Canyoning Annecy : Frontenex canyon
Annecy canyoning Frontenex canyon
We propose a half-day “discovery” canyoning trip to the Frontenex canyon near Faverges and Lake Annecy, on the border between Savoie and Haute-Savoie.
Magnificent small canyon
No approach walk
Canyoning descent 1h30 to 2h00
10-minute return walk
Children aged 12 and over
8 people max/group
Frontenex canyon “discovery”
The “Frontenex canyon” is located near Annecy and Faverges, on the banks of Lake Annecy. This canyon is 30 minutes from Albertville on the border between Savoie and Haute-Savoie.
It is the narrowest of the canyons we offer. It is accessible, short, challenging and has no escape routes. It’s a great canyon for beginner abseilers. It’s also a little marvel of nature that has been sculpted by water over the centuries. The canyon is open to adults and children aged 12 and over, who are curious to find out what a real canyon is like. For this canyon descent, we only take a maximum of 8 people per group.
Canyoning description Frontenex canyon
First of all, there’s no approach walk. The canyon starts at the bridge between Frontenex and the Raynoz.
We start with an initial abseil of around ten metres. This is followed by a series of smaller abseils in a beautiful narrow passage. There is no walking in the canyon. This canyon consists mainly of short abseiling descents. The descent ends at the exit of the narrow passage.
For the return walk, you have to leave the gorge via a steep 50m climb equipped with ropes, then return to the bridge via the fields. It takes around 10 minutes in all.
In conclusion, the Frontenex canyon is a real gem. It’s one abseil after another, leaving little room for jumps or slides. However, in my experience, for canyoning, this is a canyon that is as beautiful as the canyons of the Sierra de guara in Spain. It’s a magnificent narrow passage carved out of the limestone that plunges you into an atmosphere that could not be more “canyon” ! For those who really want to discover what canyoning is all about… this is a must-do canyoning trip.
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.
Frontenex canyon meeting point
The Frontenex canyon “discovery” meeting point is on a free car park at the bridge on the D12 between Frontenex and La Raynoz in Haute-Savoie towards Faverges near Lake Annecy.
GPS point : 45.72878 – 6.31095
Frontenex canyon “discovery” 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.