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.

UnderstandEdit

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.

TechniquesEdit

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.

DestinationsEdit

AsiaEdit

 
Canyoning in Gitgit, Bali, Indonesia

IndonesiaEdit

VietnamEdit

Australia and New ZealandEdit

AustraliaEdit

New ZealandEdit

EuropeEdit

AustriaEdit

Bosnia =Edit

CroatiaEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

GreeceEdit


SloveniaEdit

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

SpainEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

TurkeyEdit

United KingdomEdit

Wales:

North AmericaEdit

United StatesEdit

California:

South AmericaEdit

BrazilEdit

EcuadorEdit

International operatorsEdit

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

ItalyEdit

AustriaEdit

NetherlandsEdit

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

SpainEdit

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