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River Trekking in Tusset & Samson - Full Day

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Activity
Canyoning
Minimum age
12 years
Languages
English, French
Difficulty
Moderate
Location
Castellane
Meeting place
Castellane

At our base (Chemin des Hautes Listes, 04120 Castellane) - you can park at the festival room on Boulevard Frédéric Mistral

  Start days

JUNE/ SEPTEMBER: River Trekking on the Verdon river is dependent on the opening of the river dam. We know 1-2 days in advance whether the dam is open or not. If this is the case on the booked day, we can postpone the activity or do a rafting tour instead.

Details

If you are already enthused about river trekking, it is time to do two tours in one!

We cross the end of the gorges and the beginning of the Grand Canyon of Verdon, on a tour that will blow your mind. During the first section, the gorges are very open and you can jump into large basins of water where small rapids flow. In the second part, the cliffs are much tighter and more vertiginous, accompanied by more rapids and rocks.

Overall, an unforgettable experience!

Unlike canyoning, a river trekking descent does not include any abseiling passage.

Tour programme
We meet at our base in Castellane, where you will be equipped. Then you will receive a briefing by your guide, during which he gives you information about your safety and the characteristics of the course. Now that you are ready to challenge the white water, we take a bus that takes us to the activity (20min). The circuit is a combination of the "Tusset Bridge" and "Samson Corridor" courses. On the first, the rapids and large water basins alternate, and we will have a superb view over the entrance to the Grand Canyon, where we'll later take a picnic break. The second is one of the narrowest and most vertiginous parts of the canyon, where the descents of rapids and jumps follow one another. After our tour, you will be transported back to our base.

Tour facts
- River: Verdon
- Description: The Verdon river with its characteristic turquoise-green colour is situated in southeastern France. It is known for the Verdon Gorges which are often considered one of Europe's most beautiful canyons, due to its unique deep cliffs.
- Distance: 5km
- Total duration: 5.5hrs
- Trekking duration (time in the river): 4.5hrs
- Jump height: up to 8m

Included Services
- Transfer to starting point / back to the base
- Qualified river trekking guide
- Wetsuit, life jacket, helmet

Bring along
- Swimsuit (to be put on before the activity)
- Second pair of shoes (which may get wet)

Requirements
- Minimum age: 12 years old

Recommendations for River Trekking in Tusset & Samson - Full Day

DennisSeptember 25, 2019verified1 day (5.5 hours/day)

It was an absolute top experience !!!!! .... unfortunately it had rained for us the day before so the water was not clear but rather brown but that didn't matter, on the contrary, the jumps were an extra thrill because you Didn't see where to jump ... the guide was great, he knew every single stone was in the water and was always in a good mood and was always ready to have fun ... all in all, very, very recommendable

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Qualifications

Canyoning provider with certified canyoning guides

Raft Session Verdon is a canyoning provider with officially certified canyoning guides

Rafting provider with certified rafting guides

Raft Session Verdon is a rafting provider with officially certified rafting guides

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