with Altitude Rafting
Do you fancy an individual challenge? Then start your adventure at Altitude Rafting! In an Airboat,an inflatable kayak, follow the winding river and experience the thrill of a sports activity in the great outdoors!
Are you just passing through our region? Here on your holidays again? Or have your been here forever?
This activity allows you to get as close as possible to nature... The Haute-Savoie, from a whole new angle, from the river bed!
And what a river... Le Giffre! It rises in the heart of the Sixte-Fer-à-Cheval nature reserve... It is a natural river, which can only be discovered by boat...
So, this is your opportunity!
The airboat (an inflatable kayak) is our smallest boat, which provides the biggest thrills! You're closer to water, closer to nature and closer to its strength...
Before setting off, you have an important briefing from the guide: how to read the river, safety instructions and navigation techniques; everything to be able to start with confidence. The guide will be by your side throughout the descent to show you the route to take and ensure your safety.
You get a unique experience through the Gorges de Tines... Look up and admire the 30m cliff around you! There are surprises throughout the 8km descent, from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval to Samoëns. It's a feast for your senses, and you'll definitely leave with fantastic memories, and maybe a few aches!
Come and discover our passion and share the experience with us!
Two routes possible:
• Discovery course, from 12 years old: set off after the Gorges de Tines gorges and finish in Samoëns (5km)
• Sports course, from 14 years old: set off from our base, at Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, kayak through the gorges and finish in Samoëns (8 km)
Participants must be 12 years and older
Open from 1 May to 30 September; 7 days a week; booking required.
Duration: about 2 hours (sports course)
Prices: €35 per person (discovery) / €38 per person (sports)
Equipment required: a swimsuit, a pair of sports shoes (trainers), a mask (for the shuttle bus)
Please remove your jewellery (including wedding rings)
Dispositions spéciales COVID 19
Special measures have been adopted this year due to the health situation. Base: Visitors will move around in a single direction, to avoid meeting. This will be displayed and explained so that everyone can understand the organisation. Hydroalcoholic gel will be available to everyone at 4 points in our premises. Cloakrooms/changing rooms: Our cloakroom is a 40 m2 chalet. Each group will be allocated a place, which will respect a minimum distance of 1m between each group. This will be marked with furniture. A separate entrance and exit as well as a central aisle will allow everyone to enter and leave without meeting others. Mask: We invite each holidaymaker to wear a mask when the equipment is being handed out. Wearing a mask is compulsory for the return shuttle bus. Each participant will therefore be asked to bring a mask for the activity. Our reception staff will also wear masks. Shuttle Buses: The number of places in the shuttles will be limited to 7 people in the back (according to the recommendations by the health authorities). Activities: • Rafting: only pre-established groups (families or friends travelling together) will be accepted. The number of people in the boats will be limited to 6, allowing a physical distance from the guide. • Inflatable kayak and miniraft: our semi-independent activities will be encouraged, as much as possible. Groups will have a maximum of 8 participants per guide. In these activities, social distancing guidelines can be respected. Material: Equipment is provided to each individual. It will be fully disinfected after each use (coveralls, socks, jacket, helmet, life jacket and paddle). We will also disinfect the boats and 'locker' at each rotation. Let's look after each other!
Our base is located near the start of the descent: behind the town hall (the little chalet on the other side of the bridge).
Shuttle bus from Samoëns available on request.
For this activity you'll need:
• To know how to swim
• Sports shoes/trainers