Petit toboggan durant la descente canyoning au Chaley dans l'Ain, 01


The Chaley canyon is a prime destination for families, groups, or couples wanting to go canyoning from Lyon, or coming from Jura and Ain who are looking for an easy canyon. For those seeking a more challenging canyon in Bugey, we recommend the Groin canyon located just 25 minutes away.

A great half-day canyon for beginners, with jumps, slides, and siphons (optional), all customizable. Similar to the Ternèze canyon near Chambéry, everyone can participate at their own level, as there is no commitment required.

The descent takes place in always crystal-clear water, true spring water. Aquatic conditions are favorable most of the time: the canyon is often accessible even during periods of rain or drought.

The best times of the year to go canyoning in Bugey are from April to the end of October; moreover, Chaley canyon is authorized from April 1st to October 15th each year (Prefectural decree).

Chaley is a surefire adventure for bachelor and bachelorette parties and corporate groups.

This canyon is also ideal for children and families. We invite you to read our article on family canyoning with children to discover our favorite routes and our tips and reviews.

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Individual price / person 50.00 €
Half day 290.00 € TTC

The advantages

  • 1 guide for 8 youths + 1 adult
  • For those under 12 years : activity limited to V2-A2-EII
  • Materials to use the EPI standards for activity
  • Pictures
  • RC pro and individual accident Allianz

Useful informations

Ages 8+ year old people
Approach walk 00 : 15
Return walk 00 : 00
Equipment Checklist
  • Sneakers
  • Bottle of water
  • Swimsuit
  • Energy bars
  • Jump
  • Abseiling
  • Waterslide
When April at October
Where Ain
Area Lyon / Chambéry
Mountain range Bugey


Non, le canyon de Chaley est accessible du 1er avril au 15 octobre de chaque année selon l'arrêté préfectoral.

Les participants doivent prévoir des baskets ou des chaussures de randonnée, un maillot de bain, une bouteille d’eau, et des barres énergétiques.

Oui, le canyon de Chaley est particulièrement adapté aux débutants avec des sauts, des toboggans, et des siphons non obligatoires.

Les enfants peuvent participer à partir de l'âge de 8 ans.

La durée totale de l'activité est de 3 heures, incluant une marche d'approche de 15 minutes.

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