Kayaking the Serre-Ponçon Lake

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 true paradise for kayaking!

The base for the kayaking on the Serre-Ponçon lake is the "Baie 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.

Kayaking the Lac du Sautet

At the northern end of the Hautes-Alpes départment is the Lac du Sautet, another beautiful lake with deep blue water and dramatic mountain views. It is smaller than the Serre-Ponçon 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!