Canyoning in les Alpes Maritimes in La Bollène

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Canyon de la Bollène
Canyon de la Bollène
Canyon de la Bollène
Canyon de la Bollène

Feelings guaranteed in an exotic setting  where  you will find unforgettable jumps and slides!

Regarded as the most ludic canyon of the Vésubie  valley, La  Bollène is practicable all the summer season like in the spring according to the rains and the snowmelt.

Its descent is punctuated of very varied landscapes : fairy-like vegetation and charming mineral universe.

This course  is a canyon of intermediate level because all the jumps and slides of great height can be gone down by abseil.

Not asking any first experiment, it  address however to sporting people knowing to swim.

Price per person: 70€

Data sheet - Canyon de la Bollène

  • Price per person: 70/pers.
  • Difficulty: sporty
  • Minimum age: 14 years
  • Totale duration : 4hrs 30min
  • Activity duration: 4hrs
  • Approach walk: 5 minutes
  • Return walk: 15 minutes
  • Equipment to be taken: Sport shoes, swimming suit, bottle of water and lunch
  • Equipment supplied: Backpack with waterproof box, wetsuit, helmet and harness
  • Highest obligatory jump: 3 metres
  • Highest obligatory abseil: 15 metres
  • Maximum number of person per monitor : 8
  • Period of activity: From may to september
  • Lenght: 2 km
  • Difference in height: 200 metres
  • Département: Alpes maritime (06)
  • Village nearby : La Bollène en vésubie
  • shuttle by car: 15 minutes

Description of the canyoning activity - Canyon de la Bollène

The meeting point  with your qualified instructor will be on the car park  of Dorgane area  located at 2 hours driving from Castellane or 1:30 from Nice.

You will receive  a  neoprene suit,  a helmet and a harness, and your monitor will organize  cars shuttle  with the participants in order to go to the beginning of the course.

By a 5 minutes  approach walk  you  join the departure of the canyon, where you will be equipped completely with your wetsuit  and the security equipment. The instructor will present the activity and will explain you the instructions  to cross the canyon in full safety.

Jumps, abseil, swim and walk  are linked  during 2 hours as far as the 1st slide of 12 meters.It is  followed by another one where it is better  to jump or to go down by abseil.

Then come the lunch break which is located halfway, where you will be able to make use of one relaxing moment.

The adventure continue with jumps, walk and swim to reach the 3 last abseils .

Afterwards,  15 minutes  walk in the forest will finish the trip  to return to the car park of Dorgane area.

The stream in this canyon  evolves  according to the seasons and to the rains. That implies that certain  obstacles can be more difficult to cross. We will let you know about it.


Road map of the activity canyoning - Canyon de la Bollène

How to come:

  • From CASTELLANE (04120 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence): Follow direction ST JULIEN / ST ANDRE (D955) Before the village of ST JULIEN, at the stop sign, turn right towards NICE (N202). Cross ENTREVAUX, then PUGET THENIERS, TOUET ON VAR and always follow the direction of NICE. On the road M6102, turn left towards LE CHAUDAN / PLAN DU VAR / LANTOSQUE. Then turn immediately right towards NICE on the road M6202. Before PLAN DU VAR, at the roundabout turn left and follow direction LANTOSQUE (M2565). Cross the villages of St JEAN LA RIVIERE and LE SUQUET. Cross LANTOSQUE following ST MARTIN VESUBIE and soon after, park on the AIRE de la DORGANE, on the right side of the road. Count around 2 hours 10 minutes.
  • From MARSEILLE (13000 - Bouches-du-Rhône): Join the A8 motorway towards NICE. After CAGNE SUR MER, take the exit 51.1 direction DIGNE and take the M6202 road. After the village of PLAN DU VAR, turn right at the roundabout on the M2565 towards LANTOSQUE and ST MARTIN DE VESUBIE. Cross the villages of ST JEAN LA RIVIERE and LE SUQUET. Shortly after the village of LANTOSQUE, the rendezvous point is on your right on the AIRE de la DORGANE. Count around 3 hours.
  • From NICE  (06000 - Alpes-Maritmes): Join the M6202 road direction DIGNE. After the village of PLAN DU VAR, turn right at the roundabout on the M2565 towards LANTOSQUE and ST MARTIN DE VESUBIE. Cross the villages of ST JEAN LA RIVIERE and LE SUQUET. Shortly after the village of LANTOSQUE, the rendezvous point is on your right on the AIRE de la DORGANE. Count about 1H20 of journey.
  • From GRASSE (06130 - Alpes-Maritmes): Join the A8 motorway towards NICE. After CAGNE SUR MER, take the exit 51.1 direction DIGNE and take the M6202 road. After the village of PLAN DU VAR, turn right at the roundabout on the M2565 towards LANTOSQUE and ST MARTIN DE VESUBIE. Cross the villages of ST JEAN LA RIVIERE and LE SUQUET. Shortly after the village of LANTOSQUE, the rendezvous point is on your right on the AIRE de la DORGANE. Count about 1 hour 45 minutes.

Equipment to be taken: Sport shoes, swimming suit, bottle of water and lunch

GPS coordinates: 43.984937, 7.319883

Payment on-site of the activity: Only cash, there is no ATM on the spot.

Warning: Plan to arrive a little early in case of excessive delay the monitor can not wait to other participants.


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