Discover Canyoning

Discover Canyoning

Submerge yourself in Nature's playground

If you're seeking an adrenaline rush and a unique way to explore the natural world, canyoning might just be the perfect activity for you. Combining elements of hiking, climbing, swimming, and rappelling, canyoning takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet. Here's everything you need to know about this thrilling outdoor activity and why it should be at the top of your adventure holiday list.

What is Canyoning?

Canyoning involves navigating through canyons using a variety of techniques. This often includes walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and swimming. Canyons can be dry or wet, but most canyoning adventures follow water routes, adding an extra element of excitement as you traverse waterfalls, natural slides, and deep pools.

Why Canyoning?

Thrill and Adventure: Canyoning is an exhilarating way to push your limits and test your courage. Each canyon offers unique challenges, from high cliff jumps to narrow, twisting passages.

Natural Beauty: Canyons are often located in stunning natural settings. As you make your way through the canyon, you'll be surrounded by towering rock formations, lush vegetation, and crystal-clear waters.

Physical Challenge: Canyoning is a full-body workout. It requires strength, agility, and endurance, making it an excellent activity for those who enjoy staying active.

Team Building: Whether you're canyoning with friends, family, or a group of strangers, the experience fosters teamwork and camaraderie. Working together to overcome obstacles strengthens bonds and creates lasting memories.

Our Canyoning Destinations


Located in the French Alps, Chamonix is renowned for its stunning mountain scenery and as a hub for extreme sports. It's an adventurer's paradise with towering peaks, rushing rivers, and deep gorges.

Canyoning Highlights:

Diverse Routes: Chamonix offers a variety of canyoning routes suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced canyoners. The canyons here feature a mix of jumps, slides, abseils, and swims.

Breathtaking Scenery: As you navigate the canyons, you'll be surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Mont Blanc massif, lush alpine forests, and crystal-clear waters.

Notable Canyons: The Barberine Canyon is a popular choice, offering thrilling jumps and beautiful waterfalls. The Giffre Canyon is another must-visit, known for its deep gorges and challenging routes.

Practical Information:

Best time to Visit: Late spring to early autumn (May to September) when the weather is mild, and water levels are optimal. Mountain Action Holidays offers canyoning from June to September.

Guided Tours: Our local canyoning guides will provide you with all the safety equipment, talk you through the safety do's and don'ts and guide you through the canyoning route safely.

The Lake District

The Lake District, located in northwest England, is famous for its picturesque landscapes, serene lakes, and rugged terrain. It's a fantastic destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the natural beauty of the region through canyoning.

Canyoning Highlights:

Stunning Landscapes: The Lake District's canyons offer a unique blend of verdant valleys, rocky crags, and sparkling streams, making for an unforgettable canyoning experience.

Varied Challenges: Whether you're looking for gentle ghyll scrambling (a less intense form of canyoning) or more demanding routes, the Lake District has it all.

Notable Canyons: Stickle Ghyll in Langdale and Church Beck in Coniston are popular spots. They provide exciting scrambles, slides, and jumps amidst stunning scenery. Our guides like to use Commando Canyon which adds an extra dimension of fun by zip lining down a crevice.

Practical Information:

Best time to Visit: Spring to early autumn (April to October) for the best weather conditions and water levels.

Guided Tours: Our canyon guides in the Lake District will supply you with equipment, expert instruction, and guide you down the canyon safely.


Omis, situated on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, is a historic town known for its dramatic landscapes where the Cetina River meets the Adriatic Sea. It's an ideal destination for canyoning enthusiasts seeking adventure in a stunning Mediterranean setting.

Canyoning Highlights:

Spectacular Scenery: The canyons around Omis feature a mix of rugged cliffs, lush vegetation, and clear, turquoise waters, offering a visually stunning backdrop for your adventure.

Exciting Routes: Canyoning in the Cetina River Canyon includes thrilling abseils down waterfalls, jumps into deep pools, and natural water slides.

Notable Canyons: The Gubavica Waterfall route is particularly famous, with its 50-metre descent and picturesque surroundings.

Practical Information:

Best time to Visit: Spring to early autumn (May to October) for the best weather conditions and water levels. Mountain Action Holidays offer canyoning during select summer dates and October.

Guided Tours: Our local canyoning guides will guide you through the canyons and gorges, ensuring safety and providing all necessary equipment.

Essential Gear for Canyoning

To safely enjoy canyoning, you'll need the right gear, don't worry our guides will provide you with these:

Helmet: Protects your head from falling rocks and impacts.

Wetsuit: Keeps you warm in cold water and provides some protection against abrasions.

Harness and Rappelling Equipment: Essential for abseiling down waterfalls and steep sections. Usually you'll be fitted with a harness and the guide will carry the rappelling equipment and set it up where necessary.

Canyoning Shoes: Provide grip and support on wet, slippery surfaces.

Safety Tips

Go with a Guide: If you're new to canyoning, it's best to go with an experienced guide who knows the area and can provide proper instruction. We always use canyon guides for our canyoning activities so you'll be in a safe pair of hands.

Check Weather Conditions: Flash floods can be a danger in canyons. Always check the weather forecast and avoid canyoning during or after heavy rain.

Know Your Limits: Canyoning can be physically demanding. It's important to inform us if you are not feeling your best or if you are concerned about some health issues.


Canyoning is more than just an adventure; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature's beauty while challenging yourself physically and mentally. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or someone looking to try something new, canyoning offers an unforgettable holiday experience. Book your holiday package in Chamonix, the Lake District or Omis, then gather your friends and family, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in the world's most spectacular canyons!