Hydrospeed down the Durance river in Embrun

1 hr 30 min
Occasionally sporty
From 12 years-old and up

Go on a fantastic journey on one of the most beautiful rivers in the Southern Alps! Swim down the Durance river from Embrun with a certified instructor.

Go on a fantastic journey on one of the most beautiful rivers in the Southern Alps! Swim down the Durance river in Embrun with a state-certified instructor.

Hydrospeed consists of lying prone on a foam floating board, equipped with flippers and a padded wetsuit. It's a sporty activity during which you whizz down the river riding the rapids.

The Durance River
The Durance flows in a large sun-drenched valley. It offers thrilling grade 3 rapids and calmer zones to make the most of the landscape and play with the currents.

You arrive at Hakuna Matata Rafting in Embrun and gear up, you head for a few minutes ride by minibus to join the starting point of the course. Before the excursion, you are briefed on the different techniques and safety rules. Then you jump into the river for 1:30hr of whitewater swimming from Chateauroux to Embrun (8km). Finally back on land and dry, your instructor invites you to share a cool drink at the center.

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Practical information

Activity requirements

Participants must be able to swim.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult (not necessarily doing the activity)

Special terms

The instructor reserves the right to cancel the activity due to bad weather conditions, or any other reason involving the optimal safety conditions that are necessary for the activity.

*Departure guaranteed from 3 participants

Spoken languages:French, English
Meeting point:
Hakuna Matata Rafting, in the carpark in front of the camping de la tour, route de la madelaine, 05200 Embrun
  • All necessary equipment
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit & towel
  • flipflop


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.,  — 20/07/2023
Descente en hydrospeed en fin d'après-midi inoubliable ! J'étais tout seul sur la rivière avec un guide rien que pour moi....je conseille vivement !!
.,  — 20/07/2023
Descente en hydrospeed top. Équipe vraiment sympa même avec des grands débutants. Mes deux ados de 16 et 13 ans ont adoré, et moi aussi !

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