Canyoning trips in the
Exterior Nature takes you on a discovery of most beautiful course de canyoning of Pyrenees-Orientales (66), In preserved natural sites. Located in the south of the region OccitaniaInter Prades, Perpignan, Ceret et Argelès-sur-Mer, all our canyons offer a memorable sports and refreshing experience. Combine the pleasures of water hike, theclimbing, potholing and white water swimming for original outdoor activity! Le canyoning is a nature sports adapted to all levels: beginners, athletes et experienced. Friends ou in family, select the canyoning outing ideal!
All our canyoning outings in the Pyrénées-Orientales 66
Live the canyoning experience between Perpignan, Prades and Argelès-sur-Mer
For a few hours, half day or whole day, embark on a outdoor activity unusual while exploring the magnificent canyons of the Pyrénées-Orientales. A great way to combine water sport with discovery of the hinterland of the region of Perpignan. We offer canyoning outings accessible to all, framed by qualified instructors et experienced. Canyoning baptisms for beginners et families with children From the age of 8. Exits sport level canyoning to do the full of sensations. And extreme canyons for the most experienced et lovers of sports challenges.
Canyoning Discovery - Level I - 30 min from Perpignan:
They are ideal for learn about the practice of canyoning and the pleasures of this outdoor sporting activity.
These canyon descents are fun, progressive and accessible to all, including children.
From 8 years.
Find out more about our Canyoning Discovery Level I outings:
Adventure Canyoning - Level II - 30 min from Argelès-sur-Mer:
However, they remain accessible to all, because the most difficult passages are optional.
Complete and fun, these canyoning outings are intended for amateur athletes.
A great whitewater adventure!
From the age of 12.
Find out more about our Canyoning Adventure Level II outings:
Canyoning Sensations Le Llech - Level III - Prades
Between the villages of Prades and Villefranche-de-Conflent, 30 minutes from Perpignan, is the famous Llech canyon.
This very aquatic canyoning outing is tailor-made for athletes looking for thrills.
The Llech canyon is one of the most famous in France and is renowned for the variety of its obstacles, all very playful.
From 16 years.
Find out more about the Canyoning Sensations Llech Level III outing:
Small Day Sports Canyoning - Level III - Céret
All of this wild and uncrowded canyons are intended for amateur or experienced athletes, wishing to spend a unique experience immersed in nature.
From 14 years.
Find out more about our Canyoning Small Day Level III outings:
Canyoning Expert Big Day - Level IV
A truly sports adventure in a wild and remote environment. Adrenaline rushes and thrills guaranteed for 7 hours!
From 16 years.
Find out more about our Grand Day Level IV Canyoning outings:
Canyoning in hot water in the mountains of the Pyrénées-Orientales
Fancy a unusual adventure ?
Test it hot water canyon of Thuès !
When the river is surrounded by snow, the spectacle is simply magical.
This canyoning outing from level I is ideal for an unforgettable moment with friends or family (from 12 years old)!
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Canyoning in the Pyrénées-Orientales: practical information
Who supervises the canyoning outings?
All our canyon outings are supervised by professional and experienced guides, holders of the state diploma, in accordance with the regulations of the Ministry of Sports.
They regularly go through all the canyons (which they know like the back of their hand) to check the state of the tracks, the mooring points and the water level.
The icing on the cake: their expertise does not detract from their good humor and friendliness!
Call on a experienced guide is a necessary condition for practice canyoning in complete safety.
Exterior Nature is made up of a team of nature and whitewater sports enthusiasts, based in Marquixanes and operating throughout the Pyrénées-Orientales department.
We have been working for more than 10 years at your service, to offer you a cocktail of activities that suit you.
- Our priority? Your satisfaction.
- Our objective ? Give you unforgettable memories.
- Our guarantee? A professional and smiling team at your service.
- Our motivation? Sharing our passion for nature.
What equipment is needed for canyoning?
The practice of canyoning requires a specific individual equipment which is provided to you by your guide:
- A neoprene full suit to fight against hypothermia and protect you from shocks, thanks to reinforcement in areas where friction is important.
- Personalized neoprene socks for long cold canyons.
- Un helmet essential and mandatory, resistant to possible rockfalls.
- Un harness ou harness adapted to the practice of canyoning.
- Personalized lanyards equipped with 2 carabiners.
- Un descender "eight" type for abseiling.
Exterior Nature is committed to providing you with the necessary equipment for all its canyoning outings in the Pyrénées-Orientales. The equipment complies with CE standards and is checked and checked daily, to guarantee the better level of security.
What do you need to plan for a canyoning trip?
- A swimsuit.
- A pair of sports sneakers.
- A towel.
- A bottle of water and a small snack: you will need it when you return from your outing.
- A picnic for the Small Day and Big Day Canyoning outings.
In which cases can my reservation be cancelled?
The feasibility of your outing depends mainly on the weather conditions. For this, our guides regularly monitor the weather to determine if the practice of canyoning is feasible on the day of your outing. In case of cancellation, you will be notified in advance by telephone.
All about canyoning in department 66
Discover the canyoning in French Catalonia, an immersive experience in wilderness. Playful and exotic, our canyons are suitable for all levels. That you are in family ou With friends, enjoy an unusual aquatic activity!
Pyrenees-Orientales (66) are full of canyons among the finest in Europe. Let yourself be seduced by the sumptuous natural pools which mark the routes. Slide on fantastic slides carved from the rock. Test them abseiling along the rock or waterfalls. And launch yourself into the void with the jumps in pools of crystal clear water.
The canyons of the Catalan country, at the foot of the Canigou massif, offer exceptional landscapes less than an hour from Perpignan,Argelès-sur-Mer, Saint-Cyprien, Canet-en-Roussillon and Barcarès.
As a bonus : practice this aquatic activity even in winter, thanks to the hot water canyoning, unique in Europe! the Canyon of Thues is the winter canyon not to be missed.
What is canyoning?
treasures of nature, canyons are deep, narrow gorges dug over time by rivers, rain and snow. This long period of river erosion on mineral, limestone or organic rocks has given rise to vertiginous cliffs and breathtaking landscapes, which can be explored through canyoning.
Le canyoning ou canyoning is a outdoor sport which consists of descending into gorges and venturing along a stream. This activity in Rapids combines techniques from hiking, caving and climbing. To find out more, see our blog article: Everything you need to know about canyoning
What are the components of a canyoning outing?
Approach and return steps
What makes the beauty of the canyons is that they are surrounded by nature! Steps are therefore inevitable to get in and out. The duration and degree of difficulty of the walks vary according to the canyons. Think about it when making your choice of outing!
Assured by a rope and a harness, abseil down along the rock walls and waterfalls! Beautiful sensations closer to nature.
Let yourself slide on smooth and curved planes dug over the years by the river, to land in natural basins. What fun in perspective!
Rest assured, they are optional on all our outings in the canyons of the Pyrénées-Orientales. But if you are tempted by an adrenaline rush, take the plunge!
To cool off, there's nothing like a short swim in a torrent or a natural pool, between two slides or rappels. You will appreciate the purity and clarity of the water in the canyons!
To get from a toboggan to an abseiling, you sometimes have to walk and climb a little on the rocks. It is therefore important to provide sneakers suitable for walking.
Can you practice canyoning in all seasons?
The south of Languedoc Roussillon offers a vast playground for outings in the canyons in all seasons.
Spring, summer and autumn are the ideal seasons to explore the canyons of Molitg, Galamus, Baoussous, Llech, Gourg des Anelles, Mas Calsan, Salt Del Pi, Cady and Taurinya.
From autumn to spring, enjoy the hot water basins of the Thuès canyon, unique in Europe.
Can we go canyoning if we are not very sporty?
Yes, there are very beautiful initiation canyons in the Pyrénées-Orientales, easy and accessible. for beginners, children and families. This is the case of the discovery canyons of Molitg, Galamus and Thuès. Supervised by professionals in the discipline, all audiences can indulge in the pleasures of white water. The only condition is to know how to swim.
However, some more challenging and longer canyons, such as the famous Llech canyon or day canyons, require good physical condition to be appreciated.
Our team is available to guide you on the level of canyon that best suits you.
What is the rating of the canyons?
The canyons are rated according to three criteria:
- The difficulty in the vertical character: the letter V followed by a number from 1 to 7.
- The difficulty in the aquatic character: the letter A followed by a number from 1 to 7.
- Difficulty in commitment and scale: a Roman numeral from I to IV.
Our canyons in the Pyrénées-Orientales are rated as follows:
- Canyon of Thues (canyoning in warm waters): v3a2II
- Galamus Canyon – Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet: v2a3III
- Molitg Canyon – Molitg-les-bains: v3a3II
- Baoussous Canyon – Ceret: v3a2II
- Gourg des Anelles Canyon – Ceret: v4a4II
- Llech Canyon – Prades: v3a4III
- Mas Calsan Canyon – Ceret: v3a3II
- Salt Del Pi Canyon – Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda: v4a3II
- Taurinya Canyon – Taurinya: v4a4III
- Cady Canyon – Casteil: v4a5III
Canyoning in the Pyrénées-Orientales: what to remember
- Where to go canyoning in the Pyrénées-Orientales? The Perpignan region is home to very beautiful canyons around Prades and Céret.
- How to book a canyoning outing? Book your outing supervised by a qualified and experienced guide with Exterior Nature, by phone, online or by e-mail.
- From what age can you go canyoning? The discovery canyons are accessible from 8 years.
- Can we go canyoning if we are not very sporty? Yes, the Molitg and Galamus canyons are accessible to beginners.
- What should I plan for a canyoning outing? A bathing suit, a pair of sports shoes and a towel. Exterior Nature provides you with all the rest of the equipment.
- Can you go canyoning all year round? Yes, the hot water canyon of Thuès is accessible all year round. The other canyoning outings are only possible from April to October.
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