We are far from caving, but still, going down a river which disappears in a cave is not common, we do not know if the monster will release us from its entrails, but reassure you by weak flow this course is a true pleasure for those which the over frequency exasperates! You will not be disturbed by the hordes of canyoneers since the hour's hike which allows access to this very discreet canyon discourages more than one practitioner.
Located in Thônes, in the Bornes massif, it is even possible to couple this half-day canyon with the Morette waterfall, very visible from the departmental road. Thus, you will spend a day in white water in the most beautiful canyons of the Thônes valley. There's nothing like cooling off in cold pools during the summer heatwave.
To practice canyoning in this natural environment requires a good experience. If you practice climbing or via ferrata it will allow you to better understand the height, the handling of ropes and the rock movements, obviously the guide is there to supervise you and make you evolve safely.
In terms of physical condition, you need to be able to swim and walk for at least an hour uphill, with your equipment in a 7 kilo bag on your back. The course lasts between 3 and 4 hours; it requires you to be sporty and to be able to walk in a torrent in the middle of big blocks.
If you are a beginner or not very experienced, it is better to start with the canyon of Montmin or Angon Grande Cascade, first to train yourself in rope handling, but also to learn the basics of canyoning.
For this canyon, the Bureau des Guides will offer you a limited supervision in small groups of 3-4 participants maximum. This way, the guide can optimize safety and communicate with you to make the descent fun, as we attach particular importance to providing the best experience in this type of outdoor activity.
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