We offer a complete range of guiding and coaching, whether in our established destinations or further afield. Our considerable experience and developed expertise allows us to deliver comprehensive programmes the world over. Our coaching insight and drive towards excellence ensures you and your friends are in great hands every day on the river. Check out our guiding programme below.


French Alps Paddling

Summer based 5 day tours in the Southern French Alps

We Pursue Excellence

Why Us?

Here at Gene17Kayaking we have exceptional experience guiding & coaching from around the globe of white water kayaking, and in most cases it’s without parallel. We bring insight, developed expertise and whole bunch of great lines on the river.

Coaching is at our core

Coaching Input
Whether you are on a coaching programme or simply wish to be guided down the river. We’ll use our developed expertise to indicate where learning is taking place and aid ongoing development when called up on.

We offer full service

What do you get?
Whether you contract our guide for a day or a week, its what our reputation is about, full service on the water to sound logistical advise off the water to a considerable depth in local knowledge for what you need and want.

A wide range of destinations

Whats on Offer?
We will be in Slovenia from early spring to late summer, Italy’s Valsesia and Swizterland’s Ticino/Tessin in May, the French Alps in June, plus Norway for the whole summer. We’ll run tours in the French Alps, plus Adventures to Greece, Ticino, Montenegro, Norway, Chile, India and Nepal, Contact Us for further details.


Where you wish to come out in early June high water or cruise the Classics in late June, the French Alps has a wide range of runs all within a short range of the Durance Valley. 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.

Fullon Charger – In early June is after the peak run off, and we enjoy the best of high water runs, Guil, Durance & the Ubaye, full on and the very best of the French Alps.

Progressive & Dynamic – In mid June, the white water starts to get structure, with great dynamic moves to learn and enjoy on Class III/IV.
Alpine Fundamentals – By late June, the main flood is over on the larger rivers, leaving sun soaked runs of alpine classic to enjoy, this tour is on Class II/III+ white water.


Headed up by Simon Westgarth, our Norway Tours are a simple and straight forward solution to getting the local info, for flash lines and good times. Starting in Telemark in late May, Voss in June and Sjoa in July & August, Valldal also in August. We have a range of scheduled dates, along with the option to secure your own dates. Contact Us to book or make a request.
Norway Tour 5 Day Tour – All coaching & guiding provided by Westgarth Education & Coaching (Org No. 922 022 763) on behalf of Gene17Kayaking.

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Headed up by Amy Elworthy, Upper Dart Guiding. Gene17Kayaking’s brand ambassador, Next Generation graduate, Norway Intern and local lass, Amy’s manner and charm takes all the edge off your first or next Upper Dart descent. Your run will be fun and safe, plus you’ll learn a lot about this river section and lines to enjoy.

We have a range of scheduled dates, along with the option to Contact Us to secure your own dates. Plus due to requests, we have added the option for a day’s coaching on the Loop in preparation for the Upper Dart Trip. A chance to learn core tactics and refresh your technique for river running from our great new coach.

Upper Dart Guiding, UK
– £50 for a Guided Trip
– £120 with a Warm Up Day being coached on the Loop plus the Upper Dart Trip

One or Two Days:
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Gene17Kayaking has a considerable body of in house expertise and first hand knowledge of great white water around the world. Whether its organising a youth kayak expedition down the Zanskar Inda, a young apprentice self support trip to the Tamur in Nepal, a school trip to Rio Apurimac in Peru or rafting exped on the Grand Canyon in the USA, We have access to the know how needed to get a trip off the ground in into action.

If your group of friends, or club or school need professional insight and on the water expertise, simply Contact Us for a guiding solution.

Any time, any date, any where Worldwide

Bespoke rates per Kayak Guide
One day from 300€
Two days from 600€
Six days from 1800€


Does your club, group or school wish to go on a kayaking trip. Gene17Kayaking can help you get the trip off the ground, provide all the per-trip advice, guidance and training required, and then over see the trip on the water and with in country logistics. Simply Contact Us with your idea and we’ll help make them into a reality.

Any time, any date, any where Worldwide

Bespoke rates per Kayak Guide/Coach
One day from 300€
Two days from 600€
Six days from 1800€