Discover canyoning in Occitania ... In this region, the reliefs of the Pyrenees and the Massif Central offer whitewater enthusiasts magnificent canyons. The presence of deep gorges in this region of southern France has thus enabled the development of canyoning.
Dself-satisfaction, change of scenery and appeasement are at the rendezvous during the sessions of canyoning in Occitanie. The mountains of the south of France and their abundant rivers conceal canyons and gorges suitable for whitewater descent. These real natural treasures, sometimes unknown, are dream sites for lovers of adrenaline and wild nature. Athletes are also full of wonder in the heart of unsuspected natural sites.
The canyon of the Haut-Chassezac gorges
In Lozère, in the heart of the Cévennes, the magnificent canyon of Haut-Chassezac gorges offers adventurers a multitude of jumps in crystal clear water. There are also slides on this site, and abseiling walls in the heart of an extraordinary granite setting. With its multiple entry points, the site also has courses for athletes of all levels. But it still takes six hours to descend "the pearl of the Cévennes" in its entirety. For canyoning enthusiasts, this canyon is undoubtedly Lozère's favorite spot.
Canyoning in Occitania: The Llech canyon
In the Eastern Pyrenees, Not far from Perpignan and Prades, an impressive three-hour canyon descent awaits the more adventurous. Waterfalls, slides and natural pools are linked throughout this canyon. Some even call it most beautiful canyon in the Pyrenees. It is also one of the most famous canyons in France, in part thanks to its ejectable slide at the end of the descent! Guaranteed sensations for adults and teenagers from 16 years old ...
The Vialais canyon
In the heart of the Hérault, on the Massif du Caroux, the Vialais canyon in the upper part of the Gorges d'Héric, is a pleasure for the more athletic. You have to be in good physical condition to enjoy its crystal clear waters. In these forges, exceptional points of view and its vertiginous jumps surprise the most adventurous. The numerous obstacles to overcome, the 20-meter abseil and the slides are indeed both technical and physically demanding.
Canyoning in Occitania: The Arlos canyon
In Haute-Garonne, not far from Luchon, the canyon of Arlos is a real natural aqualand. Numerous slides and a few jumps make this gorge an ideal site to introduce the youngest to this outdoor sport. On courses of one to three hours, families descend the canyon, practice water walking and discover the basic rules of canyoning. Because this activity cannot be improvised and remains, despite its extremely playful side, a risky activity.
In Ariège, in the Auzat-Vicdessos valley, a superb deep canyon offers adventurers aged 12 and over, 3 hours of challenges and emotions. Slides, jumps of up to 8 meters, abseils and zip lines follow one another on this site. An adventure with multiple obstacles, in total immersion in a mineral universe of schist.
To fully experience your adventure in complete safety, visit the website of the French Mountain Climbing Federation.
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Camping du Lac
- In the Cévennes, at the foot of Mont Lozère
- Direct access to Lac de Villefort and its nautical base
- Located on an entrance to the Chemin de Régordane (GR 700)