"Rafting in the Pyrenees - No prior technical skill" Carcassonne Sports & Outdoors Tip by Jerelis

Carcassonne Sports & Outdoors: 7 reviews and 26 photos

  Getting instruction before getting started.
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  • Getting instruction before getting started. - Carcassonne
      Getting instruction before getting started.
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  • At first the easy part of the river. - Carcassonne
      At first the easy part of the river.
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  • Not too wild yet. - Carcassonne
      Not too wild yet.
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  • Watch out for the rock! - Carcassonne
      Watch out for the rock!
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Reading the hand-out of the ROC Aqua rafting company learned that a raft is an inflatable boat and that you need to manoeuvre it down the river with paddles. It's the best way to get a touch of white water sports without any prior technical skills. Of course with the help and support of a river guide onboard. How hard can it be, so for us (I did it with two friends Sjoerd and Patrick) it was just time to get acquiped and enter the raft, which can accomodate a crew of 8 people maximum.

For us rafting is a rather challenging recreational outdoor activity. In our case it was done on some different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite us as much as possible! We knew that it is considered an extreme sport, as it can be dangerous. But of course we wanted to seek a thrill and entered the raft. Before we were getting started we learned some of the rules to secure each other safety. The guide told us for example that one of the most simple ways to avoid injury while out of a raft, was to swim to an Eddy (a calm spot behind a rock in the water which the current disperses around) to avoid being taken downstream.

Equipment: * An inflatable raft (with auto bailing device);
* A single paddle;
* A high performance life jacket;
* A helmet;
* A neoprene wet suite;
* A rain jacket if necessary.

Address: Le Rebenty, 11140 Cailla
Directions: The home base is located in the midst forests and maintains (Pyrenees), right next to the small creek (the Rebenty).
othercontact: Email: info@rocaqua.com
Phone: 04 68 20 53 97
Theme: Rafting
Website: http://www.rocaqua.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 6, 2011
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