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Tarn Water Race

International Canoe, Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Competition


International Canoe, Kayak and Stand-up paddle competition accessible and open to all.

Few races can boast of offering navigation in such an exceptional setting!

To be able to treat yourself to the entire Gorges du Tarn is certainly one of those experiences that will become permanently anchored in your memories.

Famous canyon, among the largest and most spectacular in Europe. The Tarn is a totally free and wild river, from its source for the first 180 kms of its course (without any dam, therefore). It gives its name to the famous eponymous gorges.

Exceptional in their scale and length, they are listed asUNESCO World Heritage, and run through two parks: Parc National des Cévennes and Parc naturel régional des Grands Causses.

“Cherry on the boat”…You’ll conclude your journey with an unforgettable passage beneath the majestic vessel that is the Viaduc de Millau.

TARN WATER RACE Viaduc de Millau 2021
TARN WATER RACE   Viaduc de Millau 2021
TARN WATER RACE Viaduc de Millau 2021

One weekend / several races June 10 & 11, 2023


    Embarkation: SUP, Canoe, Kayak Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 8:30 am
    Distance: 80 km (solo, crew (2 to 9) or relay)
    Start: Saint-Chély-du-Tarn-du-Tarn (Plage sous le pont)
    Finish: Saint-Rome-de-Tarn (Base nautique Saint-Rome Plage)
    Difficulty: Class 2 river (+ a Class 3 passage at La Sablière)
    Passage under the Millau Viaduct at km 59


    Insolite mix of running and sailing.
    Embarkation: SUP, Canoe, Kayak / Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 5:00 pm
    Distance: RUN 2.5km – 150 m+ // PADDLE 2.5 km.
    Run start: La Malène (beach). Finish Run: Camping le Gabitou (beach).
    Start Paddle: La Malène (beach). Paddle finish: La Malène (beach)
    Start on foot. You walk up the Tarn along a path on the left bank. After 2.5 km, at Camping Le Gabitou, you leave the path to join the banks of the Tarn. Cross the Tarn on foot or by swimming (approx. 1 m of water) to reach your boat on the right bank. You’ll return home by SUP or kayak!
    How do I get my gear to my boat? On Saturday June 10, between 2 and 4.30pm, you’ll place your boat, helmet and lifejacket on the beach at Camping Le Gabitou. The organization will supervise your equipment on the beach (right bank).


    for a modern-day gladiator, here no sword and horse, but a Paddle and a paddle…!!
    Craft: SUP, Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 2:00 pm
    Tournament (mode to be defined according to the number of participants)
    Start and finish: La Malène (Plage)
    River in Class 2

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