traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques

Canyoning (or: canyoneering) is about going in a bottom of a canyon, which is either dry or full of water.

Understand Edit

Canyoning combines elements from swimming, climbing and jumping--but requires relatively little training or physical shape to get started (compared to rock climbing, scuba diving or alpine skiing, for example).

See also: Rock climbing.

Techniques Edit

There are several kind of techniques in a canyon, which are also features of a specific canyon:

  • sifons (dive-under)
  • vertical rappeling (or abseiling)
  • horizontal abseiling: moving over a rope above a river from one side of canyon to another
  • jumps
  • slides (toboggan in Spanish)

Plus trivial techniques which are used in virtually every canyon with water: walking, swimming, climbing to large stones.

Other characteristics of a canyon are length, duration, altitude difference; time to get in to a canyon start and to get out from its finish.

Destinations Edit

Asia Edit

Canyoning in Gitgit, Bali, Indonesia

Indonesia Edit

Vietnam Edit

Australia and New Zealand Edit

Australia Edit

New Zealand Edit

Europe Edit

Austria Edit

Bosnia = Edit

Croatia Edit

France Edit

Germany Edit

Greece Edit

Slovenia Edit

  • near Bled
  • Bovec (Sušec stream, other canyons)

Spain Edit

Switzerland Edit

Turkey Edit

United Kingdom Edit


North America Edit

Mexico Edit

United States Edit


South America Edit

Brazil Edit

Ecuador Edit

International operators Edit

Below is the list of operators which organize canyoning in other countries than the clients they serve:

Italy Edit

Austria Edit

Netherlands Edit

  • Team Fokiwa. Based in Netherlands, organize tours to France and Italy.

Spain Edit

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