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Canyoning

Stay fresh !

Canyoning is the perfect activity on a hot summer day.

Imagine following a fresh mountain stream, swimming, jumping, sliding and rapelling in an incredible environnement of rocks, water, sun and shadow. 

It's all about fun, and great for kids and families!
 

Trip Essentials

Activity:
Summer Multi Activity
When:
June to October
Where:
Haute-Maurienne
Level:
All levels, families and kids welcome !

Canyoning, what's that?

Canyoning is a very unique combination of contemplation and action!

Comtemplation becasue you find yourself in a seldom visited kind of place: a mountain stream at its most secret spot, where is disappears from sight deep in a canyon. There, the colors, teh light and the shapes of the rocks are beyong imagination.

Action because over the milleniums, the water has shaped a perfect and natural amusement park with infinite possibilities to play in the water.

Equipped with a thick wetsuit, a helmet and a harness, we will follow a mountain stream in its deep, natural canyon. We walk where there is space on the shore, and swim when we have to. On the way there are also jumps and natural slides, and sometimes we'll use the rope to rappel down.

Canyoning, for whom?

Canyoning is an activity for everyone, and kids are welcome in all canyons from 12 years old.

Younger than 12, there are possibilities, just get in touch with us.

No jump or slide is mandatory, as we can walk around, or rappel down all of these obstacles. This said, if you are extremely scared of heights, you might not really like it. But if you're looking for some challenges, you'll definitely love it!

And do we need to say it, but yes, you need to know how to swim. The wetsuit gives a lot of buoyancy but still, being confortabl in the water is essential.

Our canyons

In the valley of Haute-Maurienne:

  • L'Écot: a classic at the very top end of teh valley, in Bonneval sur Arc. Surrounded by high mountains, this very playful canyon can be done in two distinct parts, a first one that is kid friendly (even below 12) and a second one more narrow, with jumps that will make an impression!
  • Ronce: above the Mont-Cenis lake. This canyon alternates narrow gorges and more open wide passges, with a beautiful view on the lake. Jumps, slides and rappels...and a bath in the Mont-Cenis as a bonus!
  • Vallonbrun: a hidden gem, rather short but showing an amazing complexity of rock shapes. Between two jumps, looking at how the water has been eroding the rocks will leave you speechless.

Somewhere else?

You already know these 3 canyons? You want to go further, discover new places or even learn and become autonomous? Get in touch, we will put up the best possible program for you!

Group Size & Pricing

We limit our groups to 8 persons with one guide. The price is given per person, and  includes the loan of technical gear (wetsuit, harness and helmet)

Group price

If you are between 1 and 8, and wish to keep your group private, the price is 320€.

PRICE
50€
L'Écot & Vallonbrun
80€
Ronce
4€
per person, if you wish to be transported (from our office in Sollières)