Situated in the heart of the Hautes Alpes is the largest dammed lake in Western Europe, the Serre Ponçon lake. With its beautiful turquoise waters, 80km of shoreline, natural creeks and coves and stunning mountain backdrop it is a paradise for kayaking!
The base for the kayaking on the Serre Poncon lake is the Baie de St Michel which is a popular lake beach with water skiing, tubing, high ropes adventure, bouncy castles and other activities as well as a snack bar which makes it a great option for a day out with kayaking.
At the north of the department, is the Lac du Sautet, another beautiful lake with deep blue water and dramatic mountain views. It is smaller than the Serre Poncon lake, slightly less commercialised and quieter and it is possible to kayak across the whole lake in half a day.
At one end there is a gorge which winds itself through amazing cliffs showing off their geological history with impressive folded strata and strange rock formations.
We can arrange sit on top kayaks for you to go and explore these beautiful lake paradises for a half or full day explorer's adventure.
You can go in two person or single person kayaks. They are very stable, don't fill up with water and are difficult to tip over so perfect for families and kayaking novices!