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FRENCH ALPS TRIP

We are running a trip to the French Alps in June 2023. We fly out to France and stay in a chalet in the town of Guillestre 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. 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 £tbc for PCC members and £tbc 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. 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:  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 (if you do cancel, we will endeavour to find a replacement but any money not recoverable will not be returned)

Costs: to be confirmed

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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