White Water Rafting
Don't leave the valley without experiencing nature's own roller coaster, white water rafting.
Whether this is your first time and you're looking to try out some baby rapids, or you are an experienced rafter in search of some more hardcore rapids, you can expect to finish this trip on a high.
Our experienced and fully qualified raft guides will tell you when to paddle hard – and when to steel yourself for the big drop. Expect an exciting, heart-pumping roller coaster of a ride.
We offer Discovery trips, aimed at beginners on grade II rapids as well as Action trips for the more adventurous, which can incorporate III to IV grade rapids.
Discovery (Grade II/III): suitable for beginners and families
Takes place either here in Chamonix or just down the road in Passy. The Chamonix experience is suitable for anyone over 10 years old. The trip lasts 45 minutes and you can walk to the starting point, you'll be brought back from the finishing point in a minibus. The Passy experience is a longer trip of 1 hour and 15 minutes but is a little calmer and can be enjoyed by anyone over the age of 7. You willl need to make your own way to Passy and back (about 20 minute drive each way).
Action (Grade III/IV): suitable for experienced rafters
You'll be taken to the magnificent Dorea Balta river in Italy for either a full day or half day trip. This is a wilder rapid, suitable only for strong swimmers of over 15 years. Transport is included, so all you need to do is turn up and enjoy the ride!
Handy hints from Mountain Base
- For trips of IV you must be a good swimmer.
- Bring a towel and a warm jumper for the end. It will ensure you enjoy that post raft beer or hot chocolate even more.