Whitewater rafting in the Valais, Switzerland

We specialize in whitewater activities and we offer exciting rafting and kayaking excursions on the beautiful Rhône river and other creeks of the Valais, Switzerland.

From floating on peaceful sections of the Rhône (ideal for families with small children) to the powerful waves of the rapids of the Finges park, our products are adapted to all skills and ages.

For large groups, companies and corporations, we have designed a specific team building and recreational programme with Escape Life.

Supervised by a team of professional guides qualified in Switzerland and internationally, we guarantee you a quality service with optimized safety.

We have been awarded the Swiss Safety in Adventures label, certificate CH 17/07/04.

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Where to find usSchedule
Sportfit
Littenstrasse
3970 Salgesch
+4179 738 80 53
info@valaiswallisadventures.ch
From May 1st to September 30th
Open every day
9am to 8pm

Whitewater rafting in the Valais

Trips on the Rhône river

Whitewater rafting on the Rhône – Finges natural park

Description: A trip with non-stop rapids and big beautiful waves.  This section is incredibly fun and you will enjoy from the start to the end.

Duration: 3 and a half hours of activity, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 in the water
Level of difficulty: medium

Age: from 8 y.o.
Snack included
Price: 115 CHF/person

Rafting Valais Rhone river

Funyak trip on the Rhône – Finges natural park

Description: A trip with non-stop rapids and big beautiful waves.  This section is incredibly fun and you will enjoy from the start to the end.

Duration: 3 and a half hours of activity, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 in the water
Level of difficulty: medium

Age: from 10 y.o.
Snack included
Price: 145 CHF/person – min 2 peoples

Funyak Valais Rhone river

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Schedule: 09:00-13:00-17:00
Duration:  3 and a half hours of activity, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 in the water.

Discounts:10% for groups over 16 people, 15% for groups over 26 people
Reservation of meals (BBQ for groups over 10 peoples): 30 CHF.


Floating trips for families

Floating on the Rhône in raft

This trip is perfect for families with small kids or seniors who want discover the Rhône in a fun way.

Duration: 3 and a half hours of activity, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 in the water.

Age from 4 y.o.
Snack included
Price: 95 CHF/person

Rhône floating families

Floating on the Rhône in funyak – 4 people minimum

On a funyak, you will enjoy with your kids or in couple, the peaceful Rhône in a beautiful scenery.

Duration: 3 and half hours of activity, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 in the water.

Age from 4 y.o.
Snack included
Price: 125 CHF/person

Rhône funyak families seniors

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Description: This part of the river is quiet and peaceful. The Rhône flows along the mountain on the right side of the valley. The river is bordered by trees which take a bath on the current. You will meet wild life (ducks and herons) , a beautiful waterfall and incredible scenery. This is an ideal trip for families with young children.

Schedule: 10:00-14:00
Duration: 3 and a half hours of activity, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 in the water.

Discounts:10% for groups over 16 people,  15% for groups over 26 people
Reservation of meals (BBQ for groups over 10 people): 30 CHF


Guided kayak trips in the Valais

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The Valais has several beautiful rivers. From class III to class IV+, most of them are creeks. The Rhône in the park of Finges is a volume stretch.
Prerequisite: To be able to paddle comfortably in the class of the selected river.
Price: on request

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Rafting packages

Whitewater rafting packages

Full day rafting and funyak

One activity in the morning at 9h00 and another the afternoon at 13h00 or 17h00. Make your choice!


Price: 225 CHF/person
Lunch: + 30 CHF (BBQ for groups over 10 persons)/20 CHF for kids under 10 y.o.

Rafting and floating packages for families

Marmoset tour

Floating trip in raft on the Rhône and  fun adventure in the trees with Adrenature in Crans-Montana


From 4 y.o.
Price: 95 CHF/person
Lunch: + 30 CHF (BBQ for groups over 10 persons)/20 CHF for kids under 10 y.o.

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Hiking Adventure

Rafting on the Rhône and a fun acrobatic hiking in the trees with Adrenature in Crans-Montana.


From 8 y.o.
Price: 145 CHF/person
Lunch: + 30 CHF (BBQ for groups over 10 persons) / 20 CHF for kids under 10 y.o.

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Our partners: Adrenature (Montana)


Adrenaline package

Rafting and Bungy jumping

Rafting trip on the morning, bungy jumping from the Niouc bridge on the afternoon.
Niouc is a village just above Salgesch. An old suspension bridge crosses the valley of Anniviers. It allows adventurers to enjoy the 150 meters of free fall. A crazy day full of adrenaline.

Price: 295 CHF/person
Lunch: + 30 CHF (BBQ for groups over 10 persons)/ 20 CHF for kids under 10 y.o.

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Rafting and zip line

Rafting on the morning, followed by a zip line crossing the beautiful valley of Anniviers.


Price: 125 CHF/person
Lunch: + 30 CHF (BBQ for groups over 10 persons)/ 20 CHF for kids under 10 y.o.

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Rafting and scooter downhill

Rafting on the morning and scooter monster on the afternoon.
In Crans-Montana, Adrenature will take you in a crazy race to Sierre on natural trails with a beautiful scenery. To come back, you will take the funiculary. 


Price: 185 CHF
Lunch: + 30 CHF (BBQ for groups over 10 persons)/20 CHF for kids under 10 y.o.

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You can directly book the bungy jumping or the scooter monster by phone +41 79 738 80 53 or by e-mail.

Bungy jumping
Price: 210 CHF
Scooter monster
Price:   75 CHF

Our partners: Adrenature (montana),Bungy jumping (Niouc)


Authenticity Package

Caroline – minimum 2 persons

This package was nominated for the 2017 oenoturism award.

You will start enjoying the region with a rafting trip on the Rhône through the Finges natural park. Then you will discover a local curiosity: the St Leonard’s underground lake.
After feeding you eyes, you will taste local wines and dishes, and ending the day with a traditional raclette.

Price: 250 CHF/person
Lunch: + 30 CHF (BBQ for groups over 10 persons)

rafting package caroline

Rafting and local product tasting – minimum 2 people

Enjoying the Rhône on a raft followed by tasting local wines and dishes. A nice way to discover the region!


Price: 155CHF/person
Lunch: + 30 CHF (BBQ for groups over 10 persons)

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Our partners: the celler of La Brunière, the St-Léonard underground lake, the celler of the Paradis (Salgesch)


Culture Package

Escape Life Da Vinci Code – minimum 6 peoples

A rafting trip on the Rhône on the morning;
Escape life in the city of Sion on the afternoon. More information.


Price: 150CHF/person
Lunch: + 30 CHF (BBQ for groups over 10 persons)/20 CHF for kids under 10 y.o.

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Escape Life Elixir – minimum 6 peoples

Rafting trip on the Rhône on the morning;
Escape life in the city of Fully on the afternoon. More information.


Price: 150CHF/person
Lunch: + 30 CHF (BBQ for groups over 10 persons)/20 CHF for kids under 10 y.o.

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Irish festival, August 7-8-9-10 2019

A rafting trip on the morning or afternoon
Irish festival for your evening
Price: 146CHF/person

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Our partners: Escape Life, Irish festival


Outdoor team building Valais

Outdoor team building

A day of outdoor team building with river activities on the Rhone in a raft or Funyak as well as activities on land. Working in collaboration with Escape Life, the day will help strengthen links between your team and help them understand how different members think and contribute to the team. All activities will be set in nature.

If you want a psychologist to be present to reinforce the strengths or help to improve the weaknesses of your team, please let us know.

The funyak allows you to work in pairs. We can provide this for up to 12 people.
Rafting allows you to work in a team and strengthen leadership. We can provide this up to 30 people.

Team building program

Morning: enigma and rafting/funyak trip on the floating part of the Rhône
Midday: lunch at the edge of the Rhône
Afternoon: rafting, team competition and leadership exercises.
Feedback at the end of the day

On request: the presence of a psychologist

Price: on quotation


Training

Kayaking school and raft guiding school

Kayak courses

Beginner (3 days)

Navigation on flat water, eskimo roll, paddling strokes
Languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish

Price: 450 CHF

Intermediate to advanced (2 days)

Navigation in class III volume, reading whitewater, dealing with big waves and holes.
Languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish

Price: 550 CHF

Preparation for an expedition in kayak or Packraft (2 days)

Preparation of the material, loading the boat, navigation with a loaded boat, concepts of safety.
Languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish

Price: On request

Raft guide training

Preparation course SOA Guide I – 3 days – May

From 4 participants
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

Price: 500 CHF

Preparation course SOA Guide II – 5 days – May

From 4 participants
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

Price: 1000 CHF

Technical course “oars”- 3 days – June

Prerequisite: Rafting Guide SOA II or equivalent
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

Price: 700 CHF

If you are interested by one of our courses, contact us by email: info@valaiswallisadventures.ch

Elsewhere

Patagonia! Did you dream about it?

She’s at your fingertips. In winter, we live in Chile in the beautiful valley of the Espolon, commune of Futaleufù, region of Los Lagos in Patagonia. Surrounded by nature, you will discover beautiful landscapes, many activities, unspoiled authenticity and extraordinary people.
In the middle of nowhere but connected to the world (wifi, printers), you will have an unforgettable experience .

Who is suitable for:

Family with children, couples, groups of friends.

Sports Activities for kids

Floating on the river Espolon
Fly fishing courses for children
Easy trekking
Easy horseback riding

Sports activities from 14 y.o.

Rafting
Canyoning
Mountain Biking
Trekking horseback riding
Fly Fishing

Crafts:

Handycraft for creating traditional poncho
Leather handycraft

Information:

www.espolonpatagonia.com

About us

Safety

As with all adventures actitivites, we have to deal with risks. For us, the security of our clients is the most important. To reduce as much as posible these risks, we have established a management system of safety, validated by the General Society of Security who awarded us the Swiss label: Safety in Adventure.

Our management system is more strict than that required Swiss law and is composed of four axes:

Trips management

The Rhône is a big volume river. For that we apply international security standards.

We always work with a safety kayaker who attends the trip with the raft. With this system the river conditions are managed at all times.

The staff

All our guides are are certified in Switzerland by the Swiss Outdoor Association (SOA) and internationaly. Morover, they are working on the river all the year. Their level of skill is the river equivalent to the mountain guides in the Alps.
They are also certifed Rescue 3 or equivalent with Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR qualifications.

The material

Valais-Wallis Adventures use material and equipment for clients, adhering to standards and swiss law.

Accident protocol

Each year, before the season, an evacuation plan is updated and validated by the Cantonal Rescue Organisation. Our region has a good resue system (ambulances and helicopters)

Every rafting trips has a rescue bag with first aid kit and a written rescue protocol in French and English.

The General Society of Security do a control audit every year and a whole audit every 3 years.


The team

Anne-Laure Zufferey
CEO Valais-Wallis Adventures Sàrl, kayak trip leader

Anne-Laure Zufferey

Better known as Anne, native of the canton of the Valais, originated from Anniviers, Switzerland. Geologist and crime analyst, she is passionate about kayaking and all the travels she can do with her boat and love to share her adventures! Outdoor sports on the water or in mountains are her favorite. As Hernan’s wife and as Mum, she regularly goes back and forth to Chile

During the winter she is an expert for accidentology and river dangers.
Anne knows a lot of beautiful places and activities you can do in the Valais.

French, English, Spanish and German speaking, don’t hesitate to ask her about her region, if she doesn’t know the answer, she will find it!


Hernan Barria Barrientos
Logistic and operational manager, kayak and rafting trip guide

Hernan Barria Barrientos

Borned in Patagonia Chile, Hernan is passionate about wild nature. As a trekking guide first, he followed his career as a rafting guide and has travelled all around the world in a raft or a cataraft.
As an expeditions trip leader, he will make you dream with his stories about Patagonia and other visited countries and rivers.
With his wife Anne, they are the owners of a beautiful place in a valley of Patagonia, where you can spend unforgettable holidays.

Passionate about fly fishing, in love with nature and animals, don’t hesitate to ask him about these subjects!

Hernan is Spanish, Italian, English and French speaking.


Lahiru Prasad
Rafting and kayak guide

Lahiru Prasad

Nicknammed Kandy from his native city, he was borned and grew up in Sri Lanka. Proud of his country, Kandy has worked for many years on the Kelani his river, and has also worked on some of the biggest rivers in South Africa. A highly talented guide, naturally fun, very skilled and helpful, Kandy is at one with nature and make your trips super fun!

Kandy is English and Shinhala speaking.


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Vouchers

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Vouchers for trips

For adventurers

Rhône rafting in the Finges park – 1 people – 115 CHF

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A wonderful trip with non-stop rapids and big beautiful waves.  From Loèche to Sierre, this section is incredibly fun and you will enjoy from the start to the end.

Rhône funyak in the Finges park – 2 peoples – 290 CHF

A wonderful trip with non-stop rapids and big beautiful waves.  From Loèche to Sierre, this section is incredibly fun and you will enjoy from the start to the end.

For families and seniors

Rhône floating (easy rafting) – 1 people – 95 CHF

Rhône floating families

This trip is perfect for families with small kids or seniors who want discover the Rhône in a fun way on a raft. Beautiful scenery and wild life.

Rhône funyak floating – 2 peoples – 250 CHF

Rhône funyak families seniors

On a funyak, you will enjoy with your kids or in couple, the peaceful Rhône in a beautiful scenery. This section is quiet with a wonderful wildlife (duckes, herons)

Vouchers for packages

Authenticity

Caroline package

rafting package caroline

You will start enjoying the region with a rafting trip on the Rhône through the Finges natural park. Then you will discover a local curiosity: the St Leonard’s underground lake.
After feeding you eyes, you will taste local wines and dishes, and ending the day with a traditional raclette.

Rafting and authenticity package – 2 peoples – 300 CHF

package rafting authenticity

Enjoying the Rhône on a raft followed by tasting local wines and dishes. A nice way to discover the region!


Adrenaline

Rafting and bungy jumping- 1 peole – 295 CHF

package rafting bungy jumping

Rafting on the morning, followed by a zip line crossing the beautiful valley of Anniviers.

Rafting and scooter downlhill – 1 people – 185 CHF

package rafting scooter downhill

Rafting on the morning and scooter monster on the afternoon.
In Crans-Montana, Adrenature will take you in a crazy race to Sierre on natural trails with a beautiful scenery. To come back, you will take the funiculary.


Culture

Rafting and escape life in Sion – 1 people – 150 CHF

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A rafting trip on the Rhône on the morning;
Escape life in the city of Sion on the afternoon. More information.

Rafting and escape life in Sion – 1 people – 150 CHF

package rafting escape life elixir

A rafting trip on the Rhône on the morning;
Escape life in the village of Fully on the afternoon. More information.

Rafting and irish festival – 1 people – 146 CHF

rafting package irish festival

A raftin trip on the Rhône on the morning or afternoon in the Finges park and an entrance for the Irish Festival on the evening.
For the August 7,8,9,10 2019.


Vouchers in money

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All our vouchers have an availability duration of one year since the date of buying.