Whitewater and mountain activities in Southern France’s magnificent Gorges du Verdon.
Join the Aqua Viva Est guides and discover the adventurous side of the Gorges du Verdon! Based in Castellane, Aqua Viva Est is at the centre of the action for rafting, canyoning, rock climbing and via ferrata.
Aqua Viva Est caters for all ages and abilities and groups as large as 60. Just an hour and a half from Nice airport, the Gorges du Verdon is a great option for a multi activity break. Aqua Viva Est will help you fill your days with outdoor fun in the south of France!
Superb rafting trip. Thanks to the whole team and especially Vincent for his expert raft guide skills!
Stéphane Croquet – 14 May 2016
Aqua Viva Est – Whitewater Rafting
From €35 per person | minimum age 8 years | April to October
Whitewater rafting trips on Southern France’s Verdon, Var, Vésubie and Tinée rivers.
With 5 trips available from a 1.5 hour discovery trip to a full day’s rafting extravaganza, everyone can enjoy the thrills and spills of southern France’s best whitewater. Aqua Viva Est use fully qualified raft guides, so you’re in safe hands, but you do need to be able to swim and be comfortable in moving water. You’ll be kitted out with a wetsuit, helmet, paddle and life jacket, so you just need to bring an old pair of trainers and a sense of adventure.Book a Rafting Trip | Go >
Aqua Viva Est – Hotdog Kayaking
From €35 per person | minimum age 12 years | April to October
Ramp up the fun with a Hotdog Kayaking trip on the turquoise Verdon River.
Hotdog kayaking, also known as canoe-rafting, puts you in control to navigate the rapids of the spectacular Verdon river. Super fun and with a quick learning curve, if you’ve already tried rafting and you want a wetter, wilder ride, hotdog kayaking is the ticket. Aqua Viva Est offer 5 different trips, from a 1.5 hour taster to a full day on the river, and a trip on the wild rapids of the Vésubie located just 45 minutes inland from Nice.Book a Hotdog Kayaking Trip | Go >
Aqua Viva Est – Hydrospeed
From €45 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.
A great group activity, your guide will show you how to pilot your hydrospeed float before you hit the water. Aqua Viva Est’s trip takes in one of the most spectacular parts of the Verdon Gorge from Carajuan to Point Sublime, a 6 km descent that takes about 2 hours. The rapids get progressively more technical and you’ll finish on a high with Solitaire, the famous Verdon rapid. After a 15 minute hike out of the gorge, you’ll take the minibus back to Castellane. Huge fun guaranteed!Book a Hydrospeed Trip | Go >
Aqua Viva Est – Aqua Trekking
From €35 per person | minimum age 8 years | April to October
Jump, slide, float and swim your way down the stunning Verdon river.
Aqua Trekking known as Aqua Rando in French is like canyoning without the ropes. It’s a pure fun activity and a great way to discover secret sections of the Verdon Gorge. If you can swim, you can go aqua trekking, and with no previous experience necessary, it’s a great group activity. Equipped with a wetsuit, helmet and lifejacket, you can choose to float down the turquoise water, or the thrill-seekers among you can leap off huge boulders into crystal clear pools. Aqua Viva Est offer a 2 hour discovery descent and a full day descent that takes you deep into the most beautiful parts of the Gorge.Book an Aqua Trekking Trip | Go >
Aqua Viva Est – Canyoning
From €35 per person | minimum age 10 years | April to October
Explore the most beautiful canyons in the Verdon and Southern French Alps!
Canyoning is in many ways the ultimate adventure sport. It combines the fun of a whitewater activity with the thrill of exploration. Kitted out with a wetsuit, helmet, life jacket and harness, you’ll jump, slide, abseil and swim your way down the canyon in the safe hands of your fully qualified canyoning guide.
Aqua Viva Est have 6 canyoning trips on offer, from 1.5 hour descents to all-day adventures with 30 metre waterfalls and vertiginous zip-lines. And, whether you’re a first timer or experienced, there’s a canyon to suit. Slicing through the Alpes de Haute-Provence, the turquoise Verdon has a number of superb descents. The Clue de Jabron is great fun and perfect for discovering the sport, whilst full-day descent like the Ravin de Mainmorte, the Val d’Angouire and the more technical Lance in the Upper Verdon will satisfy the most discerning adventure-seekers.
The Esteron in the Alpes Maritimes also has some spectacular descents including Riolan, which is considered one of the best canyoning descents in France.
All you need to bring is an old pair of trainers, some sun screen and a sense of adventure!Book a Canyoning Trip | Go >
Aqua Viva Est – Rock Climbing
From €40 per person | minimum age 8 years | April to October
Single pitch to big-wall climbing in the world renowned Gorges du Verdon.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced climber, Aqua Viva Est can help you achieve your climbing goals. The Gorges du Verdon is a dream rock climbing destination, known the world over for its big-wall pocketed limestone. Get an introduction to the sport on low-grade single-pitch routes, or tackle a 300 m face, whatever goal you set yourself Aqua Viva Est’s climbing team will help you achieve it.Book a Rock Climbing Trip | Go >
Aqua Viva Est – Via Cordata
From €40 per person | minimum age 10 years | April to October
Scale the heights of the Verdon Gorge, take on rope swings, ladders and ziplines and get the thrill and exposure of big-wall climbing without the risk.
Safely hooked into a series of ropes that wind their way up the sheer walls of the Verdon Gorge, you’ll scale the rock face and earn spectacular views over the river below. It doesn’t stop there though. To complete the via cordata course you’ll need to abseil, zipline, rope swing, and climb as well. Accompanied by a guide and equipped with a harness and safety gear, the via cordata is a safe yet exciting way to discover the vertical side of the Gorges.Book a Via Cordata Trip | Go >
Bookings and Enquiries
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