Canyoning in Briancon
What is Canyoning? Canyoning is a varied pursuit: it involves hiking through the mountains, following a stream or river with pools; climbing rocks and using one’s strength to lift one’s bodyweight; and various forms of white water activities, including jumping into pools of water and sliding down moss-covered slipways.
Canyoning in Briancon, Serre Chevalier, offers one of the most rewarding outdoor activities available in the French Alps. This particular destination is one of the very best in the whole of the High Alps for canyoning. Whether you’ve been canyoning before or you’re new to the sport, canyoning in Briancon is open to all.
There are courses of varying difficulty to cater for your particular level of skill or willingness. For beginners, the jumps are small and the stream is gentle. For advanced canyoners in Briancon, there are larger jumps, harder climbs and narrower passes. Around Briancon, Serre Chevalier, there are four main canyoning locations: in ascending difficulty: the Canyon of the Couleau, the Canyon of Fournel, Acles Canyon, and Caprie Canyon over the Italian border. The various canyoning courses take between three and six hours to complete and all required equipment is provided in the overall cost, which varies between EUR 20 and EUR 50 according to the level of difficulty and time.
Canyoning is an entirely safe activity: the courses are planned with meticulousness and the guides are trained professionals. The experience is exhilarating and enormously fun, whether participating as a family or with friends. Canyoning is a great way to discover the scenic landscape in and around Briancon, while putting your nerves at fitness to the test.