What better way to spend a hot summer's day, than by jumping into deep natural pools of cool clear alpine water, abseiling under the veil of a powerful waterfall or sliding down a natural rock tobogan!!!
What is Canyoning?
A canyon is a natural gorge, that has been gauged out of the mountain side by flowing water. They can be deep with steep cliff walls on each side and generally consist of a series of waterfalls that flow into large pools.
Canyoning is an exhilarating journey negotiating the best and most fun route down the canyon!
Some waterfalls carve natural tobogans into the rock that you can just slide down, some steeper waterfalls require abseiling down and some have beautiful deep pools at the bottom that you can just jump into and splash about in!
How to go Canyoning?
It is always adviseable to go canyoning with a guide. Have a look at our canyoning options on the right. You can do it as part of an activity holiday using our activity points system or we can arrange a private guide for your group.
Our guides are very experienced, fully qualified UIAGM high mountain guides who know the canyons in the region extremely well. They will choose the best canyon for you taking into account the conditions. They will look after you in the canyon, make sure you are safe and ensure you have lots of fun!
On guided canyoning trips, specialist wetsuits, harnesses and helmets are provided. You just have bring your bathing suit and some trainers that you don’t mind getting wet. Just a word of advice - you get changed at the minibus and there is a bit of a walk to access the start of the canyon. This is sometimes done in your swimsuit as it’s too hot to put your wetsuit on….so if you don’t feel ready to bear all, you can bring shorts and a t-shirt, which will go in the canyon with you!
When is the best time to go Canyoning?
The best time of year to go canyoning is in the late spring and summer, when there is a enough, but not too much water in the canyons and the sun is hot!