Skill and expertise in white water activities and in nature adventure since 1984 !
Our team welcomes you in Savoie (in Aime / Bourg Saint Maurice), in Haute-Savoie (in Thonon) and in the Morvan at Saint Martin du Puy to make you discover the pleasure of white water activities and outdoor sports. Whether you are on vacation in Savoie, Haute Savoie or Bourgogne or whether you live near Lyon, Paris or even Geneva. You will know how to find one of our 3 bases AN Rafting close to you ! We can’t wait to share our passion for WHITE WATER !
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Pioneers of rafting in France since 1984 !
AN Rafting is one of the pioneers of the activity in France
Rafting, hydrospeed and canoraft are all water sports activities practiced on rivers. The main differences are as follows:
Rafting: Rafting is an activity in which several people paddle together in an inflatable boat (called a raft) to navigate a river. The raft is led by an experienced guide who stands at the back of the boat and gives instructions on how to navigate the river safely. This activity can be practised at different levels of difficulty, from gentle rafting to extreme white-water rafting.
Hydrospeed: Hydrospeed is an activity in which a person descends a river using a foam board (called a hydrospeed) as a float. The participant wears a neoprene wetsuit, flippers and a helmet to protect against impact. This activity is considered more extreme than rafting, as the participant is in direct contact with the water and must navigate alone.
Canoraft: Canorafting is an activity in which two people sail together on an inflatable canoe (called a canoraft) to navigate a river. Each participant is equipped with a paddle and must coordinate their movements with their partner to navigate the canoraft safely. This activity is considered a more accessible alternative to rafting for small groups or families.
In short, rafting is a group activity, hydrospeed is an individual activity and canoraft is a duo activity. Each of these activities offers a unique experience on the water, and can be adapted to suit the level of difficulty and number of participants.
The choice between a rafting trip in Savoie, Haute-Savoie or the Morvan will depend on a number of factors, including :
Holiday location: Obviously, it’s important to choose the rafting base closest to your holiday destination!
Level of experience: If you’re new to rafting, you may want to start with less challenging rivers, such as those on offer in the Morvan. If you’re an experienced paddler looking for a thrill, you could opt for a descent in Savoie or Haute-Savoie, which offer more challenging courses.
Availability: The availability of rivers and guides varies according to the season. Rivers in Savoie and Haute-Savoie are generally open from May to September, while those in the Morvan are open from March to October.
Accessibility: If you’re looking for a destination close to home, the Morvan may be a good choice if you live in central or northern France. If you’re prepared to travel further afield, the rivers of Savoie and Haute-Savoie are within easy reach of major French cities.
Landscape: The landscape varies from region to region. The rivers of Savoie and Haute-Savoie offer spectacular views of mountains and alpine forests, while the rivers of Morvan offer a more rural and peaceful environment.
Budget: Prices vary from region to region. It is important to compare prices and offers before booking.
Ultimately, the choice will depend mainly on your holiday location and personal preferences and what you are looking to achieve from your rafting experience.
Rafting is a sporting activity that involves navigating down a river in an inflatable raft. Here are the typical stages of a rafting session:
Briefing: Before you start, a professional guide will give you a safety briefing and explain the basic rules of rafting. You’ll be told how to paddle, how to follow the guide’s instructions and what to do if you fall out of the raft.
Equipment: You will then receive safety equipment, which may include a life jacket, helmet and neoprene suit to protect you from the cold water. It’s important to follow the guide’s instructions carefully to ensure the equipment fits properly and is in good condition.
Upstream climb: Next, you’ll be transported upriver to begin the descent. You may have to walk with your equipment to the starting point or take a shuttle bus to get there.
Navigation: During the descent, the guide will give you instructions on how to navigate the river safely. You will have to paddle in rhythm with the other crew members to steer the raft in the desired direction. You may also come across some rapids, which add a little adrenalin to the experience.
Arrival: After the descent, you will be transported back to the starting point. You’ll probably have a chance to take a hot shower and change your clothes before setting off.
Rafting is a fun and exciting activity that can be adapted to all skill levels. It is important to follow the safety guidelines and the guide’s instructions to enjoy the experience safely.
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