Rafting in Chamonix
After your first time rafting with us, your next goal could be perhaps the Colorado river or the Zambeze…
Consisting of glacial meltwater, the river Arve which flows through the centre of Chamonix town, is the perfect river for your first rafting adventure experience. Not technically difficult, it provides an ideal learning ground for discovering white-water rafting. Armed against the cold water with a wet suit, you can be sure of a memorable thrilling time.
Just a short drive from Chamonix valley, the river Dora Baltea in Italy provides a more thrilling experience with an amazing flow of water from June through to the end of August. Technically demanding, and physically exerting, this river is renowned through Europe for its spectacular white water.
You must be able to swim.
Le Giffre / L’Arve 35 € half day
La Dora Baltea 130 € full day (transport and meal included)
Armed with a wet suit, a body board, helmet and fins, you go white-water sledging and shoot the rapids.
Discover the thrills of abseiling down waterfalls, leaping off cliffs into the fresh, blue plunge pools below. Swimming the rapids, sliding down naturally created water slides, down narrow channels cut by centuries of Alpine water.
Just half an hour from Chamonix, in Vallorcine near the Swiss border, lies Barbarine. Well known for its rock-climbing, it also hosts some fantastic waterfalls – perfect for canyoning! It features naturally created water slides, and several jumps into plunge pools – most jumps are 3-4 metres – but one (for the most brave and intrepid canyoners) is 10 metres high!
There are also a variety of canyons worth exploring all within one hour from Chamonix – near Megeve, Cluses, Les Gets, and Annecy. Perfect for all abilities and experience: from beginners excitedly looking forward to their first canyoning experience to experts wanting to enjoy somewhere new.
Introduction to Canyoning (2 hours) 45 € ½ day 60 € Full day 95 €
Prices are per person. Canyoning is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 8.