Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Rodeo Raft, a day rafting and kayaking in France.

Ewart has just come back from a trip to France and Spain. Whilst he went with his downhill bike to the bike parks and ski resorts of Spain and Andorra he also managed to squeeze in some paddling.

Ewarts friends Sam (front left) Mike (front right) and Grace (2nd right) enjoy the warm up rapids.

His friends got in a raft and Ewart managed to borrow a Riot Sniper and some kit for the afternoon to join them. He wasn't to keen on the rafting after seeing the river, he wanted to paddle it!

The beautiful Gorge de Pierre Lys, River Aude, Pyreness Orientale, South West France. A fantastic class 3+ limestone gorge. Great little tecnical rapids and a nice class 4 drop to finish.
The valley is beautiful with oak and beech trees lining the hillsides.

Strike a pose Ewart! Actually, put it away.

The last but one drop, good 3+. Lots of fun to run blind.

Ewart drops in.
Lots of thanks to the Guys and girls at Rodeo Raft in Belvianes near Quillan. The centre is about an hours drive from Carcassonne and a great area to visit with lots more white water potential. The best time to visit is in early spring with the snow melt and a bit of rain fall. We got a dam release in the afternoon but Rodeo Raft can help with locations. They also do canyoning, duckys (hotdogs) and hydrospeeds.
Visit their website here: www.rodeoraft.com or email rodeoraft@gmail.com