Weekend planning

Two days of activities to discover whitewater in all its facets!


The flow of the Verdon is regulated by the Castillon dam. In summer, the days of water releases allowing rafting take place mainly on Tuesdays and Fridays (and never on weekends !!!). These days of dam releases alternate with days of minimum flows allowing to practice aqua-rando and thus to access the parts of the gorges which are otherwise inaccessible.

The activities offered during this sporting weekend take place on different sites, such as aqua-hiking in the Verdon gorges, the adventure course on the banks of the Verdon near Castellane and canyoning in the Clue de St-Auban, located 45 minutes from Castellane.

The climatic conditions are generally very good in summer and it is under the Provence sun that we invite you to enjoy the joys of whitewater in the Verdon thanks to this program consisting of a mix of activities.



Meet at 9:30 am at the “Adventure Forest” adventure trail (see access map).

Move from tree to tree on a series of varied workshops, from 2 to 12 meters in height. Test your balance on Nepalese bridges, jump with a liana, slide on ziplines, walk on suspended walkways, slip through suspended cans, all in complete safety … All you need to do is put on a harness, follow the instructions and all the fun is yours!

A total of 50 varied and progressive workshops await you among the trees, with two zip lines (80 and 130 m above the Verdon) in the end.

This real forest adventure takes place on an exceptional 3 ha site. of pines and deciduous trees, and bordered by cliffs overlooking the Verdon.


Saturday afternoon: AQUA-RANDO in the Verdon

Then meet at 13h00 at our “Adventure Forest” base, where the ABOARD Rafting guides await you. From there, we will take you with an ABOARD Rafting mini-bus to the Samson corridor (20 min. Drive).

This aqua-rando outing will allow us to explore the Verdon which will start at “Solitaire” and end after “les Labyrinthes”.

Equipped with a wetsuit, a helmet and a life jacket, we let ourselves be carried by the current while floating and swimming. We return to the banks each time it is necessary to get around an obstacle on foot (congested rapids, siphons).

Many jumps are achievable by accessing rocks or ledges overhanging superb basins. The jumps are therefore not compulsory. We jump, swim, or walk in clear water so as not to lose anything of the magnificent landscape that awaits our eyes.

It is undoubtedly the most appropriate technique to discover the natural beauties hidden at the bottom of the Gorges du Verdon. We find the Samson corridor belvedere after about 20 minutes of walking.


Sunday morning: CANYONING in St Auban

Meet at 9:30 am at the clue de St. Auban (see access map).

This very aquatic canyon is characterized by many jumps and slides, which gives it a very playful aspect.

A quick drop-off of vehicles will allow us to collect them on arrival. Then, no approach walk is necessary for this canyon in the departure is at the edge of the road!

The activity begins with a presentation of the environment and an initiation to recall techniques.

After being equipped, we enter the canyon by a first slide. Then, a first jump of 5 meters awaits us between the steep walls of the canyon.

A series of descaling and jumps brings us to the top of a waterfall that we will bypass on a 40 m zip line, stretched from one bank to the other.

Other jumps (6 and 7 m. For the highest) will take us from basin to basin to the last slide.

At the exit of the canyon, a short return walk (10 min.) Will bring us back to the vehicles left on arrival.

All jumps are optional and can be rappelled.


  • Half-day forest adventure course
  • Half-day aqua-hike
  • Canyoning in the St-Auban half-day

Rates and bookings


  • No experience is necessary
  • Knowing how to swim is essential
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Provide:
  • Swimsuit
  • Beach towel
  • Sports shoes (tennis type)
  • Glasses cord
  • Note: we offer special canyoning shoes for hire at a rate of 3 Euros / pair.

Validity period

  • From July to August


  • These activities depend on weather conditions.
    For the canyoning activity, in case of rain, the water can rise quickly in the canyon and the course then becomes impractical.
    Therefore, the guides reserve the right to cancel outings due to bad weather.

Our activities include:

  • Supervision by experienced guides with state diplomas,
  • Safety equipment in accordance with European standards:
  • Vest
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • The appropriate quality individual equipment:
  • Neoprene suit
  • Neoprene socks
  • Return by bus to the starting point of the activities
  • “Civil liability” insurance covering the activities of ABOARD Rafting.