This is an inspiring, high quality, paddling guidebook aimed at the recreational tourist kayaker, canoeist or rafter who is considering a holiday trip to the European Alps. It contains 65 classic runs in France, Italy and Switzerland. In the last 16 years this title has established itself as probably the most popular rivers guidebook in Europe. This new edition has been freshly researched, re-designed in full colour, completely re-written and updated. It now includes a brand new paddling area, 9 new rivers, 30 new full colour maps, numerous cartoons and a huge number of stunning and inspiring photographs. The South Alps are Europe's top destination for white water sports and this new edition reflects this with contributions from local experts and top international river runners. The authors are renowned expedition kayakers. It includes the best white water in Europe, and detailed rafting advice. It is conveniently grouped by centres. It offers expert travel and logistics advice. It features over 450 km of river descriptions and a huge variety of runs.