The airboat is an inflatable based on the form of the kayak. You sit upright using the knee straps to hold you in and a double paddle for propulsion. It’s extremely stable allowing novices to experience the sensations of whitewater kayaking from the first attempt


  • It is obligatory to know how to swim (a form has to be signed before departure).
  • You have to be in good physical condition.
  • Minimum age: 14
  • You must already have some whitewater experience.

Equipment provided

Safety helmet, lifejacket, wetsuit and wetsuit socks, wind stopper.

Equipment to bring

Swimsuit and towel, sports type shoes which will get wet.


Canoe-kayak plus associated sports national diploma.
Groups of 4 – 5 max per instructor.

Important information

Transport is provided to the departure point.
It is important to be on time as there are daily dam releases on the Isere and also not to keep other clients waiting.
Franceraft reserves the right to modifiy the operation of its activities for the reasons of safety.
Trips are organised in all types of weather as the equipment provided gives adequate protection even in bad conditions.


Clients are kitted out on arrival at the franceraft base after which they are taken to the start by bus. There is a trip briefing on the bank followed by some trial exercises in the water before setting off downstream to explore the Virgin’s Gorge and navigating the Centron rapids. The arrival point is the base to get changed and go for a drink!