Water Sports in the Aude

Please also see lakes in Aude for more information about swimming and water sports. If you're looking for something other than swimming, there are boats for hire at most of the lakes in the area such as Arques and Montbel. The river Aude is also a great spot for water sports and national championships are frequently held here. The source of the river Aude is in the Pyrenees mountains and it is normally deep enough throughout the year for water sports. The area around Quillan(10 minutes drive from Couiza) is ideal for white water rafting, canoeing and canyoning. Canoeing on the river Aude is in 6 sections, classified from 1 (safe and easy) to 4 (difficult and risky). The sections are: Section Details Difficulty 1. Bayra to Pierre Lys. 12 km 3 to 4 2. Pierre Lys to Couiza. 16 km (includes rapids) 2 3. Couiza to Alet-les-Bains to Piège à Loup. 13 km 2 4. Piège à Loup to Carcassonne. 33 km 1 to 2 5. Carcassonne to Puichéric. 34 km 1 to 2 6. Puichéric to the Mediteranean. 61km 1 to 3 For other activies in Aude, please check out the Lakes, Summer and Winter pages. For more information about water sports, please contact: Canoe Limoux - Canoeing in Limoux, Aude, FranceCanoe Limoux, Limoux - next to the large play park, which you can see over the river as you approach Limoux from Couiza. To reach Canoe Limoux, you reach a small roundabout in Limoux and turn right past the Ecole de Musique. Turn left and then take an immediate right over the bridge, then turn right again and follow the road next to the river and turn right at the sign for the Tennis club to reach Canoe Limoux and the play park. Tel: 0686 578068 Canoe-Cayak Club De Quillan, Quillan, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Tel: 0468 201941 Belesta Rafting & Canyoning, Fenouilledes, Pyrenees Orientals, France. Tel: 0468 848193. Cévennes Evasion, 5, Place Boyer, 48400 Florac, France. Tel: 0466 451831 Clicking their names takes you to more information (in French) on canoeing, white water rafting, inflatables, rafts, etc.

Please also see lakes in Aude for more information about swimming and water sports.

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