You must try canyoning – it’s such good fun! Work your way down a French or Italian canyon for a brilliant watery experience. From the starting point you’ll walk upstream to reach the best bits of the canyon for abseiling down waterfalls, sliding over the rocks with the torrents and jumping into deep clear pools of water, all while wearing a wetsuit (complete with padded bottom!), harness and helmet.
Book a half day and you’ll experience the Barberine canyon close to the Swiss border, which is suitable from 14 years in a group, or 6 years with a private guide. Other canyons are also available with a private guide, and from 13 years you can book a full day’s canyoning in Italy – there are higher jumps and bigger adrenaline rushes so make sure you’ve all got a good head for heights.
We just ask that you remember to bring your own towels to take with you, as Chamonix All Year towels should not be taken out of your accommodation. And don’t forget your swimsuits!
Need to know
Suitable from 13 years* (full day) or 14 years (half day), both in a group, or from 6 years with a private guide.
Good head for heights / jumps and confident in water.
*Must be accompanied by an adult
Family offer – canyoning in a group: half day 61€ per person; full day 100€ pp – both min. 2 adults, 3 children.
Price in a group includes guide, safety equipment and transport from Chamonix rafting base. You will need to wear shoes with grip which will get wet.