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Cheap Flights to France: Explore the French Alps

by on Apr.10, 2011, under Travel

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Cheap holidays are always a great idea, but how can you actually see them through? First of all, choose a destination that’s not too far from home. France gets some exceptionally sunny days and getting here can be extremely cheap. Forget the ski season – there are plenty of other activities you can enjoy up in the French Alps, such as white water rafting. This is a great family activity that is sure to get your blood pumping, an adrenalin fueled adventure for everyone, no matter what your age! Take a look online to find some great holiday deals today.

Safety comes first as standard, so don’t worry about this! The rafts are unsinkable as they are made up of several air-filled chambers which use a variety of materials. The basic model holds 7 passengers as well as an experienced instructor who advises everyone on safety procedures before the trip gets off to a start.

Cheap flights is all that lies between you and an incredible rafting experience. Before you hit the water you’ll have to be fitted with a helmet, a life jacket and a paddle, which are all standard safety measures. It depends on which route you choose, but most journeys down the river tend to last between ninety minutes and two hours.

Briancon on the Cote d’ Azur is a great place to come rafting. It doesn’t matter what your level of expertise is, it’s suitable for novices and experienced rafters alike. The best rivers are the Onde, the Gyronde, the Guil, the Rabioux and the Ubaye. Another popular white water site is the Durance River, with its conjunction with the Guisance.

Near Chamonix, many raft on the Arve, for which you’ll need a full wetsuit as the river is cold. This is due to the waters here flowing from the glaciers on Mont Blanc. The Giffre at Samoens is also popular and attracts a large rafting fraternity. The more experienced rafters try their skill on the frightening Dora Baltea River in Italy. It really does sort the men from the boys!

Chris Brown is a travel journalist based in London who writes articles on top hotels, cruises and destinations. For more information on holiday deals and cheap flights.

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