Hydrospeed in the Devil’s Gorge

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Hydrospeed in the Hérault: go on an adventure in the Devil's Gorges

Go down the Devil's Gorges and experience thrills

Hydrospeed is an aquatic activity that combines swimming and canyoning on board a float. Equipped with flippers, participants navigate the rapids of the Hérault gorges, in the heart of the Cévennes. The natural environment of the region is particularly suited to this type of fun activity.

This descent offers a course full of surprises. You will be immersed in an exceptional site where the landscapes are preserved and wild. This hydrospeed course guarantees you a ride along the river’s currents punctuated by strong sensations. You will be able to gain speed and get your adrenaline pumping if you want to.

This white-water sport will allow you to swim in the clear river of the Hérault gorges, to contemplate a green nature mixed with the rock and to spend an unforgettable moment with your family or friends. This hydrospeed course is accessible to children from 12 years old, your little adventurers will be full of enthusiasm!

For your safety, an instructor specialising in the region and an expert in hydrospeed will accompany you during this activity. He will give you valuable advice to make the most of your day.

Let yourself be tempted by an extraordinary experience, book a hydrospeed descent in the Cevennes!

Practical information

  •  Level : Intensity
  •  Shuttle : 50 mins from Ganges, 1h15 from Anduze, 50 mins from Montpellier
  •  Duration : 3h
  •  Distance : 800 m
  •  Altitude change : -10 m

The strengths of Hydrospeed in the Devil's Gorge

  • Ideal site for beginners: fun aquatic course,
  • Possibility of jumps (from 1 meter to 10 meters),
  • Many obstacles to overcome,
  • Warm water and constant water level.

Description of the Hydrospeed in the Devil's Gorge

A hydrospeed activity in the Gorges du Diable promises you a journey through a unique natural space. You will be seduced by the beauty of the vegetation and the crystal-clear water. You don’t have to be an expert to practice hydrospeeding. You just have to love water and swimming. Indeed, thanks to this aquatic outing you will become one with the river.

The other advantage of this hydrospeed in the Hérault? Any difficult sections can be bypassed. You can speed up if you want to feel strong emotions, but there are no technical obstacles. However, you need to be in good physical condition and be a bit sporty. Children must be comfortable in the water and be able to swim well. This activity promises a fun day out, no pressure, just fun and enjoyment! Opt for a dynamic family outing in a remarkable natural setting. Let yourself glide along the river and add a touch of adrenaline. You will appreciate the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of this aquatic activity.

Discover the white water of the Cevennes and create wonderful memories! This cool day will perfectly complete your holidays in Occitania. Combine sport and relaxation!


Sheldule of the day

The hydrospeed activity requires specific equipment, all of which is provided by the bureau des guides: wet-suits, floats, helmets, life jackets (possible but not mandatory) and fins. It is important to let us know your height, weight, and shoe size so that the instructor can prepare all the necessary equipment. Before starting, the guide will explain the safety rules and the basics of navigation with a hydrospeed float. Leave with peace of mind! You can then set off to explore the gorges and follow the currents of the river. The guide will accompany you throughout the activity and will ensure that the day runs smoothly. He will be available to help you if necessary. The gorges du Diable promise great sensations with more dynamic passages. The descent lasts 3 hours.

What to wear for this adventure sport? All you need to wear is a swimsuit, the rest of the equipment will be given to you at the beginning of the day. This fun activity will appeal to everyone: children, beginners and advanced. Choose a hydrospeeding trip in the Hérault and make the whole family happy. You will fall under the spell of this magical and captivating environment!


  • Individual : 40 €
  • Groups : 35 €
  • Schools : 30 €
  •  Included:
    • Qualified instructor
    • Technical equipement : helmet, harness, ropes, slings, carabiners, descenders, neoprene suit, neoprene socks, waterproof bag and box
    • Instructor’s liability insurance
  •  Equipment to bring:
    • Swimsuit
    • Transport

Driving directions

Access: located 2km upstream from the Devil’s Bridge

Meet downstream from the village of St Guilhem-le-Désert (34 150) at the car park provided with these GPS coordinates: 43.724258, 3.550585

What to do around ?

In addition to your hydrospeed session, don’t hesitate to check out other outdoor activities such as via ferrata, canoeing or adventure courses.

Nature lovers can continue their stay with a stopover at the Pont du Diable, located in the commune of Aniane. Take a rest and enjoy a swim in the Occitan sunshine, the site is supervised in July and August. Our team is at your disposal to advise you and help you discover other unmissable spots in the Cévennes region.

The departments of Hérault and Gard are full of typical villages with picturesque charm. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is probably the best known. Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, it will take you back in time. Walk around this medieval town and admire the Gellone Abbey, a splendid example of Romanesque art in the Languedoc.

Continue your journey to Montpellier, a vibrant and active city in the south of France. For beach lovers, there are lovely resorts on the Mediterranean coast such as Sète, Agde and Palavas-les-Flots. The Occitanie region reveals all its natural and cultural riches; let yourself be tempted by a stay in the Cévennes and enjoy this taste of holiday.

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