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Canyoning in Durance River, Hautes Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Best season:
May to November
Canyoning in the heart of the Southern Alps, in the Hautes Alpes, on the banks of the Durance river, between the Queyras Regional Natural Park in the east, and the largest National French Park, les Ecrins in the West.

This crystalline solid, culminating in the Barre des Ecrins at 4102 m/13458 ft, is intersected by numerous rivers and streams from the glaciers, refreshing the region heated by 300 days of sunshine! You’ll quickly get height in an aquatic and athletic setting with a 58 m/190 ft bridge long and 100 m/328 ft gas underfoot!

As for the Canyon of Fournel, in a natural setting where the water runs clear, it will be for you a real fun time, loaded in a good mood. Session fun guaranteed! Many schools around the spot will assist you to get the necessary skills to canyon, whether a beginner or advanced practitioner. Make a reservation in the group modules, offered by local training schools. Accommodation and shops are also located around the area at competitive prices.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Grenoble
78.2 mi / 126 km, 2 hrs 5 mins
Head east to the Pont du Rondeau, Take the A480 towards Le Pont-de Claix/Gap/Briançon/Sisteron, take exit 8 to merge on to Route Napoléon/N85 Gap / Briançon / Vizille, Continue to D1091, Continue to D591, Continue to L'Île / D1091, At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit to Route des Six Vallées/D1091, At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on D1091, Keep right at the fork, Continue to Av. de Savoie/D994F, Turn right at the Rue des Giraudes/D994E, Turn left into Av. Charles de Gaulle
BY AIR
Grenoble Isere Airport,
107.4 mi / 173 km from L'Argentière-la-Bessée
BY TRAIN

To join the Ecrins by train, you will find all schedules and can book online regional information of the SNCF

Where to Stay

For your accommodation in L’Argentière-la-Bessée, you can find various hotels and enjoy the French savoir vivre of hospitality.

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HOSTELS & CAMPINGS

Where to Have Fun

L’Argentière-la-Bessée offers superb French gourmet cuisine and a great variety of wines to mach.

PLACES

Schools & Shops

L’Argentière-la-Bessée offers high quality, action based, outdoor activities for everyone.

SCHOOLS

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