Serre Chevalier is the paradise of rafting, kayaking, hydrospeed and canyoning in the french Alps
A little technical something for your delectation!
With its source at the Col du Lautaret, the Guisane follows the Serre Chevalier valley. The Guisane doesn’t have any steep-sided gorges or raging torrents, and this makes it the ideal place for an introduction to mountain water sports or simply as a refreshing change. But beware: for all its placid and calm appeal, it is still an Alpine river and you will be surprised by how fast and strong it is as it reaches Briançon.
|Grading||Cl II/III (4) – E1/2|
|Route||Le Monêtier les Bains – Chantemerle|
|Description||No particular difficulties, apart from the Guibertes rapids (4) that have a 300m steep section|
|Start||At bridge at entrance to Le Monêtier on CCAS (holiday centre) side. GPS UTM 32T 0303217 – 4983138|
|Finish||Where the Chantemerle road meets the main N91 road. GPS UTM 32T 0309348 – 4978695|
|Specific risks||Trees and branches|
|Best time||From April to July/August|
|Notes||You can also join the river after the Guibertes rapids. Picturesque trip through the village of La Salle les Alpes, large numbers of people on river – popular white-water sports venue. Waves in Villeneuve la Salle|