Rafting in the Basque Country

From 15€.
Rafting in the Basque Country (For all ages)

From an initiation level, the Nive is one of the most beautiful rafting routes in the Basque Country. From Ossès to the beautiful village of Bidarray, you will enjoy a 7 km descent into a magnificent landscape accompanied by extraordinary wildlife for the lucky ones.

We offer you 2 hours of descent for about 30€/adult and 20€/children under 12 years old (decreasing price for families and groups),
the longest rafting trip and the cheapest in the area.

As a bonus, Cocktail Aventure is the only Rafting base in Bidarray to take you through the OSSES dam…, Sensations guaranteed!!!

What is RAFTING?

Rafting is a sport that consists of rafting down rapids in RAFT! Rafting is an unsinkable inflatable boat or boat (which cannot be sunk). Sail safely on the rivers and white waters of France or the World in Rafting, indulge yourself or fill up with adrenaline as you wish by descending the rapids of several difficulties classified from 1 to 6, 1 being the easiest and 6 the hardest.

How is rafting practiced?

Rafting is practiced on an inflatable boat that can hold up to 10 people. It is the safest boat to start or discover the rapids of the Nive. The guide is at the back of the rafting to guide him while you help him by paddling while enjoying your descent. This very stable boat will allow you to have an unforgettable first experience. For the more experienced, the instructor will be able to make this descent more sparkling by playing with the elements of the river (current, counter-current, rock…) and will offer you jumps and games in the water. We propose you the descent on the NIVE from Saint Martin d’Arrossa to Bidarray, a 7 km course classified 2 with some rapids of class 3.

The Rafting trip is ideal for having fun with family or friends and admiring the sublime landscape of the Nive valley at the foot of the Basque mountains in the Atlantic Pyrenees.


Consider combining “Rafting” with another activity offered in our MULTI-ACTIVE FORMULAS such as Paintball or Adventure Park.

Half-day RAFTING process:

  • Welcome by our team of instructors
  • Distribution of adapted equipment
  • Shuttle with our vehicles to the boarding point
  • Statement of navigation techniques and safety briefing
  • About 2 hours of descent and laughter
  • Back to the base
  • Access to the changing rooms with hot showers
  • Possibility to leave with the photo (and video) CD of your trip.

Swimming at least 25 metres is mandatory

Provided equipment:
  • Neoprene suit
  • Life jacket
  • Helmet
  • Single paddle
  • Possibility to rent neoprene Botillons
Required equipment:
  • Closed shoes (sneakers)
  • Bathing suit
  • Bath towel
  • Shower kit
  • Spectacles cord (for the persons concerned)