Paddling road trips have a bit of a different pace in Europe, where you can tour four different countries in the space of a week. This crew of French paddlers romps around the Alps with their motto of “no travel without kayak,” seeking out the best whitewater that Europe’s mainland has to offer in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France. Their fast-paced journey covers waterfalls, boulder gardens, and classically continuous “Alpin” rivers in tight bedrock gorges. Video by Nathan Barbier.

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