Where can you discover canyoning in the French Riviera? Descending the Gorges du Loup canyon is perfect either for a family outing or for a group of sportsmen. The Loup is really the best half day canyoning tour around Nice. It is an amusing route in a magnificent natural setting close to Grasse, Vence and Cagnes sur Mer. You will have to drive around 50 minutes from Antibes, Cannes and Mandelieu. It takes an hour to drive from Nice to the spot.
How difficult is the Gorges du Loup canyon?
Jumping and tobogganing down the river is good fun. As the Gorges du Loup canyon is not narrow, you can walk down around the obstacles if you do not wish to jump or slide down. So it is suitable for children over 8 years old and beginners in general as an initiation to canyoning.
On the other hand, it can be a challenging and thrilling experience for sportsmen who like tobogganing and you can jump down from rocks 10 meters above the water. Your canyoning guide will show you different options according to your level.
In grade 2 tour, you will start a little higher and you will abseil down two waterfalls. One is 12 meters high, the other is 8 meters high. We generally always go on grade 2 tour as it’s very easy to learn the abseiling technique.
If you don’t want to learn how to abseil, the best is to choose the grade 1 tour, also known as aquatic hike.
It is up to you to choose the option when you contact me to book for your canyoning trip in Gorges du Loup.
For grade one canyon, 55 euros per person and 50 euros if you book for 6 people and more.
For grade two canyon, 60 euros per person and 55 euros if you book for 6 people and more.
You will pay your canyoning guide with cash when you arrive on the spot.
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.
Meeting point for Gorges du Loup canyon
Do not come without contacting me to book as I cannot take too many people.
First you must drive to Pont du Loup, between Bar sur Loup and Vence. From Pont du Loup, you have to drive up the gorge in direction of Greolières. After leting the Saut du Loup on your right, you will arrive to a place called Bramafan. Just after entering Bramafan, take a small path on your right called Chemin des Cabanes (It’s indicated Pré-Royer, GR51). Park on Chemin des Cabanes on the places on the right of the path after driving about 100m.
Now you only have to discover canyoning in the Gorges du Loup canyon and relish an enjoyable experience!