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River Trekking in Chaos de l'Imbut from Castellane

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Minimum age
14 years
English, French
Meeting place

We meet at an individual meeting point arranged after completed booking.


Want a whole day of sports activity? This river trekking route where you walk through the Grand Canyon of Verdon in the heart of its gorges is the must of watersports at the Verdon.

It offers you everything you can expect from river trekking: sport (lots of rapids to swim down), fun (optional jumps up to 10 m), grandeur (passages such as Imbut and Styx), engagement (walk to the entry point and back).

As there are not many groups that practice this activity, you have the canyon almost for yourself!

Unlike canyoning, a river trekking descent does not include any abseiling passage.

Tour programme
- Preparation:
We can meet at our base in Castellane or directly at the activity site in Aiguines. In the first case, we take a minibus that takes us there in 45 min. The participants joining in Aiguines will be expected by the guide who will give a briefing on the posture to adopt but also on the importance of following the path so as not to destroy the fragile ecosystem of the Verdon.
- Tour:
Our route starts with a 45-min walk downwards with 300 m of altitude difference. There follow numerous rapids, jumps, a passage in caves, and natural siphons (parts of the cave which are underwater). Then the cherry on the cake is a climb of 1 h and 300 m of altitude difference.
- Return:
After our tour, those who have arrived with us will be brought back to our base.

Tour facts
- River: Verdon (difficult)
- Description: The Verdon river with its characteristic turquoise-green colour is situated in southeastern France. It is known for the Verdon Gorges which are often considered one of Europe's most beautiful canyons, due to its unique deep cliffs.
- Distance: 5 km
- Starting point: Aiguines
- Total duration: 8 hrs
- Time in the canyon: 6 hrs
- Jump height: up to 10 m

Included services
- Transfer to starting point / back to the base
- Qualified river trekking guide
- Wetsuit, life jacket, helmet

Bring along
- Swimsuit (to be put on before the activity)
- Second pair of shoes (which may get wet)

- Minimum age: 14 years old
- Physical health (being sportive)
- Swimming ability
- Not be afraid of heights

Recommendations for River Trekking in Chaos de l'Imbut from Castellane

AlessioSeptember 1, 2022verified1 day (8 hours/day)

Definitely an experience to do if you are nearby. Passes and dives are not compulsory.

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AngeloAugust 17, 2022verified1 day (8 hours/day)

For those who love nature this is an experience that cannot be missed. The guide who accompanied us was also very good. A recommendation: those who face this experience must be in perfect physical condition and not suffer from any physical or psychological limitations. It is very difficult to walk out of the Canyon. It cannot be described, it is simply necessary to live this experience. SUPER RECOMMENDED. Thanks again to the guide who accompanied us.

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FabianAugust 10, 2022verified1 day (8 hours/day)

The guide was really great, even carried a participant's luggage in the end - in addition to his own. He also explained in detail what special features the Gorges have. Really recommended, we enjoyed it very much!

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