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Duration: Half a day
Price from: 47 €


The Compagnie des Guides shows you the summertime Chamonix valley in a highly original way! Let yourself flow along the glacier waters of the Arve, a legendary playground of the Mont Blanc region! Get your adrenaline going and enjoy the fun of rafting.

Lasting 45 minutes and covering over 6km, our route is for all the family and gives you the chance to make your way through the turbulent river waters at the foot of Mont Blanc. Your instructor’s tips and advice will ensure that you avoid the traps that navigating through mountain rivers can throw up.

We meet at the Compagnie des Guides’ rafting water sports base, with its warm showers and lockers, in the heart of Chamonix. The only requirements to be able to participate in rafting are: you must be able to swim 25m, to put your head under water, to be over 8 years old, and be over 1.3m tall.

For an even more intense experience, the Compagnie des Guides also organises rafting trips on the Arveyron in the Chamonix valley. 


Group booking associates people who do not necessarily know each other. It is ideal for people looking for group friendliness and attractive prices. To book online choose the day below and then choose the schedule. No online booking available for children under 12 years old: on site, mail and phone only.

Dates : See on-line booking

Schedules : From 9am, last departure 4.45pm

Meeting point : At the water sports base, 10 min before the start of the activity

Supervision : Group from 4 to 8 people supervised by a guide
Children over 1.3m tall  accompanied by a parent

Prices 2023 :
Until 12 years old : 37€ per person (Depending on the water flow, no online booking)
From 12 years old : 47€ per person

This price includes :
- supervision by instructor
- technical equipment: wetsuit, life jacket, helmet, paddle and inflatable craft
- transfer back to the water sports base

Departure : A minimum of 4 people is required to guarantee the outing

Further information

Find in this section, all the information about this activity. For any further information please contact our advisors (contact details above).

Accessing the water sports base : The base is located on the Promenade du Fori, just behind the swimming pool, near the tennis courts. Car park is 150m away on the other side of the Arve river, access via the Promenade des Sonnailles footbridge.

Meeting point : At the water sports base, 10 min before the start of the activity

Duration : 45 min on board for 2 hours activity (the schedule is given as an indication)

Location : On the Arve river from the water sports base

Level : Water sports: able to put your head under water. Beginner over 1.3m  tall. Max weight 120kg


Find in this section all the information about the different equipment that is required.

- Swimsuit
- Towel

Our Rental Partners : You can rent your equipment with our rental shops partners and benefit from special price Sanglard Sports, Ravanel & CoConcept Pro Shop
Our Equipment Partners : Millet, Dynastar, Julbo, Grivel & Monnet


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CO2 emitted per person for the activity: 3 kg. In order to limit global warming to +2°C by 2100, the COP-21 agreement stipulates that each human should emit no more than 2t of CO2 per year. According to the French Ministry of Ecology, today European citizens emit an average of 11t per year, and American citizens emit an average of 21t annually.

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