Summer in the alps: White water rafting

14 Mar 2017

Not everyone is sad when the spring snow starts to melt. For Frogs Rafting it signals the beginning of their white-water rafting season that can span May to October.

Summer in the alps: White water rafting

White-water rafting is the flip-side to the alpine winter season and the Alps offers some of the best rafting, canoeing and kayaking in Europe. But rafting isn’t just for thrill seekers. It offers something for all summer visitors to the Alps, no matter your age or ability - Alpine rivers have something for you We spoke to Nat from Frogs Rafting to find out why we should get down to the river today.

The river … what can we get up to?

White water rafting can conjure up images of treacherous, fast-moving rivers but it really does offer something for the whole family At Frog’s Rafting we will organise everything from rafting, canyoning, hydrospeeding and canorafting to rock climbing and riverside BBQs. We can keep you busy all day!

1. A new perspective... 

Rafting is the ideal way to see the Alps in a totally different way. You float down the river through the valley seeing it from a totally new perspective from unusual rock formations to hidden pastures and nature and wildlife untouched by human hand. The river shows you the Alps at its most breath-taking!

2. The wildlife... 

River life is inaccessible to us most of the time. As a result so many shy animals and birds flourish in the areas we float passed. You’ll witness the flora and fauna of the alps in their natural state and in abundance.

3. The thrill… 

Or as much thrill as you can handle. Because every rafting trip is created with our clients in mind. Whether you want to take a slow boat down the river or take the rapids and push yourself, your time on the river will be created to suit you. The river also quickens and slows at different points, so sometimes you will be whizzing down rapids, the next slowly meandering passed the incredible scenery. Our focus is on you having an amazing time.

4. It will be just the beginning... 

We tend to find that rafting opens up the mountains to visitors and after they have tried it, they have a taste for river life! We offer plenty more white-water activities should you decide you want to take on the river again from Canyoning or Cano-rafting (like kayaking but you're in charge of your own boat) to Hydro speeding (going down the rapids headfirst holding onto a float…!) and Air boating. Or you can stay on dry land and try climbing before enjoying a mountain BBQ. Either way the river has enough to keep you occupied for your entire summer break.


Want to hear about Frogs Rafting firsthand?

Then why not read The Telegraph’s Andrew Purvis talk about his time with Frogs Rafting last summer while is was staying with us at Chalet Twenty26.  Want to speak to the experts direct? Then get it touch with Frogs Rafting.

Need more reasons to come to the mountain in summer? Here are just some of the summer activities on offer

  • Mountain walking and hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Spas
  • Shopping
  • Cycling
  • Adventure parks
  • Canyoning
  • Sky diving
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Helicopter flights
  • Golf


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