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Exterior Nature has selected the best spots de canyoning of Eastern Pyrenees. To all levels, With friends ou in family, choose it canyon which will leave you with unforgettable memories.
ALL OUR CANYONINGS IN THE PYRENEES-ORIENTALES "66"
Discover the most beautiful canyons of the Eastern Pyrenees
Do you want to practice a original outdoor activity ? You wonder where to go canyoning in the Pyrénées-Orientales ? Stop looking around, you're in the right place ! Located in the south of the Occitanie region, between Prades, Perpignan et Argeles-sur-Mer, all our canyons offer an ememorable whitewater nature experience. Depending on your level, select the ideal canyoning outing.
Live the canyoning experience in the south of Occitania, between Prades, Perpignan and Argeles-sur-Mer
Discovery Canyoning – Level I - prades:
Le canyon of Molitg-Les-Bains near Prades and Galamus canyon in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet are ideal for learning about whitewater and mountain activities, from an early age. These descents are fun, progressive and accessible to everyone, including children.
Fancy an unusual adventure? Test it hot water canyon of Thuès ! An ideal outing to experience an unforgettable moment with family or friends!
From 8 years.
Canyoning Sensations Le Llech – Level III - PRADES:
Between the villages of Prades and Villefranche-de-Conflent, 30 minutes from Perpignan, is the famous canyon of Llech. This very aquatic canyoning outing is tailor-made for anyone looking for thrills.
From 16 years.
Great Day Expert Canyoning – Level IV - PRADES:
For the more experienced, go for a whole day in one of the most demanding canyons of the Pyrénées-Orientales: the taurinya canyon or Cady Canyon around Prades. With those Great day canyons, adventure, adrenaline rush and thrills are guaranteed!
From 16 years.
Sports Canyoning – Level II - ceret:
Only 30 minutes fromArgelès-sur-Mer, in the municipality of Ceret, the Gourg des Anelles canyon et Baoussous Canyon offer a nice variety of obstacles. However, they remain accessible to all, because the most difficult passages are optional. Complete and fun, these canyons are intended for amateur sportsmen. A great whitewater adventure!
From 12 years.
Small Day Sports Canyoning – Level III - ceret:
Located in the heart of Vallespir near Ceret, small day canyons du Mas Calsan and Salt Del Pi offer you a concentrate of sports, ofadventure and , for about 5 hours. These wild and uncrowded canyons are intended for amateur or experienced sportsmen, wishing to live a unique experience immersed in nature.
From 14 years.
In accordance with government recommendations, Exterior Nature takes all the necessary sanitary measures to ensure your safety and that of the staff.
All about Canyoning in Les Pyrenees-OrientaLes
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, the slips on slides carved out of the rock and the abseiling. 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, the canyons are narrow and deep gorges dug over time by a watercourse. This long period of river erosion on mineral or organic rocks has given rise to breathtaking landscapes, which can be explored through canyoning.
Canyoning or canyoning is an outdoor sport that consists of descending into gorges and venturing along a river. This whitewater activity combines techniques from hiking, caving and climbing.
what are the components of a canyoning outing?
Approach walk and return walk:
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 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 natural pool, between two slides or abseiling. 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 a little on the rocks. It is therefore important to provide sneakers suitable for walking (more details below).
How to book a canyoning trip?
You can book online in just a few minutes, by clicking on the button below:
What equipment is needed for canyoning?
The practice of canyoning requires a specific individual equipment :
- A neoprene wetsuit to fight against hypothermia and protect you from shocks, thanks to reinforcement in areas where friction is important.
- Un Headphones essential and mandatory, resistant to possible rockfalls.
- Un harness adapted to the practice of canyoning.
- Product 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 is checked and checked daily, to guarantee the highest level of safety.
What do you need to plan for a canyoning outing?
- 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 case 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.
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Who supervises the canyoning outings?
All our canyon outings are supervised by professional guides and instructors holding the federal patent, certified by the French Mountain and Climbing Federation (FFME). They regularly go through all the canyons 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!
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 ? You create unforgettable memories.
- Our guarantee? A professional and smiling team at your service.
- Our motivation? Sharing our passion for nature.
Can we practice canyoning in all seasons?
The south of Languedoc Roussillon offers a vast playground for outings in the canyons in all seasons.
From autumn to spring, enjoy the hot water basins of the Thuès canyon, unique in Europe.
Spring, summer and autumn are the ideal seasons to explore the canyons of Molitg, Llech, Gourg des Anelles, Mas Calsan, Cady and Taurinya.
Can we do canyoning if we are not very sporty?
Yes, there are very beautiful initiation canyons in the Pyrénées-Orientales, easy and accessible to beginners. 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 Perpignan
Do you like caving, hiking, climbing and mountaineering? If the answer is yes, the canyoning is a dedicated activity for you. She combines them all in one and the same hobby. For your stay at Perpignan, you can take a short trip to the park Outdoor Nature Adventure à Marquixanes for a session of canyoning.
What is canyoning?
Le canyoning is an activity that makes you live a great adventure. It is practiced in a stream or the river of a canyon. It combines swimming, jumps and steps. Practitioners must surpass themselves to enjoy this activity, it takes strength and courage. Reason why the activity is not very suitable for young children.
For your holidays in the region OccitaniaWithin Pyrenees-Orientales (66), you can practice canyoning in the business park Outdoor Nature Adventure à Marquixanes. Normally, the progression is done by walking, but sometimes the water level requires swimming. When adventurers encounter a waterfall, they must abseil or climb a rope to pass it. It depends on the orientation of the circuit and the program to be followed.
Why practice canyoning in Perpignan?
Le canyoning is a very pleasant activity, despite all the effort required to practice it. It is possible to enjoy it even if you are not a great sportsman. Indeed, the crossing does not really require muscles, you just need to know how to swim well. Someone will always be there to assist you in case of difficulties.
This activity allows you to reconnect with nature. Throughout the course at Marquixanes, near Perpignan, you will discover many animal and plant species. You will feel the pure air of nature while pushing your limits. the canyoning is practiced in a group, it allows you to meet new people and expand your personal network.
Where to go canyoning in Perpignan?
Perpignan is a lovely place, the park Outdoor Nature Adventure invites you to experience this sport in the heart of nature and in the mountains. The Marquixanes circuit gives you the opportunity to take full advantage of this adventure in the 66. Located in the department of Eastern Pyrenees, the park is close to restaurants and accommodation.
It has all the necessary equipment to make canyoning. Experts will guarantee your safety during the trip. The park has other attractions for children who cannot come with you. Animators and monitors will take care of them while you live the adventure in the middle of the forest. You can leave with peace of mind, because they will not be bored in the clubs and workshops of the park.