The countless rivers, torrents and mountain lakes in this part of Languedoc-Roussillon, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, along with its tens of reservoirs, offer every kind of whitewater sport: canoeing, kayaking, rafting and canyoning, and all are within easy reach of Quillan.
The turbulent waters of the river Aude offer perfect conditions for practising all white water sports, especially kayaking. but it’s also great for swimming, hydrospeed and canoeing, most of which are available in and around Quillan.
Away from the rushing waters of the gorges, the river slows to a leisurely pace, ideal for canoeing. Quillan also has a canoe slalom course.
Here are just a few of the local whitewater experiences available near Quillan. All these are on the road leaving Quillan in the direction of Perpignan, in the spectacular Gorge de Pierre Lys:
Roc Aqua – 15 miutes from Quillan at Rebenty – Rafting, Canooing, Hydrospeed, Climbing, Caving & Canyoning.
Sports d’O Vive – 5 mins from Quillan at Belviannes & Cavirac – Hydrospeed, Rafting & also snow walking expeditions.
Rodeo Raft – 5 mins from Quillan at Belvianes – Rafting, Canoe-Hot Dog, Hydrospeed, Canyoning.