Advices of guides
What is Canyoning?
The descent into the canyon is a sport that combines verticality with white water, it consists of descending waterfalls, waterfall with rope, we talk about the technique of the recall, but also to overcome certain obstacles by jumps or slides, or even to swim to pass in siphons, it is a sport of very refreshing white water in summer. Canyoning is practiced at half-day or full day or even during several days during an internship in Corsica, Southern Alps, Maritime Alps, Ticino (Switzerland) and Sierra de Guara (Pyrenees).
In the vicinity of Lake Annecy we will make you discover the great waterfall of Angon with its famous big reminder of 35 meters from the footbridge or in full for the more experienced, the Torrent of Montmin the "aqualand" river of the sector with its multiple jumps and slides and the site of the Devil's Bridge in the natural park of Bauges, real blow of sword in the rock digging a deep gorge or flows the cold water and pure Baju peaks.
A little further are some interesting and spectacular canyons: the Grenant to Aiguebelette, Groin to Culoz, Chalamy in the Aosta Valley with its crystal clear water and its red granite rock, the Ecouges in the Vercors; or even the canyon of Balme (1H road) very playful and friendly, we take you there on request.
Should we be sporty for Canyoning on Annecy?
You must have a minimum of physical fitness and know how to swim. In general the travel times are from 1:30 to 3:00 for longer, it takes half a day for an exit framed by a monitor-guide, obviously the higher the flow of water, the more you must have a good condition physical.
What is the temperature of the water in Canyoning Annecy? I
t all depends on the season, but on average we practice canyoning with a temperature of 10 ° C, luckily you are equipped with neoprene wetsuits and slippers that will guarantee you some isotherm and comfort in the water.
What equipment should we expect?
You must bring yourself
-a pair of old sneakers for walking in the water
- a swimsuit and a towel.
We provide :
-the neoprene suit and sock
- the shoulder belt
The guide has all the collective equipment needed for rescue and canyoning, we guarantee a practice of canonization in the rules of art with optimum safety.
If you do not like jumps, know that they are never mandatory, we can always get you down with the rope.
Obviously it is recommended not to be dizzy or to be phobic of water, you must have a minimum adventurous spirit to make the most of your output.
The size of groups is between 6 and 8 people maximum to privilege the comfort and the conviviality during your adventure in this natural environment that we strive to preserve.
How long from Annecy to go to the Canyons d'Annecy car parks?
For Angon30 minutes by car from Annecy - By bus from Annecy (20 minutes) timetables here
For Montmin40 minutes - By bus from Annecy (30 minutes) time here
For the Devil's Bridge45 minutes - No bus
For all information on public transport consult the page of the Tourist Office of Annecy
Discover other canyons with the Guides Office:
Canyon course in Ardèche
Canyon course in the Aiguilles de Bavella-South Corsica
Canyon course in the Mercantour