Canyoning in Nice in the canyon of Riolan
The Canyon of Riolan is considered in the canyoning community as one of the most beautiful canyons in France. It combines the fun side of canyoning with an unparalleled beauty.
Located in the village of Sigale (Alpes Maritimes), it is about 1 hour drive from Castellane, the Verdon Gorges as well as Nice and the Cote d'Azur.
This very playful canyoning course requires no previous experience. You just need to be comfortable in the water and have a good physical condition. However, it will be necessary to hold on until the end because no escape is possible along the way.
If you like this trek, come back and try the canyoning in the haut Verdon on the canyon of Lance. If you have children or friends who are beginners, you can return canyoning in Castellane , in the canyon of Haut-Jabron, it is like a mini Riolan!
Vidéo Canyoning : Canyon of Riolan
Description Canyoning : Canyon of Riolan
Upon arrival of all participants at the meeting spot, located 50 minutes away from Nice, you will need to arrange a shuttle vehicle with the help of your monitor in order to organize the return of all participants to the starting point.
Your canyoning instructor will provide all the technical equipment needed for canyoning. This canyoning equipment include a wetsuit (jacket and pants), a pair of neoprene socks, helmet, harness and kit containing a bag and a waterproof container in order to carry your personal belongings and your meal during the descent of the canyon of Riolan.
After a 10 minutes walk down the road of the canyon, your instructor will give you all the safety instructions to perform this canyoning descent in the best conditions.
The descent begins with a walk down the river allowing you to take your marks and test the adhesion of your shoes on wet rock.
This will take you to a cashed passage and after a first 8 meters abseil (26 feet), no escape will be possible until the end of the trail.
There will be jumps, slides and abseils until you end up in a beautiful and very large sunny rocky area where it will be possible to stop for lunch.
Enjoy this break to peacefully contemplate a magnificent cliffs of a hundred meters around you.
You will have to get back in the water for the second part of the Clue of Riolan. In this second part of canyoning you will cross many jumps and slides to the final portion ending under a bridge along a small road.
You will find your vehicle there.
Localisation Canyoning : Canyon of Riolan
You can use map to find your way and calculate your route clicking on the marker. The travel time estimated by Google have to be increased of 20 %, what is equivalent to our small mountain roads.
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