The best places for canyoning in the Alpes vaudoises
The most beautiful places suitable for canyoning are in the Pays-d’Enhaut region and near the Col des Mosses. Leaving from La Lécherette, the Hongrin gorges lend themselves perfectly to the practice of canyoning. Near Château-d’Œx and the charming village of L’Etivaz, you will discover majestic gorges and impressive cliffs in the Tine and canyons.
Three other canyons, fully equipped and listed in the list of canyons in Switzerland are also to be discovered in the same region: the Leyvra canyon, the Tenasses canyon in the heights of Château-d'Oex and the Ramaclé canyon of the Rosette stream.
Canyoning: a fun aquatic sport activity
Canyoning is not just about being immersed in water! It is also a complete sport that combines hiking (especially during canyon approach walks), climbing, abseiling and jumps (not compulsory). Of course with different levels of difficulty. A canyoning experience also allows you to test and push yourself to the limits, and to stay focused on the present moment. Ideal for completely disconnecting from everyday life and leaving your worries behind.
Canyoning: an activity accessible to all
Canyoning outings are supervised by qualified guides, who ensure your safety throughout the activity. Suffering from vertigo and afraid to jump? All routes systematically offer alternatives to avoid them, if necessary. The different canyons, which all have their own particularities, allow both beginners and those already experienced to find their desired dose of adrenaline. If you don't feel at ease, a different river activity may be better suited to you.
Preparing for a successful canyoning outing
The guides who accompany you provide you with a neoprene suit, a helmet and a harness for the canyons requiring ropes. Just remember to put on good sports shoes that are suitable for water activities! The age of admission to the activity depends on the level of difficulty of the descents, but is generally 12 years old.