International Scale of River Difficulty
- Class I: Easy
Small waves; passages clear; no serious obstacles.
- Class II: Medium
Rapids of moderate difficulty with passages clear. Requires experience plus suitable outfit and boat.
- Class III: Difficult
Waves numerous, high, irregular; rocks; eddies; rapids with passages clear though narrow, requiring expertise in maneuvering; scouting usually needed. Requires good operator and boat.
- Class IV: Very difficult
Long rapids; waves high, irregular; dangerous rocks; boiling eddies; best passages difficult to scout; scouting mandatory first time; powerful and precise maneuvering required. Demands expert boatman and excellent boat and good quality equipment.
- Class V: Extremely difficult
Exceedingly difficult, long and violent rapids, following each other almost without interruption; riverbed extremely obstructed; big drops; violent current; very steep gradient; close study essential but often difficult. Requires best person, boat, and outfit suited to the situation. All possible precautions must be taken.
- Class VI Class U
Formerly classified as unrunnable by any craft. This classification has now been redefined as "unraftable" due to people having recently kayaked multiple Class VI around the world.(Some consider rafting on a class VI river suicidal, and only extreme luck or skill will allow you through)
Can we do if we are absolute beginners ?
Of course! There are different levels of difficulty, and we’ll choose it according to the capacities of the less experienced person on the boat.
Do we have to bring our own equipment(wet-suit, life jacket, helmet...)?
No, we lend you a whole up-market security equipment. Comfort is essential during the activity!
Is there a guide at any time on the rafting with us?
Yes, all our descents are lead by licensed guides. There will be one with you leading the raft for the whole time of the activity, unless he lets you taking the helm for a few moments!
What if it is raining ?
Don’t worry, you wear the best protection ever against rain! There is no better place to be in than the river. Unless there is a real storm pulling the trees, it is one of the rare activities you can do in the mountain while it is raining without any risk.
Can I pee in my wet suit ?
Please don’t! Wet suits are cleaned and disinfected after each use, but please think to those who do that work!