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Canyoning : the descent
An explanation for beginners :
Canyoning involves abseiling down canyons and waterfalls, with climbing equipment.

Care must be taken as it is a demanding sport which requires several qualities:

  • A good level of physical fitness;
  • Vigilance and attention must be paid to instructions concerning security and protection of the site;
  • Participants need to enjoy adventure. It takes courage to climb down into the canyons, attached to ropes down a slippery rock-face with a torrent of icy water flowing below !

Photo : Rock and Wall Magazine


Photo : Roger Verdegen
Some advice before you set off :
To prevent your experience from turning into a nightmare, ensure that you are accompanied by a professional.
  • A certain amount of specialised equipment is needed (neoprene wetsuit, abseiling ropes, karabiners...etc).
  • Check your technical knowledge on the lay-out of the canyon, the route to and from the site (maps, topographical-guides...).
  • Find out about the water level, (tel : +33 492 83 62 68 and listen to local advice). Check the weather forecast (tel : 08 36 68 02 04.)


Lac de Saint Croix
WHEN TO GO

The sport is permitted from May 1 to November. 30
The sport is permitted all year-round in dry canyons.

RECOMMENDED SITES

  • If you are a beginner, do not go alone. Take advice from a professional who will choose a canyon according to your level.
  • Some canyons are not open to the public in the Rougon district, La Palud sur Verdon and Senez.
  • Find out more about the sport from the experts or from the "Comission Canyon de la Fédération Française de Spéléologie". Tel : 05 61 95 54 28
  • Some canyons have special facilities to ensure the maximum security to the "canyoners" and to protect the environment :
Moustiers
Canyon d'Angouire :
Only the section upstream from the "domaine d'Angouire", no more than 5 groups of 10 people a day.
Canyon Notre -Dame :
No more than 5 groups of 10 people a day.
Canyon du Riou :
Only the section downstream from the "Pré de La Chichié", No more than 5 groups of 10 people a day.
Canyon de Venascle :
No more than 5 groups of 10 people a day.
Ravin de Balène :
Open from 10 am until 6 pm.
La Palud/Verdon
Canyon du Baou :
Canyoning only permitted between the two bridges (Le Ponsonnet and the D952). No more than 5 groups of 10 people a day.
Castellane
Canyon du Jabron :
Canyoning only permitted upstream from "la source de La Clue".
Annot
Canyon Saint-Jean :
Existing access authorised in order to preserve the vegetation. Open from 10 am to 6 pm.
Blieux
Ravin de La Clue :
Open from 10 am to 6 pm.

CANYONING COMPANIES
ABOARD RAFTING
8 place de l'église
04120 Castellane
AQUA VIVA EST
12 Bd de la république
04120 Castellane
FRED DEVOLUET
Verdon Escalade
04120 La Palud Sur Verdon
PASCAL FAUDOU
04120 La Palud Sur Verdon
Bureau des Guides de Canyon
3 Rue du Mazeau
04 120 Castellane
Base Sport & Nature
10 place de la Fontaine
04120 Castellane

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