Canyon of Gorges du Haut Chassezac, Ardeche

ArdecheFrance

Why we love it

  • A complete and varied canyon course that includes all aspects of the activity: jumps, slides, abseiling...
  • The stunning natural setting with clear rocks, emerald green waters in which you evolve with pleasure!
  • Photos included! You focus on the descent and the guides take care of taking pictures on the best passages

Activity Snapshot

Sport level : Beginner
Fitness level : Occasional, Sporty
Duration : full day
Languages :
English, French

Opening seasons:

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Activity Description

This is a challenging for the sporty people amongst you! The descent of Haut Chassezac takes place in a sunny valley in the middle of beautiful granite cathedrals. Go discover the exceptional erosion of the Gorge!

You can choose between the full version of the canyon with a little more technical sections and requiring a real endurance to reach the end; or its "discovery" version on which you will be introduced to the specific obstacles in canyoning. Both routes are sporty and aquatic.

The groups are small (8 people maximum), for a more intense descent. You will have a chance to do: slides, abseiling, swimming and underpasses... not to mention enjoying the natural environment and wilderness!

The rope passages will be an opportunity to learn the rope techniques to become active in your descent.

All jumps are avoidable, sometimes with an abseil, jumping and heights will depend on the desire and of capacity of each participant.

Integral version: 6 hours in water and 8 hours of activity in all.
Discovery version: 5 hours in water and 7 hours of activity in all.

Offers

  • Gorges du Haut Chassezac: Discovery

    Key details

    Meeting point: In Les Vans or directly at the parking of Belvedere on the road to Belvedere du Chassezac (view location on map)
    Sport level: Beginner
    Fitness level: Occasional
    Max people: 8

    Offer Description

    You spend the whole day (about 7 hours) in the Gorges with 5 hours spent in waters.

    This itinerary is accessible to every sports lover, even if you are a beginner in canyoning.

    Objectives

    During your descent, your guide will train you in canyoning techniques and knowledge:
    - technical instruction on abseils and jumps
    - information on the natural environment and the valley

    Itinerary

    - Departure from the car park: presentation of the guide and participants, presentation of the activity, explanation of the equipment and distribution, packing food in waterproof cans, preparation of bags and equipment
    - Approach of about 30 minutes and then first entry into the water
    - At midday you picnic on the border of the river before going back to complete the activity
    - Return on foot at the end of the canyon (about 45 minutes walk)
    - Arrival to cars: taking off the equipment and storage
    - Time for sharing impressions before leaving

    Activity requirements

    Children must be aged at least 15 years old to participate.

    Each participant will communicate its size, weight, and size after booking so the instructor can provide the proper equipment.

    It is imperative to be healthy, able to swim and have no serious illness (heart or ventilation) or have any medical condition preventing you from practicing canyoning.

    Included
    • included Wetsuit / Shoes and neoprene socks
    • included Helmet
    • included Waterproof bags
    • included Photos
    Excluded
    • not-included Transport
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  • Gorges du Haut Chassezac: Full canyon

    Key details

    Meeting point: In Les Vans or directly at the parking of Belvedere on the road to Belvedere du Chassezac (view location on map)
    Sport level: Beginner
    Fitness level: Sporty
    Max people: 8

    Offer Description

    You spend the whole day (about 8 hours) in the Gorges with 6 hours spent in waters.

    Objectives

    During your descent, your guide will train you in canyoning techniques and knowledge:
    - technical instruction on abseils and jumps
    - information on the natural environment and the valley

    Itinerary

    - Departure from the car park: presentation of the guide and participants, presentation of the activity, explanation of the equipment and distribution, packing food in waterproof cans, preparation of bags and equipment
    - Approach of about 30 - 45 minutes and then first entry into the water
    - At midday you picnic on the border of the river before going back to complete the activity
    - Return on foot at the end of the canyon (about 1 hour walk)
    - Arrival to cars: taking off the equipment and storage
    - Time for sharing impressions before leaving

    Activity requirements

    Children must be aged at least 15 years old to participate.

    Each participant will communicate its size, weight, and size after booking so the instructor can provide the proper equipment.

    It is imperative to be healthy, able to swim and have no serious illness (heart or ventilation) or have any medical condition preventing you from practicing canyoning.

    Included
    • included Wetsuit / Shoes and neoprene socks
    • included Helmet
    • included Waterproof bags
    • included Photos
    Excluded
    • not-included Transport
    Hide details

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