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CANYONING: day trip in the Riolan

Narrow meanders, plenty of jumps in an "aquatic" canyon with stunning scenery.




MMeet at 9:00 am at St. Auban (45mn. drive from Castellane) see acces map or at 10:00 am at the car park at the entrance of the village of Sigale (1 hour 15mn. drive from Castellane) see acces map, depending where you will be coming from.

Our guide will welcome you at St. Auban, and you will folow him to Sigale, wher he will organize a car drop-off at the exit of the canyon. After handing out your equipment, he will give a safety talk concerning abseiling techniques and safety inside the canyon.
A 15 mn walk will be necessary to reach the entrance of the canyon. The Riolan canyon is a beautiful canyon bordered at some places by cliffs measuring up to 300 m.
This descent will imply spending most of the time in the water, as the canyon meanders at the bottom of a deep gorge which opens up onto large pools of water which then flow underneath big boulders. There will be a good number of jumps (maximum 8 m) and a few rappels (maximum 15 m). You will swim down long stretches in clear water and encounter a fun natural slide which will without fail surprize and amaze you.

At the end of the trip, we find the vehicles and take off our equipment.

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One of the wonderful places in the Riolan



Our activities include the following

* Fully qualified and experienced guides,

* Approved (European standards), up to date safety gear (harness, helmet).

* Individual equipment adapted to the activity (full-body wetsuit, waterproof containers, back bag).

* Insurance (civil liability covering ABOARD Rafting's activities).


Additional information

* Things to bring: swimming costume, sports shoes, picnic, towel, string for glasses.

PS:You can rent from us special canyoning shoes for 3 Euros/pair.

* Minimum age: 16

* No previous experience of white water activities is necessary.

* Being able to swim and being in good shape is essential because of the long swimming stretches.

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Price and booking

* Day trip (total length of the activity: 5h00): 70 Euros per person.

* For any information concerning booking and cancelation procedures or insurance details, please refer to the "General Terms and Conditions" section, where you will find a Booking Form.


Period of validity

* May to September.

* The activity relies on favorable weather conditions. In the event of heavy rainfall, the canyon may be flooded rapidly. For this reason, in case of high risks of rain, the guides reserve the right to postpone the outing.






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