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Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets

Castellane, France
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About Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets
The Verdon Gorge is a magnificent river canyon where vibrant water sports and aquatic adventures blend perfectly. All our activities; Rafting, Canoe and Aqua Trekking (Rando Aqua) are accompanied by Cyril, a state-certified professional guide. As you follow the stream, discover the Verdon river bordered whith wild lavender and the Grand Canyon surveilled by flying vultures. "Rafting Gorges du Verdon" from 8 years old. "Canoe Gorges du Verdon" from 12 years old. "Aqua Trekking Gorges du Verdon" from 6 years old. Pre-requisite on all our activities: Being able to swim 50. We will provide you with neoprene bodysuits, helmet and safety jacket. You only have to bring a swimsuit and a pair of waterproof shoes suitable for hiking. If you do not have shoes, we can also provide them for you on location. You are protected under our Civil Responsibility Contract of Allianz and the SNGP CKDA. In short, we have thought of everything so that you have a wonderful time in an unforgettable setting.
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After fitting out at the base, our driver drops us off at the start of each route and picks us up on arrival. Before boarding, the guide teaches you how to maneuver your boat, face different scenarios on the river and what to do in case of "desalting"

Several routes are offered;
- Castellane-Pont de Soleils
The start is behind the Castellane swimming pool. An evolutionary course that will allow everyone to learn the discipline before competing against the rapids of Porte Saint-Jean…
- Sublime Suns-Point Bridge
Superb course which can be done until the beginning of July, when the dam is closed. The low water flow then requires single-seat navigation.
- In spring, when the water level allows, we also sail on the marvelous Haut Verdon course.
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Marta B wrote a review Jul 2020
Brussels, Belgium24 contributions2 helpful votes
We did aqua trekking and rafting with Verdon XP. Cyril and Benoit provided remarkable trip full of attractions and humuor. Despite the track wasnt easy we felt secured from the begining till the end. Strongly recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from verdonxp, Propriétaire at Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets
Responded 5 weeks ago
Yes! Thanks a lot for your recommendation, kind regards, Cyril.
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maxineruf wrote a review Jun 2020
Delft, The Netherlands20 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful nature, relaxed way of exploring the river. Cyril is a good guide, every move he makes shows his knowledge of the river, of the boat and of his passengers. We loved the trip and the guide!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from verdonxp, Propriétaire at Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks a lot! Come back soon! Kind regards, Cyril.
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Anders N wrote a review Aug 2019
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My girlfriend and I went with Cyril and a small group through the canyon. I was a bit afraid the day before, expecting to be surrounded by only extreme sport lovers, but from the beginning it was just such an exciting experience. Must be one of the most beautiful places + very good and friendly guide. Bring a good sandwich with you, because it's a long day.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from verdonxp, Propriétaire at Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets
Responded Sep 9, 2019
Hello Anders, My job is actually to show you a wild place and not a super market :)) We are indeed very proud of this course and I am very happy that you keep an excellent memory of it. Yours truly, Cyril.
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Ray R wrote a review Aug 2019
San Jose, California21 contributions4 helpful votes
A very unique experience as YOU are the watercraft floating down the river and rapids. It's fun to skim over the rapids, and jump off of rock perches, only if you choose to. A gorgeous canyon as well. Make sure you are able to hike down and up some moderately steep terrain - particularly at the end of the day, climbing up some loose rock inclines for some ways. Also, if you have claustrophobia, be aware that there are two small tunnels you walk through at the end, one being rather long and dark except for the guide's headlamp. It IS very fun, though.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from verdonxp, Propriétaire at Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets
Responded Sep 9, 2019
Hello, When reading your comment, I wonder why you did not put 5 *. Yes, I understood! Well no, the tunnels will unfortunately not benefit from the public lighting in 2020 and 2021 either .. Yours truly, Cyril.
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Francesco wrote a review Jul 2019
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Place : Super Guide: Cyrilo Is fantastic Incredible trip!!! The best was : swim in the canyon and 9metres jump down in the blu water
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Response from verdonxp, Owner at Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets
Responded Jul 29, 2019
Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback ! Hope to see you again :) Best regards
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