Canyoning in the French Alps:

The Alps is well known for canyoning in France. There are hundreds of canyons in the Alps ranging from very extreme hardcore adventures only for the experienced to fun canyons suitable for all the family.

In the Southern French Alps, we have chosen a range of canyons to offer as part of our summer activity holidays to suit all levels and can also put together a tailor made canyoning trip if you wish.

There are two intermediate canyons, with fun toboggans, jumps and big waterfall abseils – these are favourites for families with teenagers and groups of friends wanting a fun and challenging team bonding activity! Families with teenagers love this canyon.

For families with younger children the kiddie canyon is excellent. It is in effect a mini version of a canyon with abseils, toboggans and jumps but all scaled for little ones so they can have a taste of real canyoning at their level.

For serious "canyoners", there is a great canyon with big water and big waterfalls to test the most adventurous and it is also possible to go further afield to experience other canyons and their differing characters.

The canyoning guides used by Undiscovered Mountains are very experienced, fully qualified UIAGM high mountain guides who know the region's canyons extremely well. They will choose the best canyon for you taking into account the conditions. They will look after you in the canyon, make sure you are safe and ensure you have lots of fun!

Have look at our water sports short break for a full on water sports trip with canyoning or have a look at our customisable summer activity holiday for a wide range of activities including canyoning.


On guided canyoning trips, specialist wetsuits, harnesses and helmets are provided. You just have bring your bathing suit and some trainers that you don’t mind getting wet.

Just a word of advice - you get changed at the minibus and there is a bit of a walk to access the start of the canyon. This is sometimes done in your swimsuit as it’s too hot to put your wetsuit on so if you don’t feel ready to bear all, you can bring shorts and a t-shirt, which will go in the canyon with you!

When is the best time to go Canyoning in the Alps? 

The best time of year to go canyoning is in the late spring and summer, when there is a enough, but not too much water in the canyons and the sun is hot!

For more information about canyoning, have a read of our ultimate canyoning guide!