As the rain clouds gathered on Thursday morning, I jumped in the car with two adventure-loving pals and headed up to the ominously-named Pont du Diable (Devil’s bridge) in Céret to meet up with our guide from Extérieur Nature.

What could be more exciting on a summer’s day than hurtling down a rushing river on a raft? How about starting off with ‘hot-dogging’, two people in an inflatable canoe, or why not try ‘hydrospeed’, swimming turbulent waters clinging to a rather special float? Are you tempted?

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