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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

Isere River

Location: French Alps neaer the Val d’Isere

Running through the Rhone-Alps region of Southeastern France, the River Isere is near famous Val d’Isere, the beautiful host of the 1992 Olympic Winter Games.

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Level of Difficulty: Class II-IV / Beginner or Intermediate

There are two white water rafting sections on  the River Isere. Introductory whitewater rafting is perfect for families on the class II-III section. People with previous experience or those looking for a challenge can consider the intermediate, class III-IV section.

Scenery: Tarentaise Valley backed by the Snowcapped Alps

The source of the River Isere is snowmelt from the Graian Alps. From this lofty source the river flows in the Upper Valey called Tarentaise and then continues on to the Rhone River, of which it is a tributary.

Season: May – September

Dam controls make River Isere rafting trips are available May into September. Most trips are short, lasting from half to full day trips.