Clinics 2020-07-17T10:12:26+00:00


Freeride Clinic at the Durance Festival ©Raoul Getraud


Clinic run by Loic Virique and his crew from the local Kayak School “Vague a Bond” situated on the Durance River Bank. Get an introduction to freeriding the river and solidify your creeking skills. Open to boaters with solid rolls who are comfortable on class 3/4 and more. The clinic is taking on the Fournel near L’Argentière on the Pays des Écrins territory.

Age: From 14 years old with parental permission.
Duration: Half-day Saturday.

Price: 35 € online/ 40 €  on site

I’m registering !


Whether it is your first safety clinic, or you want to refresh your skills, there is never a wrong time to practice safety skills! Topics include exiting a sticky stopper, to rope work, Z-drags, and building a river safety kit. Run by Loic Virique and his crew from the local Kayak School “Vague a Bond” situated on the Durance riverbank. The clinic is taking on the L’Argentière whitewater Park, or a river nearby on the Pays des Écrins territory.

Age: From 14 years old and older with parental permission.
Duration: Half-day Saturday.

Price: 45 €  online/ 50 €  on-site

I’m registering !
Participante aux stage fille du durance festival ©Raoul Getraud

Ladies Specific Clinics

Clinics for girls, by girls. For the ladies who want to meet up with other ladies, learn new skills in a fun, friendly, supportive environment, or get some girl time out on the water. The clinic will focus on creeking and river running on class 3/4. The theme of this 3-day course is river running, creeking, safety, gear, and fun! Your head coach will be European Champion and silver world medallist Marlene Devillez and her team. Price include coaching, 2 night at campsite, event T-shirt, entry fee for Grande Descente on Sunday, entry fee for one of the Saturday’s event (Guil Chrono our Bas Guil rally), and a BBQ sandwich on sunday during the Rabioux showdown.

Duration: 3 day from Friday July 31st through Sunday Aug. 2nd

95 € online/ 100 € on site (if any spots left!)

I’m registering !

Raft in a Festival Mood

NOMAD rafting, along with their network of independent local raft guides, offer introductory whitewater descents for newcomers. Available crafts include, inflatable kayaks, rafts ! The Whitewater Discovery is a great opportunity for paddlers to share their passion with friends and family. If you are visiting the area, it is a great way to enjoy the river and take part in the festival atmosphere. You will paddle with the rest of the festival paddlers down the Durance from St Clément all the way to Embrun.

* All gear included in the price! (Boats, boards, wetsuits, helmets, neoprene shoes, paddles!)

Age: From 14 years old, 10 years old for rafts. Parental permission is mandatory.
Duration:  Full day Sunday. Meeting at 9am at the New Rabioux Campsite in Chateauroux les Alpes

Price, Full day:  30 € Grande Descente Guided. (include a BBQ sandwich)

I’m registering !
Jonas le Morvan team Pyranha France

Race Lines Clinics with Team Pyranha

Jonas le Morvan & Arthur Bernot take you down the Guil Chrono race course and show you how to get faster than ever! All of a sudden your goal becomes to beat your mentors of the day.

I’m registering !
Initiation Packraft durant le Durance Festival ©Raoul Getraud

Packraft 2-day Clinic

A Two day clinic with Rescue 3 instructor Seon Crockford-Laserer assisted by french guide Lou Lamotte. A clinic in both French and english covering all the beta to start/ improve Packrafting in whitewater (Introduction to Packrafts, Paddling Techniques (Forward Stroke/ Draw Stroke/ Sweep Stroke), Whitewater Swimming Techniques, Self Rescue Techniques, Packraft Rescue Techniques, Paddle section of River).

Duration: Saturday & Sunday
Price: 65 Euros/70 Euros on site (includes Rallye du bas Guil & Grande Descente entry fee as well as Event T-shirt + Grande Descente’s BBQ on Sunday)

I’m registering !

Open Canoe

The latest generation of Open Canoes offers a fantastic way to play and enjoy the river. Come and (re)discover the joy of paddling with a canoe on whitewater. River location will be selected according to group levels.

Clinic managed by certified instructors

Gear no provided, but can be rented. (some demo boats available, ask us first)

Duration: Half day Saturday during the Canoe Rally on the Bas Guil. (price include entry to the Rallye)

35 € online/ 40 € on site

I’m registering !