The canyoning basics in a short video !

Tout sur le matos de canyoning, comment descendre en rappel comme un as, sauter propre sans faire une goutte et des toboggans en mode bobsleigh.

To make your first steps in canyoning, the guides from OXO have their own method. Sylvain is showing you step by step the important rules you need to master before you get going.










Canyoning is an adventurous activity that combines different techniques to descend natural canyons, mixing swimming, climbing, jumps, abseiling and slides. Followers of this discipline must be well equipped to ensure their safety throughout the experience. 


canyoning gear.  solid. Warm.

Equipment is an essential part of canyoning. Participants usually wear a full wetsuit made of neoprene to protect themselves from the cold of the water, specific shoes offering optimal grip on slippery surfaces, a helmet for head protection, and a harness for abseiling. In addition, waterproof bags are often used to protect participants' personal belongings. 


abseiling / rappelling

Abseiling is one of the key techniques of canyoning. Participants use a rope system to safely descend along the rock faces. It is essential to master recall techniques, including the use of safety equipment such as the descender, eight knot and carabiners.


canyoning jumps

Jumps are another exciting aspect of canyoning. However, it is essential to carry them out only in areas previously assessed and considered safe. Participants should be aware of the depth of the water and any obstacles below the surface.



Natural slides are another distinctive feature of canyoning. Participants glide along smooth rock surfaces, often polished by water over time. The technique is to sit or lie down in the proper position to minimize friction and maximize the pleasure of sliding.



In conclusion, canyoning combines a variety of techniques that require both technical skills and a careful approach. Proper equipment, abseiling control, jump management and slide navigation help make this experience an exciting adventure while ensuring the safety of participants. Before embarking on a canyon descent, it is always recommended to receive adequate training and follow the advice of an experienced guide.




Mont blanc valley, with its spectacular mountainous relief, offers canyoning enthusiasts the opportunity to discover exceptional sites. Among the jewels of the region are the Canyon de Barberine, the Canyon de Balme and the Canyon de la Belle au Bois in Megève.


Le Canyon de Barberine

Le Canyon de Barberine est réputé pour ses paysages grandioses et ses descentes en rappel impressionnantes. Situé dans la vallée de l'Arve, ce canyon offre des sections étroites et sinueuses, des cascades vertigineuses et des parois rocheuses imposantes. Les amateurs de rappel seront comblés par les descentes techniques au cœur d'un environnement naturel préservé.


Le Canyon de Balme

Le Canyon de Balme, niché dans les Alpes du Chablais, offre une expérience diversifiée. Les participants peuvent s'attendre à rencontrer des cascades, des toboggans naturels et des sections de nage. Ce canyon offre une variété de défis techniques, avec des rappels palpitants et des passages aquatiques qui ajoutent une dimension ludique à l'aventure.


Le canyon de la Belle au Bois

Quant au Canyon de la Belle au Bois à Megève, il se distingue par sa beauté naturelle et son ambiance alpine. Ce canyon propose des toboggans ludiques, des sauts stimulants et des rappels techniques, le tout dans un cadre enchanteur. Les participants peuvent profiter de la fraîcheur de l'eau de montagne tout en explorant les gorges sculptées par l'érosion.



Avant de se lancer dans l'exploration de ces canyons, il est essentiel de prendre en compte la météo, le niveau d'eau et les conditions locales. Recourir aux services d'un guide expérimenté est recommandé pour maximiser la sécurité et tirer pleinement parti de l'expérience. Ces canyons offrent non seulement des défis techniques, mais également des panoramas époustouflants, faisant du canyoning en Haute-Savoie une aventure inoubliable.



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