Canyoning at Torneresse Gorge in Château-d'Oex
Canyoning at Torneresse Gorge in Château-d'Oex
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    French, English, German
  • Duration
    1 half day
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Head deep into Torneresse Gorge on this wild water canyoning excursion.

Belly slide into the adventure on this extreme nature trail in the heart of Pays-d'Enhaut Regional National Park! A hands-on experience that will have you cliff jumping, scrambling, sliding and swimming, follow an experienced guide through narrow ravines, hidden waterfalls and exciting sinkholes – embracing the elements at every turn!

This activity is run & operated from Château d’Oex in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Situated 1km from Etivaz in Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut National Park, reaching Torneresse Gorge includes a short nature hike in and out of the canyon.

Meet your guide at the activity base in Château d’Oex for this canyoning excursion to Torneresse Gorge. A white water course that has carved its way through the bedrock of the low Alps, this accessible ravine is a great place for young beginners and curious big kids alike! Starting with a short safety briefing and kit breakdown – learn the rope techniques and study the route you’ll be following with your experienced guide. After kitting up, walk through the forest of Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut National Park to reach the start of the gorge, following the flow of the river on a 2-hour descent. From here it’s an all or nothing adventure, working as a team to overcome obstacles and push your limits as you head right into the belly of Torneresse – sliding headfirst down toboggans, jumping into freshwater pools, rappelling down waterfalls and swimming through ravines – just big enough to squeeze through! The highlight? An 8m boulder jump into a fast flowing river channel but don’t worry, your guide is on hand at all times – making it a fun & accessible adventure for all ages & abilities!

Operating during the summer season (April - October) when the river is at its lowest, this section of the Torneresse is rated as easy/moderate. Obstacles include:
Rappel: 10m
Slide: 8m
Jump: 8m
Swim: 20m

minimum 12 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Activity requirements

All participants must know how to swim

  • Wetsuit/Helmet/BA
  • Canyoning Guide & Equipment
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit/Towel
  • Suncream/Water
Meeting point
Place du Village 6, Scierie Isoz, 1660 Château-d'Oex, Switzerland Get directions
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