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Europe’s Premier Canoe Rendezvous.

Back in 2018
Rivière Drôme, France


We are working on the 2016 workshops : here are the 2015 ones to give you a precise idea :


Canoe technique : 

- Journey skills in context using paddle, pole and line to travel.

- Introduction to the Drôme.

- Leadership.

- Tandem canoe for beginners and intermediates.

- Eddy in & out with a tandem canoe for paddlers with no or little experience on rivers.

- Solo & tandem whitewater canoe for beginners and intermediate.

- Canoe tandem for intermediates and experts.

- Bio dynamic of canoeing.

- Performance session for solo paddlers. Intermediates & experts.

- Leadership & personal competence on class 2 water for solo and tandem. Expert.

- Pagayer sans efforts en canoe duo / Effortless canoeing (tandem).

- Personnal skills review.

- A farewell to the Drôme.

Safety :

- First aid intervention: the essentials.

- Canoe safety and rescue techniques.

- Unwrapping a canoe.
- The throwbag : the paddlers swiss knife !

- How to swim safe in the current.

- No magic : technical rope work !


Canoe culture :

- Yoga and breathing.
- Bivouac cuisine.

- Tips for video filming on the river (cell phones and other cameras).

- Bivouac gear : the basics.

- Food dehydration.

- Planning a journey by canoe.

- Improve your photo skills.

- Night photography.

- Fishing introduction for canoe trips.

- Tip and advice for canoe trip.

- Fauna and flora of the Drôme River.

- Drôme run (fauna and flora).

- Leave No Trace Camping.



- Sessions kayak enfants / Kids kayak clinics MAEL hery.
FR + GB - Samedi / Saturday 9h30 / 13h30 Lundi /Monday 14h30 / 17h
Les enfants doivent apporter leur propre matériel. Ateliers pour intermédiaires & avancés. Kids will use their own material. Clinics for intermediate & advanced paddlers.


Kids Festival (6/12 years old).

During the 3 days of Festival, some activities will be proposed to the 6/12 years old kids. A professionnal activity leader (bilingual) will offer many fun activities so the kids enjoy their day while their parents are paddling.