You don't have to be particularly sporty, the main thing is to enjoy yourself. The Jura Mountains have canyons for all levels and preferences. Whether you just want to "chill" and splash about for hours in the water or, on the contrary, spend a crazy day abseiling down dizzying drops... the choice is yours.

About canyoning

To get a taste of the great outdoors through the aquatic adventure of canyoning, the only prerequisite is to be able to swim. Canyoning can be enjoyed from April to October, weather conditions permitting. This exhilarating and spectacular sport is suitable for anyone from the age of 7 upwards. Here, without a second thought, you can calmly throw yourself into the water with total confidence. Because the pros know this massif like the back of their hand and are perfect judges of the water level (and of your physical fitness) to ensure you enjoy the activity safely in conditions that suit your level.

Premiere descente en rappel dans une cascade
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Préparation à la descente en rappel
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Préparation à la descente en rappel Paulo RESENDE
Noeud coulant pour le canyoning
Paulo RESENDE
Noeud coulant pour le canyoning Paulo RESENDE
Descente en rappel
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Descente en rappel Paulo RESENDE
Lieu de canyoning dans l'Ain
Ain Tourisme
Lieu de canyoning dans l'Ain Ain Tourisme
Adrenalin

The best spots

From the Langouette Gorge to the canyons of Coiserette, Vulvoz, Gros Dard, Goulette, Chaley, Semine, Treffond-Pernaz, and even Groin in the department of Ain, the Jura mountains unveil their most beautiful limestone formations, in an amazing aquatic playground that our professional guides invite you to explore.

Geared up with a neoprene wetsuit, helmet and harness, you're ready for the adventure! Your river walk soon turns into a sporting challenge with a succession of slides, waterfalls, jumps and abseiling descents.

Prepare for adrenalin thrills, sensations and beautiful scenes galore. Because from the river, the lush green scenery of Jura is absolutely breathtaking. Far from the crowds of the South of France, the Mountains of Jura are truly a choice destination for whitewater sports.

Descente en rappel depuis une falaise
Ain Tourisme
An iconic canyon

The Gros Dard descent

With Sport Nature Evasion, you can enjoy those adrenalin thrills from May to October on a descent of the Gros Dard. After abseiling down dizzying rock faces from heights of up to 70 metres, the second part of the descent is more aquatic, with plenty of jumps from varying heights. Please note that for this fairly challenging descent, particpants must be at least 14 years old and already have some abseiling experience.

Sortie spéléo fondue dans le Jura
Elisa Detrez et Maxime Coquard - Besjobers - BFC Tourisme
A must-do

Potholing & fondue

If you're an explorer at heart and enjoy trying local specialities, why not try the potholing & fondue experience? This safe and highly original activity has you exploring a landscape like none you've ever seen, deep into a cave at the bottom of a steephead valley. So take a little time out and experience a subtle mix of stress, relaxation, excitement, and the ultimate reward of a fondue, right there in the cave for a magical moment of togetherness!

A unique adventure
Belvédère des 4 lacs
Jura Tourisme
Prolong the experience

Spend your summer holidays in the Jura Mountains

Discover a life-sized playground and cosy accommodation for an unforgettable summer. 

Summer in Jura

Anything but the sea! Other freshwater activities to try

En résumé
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Préparation à la descente en rappel Paulo RESENDE
Noeud coulant pour le canyoning Paulo RESENDE
Descente en rappel Paulo RESENDE
Lieu de canyoning dans l'Ain Ain Tourisme