Ready to get on the water? Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting, the CERN Canoe and Kayak club is open to all enthusiasts looking for a paddling community. Contact us
Upcoming Outings

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Temporary suspension of activities due to COVID-19

18 November 2020:

The CERN kayak club values the safety of all our members, and in compliance with CERN's COVID-19 measures we are temporarily suspending our activities. We will re-evaluate the situation in early 2021 and continue to keep you updated.

In a Nutshell

We are a volunteer-run canoe and kayak club located in Meyrin, Switzerland.

We organize regular outings on flat water, whitewater, and in multi-person dragon boats.

Trips are announced on our website and open to subscription.

Everyone is welcome; no experience necessary!

Just testing the waters?


Non-members can join a trip for 15 euros.


We have boats and gear for most shapes and sizes.


Curious? Contact us! We're always excited to meet new people.

Ready to

"Send it?"

Our club organizes whitewater and slalom outings for more advanced paddlers on Class III/IV.

Our hometown rivers are located between 20 min – 2.5 hours from Geneva.

We also venture to Italy, Austria and Norway.

Competitive Spirit

We have a small but fierce slalom team, regularly placing in the top spots! Practices run throughout the summer, both after work in Annemasse and during weekends at artificial courses.



Heave, Ho!

Looking to paddle as part of a team? Our dragon boat can hold up to twenty paddlers!

Practices run from mid-May through September on Lake Divonne. We also travel to local and international competitions.


Kayak Polo Need an outlet for your aggression? Our club partners with the Annemasse kayak polo team to run trainings and matches. Hope you’re not too attached to your teeth!

More of a lone wolf?

Our members organize extended distance paddling trips over lunch and after work. Local jaunts are the Rhone and Lac Leman.

We'll also occasionally plan longer sea kayaking outings on the French, Italian and British coastlines.