Lyon, known for its gastronomy et its Fête des Lumières, is a pleasant city with beautiful districts and their specials atmosphere. Croix Rousse, Fourvière, the edges of Saône, there is so much to visit…
However, there is much to do outside town too. One don’t always think of it, but Lyon is is very closed to the mountains. Pre-Alps are here, right there. And in barely more than an hour driving, you can enjoy magnificent canyoning courses in the Vercors, Chartreuse or Bauges Massifs. There are many possibilities to go canyoning and you can easily escape from the city. Getting fresh and scenery changing guaranteed.Read more
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Close to Lyon, the northern Chartreuse and Vercors offer superb canyoning courses. Just a bit further, in the Bauges Massif or on the edges of Annecy Lake you will also find beautiful courses.
In short, it would be a shame to deprive yourself of all these marvels, do not hesitate, on the way to the canyons of the Pre-Alps!!! Further on, if you want to do more, find the possibilities in Savoie and Haute-Savoie.
Located just 45 minutes from Lyon, at the gates of Grenoble, between Sassenage and Lans-en-Vercors, the Furon canyon is a must. Under the cover of the trees, in beautiful gorges, you can enjoy pretty jumps and slides with beautiful reception. A few reminders and even a zipline allow everyone to descend this superb course in a cool, playful and wet!
At 1h15 from Lyon, located in the Bauges massif, very close to Chambéry, the Ternèze Canyon is really fun, accessible to all ages. Very short, this course is done in loop, in several variants all more exciting than the others! Slides, jumps and even a syphon for the bravest !!! A real Aqua natural park. Attention back in childhood and addiction guaranteed!
3/4 hour from Lyon, in the Northern Vercors, very close to the Isère valley, the Ecouges canyon is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful courses in the Northern Alps. The upstream part is particularly impressive and technical, reserved for sportsmen and has already experienced to descend reminders. Here, there are an exceptional receipt, a superb succession of reminders: an unforgettable day!!!
Located on the first slopes of Vercors, this is the classic Grenoble. Embark for a half day of escape, in the heart of the Engins gorge. Ludic and aquatic, it is a course open to all where are enchainent, jumps, slides, reminders or tyrolean.
At an hour from Lyon, in the northern Chartreuse, in the Bridoire village, the Grenant canyon is a beautiful varied course where you will find all that makes the richness of the canyoning. In this verdant and undulating landscape, very few things allow us to guess the existence of this very enclosed gorge where jumps, reminders and slides are linked. Let yourself be surprised! Come and discover this little corner of freshness!
Located only 1 hour from Lyon, in the Bugey massif in Ain department, the Chaley canyon is suitable for beginners. A 3 hours discovery of canyoning for groups, families or friends!
Once you have enjoyed it, you’ll probably want to come back... If you have already done all our selection from Lyon, we still have some suggestions a little further away from Lyon.
1 hour from Lyon in the Chartreuse massif. Here, a very large verdant plateau. Especially forests, rocky crests, perched valleys, lost valleys, steep circuses. Among all these secrets, the Infernet is surely one of the most extraordinary... A trip immersed in the mountain, a magical and indefinable place, which will mark you for a long time...
At 1h15 from Lyon, located in the heart of the Bauges massif, very close to the Lescheraines village, this canyon is remarkable. Remarkable for its extraordinary encroachment, remarkable for the variety of obstacles to be crossed ... Here, in a magnificent setting, in the heart of a narrow gorge and superbly sculpted by the waves, you will descend waterfalls as a reminder, taste the joys of jumps And toboggans. Then you will find swimming by the sun and full light, surprised to come out so brutally from this rock citadel!
1 hour from Lyon, the Annecy lake is nearby. The blue water turquoise throne in its natural setting just a few meters from the parking lot... But it is too flat, not enough tumults, not enough bubbles? Then you turn to the mountain. From there the water gushes forth and mosses abundantly. We drop the waterfalls, sometimes as a reminder, sometimes by slipping... Sometimes we even let ourselves suck under the "letterbox", a strange and remarkable slide-siphon... The Angon canyon is all that. A wonderful way to enjoy the magnificent setting of Annecy lake...
At the opposite of what one might think, Lyon is very close to the mountains. The Pre-Alps are less than an hour from the capital of the Rhône. Many routes are close to Lyon. According to your preferences you can discover Chartreuse massif, Vercors (Isère 38) or Bauges massif (Savoie 73). Have a look at the Vertical Adventure selection.
Most of our canyons and activities are close to Lyon. For a canyoning outing, you can find less than 1 hour driving from Lyon. in Vercors massif, Écouges and Furon canyons!
Vertical Adventure doesn’t support the ride to the canyon. We connect the different participants at the exit so that they can organize a carpool to the canyon if they wish it. Your instructor will give you the exact address or GPS point of the appointment for the activity and all the details you need to get there. The appointment points are easy to access.