of this activity

Meet at 9:00 am at St. Auban (45mn. drive from Castellane) (see acces map) or at 10:00 am at the Riolan bridge, near Sigale (see access map), depending where you are coming from.

In case you meet the guide in St.Auban, you will follow him for a 45 mn. drive to Sigale, where 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 6 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.




  • Day trip (total length of the activity: 5h00)
  • 80 Euros per person.
  • To book, please contact us.
  • 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.
  • No previous experience is necessary
  • Minimum age : 16
  • Being able to swim and being in good shape is essential because of the long swimming stretches
  • Things to bring:
    • Swimming costume
    • Sports shoes
    • Towel
    • Water and pic-nic
    • String for glasses
  • 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 containers
    • Back bag
  • Insurance (civil liability insurance covering ABOARD Rafting’s activities).

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