Canyoning in the French Riviera near Nice Côte d’Azur

Canyoning in the French Riviera is really an unforgettable experience for summer holidays around Nice Côte d’Azur. Whether you are in Cannes, Mandelieu, Antibes, Grasse or Monaco, the Alpes Maritimes are perfect to discover canyoning. This summer aquatic sport consists in walking, swimming, jumping and toboganning down a river, and abseiling with a rope (except for grade one canyons). During your trip, you will go down amazing white water mountain rivers with great fun in a relaxing environment.
The area is perfect for this water sport which is a good way to escape from summer heat with friends or family. An experienced instructor will guide you during this outstanding experience.

How strenuous is it?

Even if some canyons are reserved for daring sportsmen, quite a few are accessible to beginners and unexperienced people. Some of them like Gorges du Loup canyon or Cramassouri are quite suitable for 8 years old children. Whether you are a beginner or very sporty, you will have a large choice of canyon descents around Nice. Practitioners must be able to swim and must not suffer from medical impediments.

Discover canyoning in Nice, half-day

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Intermediate canyoning, full-day

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Extreme canyoning, full-day

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Useful information

Mind you: you don’t have to jump or slide if you don’t feel like it. Your canyoning guide will always give you an other option.

What do you need?: swimming suits, sportshoes with laces, towels, picnic lunches.

Gear: all the gear necessary will be provided and will respond to high safety standards: wetsuits, helmets, harnesses with longes and abseil devices, ropes, water bags and waterproof containers for full-day trips.

Access to the sites: The canyoning descents are generally located in the Nice hinterland. You will therefore need a car to get to the meeting points. Note that each canyon has a different appointment since there are canyons in all the valleys of the Alpes Maritimes.

Suitable season: Canyoning around Nice is authorized from the beginning of April to the end of October. That said, we will benefit from the best practicing conditions from May to September with more pleasant temperatures. With children under 10 years old, it is best to come in June, July and August.

If you are staying in the Côte d’Azur, you will have a lot of canyons within a short range. Though it’s in french, this page from Randoxygène guide will give you an idea of the great variety of canyoning trips you can find in the French Riviera. Our canyoning guides have selected the best canyoning spots around Nice!

Canyoning close to the Var near Fréjus Saint-Raphael

If you are staying close to Fréjus Saint-Raphael or any city in the Var, you should find usefull information on this page about canyoning near the Var. There are many great canyons rather close to the Var.

Private canyoning guide in Nice

If you want to have a private guide for your canyoning trip in Nice with your friends or family, these are the rates.

If you are more than 8, contact me.

Rates with one canyon guide (maximum 8 people)

Grade 1 canyon (half a day): 360 euros
Grade 2 canyon (half a day): 400 euros
Grade 2 canyon (full day): 560 euros
Grade 3 canyon (full day): 600 euros

Grade 4 canyon (full day): 680 euros

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