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We have left the details for our 2023 trip online for information only and will update when preparations are confirmed. Next dates will be in June 2025.

We are running a trip to the French Alps from 10th – 17th June 2023. We fly out to France and stay in a chalet in the town of Serre Chevalier near Briancon, right in the centre of some of the finest alpine whitewater rivers – Guile, Durance, Claree and Ubaye. All of the kayaking equipment and personal luggage is driven out by van and we hire a minibus or cars in France to provide transport to the rivers and airport transfers. The trip will include some whitewater safety training and various grades and rivers including the slalom courses at L’Argentiere and St Clemens, the Upper Durance above Briancon, Sunshine Run on the Lower Durance including the Rabioux Wave (as pictured above) and the Upper Ubaye and Middle to Lower Claree.

The cost for this trip is £550 for PCC members and £570 for non-PCC members including road transport in France, vehicle hire, accommodation and catering*. The trip is open to anyone over 16 (under 16 must be accompanied by one of their parents) – please note the trip is in term time. All under 18’s must be club members. Flight costs and travel in UK are excluded from the overall costs and you should budget around £150 to book the flight. We will provide details of the flight to book on payment of deposit.

Date:  10th – 17th June 2023

Purpose of Trip: Whitewater Paddling, Recreational, Sightseeing, Fitness

Minimum Ability Level: Good level White Water Award / 3 Star with 30 hours whitewater experience.

Equipment: Free use of Club boats and your own whitewater equipment. You should have all of your own whitewater specific clothing and equipment.

* Two evening meals will be at your own expense at a nearby restaurant.

Bookings are accepted with a non-refundable deposit of £150 or £170 (if you do cancel, we will endeavour to find a replacement but any money not recoverable will not be returned)

Costs: £550 for PCC members / £570 for non-PCC members

Book French Alps Trip 2023 here:

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Bookings shut: 6 weeks before the trip date or when full

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