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 - 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 - 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 - €45 pp

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 - 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 - €60 pp

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!

The Giffre River

Classic Trip

Rapids - III

Start - Sixt Fer à Cheval

Finish - Samoëns

Difficulty - 3/5

Approximate time on the water - 2hrs

Minimum age - 8

Price - €36 pp

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

The Dranse River (where most trips take place)

Classic Trip

Rapids - II-III

Difficulty - 2/5

Approximate time on the water - 1hrs 30

Minimum age - 12

Price - €50 pp

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 !

The Giffre River

Advanced Trip

Rapids - II-III

Difficulty - 3/5

Approximate time on the water - 1hrs 30

Minimum age - 14

Price - €50 pp

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!

Hydrospeeding

The Dranse River (where most trips take place)

Classic Trip

Rapids - II / III

Start - Drossage

Finish - AN Rafting

Difficulty - 3/5/5

Approximate time on the water - 2hrs

Minimum age - 14

Price - €50 pp

Kitted out in thick, reinforced wetsuits, and after a briefing designed to prepare you for swimming in white-water and negotiating rapids (which appear larger when you're in the water!), you're set to head down the river with your guide.  You're in the water for about 2hrs.  It's important that everyone taking part is confident in water, and a capable swimmer: you will get splashed

Pro Trip

Rapids - IV

Start - The Romain Bridge, by EDF Hydroelectric Plant

Finish - Cassine, Classic Departure point for rafting.

Difficulty - 5/5/5

Approximate time on the water - 2hrs

Minimum age - 16 (must have already hydrospeeded with us)

Price - €80 pp

By invitation only, this trip is for people over 16 who have already hydrospeeded with us.  You start at the top of the river and negotiate the grade iv rapids on the way down, getting out of the river where we start the Classic Rafting trip.  Maximum 3 people at one time, 80euro pp.

The Giffre River

Classic Trip

Minimum age - 14 ans

Price - €50 pp

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Canyoning

Nyon (Morzine)

Canyoning

Rapids - V3 A3

Start - Under the Nyon Passerelle

Finish - Nyon carpark

Difficulty - 3/5/5

Approximate time on the water - 2.5hrs

Minimum age - 12

Price - €50 pp

When you're equipped in wetsuit, harness and helmet, you'll have an initial safety briefing before walking down to start the canyon.  Additional safety talks happen throughout the descent so you're not obliged to take it all on at once!  The activity is more demanding that many people realise.  It's worth double checking you're aware of what you're letting yourself in for by doing our quick quiz.

Balme (Les Carroz) / Giffre's Gorge

Canyoning

Minimum age - 12

Price - €50 pp

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Gorges du Giffre

Canyoning Giffre's gorges

Difficulty - 3/4/5

Approximate time on the water - 2h

Minimum age - 12

Price - €55 pp

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Contact Us

Contact Us

If you'd like to book or to find out more, just complete the 'contact us form' on the right, or send us an email with your preferred activity, how many you'll be, and when you're on holidays!  

Alterntively 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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