The French Alps has long been a popular destination for white water kayakers, whether its paddlers looking for their first alpine experience or seasoned adventurers enjoying the fast paced paddling in the summer sun.
Gene17Kayaking for June will be in the Durance Valley and be able to offer both day guiding and coaching, 5 day tours in the Erin. See our programme below.
Our Coaches and Guides in the French Alps are there all season from May to August, because they live there year round. Native english speaking local paddlers with the highest French qualifications in the form of Nico Chassing, (Zambezi legend) and Tommy Bankes are on hand for any solution from a day’s one to one coaching to a full week’s programme hitting the alpine high lights. Plus once off the river they’ll be able to suggest great local attractions and good places to dine too.
- Fullon Charger
- Progressive & Dynamic
- Alpine Fundamentals
- BCU Training & Assessments
- Coaching & Guiding Rates
In early June, traditionally the French Alps location of the Durance Valley is prime, with high water, clean lines, fine times to be had. See Fullon Charger
In early June, traditionally the French Alps location of the Durance Valley is prime, with high water, clean lines, fine times to be had. This full on alpine river running style is not for everyone, but if you are a Class IV charger and wish to have a great week hitting all the classics and other lesser known runs with our first rate guiding team, Gene17kayaking has both the skill set and knowledge to offer a safety and exciting week on the rivers of the French Alps.
On the Fullon Charger – we aim to be on the river for most of the day, running 20Km+ of Class III/IV+ white water enjoying the best of high water runs, Guil, Durance & the Ubaye, full on and the very best of the French Alps.
Fullon Charger - French Alps, France Guided Tour 750€
PROGRESSIVE & DYNAMIC
Come mid June, the peak of the runoff has past, leaving numerous great runs white water kayaking to enjoy. The rapids become more structured, lines more defined, a perfect time to hit the classic runs and still have the push of excellent flows. Our 5 day river tour will give you a fast paced hit of the Alps at its best. Our 9 to 5 guiding service is the perfect quick hit for those who want a slice of the French Alps.
During the Progressive & Dynamic – we’ll tool you up to make the lines to desire, offering core paddling and advanced skill set coaching to ensure you get great dynamic moves and learn to really enjoy on Class III/IV.
Progressive & Dynamic - French Alps, France Guided Tour 750€
By late June, the push in the white water has started to fade, and more structured white water starts to reveal itself. This gives Gene17kayaking the perfect classroom to deliver fundamental core skills to intermediate paddlers.
On our Alpine Fundamentals – we step past all the classic white water kayaking dogma, and give you a skills set of dynamic river running. Glide over eddy lines with confidence, grasp and develop fundamental tactics for river running, that are universal and easy to develop, plus enjoy the sun soaked runs of alpine classics on Class II/III+ white water.
Alpine Fundamentals - French Alps, France Guided Tour 750€
BRITISH CANOEING TRAINING & ASSESSMENTS
We'll run scheduled tours & British Canoeing Training & Assessments in the French Alps during the summer upon demand. Simply Contact Us.
|British Canoeing Training & Assessments|
|British Canoeing 3 Star
British Canoeing WW Kayak Leader Training & Assessment
British Canoeing Basic WWS&R
British Canoeing WW Kayak Leader Training & Basic WWS&R Combo
|British Canoeing Advanced WW Kayak Leader Training & Assessment
British Canoeing Advanced WWS&R
British Canoeing Advanced WW Kayak Leader Training & British Canoeing Advanced WWS&R Combo
GUIDING & COACHING RATES
Our resident and visiting staff will be available throughout June in the French Alps, for week, day or half a day of guiding and coaching.
Any Day, Any Time during June, July & August in the French Alps for coaching and guiding.
What The Price Does/Does Not Include & What You Should Bring.
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