Whitewater Rafting, Hotdog Kayaking, Hydrospeed and Canyoning in the stunning Ubaye Valley.
Between April and October, join the Crazy Water Rafting guides and discover the wet and wild side of the Ubaye Valley! Based in Le Lauzet-Ubaye, between Barcelonnette and the Serre-Ponçon lake, Crazy Water Rafting is located right on some of France’s best whitewater. There’s great canyoning here too. Grab a wetsuit, harness and helmet and descend the Ubaye river as it carves through a deep ravine.
You’re in safe hands!
Crazy Water founder Mathieu Berçon has been kayaking since he was 7 years old. A river guide with a ‘crazy’ streak he can give you the ride of your life or pick a gentle line – it’s up to you. Either way, your safety is paramount. You’ll be kitted out with a wetsuit, helmet and life-jacket and receive a full safety briefing before your trip. All guides are fully state certified.
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France’s Alpes de Haute-Provence region is a hotspot for whitewater sports and the Ubaye is its flagship river. With rapids from class III to class V, you can choose the ‘discovery’ trip or ramp up the fun with the ‘sport’ trip. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an experienced river runner, Crazy Water have a rafting, hotdog kayaking or river boarding trip for you.
Just 2 hours from both Marseille and Grenoble, the Crazy Water Rafting base welcomes you everyday from April to October. Combine a trip down the river with an overnight stay at Hébergements Insolites, unique open air bubbles suspended from the trees.
Crazy Water – Whitewater Rafting
From €40 per person | minimum age 8 years | April to October
Rafting trips on the world famous class V Ubaye river.
Inflatable self-bailing rafts can carry up to 8 people. Paddle in hand, you’ll take on the mighty Ubaye and enjoy a descent adapted to your level between Barcelonnette and the Lac de Serre-Ponçon.
Rafting is a hugely fun way to discover the spectacular Ubaye Valley, whether with friends or family. Crazy Water Rafting offer 2 descents that can be combined into a longer trip. The discovery descent is 9 km of class III to IV whitewater, lasts 1.5 hours and is great as an intro to the sport. If you want to ramp up the adrenaline, the next 9 km of river is where you’ll find the class V rapids the Ubaye is famous for. Expect plenty of thrills and spills and a guaranteed soaking!Book a Rafting Trip | Go >
Crazy Water – Hotdog Kayaking
From €40 per person | minimum age 12 years | April to October
Hotdog kayaking is just like real kayaking, except that the inflatable boats are much more stable so it’s super-easy to get the hang of and great fun out of the gate.
You’ll be given instruction on both technique and safety and your guide, in a separate boat, will lead you down the rapids. Just like kayaking, you’ll use a double paddle and once you’ve got the technique down, you’ll be surfing waves, punching through holes and of course getting a good drenching!Book a Hotdog Kayaking Trip | Go >
Crazy Water – Hydrospeed
From €40 per person | minimum age 14 years | April to October
Hydrospeed, often called riverboarding, guarantees a good dunking as you boogie board your way down the whitewater rapids.
You’ll be in the safe hands of your whitewater guide as you kick with your flippers and steer your float to navigate the rapids. Hydrospeed is easy to master and you’ll quickly gain confidence as you play with the fast moving water.
Choose a descent to suit your experience, from class III to IV ‘discovery’ to class IV to V ‘sport’.Book a Hydrospeed Trip | Go >
Crazy Water – Canyoning
From €42 per person | minimum age 10 years | April to October
A stone’s throw from Barcelonnette, discover the remote and wild canyons of the Ubaye Valley.
Crazy Water have 4 canyoning trips on offer, from 2.5 hour descents to all-day adventures with jumps, slides and abseils. Canyoning is a great group activity and whether it’s your first time or you’re experienced there’s a canyoning descent to suit.Book a Canyoning Trip | Go >
Hôtel Insolite – Better than 5 stars… 1 million stars!
Bed and breakfast from 70 € for 2 adults
Unique, open-air accommodation in Le Lauzet-Ubaye, the whitewater rafting capital of France.
Forget about those miserable camping experiences with your tent leaking and blowing away. 21st century open air stays are much more sophisticated. For starters your accommodation is suspended off the ground and the stars are visible through the transparent material.
Your bubble is securely attached to the trees and equipped with a safety net, and you’re protected from the elements and the insects, but at the same time you have an uninterrupted view over the forest and the night’s sky. A night at the Hôtel Insolite is truly unforgettable.
After a good night’s sleep and a filling breakfast, it’s time for a bit of whitewater rafting! A package deal including accommodation for 2 and rafting is available for 130 €.Find out more or book your accommodation | Go >
9 of us came for a stag do. As best man I was in charge of organising the day, which was made easy by the amazing team and great atmosphere! We did the rafting, hydrospeed and finished up with a BBQ. A full day enjoyed by all, especially the stag!
Pierre C – 19 September 2015
After having spent the night suspended from the trees in a bubble, we hit the rafting. The guide was super friendly, the scenery spectacular and the kit was top notch. Even better was the fact we got a discounted rate on the rafting for having slept in a bubble.
Unapophis – 25 July 2015
Après une super descente en hydrospeed riche en sensations avec un mono au top, une belle nuit la tête dans les étoiles et un petit déjeuner au pied des montagnes!! tout était parfait, à refaire pour tester le rafting 🙂 merci à toute l’équipe!!
Claire B – 24 July 2015
Bookings and Enquiries
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