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Canyoning

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Canyoning (or: canyoneering) is about going in a bottom of a canyon, which is either dry or full of water.

Understand[edit]

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Canyoning in Bali

Canyoning combines elements from swimming, climbing and jumping--but requires relatively little training or physical shape to get started (compared to rock climbing, scuba diving or alpine skiing, for example).

See also: Rock climbing.

Techniques[edit]

There are several kind of techniques in a canyon, which are also features of a specific canyon:

  • sifons (dive-under)
  • vertical rappeling (or abseiling)
  • horizontal abseiling: moving over a rope above a river from one side of canyon to another
  • jumps
  • slides (toboggan in Spanish)

Plus trivial techniques which are used in virtually every canyon with water: walking, swimming, climbing to large stones.

Other characteristics of a canyon are length, duration, altitude difference; time to get in to a canyon start and to get out from its finish.

Destinations[edit]

Asia[edit]

Indonesia[edit] Vietnam[edit]

Australia and New Zealand[edit]

Australia[edit] New Zealand[edit]

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit] Bosnia =[edit] Croatia[edit] France[edit] Germany[edit] Greece[edit] Slovenia[edit]
  • near Bled
  • Bovec (Sušec stream, other canyons)
Spain[edit] Switzerland[edit] Turkey[edit] United Kingdom[edit]

Wales:

North America[edit]

United States[edit]

California:

South America[edit]

Brazil[edit]
  • Cassorova Valley in Brotas)
  • São Paulo:
    • Fortaleza Mountain (available from Caconde)
Ecuador[edit]

International operators[edit]

Below is the list of operators which organize canyoning in other countries than the clients they serve:

Austria[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

  • Team Fokiwa, [2]. Based in Netherlands, organize tours to France and Italy.  edit

Peru[edit]

  • Tierras Vivas (peru adventure travel), [3]. Organize tours to Peru, Apurimac River and Machu Picchu.  edit
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