Whitewater rafting in the Valais, Switzerland

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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.

What you to be up to

  • Meeting point in our base of Salquenen, Sportfit (Littenstrasse)
  • Welcome and presentation
  • Explications about the trip
  • Security briefing
  • Taking the material (wetsuit, shoes, life jacket, helmet)
  • Travel to the put-in
  • Exercises before to go (orders, paddling)
  • Take out and come back to the base
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Where to find usSchedule
Sportfit
Littenstrasse
3970 Salgesch
+4179 656 02 04
info@valaiswallisadventures.ch
From May 1st to September 30th
Open every day
9am to 8pm

Whitewater activities 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.

Schedule: 09:00-13:00-17:00
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: Alone or in pairs, you will have to deal with non-stop rapids and big beautiful waves.  With a guide in kayak in front of you, you will enjoy this trip full of adrenaline in the park of Finges.

Schedule: 09:00-13:00-17:00
Duration:  3 and a half hours of activity, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 in the water.
Level of difficulty: medium+ to high depending of the waterlevel
Age: from 10 y.o.
Snack included
Price: 145 CHF/person – min 2 peoples

Funyak Valais Rhone river

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Information

To take with you

  • Bath suit
  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Something to attach your glasses

Lunch option

Reservation of meals (BBQ for groups over 10 peoples): 30 CHF/20CHF fir kids under 10 y.o.

Discount

10% for groups over 16 people, 15% for groups over 26 people


Whitewater Kayak

Guided kayak trips in the Valais

Map Kayak Valais

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

Kayak Valais

Activities in easy water in the Valais

Floating trips for families and seniors

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.

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.

Departure: 10h00/14h00
Duration: 3 and a half hours of activity, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 in the water.
Level of difficulty: easy
Age: from 4 y.o.
Snack included
Price: 95 CHF/person

Rafting Valais Family

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.

Departure: 10h00/14h00
Duration: 3 and a half hours of activity, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 in the water.
Level of difficulty: easy
Age: from 4 y.o.
Snack included
Price: 125 CHF/person

Floating Funyak


Practical information

To take

  • Bath suit
  • Bath Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • What to attach your eyeglasses or sunglasses

Meal Option

Reservation of meals (BBQ from 10 persons): 30 CHF/20CHF for kids under 10 y.o.

Discount

10% for groups over 16 people 15% for groups over 26 people

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.

rafting family package

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.

rafting family package hiking trees

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.

package rafting bungy jumping

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.

package rafting zipline

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.

package rafting scooter downhill

You can directly book the bungy jumping or the scooter monster by phone +41 79 656 02 04 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)

package rafting authenticity

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.

rafting escape life davinci code

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.

package rafting escape life elixir

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

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

rafting package irish festival

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. 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.

We can provide this for up to 18 people, minimum 8.
Rafting allows you to work in a team and strengthen leadership.

Price: from 485 CHF per person

More information on www.teambuildingvalais.ch

Contact us by email or phone for any inquiries:
079 656 02 04 – 076 675 14 66‬

Training

Raft guiding school, kayaking school, and packraft or expedition coaching

Raft guide training

Preparation course SOA Guide I – 3 days – 2019 May 3-4-5

From 4 participants
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

Price: 500 CHF

Preparation course SOA Guide II – 5 days – 2019 May 13-17

From 4 participants
Prerequisite: Rafting Guide SOA I or equivalent
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

Price: 1000 CHF

Technical course “oars”- 3 days – 2019 June 17-18-19

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

Price: 700 CHF


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

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 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 .

We organise fly fishing and multiativities trips from 6 to 14 days. We propose topo something special: roadtrips. You can descover a part of Patagonia chilena, from Puerto Montt to Futaleufu, with stops to do activities.

Who is suitable for:

Family with children, couples, groups of friends, kayakers.

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.


Jose Miguel Castillo Jara (Momo)
Rafting guide, kayak guide and instructor

Momo Castillo

Nicknammed Momo, he is the most famous kayaker from Chile. With Momo you will enjoy your trip in a secure way, in kayak, in funyak or in raft.

In love with nature, he has traveled all arround the world for competing extreme kayaking.

Momo is English and Spanish speaking.


Terms and conditions and privacy policies

This page is a translation of the french version of Terms and conditions. The version which has value of law is the french one.

1. Contract conclusion

With the verbal or written registration (i.e. the booking from the customers) in which Valais Wallis Adventures Sarl, register number CHE 339.751.024, or one of their businesses can execute, a binding contract exists between the customer and the organizer. Through the booking, the customer acknowledges the general business conditions as part of the contract between himself and the organizer.

2. Object of the agreement

The organizer assumes responsibility for providing the requested service as described in the advertisements and/or in the confirmation order. Service extensions can be considered upon consultation with the organizer. Any extra costs will be borne by the customer.

3. Prices

The effective prices for the offered activities can be drawn from the current advertisements from the organizer. The prices in the brochure are quoted per person in Swiss francs and include the statutory value tax. Prices are subject to change.

4. Terms of booking and payment

The activity has to be paid integraly with the online booking or by bil sent by email. With a bill sent by email, the booking is available 3 opened days and has to be paid in this laps of time. In cas of no payment during this time, the booking will be cancelled.

The conditions for a cancellation are written in point 5

Available discount fir rafting trips (packages excluded):
10% for group of 16 people and more
15% for group of 26 people and more

5. Cancellation or Contract Modification by the Customer

Cancellation of contracts must be in writing form. Cancellations are only valid after consulting with the organizer and obtaining their agreement. All received documents (confirmation, tickets, coupons, etc.) must be attached and returned at this time.

In the event of a complete cancellation, the following percent of the arrangement costs will be charged to the contracting party:

  • More than 7 days before the stat: total refunding.
  • 7 – 3 days before the start of the activity 50%.
  • Less than 3 days, on the day of the start of the activity or no show-ups 100%.

In the event of a partial cancellation of a group reservation (reduction of the number of participants) the following percent of the arrangement costs will be charged per person to the contracting party:

  • 7-3 days before the activity: 30%
  • 3 days or less before the activity: 100%

Changing the date of the activity up to three days before the activity incurs a processing fee of Fr.40. – per person and any other additional existing costs. If, due to late arrival, the customer cannot partake in the activity, or if, due to this reason the trip must be cancelled: 100% of the cost will be charged. If, due to late arrival, only a limited number of people can participate, no refunds are given.

6. Withdrawal of the Organizer

Minimum no. of participants

With all activities there is a minimum number of participants. If the minimum number is not reached, the organizer can cancel the activity up to one day before the date of the activity without compensation.

Cancellation before the start of the activity

The organizer can cancel the activity, if the participants give him the legitimate occasion to through actions or omissions. In this case annulment conditions according to clause 5 are valid. Should the weather or nature, official measures, higher powers, safety or other factors make the activity difficult, dangerous or not possible, the organizer can cancel the activity. The paid price will be refunded.

7. Conditions of Participation, Obligations of the Participant

Good health is necessary in order to take part in all activities. The participants are obligated to inform the organizer of any possible health problems. Under no circumstances may participants take part in the activities while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, psychiatric drugs or any similar substances. The participants are obliged to fulfill the conditions of participation and agree to strictly follow the instructions of the organizer, the guides, activity leader, and assistants. If the Conditions of Participation are not fulfilled or if instructions are disregarded, the organizer reserves the right to prohibit participation.

The organizer declines all responsibility in the event of an accident due to non-compliance with the safety instructions given by the guides.

The organizer declines all responsibility in the event of loss or theft of equipment, except for the personal affairs entrusted to the organizer during the descent. The organizer also declines all responsibility if personal material carried by the customer on a boat is lost.

8. Insurance

The participants are not insured by the organizer. The participants are obliged to ensure that they have sufficient health and accident insurance coverage (including sport coverage).

9. Appeals

Should the activity lead to appeals or damages, these are to be communicated immediately, in writing, to the activity leader (i.e. activity provider), and these are to be confirmed in writing by the responsible leader. The activity leader, however, shall not have the right to acknowledge claims, for which reason a confirmation shall not have the effect of an acknowledgement of wrongdoing. The activity leader (i.e. activity provider) will make every effort, within the confines of the program and the possibilities available, to remedy the situation. Should the situation be insufficiently remedied or not be remedied, or the participant wishes to make damage claims, these must be received by the organizer within four weeks of the contractual end of the activity at the booking agency. The participant’s appeal is to be accompanied by the confirmation of the activity provider/activity leader as well as any other relevant evidence. In the case of delayed complaints or complaints with omissions during the activity or delayed submissions of the claims at the booking agency, all appeals will be deemed invalid. Complaints against the organizer for damages are excluded, to the extent that the damage was not caused by negligence or intentionally. The organizer can send clients to a partner activity provider. If the organizer transfers the execution of the activity to a third party, the organizer can not be held liable for the actions or negligence of the third party during the course of the activity.

10. Applicable Law and Area of Jurisdiction

Swiss law, excluding international agreement, is exclusively applicable for the contractual relationship. The parties agree that the exclusive legal domicile is CH-1964 Conthey.

Applicable from 01.11.2016

Should one or more clauses of these general business conditions be ineffectual and/or incomplete, then the clause that comes closest to the legal rule will replace the ineffectual and/or incomplete clause. The ineffectualness and/or incompleteness of one clause leaves the effectiveness of the other clauses unaffected.


Privacy policies

This page is a translation of the french version of Terms and conditions. The version which has value of law is the french one.

What Information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)

To process transactions                   

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested by the customer.

To send periodic e-mails

The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

 Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can write us an e-mail to valaiswallis@funswitzerland.com

To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Any picture that Valais Wallis Adventures takes during your activities with us can be used for our publicity, unless you let us known with anticipation otherwise

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

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Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change radically our privacy policy, we will post those changes  here. For all others small changes, it will be only on the french page. This page is an help to understand our privacy policies lines

Contacting us

If there is any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the contact information.


Vouchers

Wish to do someone’s day?

Make someone happy with one of our vouchers. They are the perfect present for Christmas, a birthday or a wedding!

Many reasons to do a present with an experience:

  • An experience emptied the hearth and the soul
  • Zero waste
  • Can be shared before during and after
  • Can be immortalized with fotos and films

If you want to order one of our vouchers, you can order online or send us an email.

Vouchers for trips

For adventurers

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

rafting valais

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

rafting escape life davinci code

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

Will apply in reduction of one or more of our activities

50 CHF100 CHF
150 CHF200 CHF

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