Montmin canyon discovery

Annecy canyoning : Montmin canyon discovery

Canyoning Annecy
Montmin discovery

We offer you a half-day discovery canyoning trip to the Montmin canyon near Lake Annecy in Haute-Savoie. This canyon is located near Lake Annecy in Haute-Savoie. The Montmin discovery canyon is also fun and highly varied, with a succession of compulsory abseils of around ten metres, interspersed with jumps and optional slides.

Fun and varied

15-minute approach walk
Canyoning descent 3h-3h30
30-minute return walk 150m ascent
Children aged 14 and over
10 pers max/group

No credit card
Montmin canyon discovery with Odyssey canyon and canyoneering in Savoie and Haute-Savoie close to Annecy and Albertville

Montmin canyon discovery

Canyon Montmin

The Montmin canyon descent is located above the village of Vésonne on the Montmin road towards the Col de la Forclaz. This canyon is also located in Haute-Savoie, near Lake Annecy and 30 minutes from Albertville.

The discovery version of the Montmin canyon is also a ‘lighter’ canyoning trip than the sporty version. In fact, it represents only one of the two halves of the very challenging Montmin canyon. In other words, you descend either the ‘high’ part (1st part) or the ‘low’ part (2nd part). These two sections are also fun and varied canyoning descents. They both include compulsory abseils of around ten metres and optional jumps and slides. The choice of guide depends on a number of criteria, including water level, the sporting ability of the group and whether the car park is busy or saturated. Both are open to adults and children aged 12 and over who are sporty and have a taste for adventure.

Description of the Montmin canyon discovery

Montmin discovery

Whether it’s the ‘high’ or ‘low’ section, the Montmin discovery canyon trip begins with a short approach walk.
For the “high” section, take a path from the car park, which takes just 10 minutes to descend to the river.
For the “lower” section, walk up the road to the start of a path that leads down to the torrent. This takes around 30 minutes.

Discovery Montmin canyon, “upper” section

Canyon “upper” section

The “high” part of the Montmin discovery canyon is fun and highly varied. It consists of a walk interspersed with compulsory abseils of around ten metres and optional jumps and slides. There are also short passages in caves and the passage of a siphon by snorkelling, which are not compulsory. These add to the fun of this part of the canyon. You’ll also discover lush greenery and beautiful limestone formations. It really is a wonderful way to discover the river. It’s a great way to discover canyoning, and we recommend it as a first introduction to the sport, as well as during periods of heavy rainfall.

Discovery Montmin canyon, “lower” section

Canyon “lower” section

The lower section is also a series of compulsory abseils of around ten metres, interspersed with optional walks, jumps and slides. But as a general rule, the workshops here are more technical than in the ‘upper’ part of the canyon. For the more adventurous, there’s an optional cave passage for an extra challenge. This ‘lower’ part of the Montmin Discovery canyon is also narrower than the ‘upper’ part. Nevertheless, it remains accessible to novice sports enthusiasts in an atmosphere of adventure and discovery.

End of the canyon

For both the “high” and “low” sections, the Montmin discovery canyon ends with at least a 30-minute walk back.
The “high” section, take a path that winds its way up to the road. Then follow the road back up to the car park.
For the “lower” section, follow a steep path up 150 metres to the car park.

In conclusion, the Montmin discovery canyon is a great introduction to canyoning. It’s great fun, but it’s a descent that requires a minimum of physical fitness and a desire to push yourself. It includes a wide range of canyoning techniques, including the approach and return sections. The ‘lower’ section is more technical than the ‘upper’ section, making it a great canyoning adventure in a wild and verdant environment.

Material supplied

Neoprene wetsuit, canyoning harness, helmet, canyoning bag...

What you need to take

Bathing suit or shorts. Tennis type shoes. 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.


Montmin discovery meeting point

Montmin meeting point

The  Montmin canyon discovery meeting point is located at the free parking lot above the village of Vésonne on the D42 towards the village of Montmin and the Col de la Forclaz.

GPS point for upper part
45.78278 – 6.25891

GPS point for lower part
45.77159 – 6.25840

Parking canyon Montmin upper part

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Parking canyon Montmin lower part

Annecy canyoning canyon Montmin parking

Video Montmin canyon discovery upper part

Video Montmin canyon discovery lower part

Montmin discovery
upper section video

Montmin discovery
lower section 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.

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