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Go canyoning in the Gorges du Verdon

Summer isn't over yet, why not cool off and have fun canyoning in the Gorges du Verdon ?

The Verdon and its Gorges

Total immersion a wonderful place with a thousand and one colors in the heart of the Alpes de Haute Provence department :Gorges du Verdon. Unique in Europe, the Verdon is very famous and considered the most beautiful canyon from all over the continent. You will discover new scents in a privileged and natural environment where lavender and vineyards are kings.
You will observe the beauty of the Gorges du Verdon that the Verdon river crosses , as well as the famous Lac de Sainte Croix and that of Esparron . The Gorges du Verdon are very popular for practicing many aquatic activities such as rafting, whitewater swimming and canyoning whether with family or friends.

Canyoning in the Gorges du Verdon

Canyoning in the Verdon , it is on the one hand to enjoy an ideal and even idyllic setting, and on the other hand, it is to carry out an aquatic activity with various sensations. Canyoning in the Gorges du Verdon is accessible to all . It is an ideal river forinitiation to canyoning . So you can plan your day with family or friends , to have fun and progress at your own pace thanks to several activities and obstacles that you will overcome in complete safety thanks to the advice of professional guides:

  • jumps
  • natural slides
  • rappelling
  • ziplines
  • waterfalls
  • swimming
  • walk

Indeed, if you do not feel able to jump in such or such waterfall, or whatever it is according to the level of the descent, you will always have another way to pass the obstacle and so your getaway in the Verdon canyon will go as smoothly as possible ! You will evolve in a splendid environment and in emerald-colored water. Something to be amazed!
Don't forget that there are also times to go canyoning in the Verdon :

  • The Upper Verdon , from Saint André les Alpes, from April to the end of June (snowmelt period)
  • The Middle Verdon , from Castellane, all year round because the river is controlled by a dam

Equipment for canyoning

First of all, to start canyoning, there is the equipment you need to have apart from those included in the activity:

Equipment provided

  • suit, jacket and socks in 5.5 mm neoprene
  • a helmet
  • a harness
  • a backpack and a waterproof container

Equipment to provide

  • a pair of sneakers
  • a swimsuit
  • a bath towel
  • a bag to keep your things dry

Where to go canyoning in the Verdon?

It's all very well to want to go canyoning in the Verdon, but if you don't know where(s), it can quickly become annoying! Canyoning in the Verdon can be done on different levels of difficulty , from the easiest to the most sporty:

  • for an easy aquatic hike, you can go to the Couloir Samson , where you will have a blast jumping in waterfalls, sliding down natural slides etc.
  • to do canyoning at an intermediate level, go to the Canyon du Verdon Ferné where you can descend by zip line up to 35 meters in height!
  • finally, for a very sporty descent, the Canyon du Verdon Mains Mortes will amaze you with the diversity of its obstacles.

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