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Best Rafting in Europe

Best Rafting in Europe

We're pleased to have been recognised as providing some of the best rafting trips, on one of the best rivers in Europe, by our pals in Switzerland at the Engadin Outdoor Centre !

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1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet

We have been a part of the 1% of the Planet organisation for the last 3 years.  It's name pretty much sums up what happens :  we donate 1% of our turnover each year!  What you perhaps don’t know is that we then choose which organisations benefit from that money.  

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Latest Covid Update

Latest Covid Update

Since Wednesday we're pleased to be able mix groups in our rafts, which means we can take smaller groups on the river.  Our rafts are nevertheless pretty substantial - even if you're with others, you're well spaced out ! We're really happy to be able to welcome more people, but rest assured we are sticking to the hygiene protocols we put in place last year - we found them really helpful, and we'll be keeping them regardless of any easing of regulations !  If you have any concerns about sharing rafts we offer private boats, so you can always elect to rent a boat and a guide for your own party - just ask us for details and prices.  Read on for more info about what to expect if you visit...

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How to make a hydrospeed...

How to make a hydrospeed...

White-water swimming has been done in France since the late 1970s when some crazy Parisians filled their backpacks with inner tubes, strapped them to their fronts and went head first down the rapids.  In 1978 the backpacks were replaced by hard plastic floats with metal handles (painful if you got one in the face) and hydrospeeds and hydrospeeding were born.  The plastic floats gradually progressed to the light-weight, manoeuvrable, foam floats we have now.   This spring, thanks to Covid lockdowns, Jeremy learned how to make hydrospeeds....

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An Extraordinary Winter

An Extraordinary Winter

The cogs are turning (slowly!) and it looks like a return to something like normality might be on its way - that’s how we’re determined to see it anyway!  At the moment we can offer cano-rafting (2 person inflatables), air boating (one person inflatables), and hydrospeeding.  These activities are suitable for people of 12 years and over, and do require a level of competence in the water as it’s likely you’re going to get wet!

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Summer 2020 - The New Normal

Summer 2020 - The New Normal

I never envisaged sharing pictures of cleaning products rather than people enjoying their time on the river!  As a small business working tourism and the outdoors, we have watched the start of the summer season, with its fabulous sunshine and snow-melt water-levels, slip through our fingers.  But all is not lost - we’ve finally managed to get the grass to start growing at the base now no-one’s there to drive on it, and it’s given us time to get to grips with what we need in order to protect our staff and guests from exposure to Covid-19!

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Summer speculations...

Summer speculations...

We've been making the most of the mountians while we're here alone, and we’re over the moon to be living in a green zone.  The previous 1km  for 1hr rule has been relaxed: we can get out and about and appreciate the freedom all the more after the restrictions!  It seems the local population is taking scientific advice about social distancing, limiting contact and hygiene seriously: as it’s a tourist area, we’re all very aware of how important it is to adhere to the regulations so we don’t damage our trade.

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Summer 2020 : what we know....

Summer 2020 : what we know....

Rather than try to win you over with my dream win-win-scenario (which is based on no reality other than my having found a four-leaf clover) I thought I’d tell you a few things I DO know to be fact....

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Covid 19 - Summer Cancelled?

Covid 19 - Summer Cancelled?

While the world is still turning, summer will still come.  I’m pretty sure the sun will still shine, and there’ll still be heat in it.   The lakes will still be blue-green and inviting, the mountains will still be steep, challenging and inspiring; the rivers will still be running, and the canyons will still be calling.  The amazing people we work with will still want to run rivers, conquer canyons and scale rocks.  Lockdown will finish.  Life will go on

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Accommodation in the Alps

Accommodation in the Alps

When only the snow-capped peaks remain and the once chilled air turns warm, it’s time to make the most of the summer rafting season with a choice of accommodation in Morzine. 

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