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White water rafting?

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White water rafting?

Would like to try white water rafter in August near Nice, France. Im a novice - so dont wish to drown on holiday!! Can anyone recommend a reputable company. I would either need to be picked up from Nice or utilise public transport to get to where I need to be.

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1. Re: White water rafting?

I would be surprised if there was anything within easy reach of Nice especially in August. I think you'd need to get pretty high into the Alps to find serious white water at the height of summer.

I'll be happy to have somebody prove me wrong, however...

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2. Re: White water rafting?

They do rafting at Breil sur Roya, which is just over an hour on the train, less by car:


Never used them tho'.

A bit further away by car, is the Gorges du Verdon, where they also do rafting. It'll be very busy in August as that's when the high season for French holidays is.

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3. Re: White water rafting?

Entrevaux could also be a good option if you intend to use public transport (trains departing from Nice). You could contact Base Sport & Nature :

Tel: +00 33 493 054 118 or +00 33 663 633 828

Email: contact@basesportnature.com


For more info on Entrevaux :


Edited: 2:24 am, February 03, 2010
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4. Re: White water rafting?

breil sur roya will be the nearest may be but it's the easier (for me, too slow and quiet)

around Nice, the speciality is more the canyoning

if you could drive farest, go to entrevaux or I suggest you Castellane (near Gorges du Verdon)

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5. Re: White water rafting?

I went canyoning with BDM a few summers ago:


I see they offer rafting on their website.

Some others and I were collected and dropped in a minivan in Nice for an extra charge, don't know if they still offer this service.

The canyoning was fantastic and terrifying!

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6. Re: White water rafting?

there are loads of companies offering rafting in Castellane; not really white water in August but great fun -our "professional" actually fell off when I went last year and no one helped him initially because we all thought it was some sort of practice

you might get a bit wet and have a bit of a buzz but it is not in the least dangerous

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