The Dranse is the perfect place for hydrospeed. Well known in Rhône-Alpes, located just above Thonon-les-Bains, it was born from the meeting of 3 rivers from the mountains of Chablais: Dranse of Bellevaux, Dranse of Morzine and Dranse of Abondance. It then flows into Lake Geneva forming a large delta that is now a natural reserve. The 53 hectares of the reserve located east of Thonon-les-Bains offer biodiversity, both wildlife and flora, that is incomparable.

Hydrospeed is practiced in whitewater. You will be equipped with a full neoprene combination with protection against shocks on the legs and arms. This equipment allows you to be warm even in very cold water (13 degrees for example). Water enters the combination and form a very thin layer of water that is warmed by the body. It also remains stuck in it and prevents colder water to get in. It is very efficient and the cold disappears quickly. You will also have a helmet, vest, fins and a large float or whitewater board made of foam: the Hydro (this is the tool that gave the sport its name). With the hydro, you descend along the river in the rapids going over waves and rocks as you drift, slightly faster than water to control your trajectory. It’s really fun!

The best time to do rafting is during spring and just before the summer (April to July), when debits are high and the Dranse offer good sensation.

There are 5 main providers in the region to allow you to perform these activities. Use the tabs below to navigate through them and check their information. Happy sailing!

 

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Contact

AN rafting
Phone: +33 (0)4 50 71 89 15

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Opening dates

All year

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Route de BIOGE
74200 Thonon-les-Bains
France
 
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Alpovive rafting
Phone: +33 (0)6 08 97 14 55

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All year

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Alpovive rafting
117 Avenue de St Disdille
74200 Thonon-les-Bains
 
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Eaux Zones rafting
Phone: +33 (0)6 68 91 69 12

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All year

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Eaux Zones rafting
41 Avenue Jules Ferry
74200 Thonon-les-Bains
 
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Aquarafting
Phone: +33 (0)4 50 81 72 37

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All year

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Aquarafting
9 Chemin de la Ballastière
74200 Thonon-les-Bains
 
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Takamaka
Phone: +33 (0)4 50 73 80 98

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Opening dates

All year

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Location de Bateau Evian Takamaka
1 Place du Port
74500 Évian-les-Bains
France
 
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