Angon canyon "sportif" option
Annecy canyoning : Angon canyon and waterfall “sportif” option
Annecy canyoning Angon “sportif”
We offer a half-day “sportif” version of canyoning at the Angon canyon and waterfall on the shores of Lake Annecy in Haute-Savoie.
A technical and very athletic canyon
45-mn approach walk 200m ascent
Canyoning descent 3h30 to 4h00
15-minute return walk
Children aged 14 and over
8 people max/group
Angon canyon “sportif” option
Angon waterfall and canyon
The Angon anyon and waterfall is located in Angon, Haute-Savoie, near Lake Annecy, 30 minutes from Albertville. This is not only a sporty canyoning trip, but also a technical canyoning descent with vertical abseils into the void. The canyon is open to adults and teenagers with some abseiling experience, but also those in very good physical condition.
Canyoning description Angon “sportif” option
First of all, there’s the 45-minute approach walk, which winds its way up for 200m. The start is halfway up the Angon waterfall, with a superb view over Lake Annecy.
The first part of the canyoning trip is highly technical and steep. This is the “high” part of the canyon. It begins directly with a compulsory 30-metre vertical abseil into the Angon waterfall. This is followed by a 25-metre spider abseil (abseiling into the void without touching the wall). It is strongly recommended that you have already abseiled and are not prone to vertigo. This is followed by a succession of jumps and slides, interspersed with walks and smaller abseils. It’s a beautiful, narrow canyon section carved out of fine grey limestone.
The second canyoning section is less technical and steep. This is the “lower” part of the canyon. It begins at a passage known as “the letterbox”. This is also the start of the “discovery” section of the Angon canyon. This descent consists of 3 compulsory abseils (the highest of which is around twenty metres high) interspersed with optional jumps, slides and walks.
The descent ends with a 15-minute walk back along a path that leads up and then down to the car park.
In conclusion, the descent of the “Sport” option for the Angon Canyon is a beautiful, technical and very athletic sequence. It’s a challenging canyoning trip in a wild, green environment that will keep you on your toes right to the end. It’s also a more technical and steep canyon than the “sport” version of the Montmin canyon. For this canyon descent, we only take a maximum of 8 people per group.
Neoprene wetsuit, canyoning harness, helmet, canyoning bag…
Closed tennis type shoes. Bathing suit or shorts. Aquashoes prohibited. You can reserve a pair of SELAND canyon shoes with Emmanuelle when you book. Allow an extra 10€ per pair of shoes. Please note, however, that we only have a limited stock available. RESERVATION MANDATORY.
Personal liability insurance MANDATORY.
The appointment time will be communicated to you by Emmanuelle when you make your reservation.
Payment must be made on site by cheque or cash. We do not accept credit cards or vacation vouchers.
Angon canyon meeting point
Angon meeting point
The Angon canyon “sportif” meeting point is located in the car park of the Angon waterfall, route d’Angon, opposite the Angon beach car park.
GPS point : 45.82530 – 6.22353
Angon car park
The car park is pay and display, so to avoid queuing, book your space online by downloading the free FLOWBIRD app.
Angon canyon “sportif” video
Angon “sportif” video
Canyoning Outdoor activity
First of all, canyoning is an outdoor sporting activity with no need for a boat. It involves walking, swimming and crossing obstacles in different ways, either by jumping, sliding, abseiling. It is therefore essential to know how to swim.
Secondly, the approach, descent and return times are given as a guide only, and may vary according to weather conditions, how often the canyon is used and the level of the group.
Please note that canyoning is not recommended for people who are sensitive to vertigo or have weak backs. So please, don’t force anyone to come. It is OBLIGATORY to inform us of any physical or mental handicap when you make your reservation, just as it is required to inform the guide before your departure in canyon.