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Rafting in Durance River, Hautes Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Best season:
Early Spring
L'Argentière-la-Bessée is a commune of the Hautes-Alpes department in the Alps in southeastern France. The village has an old silver mine (which is where the name of L'Argentière derived from), which is now opened to tourists. The town lies on the River Durance, ideal for rafting and other water sports.

Located close to the Ecris National Park, you will be amazed by the breathtaking natural beauties of the location. The Durance is navigable all year round, giving in its bursting waters  through an open valley with spectacular views along its course.

This crystalline solid, culminating in the Barre des Ecrins at 4102 m/13458 ft, is intersected by numerous rivers and streams from the glaciers, refreshing the region heated by 300 days of sunshine! You’ll quickly get height in an aquatic and athletic setting with a 58 m/190 ft bridge long and 100 m/328 ft gas underfoot!

Experienced instructors will help you to acquire all necessary skills to hit the waves in groups. Bear in mind to book a place on time. The location is ideal for all level of efficiency practitioners. Shops and accommodations in the town and the surrounding cities are numerous. There is a SNCF station in the town with trains running to Briancon and Paris.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Grenoble
78.2 mi / 126 km, 2 hrs 5 mins
Head east to the Pont du Rondeau, Take the A480 towards Le Pont-de Claix/Gap/Briançon/Sisteron, take exit 8 to merge on to Route Napoléon/N85 Gap / Briançon / Vizille, Continue to D1091, Continue to D591, Continue to L'Île / D1091, At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit to Route des Six Vallées/D1091, At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on D1091, Keep right at the fork, Continue to Av. de Savoie/D994F, Turn right at the Rue des Giraudes/D994E, Turn left into Av. Charles de Gaulle
BY AIR
Grenoble Isere Airport,
107.4 mi / 173 km from L'Argentière-la-Bessée
BY TRAIN

To join the Ecrins by train, you will find all schedules and can book online regional information of the SNCF.

Schools

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In the same spirit as the 2 hour ride, our Escape Raid will bring you on the runways of crests overhanging the beautiful village of Ainhoa, in the heart of a mountain massif rich in landscapes, surrounded with animals and evolving on technical passages.

Trial zones will allow you to surpass yourselves and to test the capacities of the quad.

Uneven areas, non-mandatory trial areas, approximately 45 km, strong sensations, single or two-seaters, approachable to all.

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The game includes all equipment, launchers, paint ball, compressed air, and protective masks. Just come dressed with loose clothing and sneakers.
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Do not hesitate, join us at St Pee!!!
Conditions:
Minimum age 14 years (mandatory parental consent under 16)
Rate:
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Come to celebrate your birthday on our basis with your friends, our purpose is to please you with adapted quad bikes, playful exercises, a coherent progress. Everything is made to give pleasure to your future champions!!!!

Take your handlebars!!! 4 sessions of rolling :

  • Use of quads and driving (15 min),
  • Work of mobility, bend (15 min),
  • Trial exercises, seesaw, slope (15 min),
  • Final team games (15 min)

A birthday party organized by our team with a birthday cake, drinks, candies and a little gift for your child.

Two hours long
4 children minimum
From 6 to 11 years old.
In the morning and afternoon on reservation.

For the activity please provide: sneakers, pants, long sleeves T-shirt, water, extra clothes.

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Way down to the basis at nightfall, the head full of beautiful landscapes!

A strong moment and a beautiful memory…

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Weak ones made uneven, small technical zones secured for those who want it, approximately 15 km, single or two-seater, accessible to all.

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The ride quad, one moment of sharing and feelings!!!

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On the tracks of the smugglers, a gourmand stopover will wait for you in a typical public house of the Spanish side. The Raid adventure is also a moment of sharing around a good table!!!

An ideal hike for your groups, between friends or in couple to live a day full in nature and sensations.

Uneven areas, technical zones, approximately 90 km, 5 hours and a half of quad, single or two-seaters, approachable to all.

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Our hike 3 hours revisited, with in extra a break at the heart of the village of Espelette, the discovery of the hot Pepper culture, a tasting of local products will wait for you to the Lorretik shop.

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/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

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Take your handlebars!!! 4 sessions of rolling:

  • Use of quads and driving (15 min),
  • Work of mobility, bend (15 min),
  • Trial exercises, seesaw, slope (15 min),
  • Final team games (15 min)

Two hours long.

1 quad for 2 children, maximum age:  11 years

Our opening hours:

Summer season: From 10 am to 12 am (meeting at 9:30 am)
Off season: In the morning and afternoon on reservation.

For the activity please provide: sneakers, pants, long sleeves T-shirt, water, extra clothes.

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