An adrenaline fuelled riversports holiday in the Pyrenees
|Transfers Toulouse airport
1 day canyoning France
1 hydrospeed descent
6 nights B&B France
5 evening meals France
|Transfers between activities
2 days canyoning Spain
1 river rafting descent
1 night bed only Spain
Drinks with meals France
Meals in Spain
|For pre-composed groups of 4-8 people
|For confident swimmers only
In May, June and early July, the Pyrenees chain is a mecca for the riversports adventure enthusiast.
On this riversports adventure holiday we’ve teamed up with the best local experts in France and Spain to create a unique and adrenalin-fuelled experience for the watersports enthusiast. Note all these activities are also available on our summer multi activity holiday.
The rivers that flow down from the high mountains in the springtime are supercharged with snowmelt. This riversports adventure holiday gives you the opportunity to experience not only some of the best canyoning in the Pyrenees but riverboarding and river rafting too. Hold on tight and enjoy the ride!
The canyoning in the Pyrenees has many faces and provides a multitude of experiences.
You’ll discover the wilder side of canyoning on the French side with the descent of a canyon that carries water down from some of the highest peaks in the Pyrenees.
It’s an out there environment and an exciting river with plenty of abseiling, jump offs and slides into deep water pools.
You’ll then pop across the border into Spain and the Sierra de Guara which has some of the finest canyoning you can expect to experience in Europe.
There is a tremendous variety in the area and canyoning adventures for all levels. You’ll have 2 days of canyoning fun before returning to Luchon
Riverboarding or hydrospeed as it is known in France, is a springtime riversport reserved for the strong, experienced swimmer or those with previous riverboarding experience.
Laying face down with flippers on your feet, you use your feet and bodyweight to steer and control the board through the turbulent current of the snowmelt swollen river.
It’s an unforgettable, adrenaline fuelled trip.
The river rafting experience takes place on the mighty Garonne river which flows down from the highest mountains of the Pyrenees.
The start point is on the river up the Aran Valley in Spain and you will descend down to the border with France.
Thanks to programmed water releases from upriver hydroelectric facilities, you can look forward to grade 4 and 5 rapids on your river descent!
Thrills and spills guaranteed!
Is this riversports adventure holiday for me?
The answer is ‘Yes’ if you are a strong, capable swimmer with a head for adventure.
You don’t need to have previous canyoning experience as you will be taught the necessary ropework by your instructor.
The canyoning descent is a mix of abseils, jumps and slides into deep river pools. This is the opportunity for your guide to assess your level before you head to the canyons of the Sierra de Guara tomorrow
Days 2 and 3
Your accommodation for the night is an apartment on a complex that includes an excellent restaurant serving home-cooked meals. This is also where you’ll take breakfast. Budget on around 25€ pp for dinner and breakfast.
Day4 Rest Day
The Garonne river has its source up amongst the highest peaks of the Pyrenees. The snowmelt in spring supercharges the river which makes for an action-packed descent. Hold on tight and enjoy the ride!
Your base for this watersports adventure holiday is Bagneres-de-Luchon in the French Pyrenees