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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: 60€
For more information, contact Pôle Accueil :
General information

Looking for a unique water sports experience in the Chamonix valley? The Compagnie des Guides offers you the chance to discover the fun of summertime riverboarding in Chamonix. Also known as white-water sledging, this water-based activity consists in descending the course of a river with a board whilst using fins to steer. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you discover a new kind of water sport on the Arve, that legendary playground of the Mont Blanc region. Manage your own descent in complete autonomy and your instructor’s advice.

Lasting 45 minutes and covering over 6km, learn to play in the counter-currents in a remarkable setting at the foot of the mighty Mont Blanc. This is a white-water sport for beginners and more experienced sportspeople and is guaranteed to get your adrenaline going. We meet at the Compagnie des Guides’ riverboarding water sports base, with its warm showers and lockers, in the heart of Chamonix. The only requirement to be able to participate in riverboarding is to be over 1.5m tall.

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.

Dates : See on-line booking

Meeting Point : 10 min before the start of the activity at the water sports base located 393 Promenade du Fori in Chamonix

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

Price 2024 : 60€ per person

This price includes :
- supervision by instructor
- technical equipment: wetsuit, life jacket, helmet, paddle and board
- 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, 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 : 10 min before the start of the activity at the water sports base located 393 Promenade du Fori in Chamonix

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 1.5m 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



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