The trips

About the Trips

Trips generally last about 2 hours and the exact spot for take-off can vary depending on the water level. Guests meet us either at our base or at a designated car-park, and we will take you to the take-off point having fully kitted you out for your time on the river. Before the trip you will be fitted with helmets, full wetsuits (no worries about being cold with us!), boots and life jackets, and given a paddle. When you arrive at the take-off point, you will be given a safety briefing explaining the river and good practices while you’re on it/in it!

After your briefing you’re off! You will have a bi-lingual guide with you at all times during your descent and he knows various tricks and games should you want to play! At the end of your trip you will be taken back to your vehicle.  We advise everyone to bring a towel and bathing costume with them. Children must be over 8 years of age in the raft, over 12 years of age for airboating, hydrospeeding or canyoning. All guests must be able to swim 25 metres.

Rafting the Dranse & Giffre Rivers

The Dranse River (where most trips take place)

Classic Trip

Rapids - Grade II-III(IV)

Start - Dependent on water level, normally Cassine

Finish - Before bridge D 902

Difficulty - 2/5

Approximate time on the water - 1hrs 15

Minimum age - 8

Price - €40 pp

After a quick briefing about safety procedures and paddling techniques, you start playing on the river.  The trip goes through immense rocks which are characteristic of the River Dranse, and create a unique ambience. You will have the opportunity to challenge yourself in the river by playing and swimming in the many currents and jumping from the rocks if you wish !

In-between Trip

Rapids - Grade II-III

Start - 50 ms above the Cassine (Classic departure)

Finish - Before bridge D 902

Difficulty - 3/5

Approximate time on the water - 1h45

Minimum age - 12

Price - €45pp

For people who are feeling more confident than the Classic trip, but not quite up for the Pro just yet!  We start slightly above the Classic starting point, but just below the Pissette Rapid.  It allows participants to enjoy some grade iv obstacles, without doing the big rapid.

Pro Trip

Rapids - Grade II-IV

Start - the Romain Bridge, by EDF Hydroelectric Plant

Finish - Before bridge D 902

Difficulty - 4/5

Approximate time on the water - 2.5hrs

Minimum age - 16

Price - €60pp

First of all the crew gets a shot paddling as a team for 20-30 minutes to warm up and gel, then we drive you up to the top of the river for you to challenge yourself with a Grade iv rapid! From here you get to experience the dramatic boulders of the Dranse before finishing with the classic trip!

The Giffre River

Classic Trip

Rapids - Grade III

Start - Sixt fer Cheval

Finish - Samoens

Difficulty - 3/5

Approximate time on the water - 2hrs

Minimum age - 8

After a quick briefing about safety procedures and paddling techniques, you can start playing on the river. The gorge du Tignes is the highlight with a 2metre drop into a very narrow gorge - younger children will be asked to walk around this part and can watch parents negotiating the drop from above!

Air boating the Dranse River

Classic Trip

Advanced Trip

Classic Trip

Rapids  - Grade II-III

Difficulty - 2/5

Approximate time on the water - 1hrs 30

Minimum age - 12

This trip goes through gentle rapids and is great for families with younger children, people who are new to the sport, or nervous around water. During the trip you’ll learn how to use your paddle, how to swim safely down rivers, how to get in and out of the boat with control and ease: everything to make you feel at home on the river and hopefully encourage you to do it again !

Advanced Trip

Rapids  - Grade II-III

Difficulty - 3/5

Approximate time on the water - 1hrs 30

Minimum age - 14

During the trip the guide will take you through the various skills you’ll be able to practice on the trip (how to use your paddle, how to steer and anticipate direction, how to swim safely down rivers, how to get in and out of the boat with control and ease). This trip is slightly longer than the ‘Mini-descent’, and requires a little extra confidence in the water. Ideal for older children and people looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush!

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Contact Us

Contact us

If you’ve any queries or questions, please email us at: info@frogsrafting.com, or call us on +33 (0) 609 308 077: if we don't answer instantly we’ll reply as soon as we’re able, definitely within 24 hours.

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