – INTEGRAL DESCENT
Rafting on the integral descent of the Haute-Isère
The descent starts from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Centron
It is 18 km downhill for 2h15 navigation class 3-4
From 12 years old
Another way to go down the Haute Isère is the Canoë-Raft: an inflatable boat that can be maneuvered in two, the sensations are then totally different than rafting.
CANOE-RAFT – HAUTE ISERE
Discovery descent on the Haute Isère river
The descents starts from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Gotthard or from Aime to Centron
Hydrospeed - White Water Swimming
If you prefer direct contact with water, then you can opt for white water swimming.
With a hydrospeed that serves as a float and which protects you from obstacles, and shod with fins, you will slip in the current trying to control your trajectory. It’s a very nice feeling.
A course to begin: a descent without being heckled. And for the more intrepid and the more sporty who will have demonstrated a certain mastery on the initiatory course, they can then continue the adventure to a more intense level by approaching the rapids of Aime. This is the advanced course of white water swimming.
HYDROSPEED – WHITE WATER SWIMMING
White water swimming on the Haute Isère
Initiation descent, from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Gotthard
10 km downhill for 1h30 swimming in class 2-3
From 13 years old
Monté Médio Canyoning – Amazing
Stunning setting. Got to see parts of the Talloires mountains you’d never usually see and had fun doing so! Our guide, Romain, was excellent. Very reassuring and full of laughs. Excellent English as well.
We had a great time and would fully recommend it.Eoiny
This was the highlight of our stay in Annecy. So much fun, although challenging at times (esp if you ahve a fear of heights as I do!), it was a great adventure and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Fantastic value for money. Thanks to our guide Romain for being so patient and explaining everything in English as well as French!Smoor
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RAFTING
Material and equipment for rafting?
For rafting activities as for all white water activities, specific equipment is essential.
For rafting, canoë-raft and white water swimming, you just need to provide a swimsuit, a towel, and what to fix your glasses if you wear them.
In the spring, you can keep a thermolactyl type top under the suit.
The raft is an inflatable boat that can accommodate from 4 to 8 people. He goes to the paddle, as a team.
To practice this activity, complete equipment of rivers is provided to you, with neoprene suit, high-buoyancy vest, paddle, helmet, boots.
If you want to drive your boat alone (or in tandem), you will choose the canoe-raft, inflatable and lightweight that is more like kayaking while being stable and manageable. Apart from the boat that is different, the equipment needed to practice canoë-raft is the same as for rafting.
White water Swimming – Hydrospeed
The technical equipment that will be available to you for withe water swimming : float (hydrospeed), slippers, fins, helmet, wetsuit neoprene reinforcements, vest high-buoyancy.
Where is the rafting base?
The base is in Bourg-Saint-Maurice – see map below
Equipment chalet on the edge of Haute-Isère For rafting trips organized on the Haute-Isère, the rendezvous point is fixed at the base of water sports of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, the chalet of the “Coureurs de Rivières”.
This is a nice place where you can plan to picnic before or after your activity.
Meetings are given either at 9 am for morning runs or at 2 pm for afternoon excursions.
It is important to respect these schedules because departures are calibrated according to the releases of water.
For your white water activity, your safety is our priority.
Rafting, canoë-raft and white water swimming, instructions and advice before boarding.
When we welcome you to the base of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, your guide is presented to you. He gives you some instructions on safety and basics of navigation before departure. Its instructions and advice will help you progress with optimum safety.
Rafting, canoë-raft and white water swimming activities are supervised by state-licensed river guides.
Conditions: It is essential to be in good physical shape, to know how to swim and to immerse oneself, and to respect the ages indicated to practice these sports.
When can we go rafting?
The Rafting season starts in May and ends in late September.
THE MAP OF THE HAUTE ISERE RIVER