Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2014   #1
., Arizona
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 83
French Alps 2015

Looking to put together a trip to the southern alps in France next summer and am looking for advice, tips, contacts, or anything else that may help. I'd rather join a group than hire a guide to keep the cost down but can't find anyone else at the moment that can go.
Anyone know of any UK yakin forums? Seems to be a popular summer destination for those guys.

Mr French is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014   #2
Enfield, New Hampshire
Paddling Since: 1990
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 332
possible sources...

You could try emailing these:

The Lee valley ww olympic center in London and the Kayak store in Shepperton, London.

Google their websites. I forget the web address but I have received quick replies from both on other river related stuff.

JIMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014   #3
Salt Lake City, Utah
Paddling Since: 1969
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 187
The Haute Savoie region is a geat base -tons of rivers and friendly paddlers. A lot of the organized outings are club-based, if you don't have French find someone who does and search the clubs in Annemasse, Thonon-les-bains, etc. Not cheap, but great water and food not to be believed - you can definitely go "less expensive" by finding some of the local paddlers and taking their advice. Multi-days are virtually unheard of, but you can paddle a different river every day - or twice a day - and look up at Mont Blanc at night . Unfortunately all my contacts are from a decade or two ago, but start with the clubs and you should hook up. If you rent a car with a roof rack and can offer space in return for being led down the runs, you should have no problem finding eager paddlers.
B4otter is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Alps Kick ASS! hojo Winter Buzz 2 02-23-2009 03:06 PM
European Alps buck123 Winter Buzz 6 09-19-2008 02:16 PM
French Alps Day 3: The Ubaye River shanebenedict Whitewater Kayaking 2 07-09-2006 06:43 PM
French Alps Day 2 shanebenedict Whitewater Kayaking 0 07-06-2006 07:23 AM
French Alps Day 1 shanebenedict Whitewater Kayaking 5 07-05-2006 06:06 PM

» Classified Ads
Demo 2016 Jackson Karma...

posted by 4CRS

Used 2016 Jackson Karma Unlimited whitewater race kayak -...

Demo Jackson Karma L

posted by 4CRS

Used 2016 Jackson Karma LG whitewater kayak - lightly used...

Jackson Rock Star(Medium)

posted by Paddling Life

Brand new 2016 Jackson Kayak Rock Star

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.