Montmin canyon "discovery" option

Annecy canyoning : Montmin canyon “discovery” option

Annecy canyoning Montmin “discovery”

We offer a half-day “discovery” version of canyoning at the Montmin canyon near Lake Annecy in Haute-Savoie.

Fun and sporty canyon

15-30 minute approach walk
Canyoning descent 2h30
30-minute return walk 150m ascent
Children aged 12 and over
10 people max/group

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Montmin canyon “discovery” option

Montmin canyon

The “canyon de Montmin” is located above the village of Vésonne on the road to Montmin in the direction of the Col de la Forclaz. This canyon is located in Haute-Savoie near Lake Annecy, 30 minutes from Albertville.

The discovery version of the Montmin canyon is a “lighter” canyoning trip than the sporty version. It represents one of the two halves of the Montmin “sportif”. It can be the upper section (1st part) or the lower section (2nd part). The choice of section depends on a number of criteria: visitor numbers, water level, sporting ability, parking, etc.

Both sections of the canyon are not only fun with their jumps and slides, but also technical with their ten-meter abseils. Whether you choose one or the other, this canyoning experience is open to adults and children aged 12 and over with a taste for adventure.

Canyoning description  Montmin “discovery” option

Montmin “discovery”

Whether you choose the upper or lower section, the Montmin “discovery” canyon begins with a short approach walk.

For the upper section, we take the path from the car park, which descends gently to the river in 10 minutes.

For the lower section, we follow the road back up to the start of the path, which leads down to the torrent. It takes 30 minutes in all.

The upper part is very varied. You’ll find nature in full bloom and beautiful limestone formations. It makes a great “discovery” canyoning trip. It’s the ideal place for a first approach to canyoning. Less busy than the lower section, it is also preferred during busy periods.

The upper section is very varied. It is made up of small jumps, slides and abseils of less than ten metres, interspersed with river walks, including a passage under a magnificent arch. Small non-compulsory passages under caves and the passage through a syphon, also optional, add to the aesthetic and fun aspects of this part of the river. You’ll also discover an exuberant natural environment and beautiful limestone formations. This is an excellent “discovery” canyoning trip. It’s the ideal place to start your first canyoning experience. Less crowded, it is also preferred during peak periods.

The lower part is more technical. It’s a series of abseils or compulsory descents of around ten meters, as well as optional jumps of less than 5 meters with small slides. An optional cave passage offers the more adventurous an extra challenge. This lower part of the Montmin canyon is narrower than the upper part. Nevertheless, it remains accessible to novice sports enthusiasts in an atmosphere of adventure and discovery.

The lower section is more technical. It consists of a series of abseils or compulsory ten-metre descents on a top rope, as well as optional jumps of less than 5 metres with small slides. A short passage through an optional cave offers the most adventurous an extra challenge. This lower section of the Montmin Canyon is narrower than the upper section. Nevertheless, it remains accessible to sporting novices in an atmosphere of adventure and discovery.

Both the upper and lower sections of the Montmin “Discovery” Canyon end with a return walk.

For the upper section, we take a path that winds its way up through twists and turns to the road, then we follow the road back up to the car park.

For the lower section, we follow a steep path up 150 metres to the car park.

Either way, it’s at least a 30-minute walk back.

Either way, you should allow at least 30 minutes for the return walk.

In conclusion, the Montmin “Discovery” Canyon is a great introduction to canyoning. It’s great fun, but it’s a descent that requires a degree of physical fitness and a desire to push yourself. It contains a good range of the elements you’d find in a classic canyoning descent, including the approach and return sections. The lower section is more technical than the upper, but they are both great adventures to discover canyoning in a wild and green environment.

Material supplied

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.

Meeting time

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 canyon “discovery” meeting point

Montmin “discovery” meeting point

The Montmin canyon “discovery” meeting point is the free car park above the Vesonne village on the D42 towards the Montmin village and the Col de la Forclaz.

UPPER SECTION meeting point

LOWER SECTION meeting point

Montmin free car parking upper section

annecy canyoning parking canyon montmin

Montmin free car parking lower section

Annecy canyoning canyon Montmin parking

Montmin canyon “discovery” upper section video

Upper section video

Montmin canyon “discovery” lower section video

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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