A man is canyoning in Liguria

Canyoning in Liguria

Would you like to conquer waterfalls and dive into little lakes?

Then try canyoning, a sport for the whole family! The Ligurian mountain landscape offers a great variety of opportunities to combine sport and nature.

Two men are preparing for canyoning in Liguria

Canyoning is a special experience

Canyoning offers fun and excitement and can be enjoyed by anybody that is reasonably fit and between the ages of 12 and 50. As some drops can be up to 15 metres, you need to have a head for heights. You will travel down the canyon by rappelling, climbing, jumping, slipping and swimming. This not only guarantees an exhilarating experience, but also allows you to explore truly nature in its purest form as well as breath-taking sights. We particularly recommend the canyons Santa Lucia (between Albenga and Diano Marina), Barbaira and Rio delle Vene (in the hinterland of Ventimiglia) in Italy, as well as the canyons Maglia and Bendola in France.

Canyoning in Liguria - tested for you by BlumenRiviera

We met our guide Luigi, who not only speaks Italian, but also English and German, at 9 am and drove to Rocchetta Nervina in the hinterland of Bordighera/Ventimiglia with him. After receiving our equipment (wetsuit, helmet, climbing gear) from Luigi, we got started. We hiked uphill to the starting point of the canyon for about 40 minutes. Although the path was not too steep, this part was demanding.

Please remember to bring solid shoes to prevent slipping! If you wish to take photographs to capture your trip, a waterproof camera is a must! During our ascent, Luigi already pointed out some visible sections of the canyoning route to us, such as a waterfall. After a brief safety instruction by Luigi, we put on our wetsuits and started on the descent. Right at the start, Luigi offered a spectacular 8 metre jump from a bridge into the cold mountain water (13-15 degrees Celsius). There is also an easy scramble route over some rocks on the left, which is the path we took

Two men are canyoning in Liguria

The striking beauty of our surroundings, the crystal clear water, the vegetation, rocks and the purity of nature were a real eye-opener and it enchanted us from the first minute of the trip.

The first 30 minutes of the route are ideal for warming-up, it doesn’t feature any major obstacles. However, hereafter, the obstacles come in quick succession: at times, abseiling was necessary, as it was impossible to jump; at other times, there was a choice between abseiling and jumping.

A different type of enjoyment could be had in those parts, where small waterfalls were used as slides.

Laghetti Rocchetta di Nervina - perfect spot for canyoning

After approximately 2 hours, we reached the most challenging part of our adventure. But before we dared to attempt the darker part of the gorge that opened up towards the top, we took a break. Our guide had packed a waterproof box with a few things to give us strength, which we devoured.

Canyoning in Liguria

Then we continued our descent. We climbed down several steep gorges in quick succession and jumped down cliffs of up to 8-10 metres (alternatively, the guide can assist with abseiling). We travelled through the water, sometimes wading, sometimes swimming. We also abseiled down a small waterfall. Once we completed this rather demanding obstacle course, we were greeted by the sun and enjoyed a hike to finish off, which did not present us with any further gorges. At the very end of the canyon, we were surprised by a stunningly beautiful waterfall, from which it was possible to jump down. It was crucial that the guide reassured us at all times, so that we always felt well looked after, even when climbing down some very steep gullies.

Depending on the size of the group, the canyoning trip takes 3-4 hours. While it is suitable for novices, however, you should be reasonably fit. Canyoning novices also profit from the fact that the stones are usually not slippery. We had great fun with this adventure and can only recommend canyoning!

What you should bring:

  • Solid walking/trekking/sport shoes (shoes are very important)
  • towel
  • Swimwear
  • Thermal sport / ski underwear

What is provided:

  • Wetsuit (gives warmth and protection)
  • Ropes and climbing harness
  • Helmet

canyoning in

canyoning in Savona > Finale Ligure

    Blumountain Guide Alpine
  • Address:    Localit? Costa, 50
  • E-mail:    info@blumountain.it
  • Telephone number   0196816276
  • Language:
    • English
    • French
    • Italian

canyoning in Imperia > Pornassio

    Movimento e Natura
  • Address:    Strada Statale 28
  • E-mail:    infotiscali@movimentoenatura.it
  • Telephone number   320 9772806 - 329 8054417
  • Language:
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
  • courses
    • Canyoning from May until October

      Santa Lucia (Basis) and Argentina 33 €
      Santa Lucia (Advance), Prale, Ferraia and Barbaira 50 €
      Maglia 55 €
      Family discount from 3 persons 15%.

  • Canyoning from May until October Santa Lucia (Basis) and Argentina 33 € Santa Lucia (Advance), Prale, Ferraia and Barbaira 50 € Maglia 55 € Family discount from 3 persons 15%.

canyoning in Genova > Genova (City)

    Liguria Adventure
  • Address:    Viale Enrico Caviglia
  • E-mail:    info@liguriadventure.it
  • Telephone number   393 496 762 389
  • Language:
    • English
    • Italian
  • courses
    • Rio Barbeira
      Min. 4 Persons: €90 up to 4 Pers. - €70 up to 6 Pers.

      Rio Lerca
      €90 up to 2 Pers.; €60 up to 4 Pers.; €50 up to 6 Pers.

  • Rio Barbeira Min. 4 Persons: €90 up to 4 Pers. - €70 up to 6 Pers. Rio Lerca €90 up to 2 Pers.; €60 up to 4 Pers.; €50 up to 6 Pers.

canyoning in La Spezia > Lerici

    Circolo Arci Borgata Marinara

    Cannoying Circolo Arci Borgata Marinara Localit? Codina, 14

  • Address:    Localit? Codina, 14
  • E-mail:    arci.lerici@libero.it
  • Telephone number   0187972710 / 3332757298
  • Language:
    • English
    • Italian
  • courses
    • Rent and Kayak courses
      guided tour

  • Rent and Kayak courses guided tour

canyoning in La Spezia > La Spezia

    Eddyline
  • Address:    Brugnato
  • E-mail:    valdivara@eddyline.it
  • Telephone number   3476439869
  • Language:
    • English
    • Italian
  • courses
    • Kanoo courses, kayak, rafting, hydrospeed

  • Kanoo courses, kayak, rafting, hydrospeed
    Centro Sport Avventura Val di Vara
  • Address:    Brugnato
  • E-mail:    info@centrosportavventura.it
  • Telephone number   393 3649656
  • Language:
    • Italian

canyoning in Savona > Finale Ligure

    Blumountain Guide Alpine
  • Address:    Localit? Costa, 50
  • E-mail:    info@blumountain.it
  • Telephone number   019 68 16 276 o il mobile 338 50 69 340
  • Language:
    • English
    • Italian
  • courses
    • Canyoning for the whole family

      River Santa Lucia in the Arroscia Valley
      2 Persons: 120 €/P
      3 Persons: 80 €/P
      4 Persons: 60 €/P
      8 Persons: 55 €/P

      playful Canyoning River Barbeira - Rocchetta Nervina - in the water nature parc

      2 Persons: 140 €/P
      3 Persons: 90 €/P
      4 Persons: 70 €/P
      8 Persons: 65 €/P

      sporty Canyoning in the Roya Valley and Clue de la Maglia (France)- along the French Grand Canyon

      2 Persons: 150 €/P
      3 Persons: 100 €/P
      4 Persons: 85 €/P
      5-8 Persons: 70 €/P

      Multisport 3 days long

      Climbing - Via Ferrata - Canyoning

      2 Persons: 345 €/P
      3 Persons: 240 €/P
      4 Persons: 195 €/P
      6 Persons: 180 €/P

  • Canyoning for the whole family River Santa Lucia in the Arroscia Valley 2 Persons: 120 €/P 3 Persons: 80 €/P 4 Persons: 60 €/P 8 Persons: 55 €/P playful Canyoning River Barbeira - Rocchetta Nervina - in the water nature parc 2 Persons: 140 €/P 3 Persons: 90 €/P 4 Persons: 70 €/P 8 Persons: 65 €/P sporty Canyoning in the Roya Valley and Clue de la Maglia (France)- along the French Grand Canyon 2 Persons: 150 €/P 3 Persons: 100 €/P 4 Persons: 85 €/P 5-8 Persons: 70 €/P Multisport 3 days long Climbing - Via Ferrata - Canyoning 2 Persons: 345 €/P 3 Persons: 240 €/P 4 Persons: 195 €/P 6 Persons: 180 €/P

canyoning in La Spezia > Beverino

    Canoa Club Cagnacci Bagnati
  • Address:    Via V. A. L. IV Zona, 53
  • E-mail:    info@cagnaccibagnati.it
  • Telephone number   3358286733
  • Language:
    • English
    • Italian
  • courses
    • Canoo, Rafting

  • Canoo, Rafting

canyoning in Savona > Osiglia

    Lago di Osiglia
  • Address:    Localit? Barberis 74
  • E-mail:    info@lagodiosiglia.it
  • Telephone number   00390195522519
  • Language:
    • Italian

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