Adventure in Riolan Canyon, Nice Côte d’Azur

You’re looking for real adventure in the French Riviera? In the very heart of wild Esteron valley, Riolan is one of the canyons you must discover. It is a technically challenging really thrilling canyon and you sometimes have to swim down narrow gullies, in magnificent surroundings, which makes for an exceptional experience.

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Nice jump canyoning the Riolan!

How difficult is it?

Riolan is a grade 3 canyon, so long that you must be quite fit and able to swim long distances, and some parts are so complex that it is hardly suitable for beginners, but it will appeal to experienced sportsmen.


80 euros per person but the rate will be 75 euros per person if you book for six people and more. You will pay your canyoning guide with cash when you arrive at the meeting point.


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.

From Nice, take the road which goes to Digne.
The meeting point is a carpark on the right-hand side of the river, near the cycling track at Charles Albert bridge.

I indicated the meeting point on the map below:,7.191396&hl=fr&num=1&t=m&z=14

You can click on « itinéraires » to find the way on the previous map.
If you use a decimal GPS like Google, you must enter 43.837932,7.191396
Should you use a smartphone, do enter the data and click on « route ».
If you use a classical car GPS, enter 43° 50′ 16.555″ N     7° 11′ 29.026″ E


You should contact me by phone on +33681053020 or send an E mail to book for your 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 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 0,5 liter water bottle per person.You’ll find more pictures here.

So now you can come for a bewildering experience at the very bottom of Riolan, the biggest canyon of Alpes Maritimes.