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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

Gave d’Ossau River

Location: Southwestern France

The Gave d’Ossau River is one of the attractions of southwest France’s Pyrenees region. Rivers like the Gave d’Ossau are sourced in the mountains and then flow toward the Mediterranean Sea.

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Level of Difficulty: Class IV / Intermediate

Springtime brings good flows to Gave d’Ossau River whitewater rafting trips, making its class IV rapids a thrilling challenge for experienced rafters. Athletic and adventurous beginners will also enjoy this trip.

Scenery: Forested Canyon

Created by the confluence of the Gave Bious and the Gave de Brousset Rivers, the Gave d’Ossau ultimately flows into the Gave d’Oloron. The snake-like river winds its way through the Bager Forest, giving rafters glimpses of local wildlife like Salmon and elegant Herons.

Season: April – June

Half and full day Gave d’Ossau River raftng trips are offered in the springtime.