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In spring, Half-day rafting trip down the Gave d'Ossau from Herrère to Oloron Sainte Marie, Pyrenees

Sporty descent
1h45 to 2h15 sailing time
From 12 years old, must be able to swim
Oloron Sainte Marie
Early April to late June

The benchmark for sports courses

The rafting course from Herrère to Oloron Sainte Marie is the reference in terms of sports courses to be done in half a day: wilder, more rapids, more adrenaline.

It is only feasible in spring at snowmelt, usually from early April to mid- to late June, depending on the year.
Rafting for 4 to 7 people: tightly supervised for a technical and winding course


per person

(from 1 to 4 people)


per person

(family 4 p / gr 5 p / -16 years)

The price includes the supervision, the loan of the equipment, the insurance in RC

Advance booking essential

The activity In detail

General Info

  • Location : Gave d'Ossau river between Herrère and Oloron Sainte Marie, meeting point generally at the SNCF station of Oloron Sainte Marie (Google Maps RDV Oloron)
  • from the beginning of April to the end of June
  • 1h45 to 2h15 of descentBut it takes about 3 hours and a half in total, including dressing, preparation, shuttle service, etc.
  • RDV 9:30 am or 1:30 pm

Levels / Difficulties

Class II / III / III+ river
The river is narrow, winding, wild with rapids where it is better to pass at the right place!

Beginners allowed, but you will paddle hard!


  • Know how to swim, be in good physical condition, be at least athletic, not afraid of water
  • Children from 12 years old
  • Warn if you have a medical history


The activity is supervised by a state-certified instructor in canoeing and associated disciplines A member of the Ossau valley instructors' office, Aventure Chlorophylle.

Groups of 4 to 7 participants maximum per instructor.

Materials provided

  • Neoprene wetsuit
  • Waistcoat
  • Headset
  • Paddle
  • Boat


Communicated when you register.


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You must plan for

  • A pair of closed shoes that will get wet (trainers, tennis shoes, water sports shoes, but not flip-flops or sandals)
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Lycra T-shirt if you have one (optional)
  • Bath towel
  • Sunscreen
  • No credit card for payment on site, please bring a cheque, cash (with a deposit if possible), holiday vouchers, ANCV sports vouchers.

All our rafting packages

Rafting in spring (April to end of June):

Rafting in summer (late June to early October):


  • Canyon
  • Rafting
  • Caving
  • Mountaineering
  • Via Ferrata
  • Via Cordata
  • Climbing
  • Catering Parking
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