Groin Canyon - Lyon

Description

The Groin is an atypical descent of 3.5 hours, located in Bugey, Artemare. Like the Chaley Canyon, it is one of nearest canyons to Lyon.

The Groin Canyon is a curiosity of the Department of Ain, the rock erosion makes the course a labyrinthine. Groin Canyon is located in Bugey, Artemare, in the nearby of Lyon. Incredibly sculpted, it takes 3.5h to get it down, almost in the dark as it is deep at some point. As the Chaley Canyon, it is one of the nearest canyons to Lyon.

The Groin Canyon is a curiosity of the Department of Ain, the rock erosion makes the course a labyrinthine and almost under the shelter of light.

To begin, next to the small impoundment pond, we enter the canyon by jumping and we have two syphons, it is very impressive to start but short and safe.

Then a zone of giant kettles resulting of rock erosion will bring you to a concatenation of jumps, swim across or big slides possible to cross them. You alway can avoid jumping

After the long sections of swimming in the dark, the course is interspersed with shadow of lights which makes the whole atmosphere exceptional and unforgettable.

After the long sections of swimming in the dark, the course is interspersed with shadow of lights which makes the whole atmosphere exceptional and unforgettable.

Groin Canyon is quite long and you have in a good shape to take the best of it.

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Price

Individual price / person 60.00 €
6+ pers Group - fee / person 55.00 €
Group price 55.00 €

The advantages

  • Enjoy the group rate for each canyon
  • 1/2 rate for the futur groom from 8 personnes
  • Numerical pics and videos offered
  • GoPro to rent
  • Surprise aperitif on request
Half day 440.00 € TTC

Useful informations

Difficulty
Ages 12+ year old people
Duration
Approach walk 00 : 05
Return walk 00 : 10
Altitude 1213 ft
Height difference 360 ft
Equipment Checklist
  • Sneakers
  • Bottle of water
  • Swimsuit
When May at October
Where Ain
Area Lyon / Annecy / Chambéry / Geneva
Mountain range Bugey

FAQ

Yes they are. You have to dive and swim underneath the water surface for a short time, some secondes, in order to cross something like 7,8in long. Not possible to stay stuck in. If the water level is not high enough, the syphons don’t work.

22 ft high, but not mandatory.

It’s the one next to the end, 39 ft high, but obviously not mandatory, c an be done as a ‹auger-slide or an abseiling down.

You have to cross a quite long distance swimming, so it’s better to be an comfortable swimmer, but the wet suit helps you floating, so, no need to have an Olympic level!!

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