If ever you’ve wanted to try your hand at rafting, now is the time. In fact, year after year the spring season in the Grand Massif provides the perfect conditions for some major white-water fun, and this year is no exception.
Rising temperatures, long sunny days and late afternoon storms mean the epic amount of snow that fell over the winter season is finally melting… and the Giffre River is pumping! Our local rafting guides have been busy taking holiday-makers of all ages on laugh-sometimes-scream-a-minute adventures down the river since early May, and it just keeps getting better. You won’t want to miss out!
Paddle, Float, Jump, Swim! Under the watchful eye of your fully qualified guide, you'll ride the waves amidst spectacular scenery from Sixt to Samoëns, or even Verchaix on what will be an adventure to remember. Book a 6-8 person raft for all the family, partner up in a canoe-raft, or ride solo in your very own air-boat. Or for a truly exhilarating experience try your hand at Hydrospeeding. Equipped with a foam float, fins and reinforced wetsuit you’ll learn to ride the currents and body-surf your way down the river. This is definitely best experienced in spring when the river is really flowing!
There are several great rafting companies for you to choose from here in Samoëns, Sixt and Morillon too. Here are some of Alps Accommodation’s top picks:
Ecolorado Rafting, Samoëns
Ph: +33 (0) 4 50 34 45 26
Ph: +33 (0) 4 50 93 86 74
Atypik Rafting, Samoens
Ph: +33 (0)6 25 70 37 08
Ph: +33 (0) 7 71 60 10 51
No matter the choice of white-water activity, children and adults alike will love the experience. So, go on, give them a call. Take the plunge and enjoy a rafting adventure this spring - you’re guaranteed to make a BIG splash!