Video: Paddlers race through spectacular Vénéon Valley, France

Aerial drone footage showcases the beauty of the Vénéon valley as French paddlers partake in the Derby du Vénéon

Fall is a beautiful time in the Alps. Blue waters and soaring peaks surround paddlers as they sprint through the Vénéon Valley in France for the annual Derby du Vénéon. Events included a slalom race in creekboats as well as races down Class III-IV whitewater through typically continuous Alpin boulder gardens and canyons. Drone footage of the event showcases the beautiful scenery of the valley that is a classic destination for whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and even hydrospeed.

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