Skip to main content

Rafting Arve original

Duration: Half a day

Level 1: You have never practiced.

Level 2: You have some initial experience.

Level 3: You practice occasionally.

Level 4: You practice regularly.

Level 5: You have a sustained practice.

Price from: 50€
For more information, contact Pôle Accueil :
General information

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 to be over 10 years old, and be over 1.3m tall. For an even more intense experience, we also organise rafting trips on the Arveyron in the Chamonix valley. 

Group booking

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 located 393 Promenade du Fori - Chamonix, 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

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

Prices 2024 :
Until 12 years old : 40€ per person (Depending on the water flow. No online booking, only at our offices or by phone)
From 13 years old : 50€ 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

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 393 Promenade du Fori - Chamonix, 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 located 393 promenade du Fori - Chamonix, 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 : Beginner, over 1.3m  tall, max weight 120kg. Water sport: be able to float on the back and keep the head above water for 5 seconds, to jump, to swim 25 meters, and to pass under a floating object.

Documents available for download


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


Book your activity

Calculate your carbon footprint

Discover the carbon emissions of this activity and add your trip to the meeting point.

CO2 emitted per person for the activity: 3 kg. Learn out more about the footprint calculation of this activity

Add your trip to the meeting point