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South of France + Verdon Camp

4 June - 10 June


Finally paddling in the South of France again! After a break of some years we will visit this great kayak region again. Directly after the Piedmont-Aosta Valley camp - by the way, these two camps can be ideally combined - a very varied paddling week with whitewater from the third to the fifth degree of difficulty awaits you at the South of France kayak camp. Camp start is in the region around Briançon. On rivers like the Gyronde, the Durance or the Guil, we have a wide range of first class kayak routes at our disposal. After a couple of days, we will continue to the Ubaye, where we will probably stay for two days. As a grand finale, we will paddle the gorges of the Verdon to close the camp.

At this camp we are offering an F2, Creek 1 and a Creek 2 Course . Please click on one of the courses below for more details about each course content and prerequisites.

WW intensive course including roller training!

Do you feel comfortable on class II whitewater and want to finally get into more difficult waters? Or are you already on class III whitewater a lot, but would like to be a bit more confident? Then this is your course. We'll show you how much fun more gradient and more water pressure can be when you simply rely on the current and your technique.
In this course, in addition to clean technique, we focus primarily on using the current, estimating lines and navigating tactics in a group. The goal of the course is to develop routine in class III whitewater .

  • Flow theory
  • Recognize and use different currents on the river
  • Steering kayak by weight shift and upper body rotation
  • Sweeping water with forward stroke and draw stroke
  • Control of the kayak by proper edging and pulling the paddle blade
  • Scouting: Assessing hazards, choosing lines
  • Group driving tactics: communication and safety guards
  • Boofen
  • Impact cushion ride
  • Sweeping water
  • Punch stones
  • Sweep water combinations

In order to participate at Advanced 2 Course , you must

  • can swim.
  • be in good general 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 dry spray! On class IV whitewater you hit your line only when 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 line of choice. Along the way, you learn to boof and control steps and rollers.

On the Soča we do not miss a boof! The class III whitewater and IV sections of the Soča offer a playground of stones, baffles and sweeping waters. The current is usually very defined, so it is not difficult to get the right pressure on the paddle. And if the boof doesn't work the first time, there are 100 more chances downstream.

  • Become aware of movement sequences: upper body posture and paddle use
  • Analyze complex lines
  • Timing: Precisely implement edge changes and stroke sequences
  • Boofen
  • Use flow elements and river obstacles for your own line
  • Group driving tactics: communication and safety
  • Impact cushion ride
  • Boofing over steps and rollers
  • Turning maneuver in rollers
  • Driving sweep water combinations
  • Scout and secure
  • Sesia
  • Mastallone
  • Sermenza
  • Sorba
  • Gronda
  • Dora Baltea
  • Ayasse
  • Depending on the water level also other rivers.

In order to participate at Creek 1 Course , you must

  • can swim.
  • be in good general health.
  • ride safely class III whitewater (e.g. Lower Ötz, abseil section of the Soča, Brandenberger Ache: Wiesklamm, Loisach).
  • master the Whitewater Roll (at least 80% rewind rate).
  • be at least 14 years old.
  • WW IV independently and safely navigate.
  • Getting pressure on the paddle blade at the decisive moment.
  • Drive lines precisely.
  • Find meaningful places to boogie and implement sequence of movements with proper timing.

Creeking Perfection Course!

If you feel comfortable on class IV whitewater , you hit your lines confidently and there are no major deficits left in your kayak technique, then this is the right course for you. Here the focus is on moving fluidly in heavy whitewater.

Ride your lines with little effort and a lot of style. We show you how it all works and give you valuable tips that will help you on heavy whitewater and massively increase the fun factor.

Safety is of course also an important topic in this course. But don't worry - we won't stand around pointlessly with the throw bag on the shore at every spot. Rather, we will consider what kind of safety is useful where and why, and then implement the thing as time-saving as possible. After all, we want to paddle!

At Creek 2 Course we assume that you have mastered all the technical skills necessary to safely and independently navigate WW IV. In the course we deal with tactical considerations and give your technique the final touch. The program includes for example:

  • Analyze lines and drive precisely
  • Find the fast line
  • Leanboof
  • Landing steps safely
  • Minimize effort through efficient paddling style
  • Maximize pressure on the paddle blade at the decisive moment
  • Sesia
  • Sermenza
  • Sermenzina
  • Egua
  • Sorba
  • Gronda
  • Mastallone
  • Dora Baltea
  • Ayasse
  • Depending on the water level also other rivers.

In order to participate at Creek 2 Course , you must

  • class IV whitewater can navigate with confidence.
  • have experience in safety.
  • eskimote safely.
  • Ride heavy whitewater with ease.
  • Properly assess sites and organize driving.
  • Independently create safety concept for heavy traffic.

Free course places

There are still places available!

There are still places available!

There are still places available!

Key data and prices

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

We will spend the first nights at the beautiful and natural campsite "Campéole Les Vaudois", right on the banks of the Gyronde. Where we will spend the night on the Sesia and the Verdon depends on the size of the group and the weather and will be decided spontaneously.

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

Course fee per person

€ 790

Rental equipment (optional)

€ 150

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


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