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.