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South of France + Verdon Camp

9 June - 15 June


Finally paddling in the south of France again! After a break of a few years, we will be visiting this great kayaking region again. Directly after the Piedmont-Aosta Valley camp - these two camps can be ideally combined, by the way - a very varied week of paddling with white water from the third to the fifth level of difficulty awaits you at the South of France kayak camp. The camp starts in the region around Briançon. On rivers such as the Gyronde, the Durance or the Guil, we have a large selection of first-class kayak routes to choose from. After a few days, we will continue on to the Ubaye, where we will probably stay for two days. As a grand finale to the camp, we will paddle the Verdon gorges.

At this camp we offer an F2, Creek 1 and a Creek 2 Course . Please click on one of the courses below to find out more details about the course content and prerequisites.

WW intensive course including roller training!

Do you feel at home on class II whitewater and would finally like to enter more difficult waters? Or are you already a frequent visitor to class III whitewater but would like to be a bit more confident? Then this is the course for you. We'll show you how much fun more gradients and more water pressure can be if you simply rely on the current and your technique.
In this course, we focus on using the current, estimating lines and navigating tactics in a group, as well as on good technique. The aim of the course is to develop routine in class III whitewater .

  • Flow theory
  • Recognizing and using different currents on the river
  • Expand dynamic movement using weight positioning and upper body rotation.
  • Eddying technique using forward stroke and draw stroke
  • Control of the kayak by proper edging and blade pressure
  • Scouting: Assessing dangers, choosing lines
  • Navigation tactics in the group: communication and safety posts
  • Boofen
  • Driving impact cushions
  • Breaking out
  • Punching stones
  • Sweeping water combinations

To be able to take part in Advanced 2 Course , you must

  • Be able to swim confidently
  • Be in overall good health.
  • paddle safely class II whitewater
  • be at least 14 years old (we also offer youth courses ).
  • Be able to drive independently class III whitewater

Your way to WW IV!

Ride your line with ease and a dry spraydeck! At class IV whitewater you can only hit your line if you work with the flow. That's why at Creek 1 Course we look closely at the flow and use it. We analyze the currents and define exactly which weight shift and which pull on the paddle are necessary to precisely ride your chosen line. At the same time, you will learn how to boof and control steps and rollers.

  • Be aware of movement sequences: upper body posture and paddle use
  • Analyze complex lines
  • Timing: precise edge changes and stroke sequences
  • Boofen
  • Use flow elements and river obstacles for your own line
  • Navigation tactics in the group: communication and safety
  • Driving impact cushions
  • Boofing over steps and rollers
  • Turning maneuvers in rollers
  • Driving sweeping water combinations
  • Scouting and securing
  • Durance
  • Gyronde
  • Guisane
  • Guil
  • Ubaye
  • Verdon
  • Other rivers depending on the water level.

To be able to take part in Creek 1 Course , you must

  • Be able to swim confidently
  • Be in overall good health.
  • safely class III whitewater (e.g. Untere Ötz, abseiling section of the Soča, Brandenberger Ache: Wiesklamm, Loisach).
  • master the Whitewater Roll (at least 80% roll-up rate).
  • be at least 14 years old.
  • WW IV independently and safely.
  • Getting pressure on the paddle blade at the crucial moment.
  • Drive lines precisely.
  • Finding sensible places to boulder and implementing a sequence of movements with the right timing.

Creeking perfection course!

If you feel comfortable on class IV whitewater , can confidently hit your lines and no longer have any major deficits in your kayaking technique, then this is the right course for you. It's all about moving fluidly in difficult white water.

Ride your lines with little effort and lots of style. We'll show you how it all works and give you valuable tips that will help you on heavy white water and massively increase the fun factor.

Safety is of course also an important topic in this course. But don't worry - we won't be standing around pointlessly on the bank with the throw bag at every spot. Instead, we'll think about what kind of safety device makes sense where and why and then implement it as quickly as possible. After all, we want to paddle!

At Creek 2 Course , we assume that you have mastered all the technical skills required to navigate WW IV safely and independently. During the course, we deal with tactical considerations and put the finishing touches to your technique. The program includes, for example

  • Analyze lines and drive precisely
  • Finding the fast line
  • Leanboof
  • Landing steps safely
  • Minimize effort through efficient paddling style
  • Maximize pressure on the paddle blade at the decisive moment
  • Durance
  • Gyronde
  • Guisane
  • Guil
  • Ubaye
  • Verdon
  • Other rivers depending on the water level.

To be able to take part in Creek 2 Course , you must

  • class IV whitewater can drive with confidence.
  • have experience in safety.
  • safely eskimotieren.
  • Navigate heavy white water with ease.
  • Assess locations correctly and organize access.
  • Independently create a safety concept for heavy driving.

Free course places

There are still places available!

There are still places available!

There are still places available!

Key data and prices

  • We meet on the first day of the course at 10:00 am at the "Campéole Les Vaudois" campsite (directly on the Gyronde).

We will spend the first few nights at the beautiful and unspoilt "Campéole Les Vaudois" campsite, right on the banks of the Gyronde. Where we will stay on the Ubaye and Verdon will depend on the size of the group and the weather and will be decided spontaneously.

  • One-week kayak course
  • Maximum of 5 participants per kayak instructor
  • Rental equipment (optional)
  • Kitchen tent
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Barbecue
  • Tables and benches

Course fee per person

€ 850

Rental equipment (optional)

€ 180

Do you have any questions about this offer? Then contact us at any time by e-mail. We look forward to advising you!

Level of difficulty

WW2, WW3, WW4 and WW5