Located in the heart of the Gorges du Verdon, Aqua Viva Est : the ideal meeting place for lovers of nature, sport and adventure.
The professionals offer you various adventure activities to practice in the heart of the Alpes de Haute Provence:
Come and exercise in the most beautiful landscapes of the Southern Alps and enjoy
The canoe raft will allow you to enjoy the pleasure of white water in complete autonomy.
The canoe raft is a relatively easy boat to handle. Self-draining, open and inflatable, it will allow you to experience the sensations of white water without prior technical knowledge.
A Guide goes with you during the descent, in his own boat to advise you or help you if necessary. You will find different formulas:
Fill up on thrills in the Alpes de Haute Provence and enjoy the river torrents to refresh yourself and have fun with family or friends!
Aqua Viva Est offers you different levels of difficulty to open the practice of canyoning to as many people as possible. You will thus enjoy exceptional natural landscapes in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
Accompanied by qualified instructors from the center, you will enjoy an exceptional adventure in:
Come and take full advantage of nature, which leaves behind the passage of water a playful playground where everyone can find their happiness.
Come and practice rafting in the Verdon!
The professional instructors of the center will take you to discover the Gorges du Verdon in Rafting.
If you have never practiced, you will be able to start slowly, thanks to:
For a little more challenge, you can get started in:
The rafting is the most famous of the inflatables, and the activity lives up to its reputation. Do not hesitate to come and try and have an unforgettable moment in Castellane!
Aqua Viva Est takes you to practice hydrospeed in the famous Gorges du Verdon. Renowned for their beauty and for their attraction for whitewater sports, the Gorges du Verdon will seduce you when it comes to practice hydrospeed.
The centre's instructors offer you a formula allowing you to practice hydrospeed without constraint. The equipment is provided to you, as are insurance and supervision. All you have to do is put on your wetsuit, fins, and grab the hydrospeed float for a 6 km descent from Carajuan to the Samson Corridor.
You will benefit from the guide's advice to take the currents and surf the waves! You will be able to sneak through the rapids and do some technical movements previously learned during a small initiation before any launch into the canyon!
A shuttle will take you back to the starting point at the end of the route. The descent is accessible from 14 years old!
Aqua Viva Est takes you to climb in the magnificent landscapes of the Verdon!
The centre's instructors suggest you go climb in the natural landscapes of the Grand Canyon of the Verdon! Depending on your experience, you will go to initiation sites or to the Grandes Voies:
The initiation to climbing sessions will allow you to discover the basics of climbing (gestures, rope techniques, belaying ...) The equipment is provided (helmet, harness, ropes) as well that the framing ...
Regarding the Great Ways , the center offers walls that can reach 300 meters in height! The instructors are specialists in the field and will know how to lead you to the most beautiful climbing spots around Castellane.
Aqua Viva Est invites you to go on a walk or hike in the heart of the Verdon!
The hikes range from a simple family walk to a real sports excursion ! You will benefit for example:
- From a half-day hike : go on easy hikes, suitable for Sunday walkers as well as families! 2h30 to 3h30 of walks that will delight young and old!
- From a day hike : Discover the best of the Gorges du Verdon through the Sentier Martel, Imbut or Rancoumas! The guides take you to make natural discoveries of the local geology, fauna or flora! Experience 5 to 6 hours of sporty discovery!
In both cases, you benefit from qualified supervision thanks to specialist instructors in the field.
The Verdon is full of passages with incredible panoramas, accessible to all such as the Lizard trail, the Fisherman trail ...
Aqua Viva Est offers you a sporting itinerary and aerial on the cliffs of the Verdon!
The instructors offer you two practice sites for the Via Ferrata in the heart of the Verdon:
- Half-day : come and discover the hole of the Fox ! This course offers you a walk 300 meters above the ground and exceptional panoramas over the Verdon! A 50-meter zipline awaits you there as well as an impressive bridge over the void!
- By the day : Enjoy a via Ferrata for the day at the Ravin de Mainmorte. It is accessible from 14 years old and will allow you to enjoy a 5-hour aerial ride from Le Palud sur Verdon! Abseiling succession, fixed ropes fitted to the wall ... come and discover this adventure playground!
The Verdon is not only a perfect ground for white water sports. The sites will also have some pleasant surprises in store for mountain sports enthusiasts.