This page presents the extreme canyoning trips around Nice. These outings are very sustained and you must be an experienced and fit practionner. You will have to do very complicated things to go down these hard canyons of the French Riviera. As the conditions in theses tours can be really difficult, you shouldn’t go for it if you are a beginner!
All these trips are full day and quite long. The average time in the water is 4 to 5 hours so you need a sandwich to eat something during the outing.
The main interest of grade 4 canyons is to do complicated and impressive things with the rope. If you are searching for jumps and slides, keep going on grade 2 or 3 outings which are much more fun! The best canyoning tours if you like jumps and slides are Riolan, La Bollène Vésubie or the Barbaira canyons. These two last canyons are on the intermediate canyoning page in Nice Côte d’Azur. During a half day trip, the Gorges du Loup canyon also offers many big jumps and slides!
Extreme canyoning in grade 3
80 euros per person or 75 euros per person if you book for at least 6 people
Reserved for experienced and fit practicioners. The rythm will be faster and sustained. Possible jumps of 12 m. Big slides and abseiling under waterfalls. The stream can be strong… You must be over 14. You may have to walk a long way to reach the canyon or come back…
Unfortunately, this canyon has been destroyed by Alex storm during october 2020. It’s not possible to go there again for the moment…
La Maglia is the extreme spot of canyoneering in the french riviera. You will always be in action in a steep and sustained canyon with many waterfalls. There are very few easy places where you can rest. On top of that, it is really beautifull and you will abseil inside an incredible cave! The best canyon around Nice if you like big jumps and thrilling experiences!
You will live a real adventure one hour from Nice by car! Amazing canyon in Esteron Valley, one of the wildest places in the Côte d’Azur. You will swim between huge cliffs and go down impressive waterfalls with funny obstacles.
Extreme canyoning tours in grade 4
90 euros per person, or 85 euros per person if you book for 6 people and more
The most demanding canyons in the French Riviera. Theses trips are very interesting if you particularly like doing hard things with ropes like big rapelling… You must be used to abseiling down 70 meters waterfalls. Technical challenges will be higher. You have to be really fit.
In Roya valley, you will go down many impressive abseils for about 200 meters before arriving in the second part of La Maglia.
Cascade de Courmes
In Gorges du Loup valley, we start under the Courmes village with several abseils before arriving the 70 meters one. Then we can finish in Gorges du Loup classical trip… if you are not tired!