Go rafting around Annecy.
Annecy Rafting: go rafting around Annecy!
Annecy Rafting: Rafting is a sport that involves navigating large inflatable boats (up to 8 people) on rivers with varying degrees of rapids. On larger rivers, there is always a guide or “boatman” per raft and between 4 and 8 passengers per boat!
Rafting around Annecy can be enjoyed on two beautiful rivers: the Upper Isère and the Dranses.
La Haute Isère
About 1 hour’s drive from Annecy, nestled at the base of the major ski resorts of the Tarentaise region, the Upper Isère River offers navigation ranging from Class III to Class IV rapids.
Many national and international competitions take place here every year, notably on the famous slalom course in Bourg St Maurice.
Regulated by the Tignes dam, the water flow is ideal from May 1st to September 30th, during which an agreement with EDF allows for daily water releases of approximately 20 cubic meters throughout the warm season.
Between Thonon-les-Bains and Evian-les-Bains, above Lake Geneva, 70km from Annecy, the Dranses River is a beautiful river with a natural water flow that allows rafting from spring to autumn.
There are no water supply issues here either since there is also a dam upstream!
At the Annecy Rafting base, you will find all the necessary amenities, including changing rooms, restrooms, and a dining area
Rafting in Annecy since 1994
What do you want to do?
Descent of the Isère Gorges.
A 1.5-hour family rafting course that can be done without prior experience, alternating between rapids and calmer sections, including the famous gorge crossings, avec la fameuse travers& des gorges.
Sportive Isère Descent
An exciting descent, no prior experience required. You will progressively encounter the most famous rapids on the Isère, one of the most beautiful rafting routes, and, most importantly, the river used for the world kayak championship.
Complete Isère Descent.
23 kilometers of rafting descent, alternating between rapids and calmer stretches. From Bourg Saint Maurice to Centron, the Isère offers one of the most beautiful routes in France.
Classic Dranse Descent
Located 1.5 hours by car from Annecy near Thonon-les-Bains, the Dranses offer one of the most beautiful water routes. An exciting descent where you will gradually encounter the most famous rapids of the Dranses.
Special Dranse Descent
Nestled in the heart of a spectacular landscape, enjoy a 1-hour and 15-minute descent on an emotionally charged course, featuring tumultuous whitewater, frenetic rapids, and breathtaking alpine scenery.
THEY LOVED IT, WHY NOT YOU ?
DISCOVER WITHOUT DELAY
“An exceptional day. A big thank you to Jeff, who took us on a fantastic 2-hour rafting adventure.
An activity the whole family loved.“
“Great experience!! We arrived with a group of 35 people, and the welcome was cheerful and friendly. The guides were very nice and approachable. We did the sporty descent, and the setting is incredible, alternating between a wide river and narrower gorges. The sensations were amazing, and we all agree, 5/5. See you next year”
“What an adventure! Rafting is a fantastic family activity, even when the weather isn’t cooperating. If you’re going to get wet, you might as well go for it. The Full Descent is beautiful, the guides are super friendly and adjust the descent based on the physical level and desires. An excellent time to be repeated. Thanks again to the whole team.”
TO DO AND REDO
“Thanks to Theo who made our rafting experience hilarious (you’re guaranteed to laugh if you end up in his boat) and full of excitement (the ride is full of surprises!). The course is beautiful, and we were able to jump from several meters and swim in the river. As a bonus, Theo helped us have a great memory by filming us with his GoPro. To do and redo!”
A UNITED TEAM
“I highly recommend this place and this close-knit team, they’re truly the best! The atmosphere is great, and they quickly make us feel comfortable. We had the pleasure of doing our discovery descent with “BUBU,” a super friendly, super caring, super professional instructor!!! Thank you for this moment of sharing, the discovery of rafting, the rock jump… and the water fight with the other instructors and their clients 😉😉. Best of luck to you… the BANZAÏ team 🤣“
YOU CAN'T IMAGINE ANY BETTER
“Incredible experience! The guide Sam was absolutely amazing; we couldn’t have imagined it better! The atmosphere was crazy! Thank you a thousand times, and we are sure to come back! (Option to leave with the GoPro video of the descent)”
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