Route & Maps
LONG VERSION - 3 days / 2 nights
DAY BY DAY
Meet at 10:30 in the morning in Geneva, where you will leave your belongings and cars in a safe place (end point of the expedition). Shuttle transfer to Passy where we start rafting. Workshops on whitewater swimming, river crossing, safety maneuvers, paddling, communicatring when on water, etc. Supervised by Gaël, a whitewater specialist and guide with Nunayak, our partner.
Descend the Arve River for 25-30 km, and spend the night in a teepee-tent with campfire, near the town of Cluses.
Continue down the Arve River for 25-30 km, and spend a second night near Bonneville camping in a teepee-tent. On this section of the river you have the opportunity to raft in self-guided mode solo, or in a 4-person raft with no guide in the boat. You also have the choice of staying in the guide boat.
We will cross through Geneva and meet up with the Rhône River. The takeout point is near Onex and we will wrap the expedition up at Mamajah's place. The weekend ends around 17:00 (5pm).
Total Distance: 80 km
Number of days: 3
Km / day: 25-30 km
Hours / day: 5-6 hrs
Elevation gain/loss: +/- 300m
Terrain: streams, rivers
Highlights: varied landscapes, adrenaline-pumping thrills, relaxing sunsets, camping in the great outdoors
Precautions: required portages at 2-3 sections of the river that are impossible to paddle due to heavy whitewater in the spring (snow melt)
Total number of nights: 2
Nights in a tent: 2
Night in a tent with campfire: 2
Freeze-dried meals: 5
Ready-made meals: 1
Terrain: banks of the Arve Rivver
Precautions: humidity, water's edge
Transport & Access
Departures & Prices
|From||To||Adult price||<21 years old||Place restante|
|May 1, 2020||May 3, 2020||420 €||378 €||10||Register|
|May 29, 2020||May 31, 2020||420 €||378 €||10||Register|
|Jun 27, 2020||Jun 28, 2020||395 €||355 €||10||Register|
|Jul 24, 2020||Jul 26, 2020||420 €||378 €||10||Register|
|Aug 21, 2020||Aug 23, 2020||420 €||378 €||10||Register|
- 1 day of preparation and training with professional guides (rafting, whitewater swimming)
- Bivouac and orienteering gear: expedition tents, gas stoves
- Food: breakfast and dinner on stove during the expedition. Cold meals at lunchtime.
- Gear for raftingt
- 1 neoprene wetsuit
- Lodging: 2 nights camping on the side of the river
- Logistics: transfer from Geneva to Passy
- Travel to the meeting point (Geneva)
- Your own personal gear (download the list)
- Anything not specifically mendtioned in the "included" list
- Repatriation insurance
Terms and conditions to participate
Open to anyone 14 years old and up. Discover the self-guided expedition experience spending the night in a tent in a short-trip format. On the go for up to 7 hours per day. Presence of a guide throughout the entire expedition and the option of rafting on your own down certain sections. A guide will assist you through all sections with rapids.
FitnessNo specific training needed. Be in good overall shape. On the go for up to to 7 hours per day.
SkillsKnow how to swim.
MotivationAll fired up for an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience!