Kayaking 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 spot is situated next to the Durance river, which is used for kayaking and other water sports. The town is located on the edge of the Ecris National Park.

The Durance is one of France’s classic destination for water-sports. If you never had the opportunity to visit this famous river, seize the chance. Feeding the Lac de Serre-Ponçon, the Durance carries the higher volume of water than any other river in France, with powerful water waves, descending directly from the highest peaks of the Hautes-Alpes.

Practitioners can navigate the Durance river all year round while some important events took place on the spot like, the National Kayak and Canoe Championship of France of 2010 and the World Cup of Slalom Canoe Kayak of 2011. Accommodations options, shops and training schools are identified in the spot. Don’t miss the opportunity, beginner or advanced practitioner, to take advantage of the spot and get a unique experience.