Practical informations before your rafting trip, hydrospeed or canyoning
The price includes :
The organisation, the guiding by a professional from the team of the River Runners / Coureurs de Rivieres (fully qualified by a state diploma), the equipment : raft, full neoprene wetsuit, safety jacket, neoprene shoes, helmet..., the transport of the equipment and the shuttle of the participants back to the starting point.
The price does NOT include :
The accomodation, the meals and the transfers between the different starting points.
Personal equipment required :
Towel, swim wear.
For those who wear glasses and to keep them on for the activity, you must bring a cord to attach them.
For the canyoning, you must bring a pair of trainers or shoes which protect the ankles (best to bring an old pair as you will be in the water).
The guides :
All our guides are part of the River Runners / Coureurs de Rivieres team and are experienced professionals, possessing all the required diplomas.
Grade 1: moving water, unobstructed and without technical difficulties. There may be small waves and riffles to challenge the paddler. The route will either be very obvious or any route down may be possible.
Grade 2: waves, small stoppers and other minor obstructions to avoid. Eddies, cushion waves, small drops may be encountered with a clear passage usually easily visible from the water.
Grade 3: waves, stoppers and technical difficulties are more severe. There may be drops and powerful constrictions. The main distinguishing factor of grade 3 water is that the paddler will have to follow a recognisable route to avoid obstacles and hazards.
Grade 4: severe waves, drops, stoppers and other obstructions. The route is not easily recognisable and will usually require careful inspection from the boat or bank. Grade 4 encompasses a wide range of rivers, from those with pool-drop rapids to those with extended continuous rapids; so there is a huge variation in difficulty. It is common to distinguish easier grade 4 rapids by grading them as 4- and harder rapids as 4+ (or in some cases, 3/4 or 4/5).
Grade 5: extremly difficult rapids with precise and technically demanding routes to be followed. Stoppers, currents and waves will be powerful and inspection is essential.
Grade 6: all of the above carried to extremes. Grade 6 usually means unrunnable rapids, which may just be possible in certain conditions.