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Serre Chevalier's Water Sports

Serre Chevalier's Water Sports

For the thrill seekers amongst us Briancon provides a plethora or adrenalin filled activities for all to enjoy. We have covered via ferratas in a previous article, now its time to draw your attention to white water rafting.


Those staying in Briancon accommodation this summer should take the time to explore the various options accessible to them on a white water rafting page. From short beginner courses to full day excursions Serre Chevalier has it all.

Rafting has long been a favourite sport in the Haute-Alpes for both locals and holiday makers. However it isn't just 6/8 man rafting that you can enjoy here but also other white water sports such as Hydrospeeding, air-boating and Cano-rafting. Not sure what these other options are? Here is a brief explanation of each.

hydro speed Serre ChevalierHydrospeed, also known as Riverboarding is when a person has a board which they lie on in the river; flippers are used to help steer. You are technically white water swimming, which is a truly exciting sport. Prices for this start from €24 for the “Discovery” session, which is an introduction to the sport and gives you an hour on the river.


For the more adventurous you can pay €34 for the “Sport” Hydro-Speed. The Sport session will see you encounter a waterfall and a few more difficulties along the way. Beware you will need to be fit and healthy to do this one as well as being over 14. This course lasts for 1h30min.

Air-boating and Cano-rafting are two very similar activities as both incorporate an inflatable kayak. The only difference is whether there is one person in the kayak or two. This activity is also known as Hotdogs. Prices range from €23 to €33 for a session in one of these crazy kayaks.


White water rafting, the most well known of the white water, white knuckle sports is fun for all the family, from the novice to experienced raftsman. Kids rafting is €19 and is available for children over seven. The session is two hours and includes a one hour trip down the river course. Discovery rafting is a great way to enjoy the experience with friends and family and is available for adults or children. Prices are €30 for a two hour session which includes a one hour trip down the river.


Finally for the super keen, there is the Serre Chevalier Valley run. The price is €64 and you must be over the age of 16 to participate. It includes a 14km run of the river taking you through the entire Serre Chevalier valley, though towns such as Monetier les Bains, Les Guibertes, Villeneuve la Salle, Chantemerle and Briancon.

Whatever brings you to the Alps this year, whether it be the snow capped mountains or the raging rivers below them, there will always be Briancon accommodation available for the thrill seekers in your family.

You can find out more about apartments in Serre Chevalier with Discover Briancon.


For further information in any of these wonderful water activities please visit the Serre Chevalier Rafting Experience website at -

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