Arcachon really is proving the perfect place for some outdoor adventures, perhaps rivalling that of Voss or Eidfjord… family favourites from our recent visit to Scandinavia that offered more than their fair share of adrenaline opportunities…
Choosing to enter the park in the late afternoon, we could equally have taken advantage of the ‘nocturne’ opportunity to tackle the course in darkness with food/drink on offer too.
Following yesterday’s ‘European History’ lesson, it was interesting to discover that High Ropes courses were originated by the ancient Greeks to train their military but newer high ropes courses actually owe their existence to Georges Herbert (a French Naval officer) who realised the health, social and team benefits of rope work on ships. Our girls love them and we see them as a fun and exciting way to get everyone outdoors and get some exercise as it helps your cardio vascular fitness / upper body strength!
Safety is obviously of paramount importance at Bassin Aventures as we were attached to an upper wire, belay cable, with lanyards (ropes and carabiners) for safety. So if we fell we would be caught by the wire, but thankfully this was not at the expense of some adrenaline inducing leaps, zip wires, climbs..
With over 170 challenges spread across the different courses it would genuinely offer a test for beginners to advanced athletes/climbers. It proved to be a a brilliant experience and now we can’t wait to hit the kayaks in the Dordogne over the weekend… yet more family outdoor adventures and challenges!! So keen to make every second count of this family adventure around Europe!!!
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