Barbaira, the best of canyoning

Just after the Italian border, Barbaira is one of the finest canyons in Southern France, with incredibly diverse and astonishing views and you are bound to be amazed by its beauty. It’s about one hour from Nice by car.

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A jump in Barbaira canyon

How difficult is it ?

Canyoning in Barbaira is not too strenuous (grade 2) and the route is not very demanding if you choose the easiest ways. Though, you must be fit, especially if you are a beginner as the descent lasts about 4 hours, plus the walk to the canyon which takes about 40 minutes.

It can be a challenging and thrilling experience for sportsmen who like tobogganing and abseiling and you can jump down from 10 meters high rocks into the river, in an outstanding natural setting.

It is accessible to children older than 12.


80 euros per person and 75 euros if you book for 6 people and more. Entrance ticket is included.

You will pay your canyoning guide with cash when you arrive on the spot.

Meeting point for Barbaira canyoning trip

Do not come without making prior arrangements as I cannot take too many people.

Do contact me to say when and where we’ll meet.

The meeting point is at Beausoleil motorway exit, just after Monaco and La Turbie when you drive from Nice. Your canyoning guide will meet you at the petrol station.
I indicated the meeting point on the following map:,7.419283&hl=fr&num=1&t=m&z=15

You can click on « itinéraires » on the previous map to reach the meeting point.

Google GPS data for the carpark  43.753241,7.419283
If you use smartphone, enter the directions given by Google and click on route.

If you use a car GPS enter 43° 45′ 11.668″ N     7° 25′ 9.419″ E


You should contact me by phone on +33681053020 or send an E mail to book for your canyoning trip.
Do send me a voice mail to give your name, your phone number and say how many people will come if I’m not available. I will contact you as soon as I get out of the water.

I also need the following information:

– Your christian names
– your size (metrics)
– your weight (in kilos)
Don’t forget to give your mobile phone number (very important!) and E-mail address and I will send you all the practical information.

What do you need?

Swimming trunks and sport shoes, like running shoes or tennis shoes, but do not wear bathing shoes . I will provide technical gear.

You must  have a sandwich and chocolate bars or your favorite snack and a one-liter water bottle per person.
Now you’ll be ready to discover Barbaira, one of the most beautiful canyons of southern France, an hour’s drive from Nice Cote d’Azur.