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Everything You Need to Know About Canyoning in Annecy

If you are looking for an adventure like no other… look no further! Canyoning presents a memorable and fun activity for anyone from experienced canyoners to those who are only just beginning. Not only are there no previous skills required, but we also know the perfect operator based in the centre of Annecy. 

This post covers everything that you need to know about canyoning in Annecy and what Activ Annecy can offer!


What is canyoning?

Canyoning is an opportunity to test your inner thrill-seeker by jumping into pools and scrambling over slippery rocks to find hidden waterfalls and views of the lake and mountains that are unrivalled.

It is an outdoor activity that can challenge you whilst also allowing you to admire the beauty of nature and diverse land formations.

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Canyoning can be found in some of the most dazzling parts of the world; it combines hiking, climbing, abseiling, and cliff jumping.

Offering a change from a regular hike or walk in the mountains, canyoning requires you to try a new range of movements and activities.

Where can I go canyoning in Annecy?

Activ Annecy offers a variety of different canyoning sports close to Annecy. It operates through a team who are passionate about their work, can give you reliable advice, and admire the beauty of Annecy.

Depending on which package you opt for, there are different meeting points where you’ll meet your instructor.

Various examples of some of the canyons surrounding Annecy include the Canyon de Ternèze, Canyon du Grenant, and Canyon de Montmin.

Close to Chambery, Canyon de Ternèze offers a unique experience to everyone over the age of 8. It is a place of natural beauty and adventure. Prepare yourself for the opportunity to cliff jump into fresh, deep waters!

Who can try it?

There are a few requirements when canyoning which include:

  • A weight limit of 120kg.
  • Some packages have a minimum age, usually between 6-14 years old.
  • No fear of heights or water!
  • No previous skills are required as long as a professional guide is there.
  • The minimum group size is 4 people, and the maximum number varies between 10-12 per guide.

If you are planning a trip to Annecy and are considering canyoning, please make sure to check that all members of your group fit within the requirements of your chosen package.

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How much does it cost?

The prices vary depending on the package you choose and the length of your chosen activity. Usually, Activ Annecy offers a wide variety of options from 45€ to 80€ per person.

You can decide between a range of activity and multi-activity packages and book in advance.

If you cannot find a package that suits you, Activ Annecy can also create bespoke packages based on your personal requirements.

What do I need to bring?

The essentials when going on a canyoning adventure begin with a practical pair of trainers that lace up. They need to be in a good condition and offer sufficient protection for activities like rock climbing!

A swimming costume, towel, water, and sunscreen are also fundamental.


We hope that this article has helped you discover a little about canyoning and the opportunities it can offer to you and your group during your days in Annecy.

If you’re looking for other activities and excursions to discover throughout your stay, make sure to check out what else Activ Annecy specialise in or head over to our Annecy archives to find out what else is on offer!

Make sure to check out our OVO Network properties in Annecy to ensure that after all the hard work you can return to a welcoming environment and relax!