Best time to visit Provence & French Riviera

Canoeing and Kayaking in Provence & French Riviera

If rafting seems too extreme and simple​ paddling is too boring, you might want to try some mixed water activities like canoe or kayak-rafting​

Best time: June–September

Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoeing and Kayaking

In Provence, you can try not only rafting, canoeing, or kayaking, but a mix of them, and they say it's even more fun. In fact, it's very safe and suitable for beginners and children from 12 years old. Only a couple minutes of learning and practice will be enough for you to get into the water and enjoy the ride. A certified guide will help you to control and navigate. The best place for these activities is the Verdon river with its emerald waters that flow across Provence creating a spectacular​ limestone canyon. The specialty of this river is that the ride includes calm parts with some time for taking in the amazing landscape as well as really dynamic and exciting parts.

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When is the best time of year to visit Provence and French Riviera for canoeing and kayaking?

For those interested in canoeing or kayaking in Provence and French Riviera, the best time to visit is during the warm months from June to September. Proper clothing and weather forecasts are important to consider before trying these activities, however, so it is wise to take extra precautions. Show more

Where is the best place in Provence for canoeing and kayaking?

The Verdon river is the top location in Provence for those interested in kayaking and canoeing. It offers multiple adventure levels and guided tour opportunities with excellent equipment rental options. Visitors can experience a highly picturesque limestone canyon and incredible French landscapes by selecting this location for their activity. Show more

Can beginners and children join the activity?

Kayaking and canoeing is an excellent activity for people of all ability levels and ages above 12, making it a perfect activity to experience while in Provence. No prior experience is necessary and the individual or group will have a certified guide to help them every step of the way, ensuring their safety and comfortability. Show more

What are the safety precautions in place for these water activities?

Safety is the top priority for all providers of kayaking and canoeing activities in Provence. Standard safety protocols, such as personal protective equipment, guides, and more, are present to ensure visitors' safety. Visitors are also encouraged to inform staff about any particular health concerns to avoid any potential issues. Show more

Are there any unique features of the Verdon river that make it ideal for these activities?

The Verdon river is an ideal locatiom for kayaking and canoeing, not just because of the wonderful landscape it features, but also because of the abundant wildlife and plant life, from kingfishers and herons to beavers, visitors will likely encounter during their experience. It is a breath taking opportunity where can explore the river at multiple points ranging from calm to treacherous waters. Show more

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