Rafting down the Dranse in Thonon-les-Bains

Thonon les BainsFrance

Why we love it

  • Thanks to the dam, you will fully appreciate the speed current of the river throughout the entire season
  • Aquarafting takes care of the transportation from the centre to the spot
  • The guides will coach you all the way through the activity

Activity Snapshot

Sport level :from Beginner to Intermediate
Fitness level : Everybody welcome, Occasional, Sporty
Duration :from 2 hours to 1/2 day
Languages :
English, French

Opening seasons:

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Activity Description

How about spicing things up a little? Aquarafting offers you to rafting down the fantastic river Dranse in Thonon-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie. You can come to discover this thrilling activity with your friends and family or improve your skills!

You will discover the river Dranse and the area while cruising inside an inflatable and unsinkable raft. It is a stable watercraft in which you can navigate perfectly with the coordination of the crew (7 people maximum) and the guide. Rafting is basically nature, emotion, pleasure and team spirit reunited in one activity!

Aquarafting provides you with 4 different courses:
- A green route accessible to everyone to explore the river and the natural reserve
- A discovery route adapted to everyone
- A rodeo route for adrenaline hunters
- A full route for the daredevils

River
This is one incredible spot with more than 15 km of routes; one of them crosses a delta classified as a natural reserve. The river Dranse is one of the most beautiful spots to practice whitewater activities in France. It is also challenging, with a lot of obstacles.

Fun facts: the water of the river Dranse is rather warm which is funny since it is a mountain river. Another fun fact is that a Canoe Kayak World Cup event took place there. So if you are up for the challenge, go for it!

Program
- Meeting at the Aquarafting centre 15 minutes before the start of the activity. You will have to fill some forms before listening to a presentation about the centre.
- You will put on the equipment and have a briefing before taking the bus to go to river.
- You will start canorafting down the river Dranse.
- Once the activity is over you will put back the equipment.

The activity lasts between 2 and 2,5 hours.

Offers

  • The green route

    Key details

    Meeting point: At 9 chemin de la Balastière 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France (view location on map)
    Sport level: Beginner
    Fitness level: Everybody welcome
    Max people: 50

    Offer Description

    This route is nature-oriented; you will raft down the Dranse and explore the natural preserved environment. This is a one of a kind excursion that will immerse you deep into the history of the river Dranse.

    You will be able to enjoy some workshops breaks and guided visits. This is a difficult 3 km route with a level 1 difficulty on a scale of 1 to 6.  

    Objectives

    You will learn more about the biodiversity in the river Dranse area

    Activity requirements

    You must be able to swim and be free of any medical conditions.

    This activity is open for children aged 6.

    Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Special terms

    The minimum number of people to participate in the activity is 5.

    Please arrive at the centre 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

    Please notice that Aquarafting reserves the right to decline any participation from people who are under influence or unable to take part in the activity.

    The Aquarafting team can take care of the catering and the transportation from your place to the centre on demand. Please call Adrenaline Hunter for more information.

    Included
    • included Rafting equipment
    • included Transportation from the centre to the spot
    Excluded
    • not-included Photos + video
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  • Discovery route

    Key details

    Meeting point: At 9 chemin de la Balastière 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France (view location on map)
    Sport level: Beginner
    Fitness level: Occasional
    Max people: 50

    Offer Description

    This route is open to everyone is taking place on the lower part of the river. It is an initiation to rafting. Get ready for the thrills! At some point you will be able to swim in the river current!

    You will walck back to the centre at the end of the activity.

    This is a 6 km route with a level 2 difficulty on a scale of 1 to 6.  

    Objectives

    You will discover rafting

    Learn how to navigate and the safety rules

    Activity requirements

    You must be able to swim and be free of any medical conditions.

    This activity is open for children aged 8.

    Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Special terms

    Please arrive at the centre 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

    Please notice that Aquarafting reserves the right to decline any participation from people who are under influence or unable to take part in the activity.

    The Aquarafting team can take care of the catering and the transportation from your place to the centre on demand. Please call Adrenaline Hunter for more information.

    Included
    • included Rafting equipment
    • included Transportation from the centre to the spot
    Excluded
    • not-included Photos + video
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  • Rodeo route

    Key details

    Meeting point: At 9 chemin de la Balastière 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France (view location on map)
    Sport level: Intermediate
    Fitness level: Sporty
    Max people: 50

    Offer Description

    If you are looking for an intense activity then this route is perfect for you. This rafting excursion will be interrupted by swimming breaks. Aquarafting offers you the best rafting excursion ever!

    You will take the bus to go back to the centre at the end of the activity

    It is a 6 km route with a level 3 difficulty on a scale of 1 to 6.

    Objectives

    You will go for an intense rafting excursion 

    Learn how to navigate and the safety rules

    Activity requirements

    You must be able to swim and be free of any medical conditions.

    This activity is open for children aged 12. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Special terms

    Please arrive at the centre 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

    Please notice that Aquarafting reserves the right to decline any participation from people who are under influence or unable to take part in the activity.

    The Aquarafting team can take care of the catering and the transportation from your place to the centre on demand. Please call Adrenaline Hunter for more information.

    Included
    • included Rafting equipment
    • included Transportation from the centre to the spot
    Excluded
    • not-included Photos + video
    Hide details
  • Longo route

    Key details

    Meeting point: Aquarafting: 9 chemin de la Balastière, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains (view location on map)
    Sport level: Intermediate
    Fitness level: Sporty
    Max people: 50

    Offer Description

    You will know every nook and crannies of the river Dranse thanks to this full route. After rafting down the the thrilling rodeo route you will go back to the centre and finish the activity with the discovery route. Be ready to live a one of a kind experience!

    This is a 12 km route with a level 2 difficulty on a scale of 1 to 6.

    Objectives

    You will discover rafting

    Learn how to navigate and the safety rules

    Activity requirements

    You must be able to swim and be free of any medical conditions.

    This activity is open for children aged 12. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Special terms

    The minimum number of people to participate in the activity is 4.

    Please arrive at the centre 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

    Please notice that Aquarafting reserves the right to decline any participation from people who are under influence or unable to take part in the activity.

    The Aquarafting team can take care of the catering and the transportation from your place to the centre on demand. Please call Adrenaline Hunter for more information.

    Included
    • included Rafting equipment
    • included Transportation from the centre to the spot
    Excluded
    • not-included Photos + video
    Hide details

Meeting point

Reviews about this Activity

5/5
4 reviews
  • Global Activity rating4.8
  • Global Pro rating4.8
  • Global Spot rating4.7
FANNY
FANNY.D
4/5
  • Activity rating4
  • Pro rating4
  • Spot rating4

Ludique et sympathique

Posted
About the activity:

Nous avons fait la descente Rodéo le lieu est magique et la descente fut très sympathique dans une bonne ambiance. Notre moniteur Arthur était très sympa et souriant.

About the Pro:

Site très bien fait - simplement je n'ai pas reçu la confirmation de mon inscription sur ma boîte mail comme convenu

About the spot:

lieu très beau au milieu des arbres avec un peu de brume juste ce qu'il faut

reviews (3 more)
Wally
Wally.R
5/5
  • Activity rating5
  • Pro rating5
  • Spot rating5

Rafting

Posted
About the activity:

S est vraiment quelque chose à faire dans votre vie s est genial

About the Pro:

Les guide son vraiment bien il vous mette en confiance

About the spot:

S est quelque chose que je ferai clairement

Antoine
Antoine.S
5/5
  • Activity rating5
  • Pro rating5
  • Spot rating5

Du lourd !!

Posted
About the activity:

Superbe expérience Moniteurs ultra pro . On se sentait en vraiment sécurité . grosses sensations .

About the Pro:

Belle équipe de pros . Sympathiques et techniques . Gros accent sur la sécurité .

About the spot:

Enorme rivière . Gros rapides . Ca secoue . Du Lourd !! Sensations enormes .

pintovincent@ymail.com
Vincent.P
5/5
  • Activity rating5
  • Pro rating5
  • Spot rating5

Superbe activité à sensation à vivre entre amis

Posted
About the activity:

Nous avons réservé avec 6 amis le parcours Longo en Rafting. L’activité était vraiment top, nous avons navigué tous ensemble dans le même rafting avec Ludovic en tant que moniteur. Nous avons enchainé le parcours Rodéo puis le parcours découverte pour 3 heures de descente. Les plus de l’activité sont les apports techniques sur le rafting et la rivière de Ludo et la pause au milieu de la descente pour sauter des rochers dans la rivière !

About the Pro:

L’équipe Aquarafting est vraiment sympa. Nous avons été très bien accueilli par Romain qui nous a fait une présentation de la base et du matos autour d’un café. Après cela nous avons navigué avec Ludo qui est passionné et super intéressant. Durant la descente il nous a appris plein de chose sur la rivière et sur la navigation.

About the spot:

La Dranse est vraiment un superbe spot, la vue est magnifique, nous avons eu des conditions d’eau au top et nous avons même aperçu quelques rapaces qui nous survolaient !