The Haute Savoie region is descibed as a white water paradise. In particular the Giffre river is a haven of flora and fauna flowing through the breathtaking Gorge de Tines. There are many different types of watersports on offer including Rafting, Hydrospeed, Airboats and stand up paddle and generally the route begins above the village of Sixt and finished in Samoens.
In May and June you can enjoy an intense rafting experience as the river is at its fastest. This experience becomes more gentle and family friendly in July and August which makes it much more family friendly although those still looking for a more extreme experience can try airboat or canoraft during these months.
Including travel and preperation the activities last between 1 ½ and 2 ½ hours and prices start at just 24Euros for children.