White Water Rafting
About thirty minutes away between Venosc and St Christophe (both worth a visit) is the rafting and canoeing centre 'Veneon Eaux Vives' offering some thrilling outings on the river accompanied by experienced instructors.
If you haven't experienced white water rafting before then this is a definite 'must’ on your list of activities! There are a number of trained guides in resort who will let you experience some of the best white water rafting available in the Alps. From the middle of May until September, the mountain rivers flow furiously as they are fed from the melt waters running off the glaciers high above. There are various options available; from a 30 minute/hour dip, to a three hour adrenaline rush, to a full days excursion - this activity is guaranteed not to disappoint.
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Hydrospeed is an alternative to rafting where you shoot down the river with a body-board. Half-in half-out of the mountain water, you are literally in the water, closer to the action and guaranteed a good soaking!
Venosc is spoilt for choice with two very professional establishments, Veneon Eaux Vives and Integral Rafting, each of which have their own favoured routes.
This is basically canoeing in the river rapids. The raft is a flexible and robust made from strong rubber and inflated. There are two spots in this raft where the back person must respond to what is thrown at you and steer while the front person is in charge of speed and getting sprayed in the face!
The kayak is a small, robust and plastic in order for quick manoeuvrability and endure any scraps with the boulders in the water. This is a lot of fun but you must be a skilled kayaker to tackle these waters!