Canyoning is a sport combining water sports and rock-climbing: it consists in tracing the courses of small mountain streams as they plunge their way downhill.
Hemmed in by towering rock faces, using carefully thought-out techniques to overcome obstacles in your path such as small waterfalls, potholes formed by the water in the rock, chutes (natural waterslides polished by years of erosion) and sudden falls. You will follow the course of the stream and overcome – as best you can – each obstacle as it presents itself. You will be assisted by a professional Alpine Guide who has the experience to assess the perils lurking along the way and who will teach you the best techniques for proceeding in maximum safety.
The right gear is supplied: 5mm neoprene wetsuit and footwear, helmet and harness. You bring your trekking boots or equivalent that can withstand being soaked through, underwear to wear under your wetsuit, best in synthetic fibre as it will get wet and a change of clothes for afterwards.