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“Air kayaking”
Review of Ride The Verdon

Ride The Verdon
Ranked #1 of 31 Tours in Castellane
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: An exceptional playground :The Grand Canyon of the Verdon Fond of wide spaces, adventure and thrills? Go meet this wild and protected river with an experienced and passionate guide. We propose you 4 experiences : AQUA TREKKING : discover the most beautiful parts of the canyon, a mix between swimming in the rapids, trekking, jumping AIRBOAT KAYAKING: Jump aboard your one or two persons inflatable kayak, double-bladed paddle in hand, ready to take the rapids. FAMILY RAFTING: If you are looking for a fun & safe trip, Jump aboard our Raft! Perfect activity for family with young children (from 7 years old, able to swim). GRAND CANYON EXPEDITION: On board a freeride tandem kayak or a mini raft, you will be accompanied with your guide for a unique experience. You will ride the longest canyon in Europe (30km) during a physical and amazing day.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 29 June 2018

My 14-year-old and I went air kayaking under Yoann's guidance and had a whale of a time. Everything was really well-organized, and the safety and paddling instructions thorough. Yoann even did a little test to check whether we would manage to crawl to the shore against the current. This is more difficult than you would think, especially when wearing a wetsuit, life vest, helmet and shoes. There were a few stops for optional cliff jumping and floating along the river, and the entire activity took us slightly over 3 hours, after which we were dropped of at our cars again, happy and a little tired.

We speak French and were in a French-speaking group, so I have no personal experience with instruction in English.

Thank annsic
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"always felt safe"
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"the river"
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"amazing experience"
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

The Gorge de Verdon is gorgeous and should not be missed on a trip to Provence. The best way to see it is from the Verdon river itself and that is what we did; in a raft! Given only one member of our family (2 adults and 3 kids between 10 and 13) had rafted before, we opted for the gentler of the two rafting options (category 2 and 3 rapids as opposed to 4 and 5). Francois, Jan, Morgane and the team at Ride the Verdon put together a great excursion and Jan was a great guide. One recommendation is to bring a waterproof camera. We regret not having pictures of the beautiful scenery we saw along the way.

Thank Adrianne R
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Morgane and Jan we had a great time riding the verdon on our air kayak. We hit a little bit of difficulty on one big rapid and both fell off our boat Jan was great at helping us get back on track and have a good time!
The gorge is beautiful and an experience of a lifetime. Make sure you are somewhat fit as my arms and shoulders are feeling tight after an active morning. Would definitely recommend ride the verdon to anyone who would be booking with a fun and personal experience. Jan even did a bit of tour guiding around Castellane for us after we were finished. Thank you we had a great time!

Thank Danielle S
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time with Jan riding the Verdon in a raft with our 11year old girl. Felt safe at all times. Thanks for giving insights into the beautiful landscape.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing rafting with 7 other friends, very knowledgeable and safe guides. So much wildlife along the route. Added bonus of riding one section of rapids in just our wetsuits and life jackets! Village where you begin is pretty and has cash machine, bakery etc for refuelling after the course.

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