Supervised by experienced professionals, you can discover the joys of rafting and hot dogging (or mini-rafting): on these inflatable structures, with your partner or fellow crew members (depending on the size of your craft), you slide and bounce down the rapids and torrents. You can for example take on the might of the Gave de Pau, which flows down from its source in the heart of the Cirque de Gavarnie, or pit yourself against the power of the Neste, which runs its wild and unpredictable course through the beautiful Aure and Louron Valleys.
The rivers of the Pyrenees are also the perfect place to have a go at hydrospeeding, or white water swimming. Equipped with a float, a dry suit and flippers, you will experience the unforgettable sensation of becoming one with the water around you.
The Pyrenees: THE canyoning destination
Finally, the Pyrenees are the place to go for canyoning, whether it's your first time or for a course featuring a series of descents.
All along the Pyrenean range, powerful tectonic forces have like nowhere else created gorges of varying depths that feature a series of waterfalls, pools and smooth rock formations perfect for sliding.
The Gouaux Canyon and Oô Gorge near Luchon (Haute Garonne), the Marc, Artigue and Escales Canyons in Haute Ariège, and not forgetting the fabulous Mont Perdu Canyons in Hautes-Pyrénées and the Sierra de Guara Canyons on the Spanish side: there are a host of amazing sites where you can experience this fun activity in stunning surroundings. New to canyoning? The sport involves a combination of walking through water, jumping off ledges, abseiling down cliffs and sliding down rocks into the unreal blue-green water of the Pyrenean canyons.