of this activity

Meet at 9:00 am in Saint André-Les-Alpes at the carpark of the supermarket “Super U” on the D955 road (see access map). From there, you will follow the guide to Colmars-Les-Alpes. He will then either organize a car drop-off at the exit of the canyon with the group, then, there no need for an access walk in this canyon (it is directly accessible from a forest track) or, for the sporty ones, take you on a hike up to the start of the canyon. Both options take the same amount of time.

After handing out and double-checking your equipment, the guide will give a safety talk concerning abseiling techniques and safety inside the canyon.

The Lance Canyon is a wild canyon running through an alpine landscape on the border of the Mercantour National Park.

The starting point is located at an altitude of about 1600 meters, right at the heart of a larch forest.

The action of the beginning section mostly takes place in the water, with jumps in larde pools and natural slides. Further down, the canyon becomes more vertical, which means alternating abseiling down – sometimes underneath waterfalls – and walking or swimming.

You will then enjoy your picnic on a large sunny slab of rock situated above a tempting pool, into which you will most likely appreciate jumping again and again…

The canyon then narrows down into a waterfall-filled gorge. You will abseil down and jump several times before reaching the final «Lance Cascade», the ending point of your trip.

The vehicles are just a 15 mn’s walk from there.




  • Day trip (total lenght of the activity :7h00)
  • 80 Euros per person.
  • To book, please contact us.
  • July 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.
  • Because this canyon is technical, we ask for the participants to have had some previous canyoning or abseiling experience and very good physical condition.
  • Minimum age : 16 (up to the guide’s appreciation)
  • Une bonne condition physique est recommandée pour pleinement apprécier ce parcours sportif.
  • Being able to swim
  • Things to bring:
  • Maillot de bain
    • Swimming costume
    • Sports shoes (with non-slip soles)
    • Towel
    • String for glasses
    • Pic-nic, snacks and water
  • Please note: canyoning shoes can be rented for 3 Euros/pair, from size 37.
  • Fully qualified and experienced guides,
  • Approved (European standards), up to date safety gear :
    • Helmet
    • Harness
  • Individual equipment adapted to the activity :
    • Full-body wetsuit
    • Neoprene socks
    • Waterproof container
    • Canyoning bag
  • Insurance (civil liability insurance covering ABOARD Rafting’s activities).

Other canyoning trips

Our traditional trips


in the surroundings

Our substitution trips


In case of inadequate flows on the traditional trips