Discover, or rediscover canyoning, for a cobination of aerial an aquatic sensations. Abseil down waterfalls, swim down streams, glide down the natural slides and jump in pans: canyoning is a mix of aerial and aquatic adventures.
Canyoning is a varied and fun activity. Indeed, it combines white water, hiking and climbing.
Equipped with a harness, ropes and a descender, you will experience the joys of verticality in a surprising aquatic environment.
Possible from age 12, so you can organise a family outing.
The canyoning outing takes place over a half-day or a full day and there are several levels of difficulty. You will be under the supervision of a qualified guide who will advise you on the best way to tackle these obstacles.
Abseil down waterfalls, swim down streams, glide down the natural slides and jump in pans: canyoning is a mix of aerial and aquatic adventures.
Canyons in the Pays des Écrins
The Fournel 2/3 II (L'Argentière-la-Bessée)
The Fournel Canyon is the most enjoyable Hautes-Alpes canyon. It starts in the Fournel Valley in the heart of the Écrins National Park. It is also the most frequently followed of the Haut Val Durance canyons. Allow half a day to complete the jumps, slides and abseiling sections.
Located in the municipality of L’Argentière-la-Bessée, the Fournel Valley is ideal as an introduction to canyoning. Access is authorised from April 2 to October 31, from 9 am to 6 pm. The canyon is regulated, as it is situated downstream of an EDF water intake that represents a real danger. Do not venture out on your own.
L'Eychauda 4/4/II (Vallouise)
This is an athletic canyon and takes a day to complete. You’ll make the most of a succession of waterfalls between 5 and 14 metres high.
It is an essentially vertical canyon with no jumping or swimming. It is a real gem with chutes that are all equally beautiful.
Pra Reboul 5/4/IV (La Roche-de-Rame)
Vertical canyon with a significant gradient and requires a high level of attention. From the first 38-m chute, there is no other way than to follow through to the end. It is an alpine canyon that uses mainly rope techniques (abseiling).
Le Chichin 2/3/2 (Dormillouse, municipality of Freissinières)
Located in the Écrins National Park, in Dormillouse, the Chichin Canyon is extremely technical and can even be dangerous. The first part has several narrow sections that require your full attention. The second part, which is very aerial, there is a series of waterfalls, the highest of which is 45 m.