Canyoning in the French Riviera is really an unforgettable experience for summer holidays around Nice Côte d’Azur. Whether you are in Mandelieu, Antibes, Grasse, Monaco or Cannes, 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. We offer guided tours in all the classic canyons of the French Riviera like Gorges du Loup, Barbaira, Bollène, Planfaé or Riolan…
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 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.
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.
If you are staying in the Alpes Maritimes, you will have a lot of canyons within a short range. Indeed, there will always be a good canyoning tour close to Monaco, Cannes, Mandelieu, Antibes or Nice…
Our canyoning guides have selected the best spots on the Côte d’Azur like the Gorges du Loup canyon, Barbaira, Bollene or Riolan!
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): 400 euros
Grade 2 canyon (half a day): 440 euros
Grade 2 canyon (full day): 560 euros
Grade 3 canyon (full day): 600 euros
Grade 4 canyon (full day): 680 euros