Montmin canyon very challenging

Annecy canyoning : Montmin canyon very challenging

Canyoning Annecy
Montmin very challenging

We’re offering you a very challenging half-day canyoning trip to the Montmin canyon. This canyon is located near Lake Annecy in Haute-Savoie. This descent is very challenging, as it links the “high” and “low” parts of the Montmin canyon. The Montmin canyon is very challenging, but also fun and varied, with a succession of compulsory abseils of around ten metres, interspersed with jumps and optional slides.

Technical and very varied

15-30 minute approach walk
Canyoning descent 3h00-3h30
30-minute return walk 150m ascent
Children aged 14 and over
10 people max/group

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Montmin canyon very challenging with Odyssey canyon and canyoneering in Savoie and Haute-Savoie close to Annecy and Albertville

Montmin canyon very challenging

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 descent of the very challenging Montmin canyon involves linking the “high” and “low” parts of the canyon. It’s a 3h to 3h30 trip. The descent is then very challenging, fun and varied. There’s a succession of obligatory abseils interspersed with jumps and optional slides. So it’s a sustained canyoning descent. As a result, it’s open to adults and children aged 14 and over in very good physical condition.

Description of the Montmin canyon very challenging

Montmin very challenging

We start with a short approach walk. However, we can access the canyon via two different paths. The first is steep and has fixed ropes to help you descend to the torrent. The other, much more accessible, is further upstream and adds another 15 to 20 minutes of river walking.

Very challenging Montmin canyon, “upper” section

Canyon “upper” section

Then comes the ‘high’ part, with the first canyoning section offering plenty of variety. There are compulsory abseils of less than ten metres and optional jumps and slides. It is also interspersed with river walks through lush greenery and beautiful limestone formations, including a passage under an arch. Small options such as passing through a hole or snorkelling through a siphon add to the fun of this section of the torrent.

Very challenging Montmin canyon, “lower” section

Canyon “lower” section

This second canyoning section begins when we reach a superb waterfall of around thirty metres on the left bank. We then move on to the ‘lower’ part of the Montmin canyon. Here too, there is a series of compulsory abseils of around ten metres, interspersed with jumps and optional slides. An optional cave section offers the more adventurous an extra challenge. However, this second half of the canyon is narrower and more technical than the first. Nevertheless, it remains accessible to novice sports enthusiasts in an atmosphere of adventure and discovery.

All in all, the combination of the ‘high’ and ‘low’ parts of the Montmin canyon makes this a very challenging outing. This is not so much because of its technical aspect but because Montmin is a mountain stream with rather cool water. So, even if you’re well equipped by Odyssey Canyon, it’s important not to be too slow so as not to find yourself ‘chilled’ halfway down. The speed of the descent of the very sporty Montmin canyon is an essential factor in its appreciation, directly linked to the cold. Because when you’re cold, you don’t enjoy it. That’s why we only take children aged 14 and over on this very sporty course. If you’re feeling the cold, opt for the Montmin canyon discovery, which is only half the length of the route.

End of canyon

These two sections of canyon finish with a return walk of around 30 minutes. This takes you back up 150 metres to the car park.

In conclusion, the descent of the very challenging Montmin canyon is one of the most beautiful sequences on offer. In fact, it’s a canyoning route in a wild, green environment. You’ll also come across a variety of fun obstacle-clearing techniques. What’s more, it’s a more fluid and less vertiginous canyon than the Angon canyon very challenging.

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.


Canyon Montmin very challenging meeting point

Montmin meeting point

The Montmin canyon very challenging meeting point is located in the free car park above the Vesonne village on the D42 towards the Montmin village and the Col de la Forclaz.

GPS point : 45.77159 – 6.25840

Montmin very challenging car park

canyon Montmin very challenging car park

Video Montmin canyon very challenging

Montmin very challenging 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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