Passionate about rivers, canoeing and biodiversity, the Destination Rivières team offers canoe trips on the last wild rivers of France and Europe. Tumultuous rapids or smooth rivers, outdoor life, bivouacs, campfires, fishing, observation of flora and fauna – that’s the program!
Destination Rivières also works regularly with scientists studying river biodiversity and NGOs protecting rivers. Their films, exhibitions and stories aim to raise public awareness of the functioning and preservation of aquatic environments that are among the most threatened in the world.
Finally, backed by this knowledge of rivers and their uses, Destination Rivières supports associations and local authorities in their forward-looking, multi-use management and environmental protection and enhancement initiatives.
A partner from the beginning, totally dedicated to the promotion of canoeing in France. Canoe Diffusion distributes Esquif canoes, a famous Canadian brand, but also PakCanoes and Triton folding canoes. This year again, he will propose nearly 20 models to test during the Festival! A big thank you to Pierre Orban / Canoe Diffusion for his support.
North America’s best canoes have always supported Europe’s best Festival ! The canoe manufacturer from Quebec contributes to the promotion of canoeing in France and Europe with an impressive range of 25 boats dedicated to all kind of paddling style : from calm water tripping to the wildest rivers, from family touring to the most remote expeditions.
At Zulupack, we pride ourselves on offering bags that make our customers feel “free to”: free to ride, free to paddle, free to trek, free to explore, free to travel, free to skate, free to swim…
We have developed a range of bags perfectly suited to adventure here or elsewhere, with careful attention to detail to ensure optimal performance. We know how much every moment counts when practicing your passion and we want our bags to allow our customers to fully experience every moment. Passionate about travel and adventure, we place respect for nature at the heart of our philosophy.
A brand synonymous with freedom and exploration: Zulupack and the Open Canoe Festival were made for each other!
“Creating gear for paddlers and water professionals since 1979, including clothing, equipment and accessories. Founded in Somerset by champion surf kayaker, Andy Knight. Designed and made in Great Britain and our factories in Asia – distributed worldwide.”
It’s a great pleasure to have Palm on board at the Open Canoe Festival. Famous British brand will provide fantastic prizes for the big prize lottery.
Located in the Czech Republic, this inflatable manufacturer is one of the few to produce kayaks in elastomer-coated fabric – Nitrilon (polyethylene chlorosulfone, the equivalent of Hypalon) – a coating similar to natural rubber, offering maximum watertightness, UV and abrasion resistance. In short, it’s the choice for excellent longevity for your boats, and the ability to use them in “extreme” conditions: high temperatures, “abrasive” rivers. It it’s not uncommon to see Gumotex models purchased in the the 80s still running rivers.