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The Giffre is an outstanding mountain river. It crosses Samoëns and allows all water-related activities.
At the bottom of the valley, the Giffre river imperturbably unfolds its meanders of pebbles and gravel. A mountain torrent fed by the innumerable waterfalls of the Bout du Monde and Fer-à-Cheval, the Giffre becomes narrow and deep in the Tines gorges to let itself be won over by its desire for width further downstream in the Vallon plain. There, its banks and its pebble and sand beaches give free rein to water games, ephemeral dams and invigorating bathing. Lovers of rafting, kayaking and hydrospeed can enjoy themselves to the fullest. The Giffre does not stop at such a good bed and feeds both bodies of water at the leisure base. A vast and quiet area where you can fish for trout, try your hand at water golf or try your hand at the accro-branche course.
Practice white water sports in spring, the melting snow increases the flow!
Summer is Samoëns means a holiday in a small town full of old chalets and flower-decked balcones or in the renovated wooden farmhouses in the nearby hamlets. It means a whole range of leisure activities.
If you are looking for intense thrills, and if you're not afraid of getting wet, come and try hydrospeed !
The village of Vallon is split into two parts: Vallon d’en Bas and Vallon d’en Haut. Its inhabitants are called the Cavoêrus. This village constituted a civil parish from 1730. On June 22, 1811, it was attached to Samoëns by an imperial dec...
The perfect activity to have fun with your family, even with bad weather conditions!
Canyoning in and around the Giffre Valley.
Just about anyone can enjoy the Samoens Via Ferrata! It’s a thrilling adventure and no experience is needed. You are clipped into a safety cable and use rungs that make it as easy as climbing a ladder.
An an unmissable summer activity for the whole family !
In groups of up to 8 people per instructor, the trip on the Giffre which includes crossing the Gorges des Tines in inflatable canoes, is our best white water activity in July, August and September.