The mountain rivers provide a wonderful playground in summer with stunning scenery all around. There's a range of great white water sports available from beginners to advanced, children and adults. Read on if you fancy getting your hair wet...
A summertime favourite, white water rafting is something we'd recommend everyone should try whilst in the alps in Summer. The rafts take up to 7 people plus your guide, and our local river is called La Dranse. You enter the river just outside Morzine, for the 7 kms (beginner) or 12 kms (advanced) paddle downstream towards Thonon and Lake Geneva.
The qualified guides will provide you with everything you need - wet-suit, buoyancy aid, helmet and paddle! White water rafting is available for all ages, and makes a great family day out. They have several rafts so if you are a large group you can still go down the river together.
Every fancied getting right in there with the white water? If so then this is the sport for you. You swim down the rapids, equipped with a wet-suit, flippers and a float! You'll be doing a 4kms stretch of the Dranse river.
We'd highly recommend this experience! Our local rafting company offer a great full day option. You'd do the white water rafting trip, go for a 3 course lunch in a local restaurant, then after some relaxation and digestion time you'd be hydrospeeding for the afternoon. It's a great day out and will leave you exhilarated and warn-out all together.
Canyoning is a fairly new adventure sport involving abseiling, walking and swimming down a river! If you've ever wanted to jump off waterfalls or slide down rapids then this could we well worth a go. The guides will provide everything you need.
Eaux-Zones Rafting and Sports provide all our white water adventures. They are a great local company and all their guides are fully qualified.
Aquascene Water is a water sports website specialises in inflatable kayaks from Sevylor. Be sure to have a look if you are planning any activity holidays next summer.
Frogs Rafting are a local company offering rafting and other whitewater activities, not only in Les Gets, but across the Portes du Soleil. Well worth a look for your summer holiday in the Alps this year.
Last Updated: 21 September 2020