The Gorges du Verdon, located in south-eastern France (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), is a river canyon, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. It is about 25 km/16 mi long and up to 700 m/2296 ft deep, formed by the Verdon River and named after for its startling turquoise-green color.
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Canyoning in Tara River Canyon, Durmitor National Park, Montenegro
The Tara river is located between Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It emerges from the confluence of the Opasnica and Verusa Rivers in the Komovi mountain, part of Montenegro’s Dinaric Alps. Its length is totally 144 km/90 mi, of which 104 km/65 mi are in Montenegro, while the final 40 km/25 mi are in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tara River also forms the border between the two countries in variety of places.
It’s worth noting that it cuts Tara River Gorge, the longest canyon in Montenegro and Europe and second longest in the world after Grand Canyon, at 82 km/50 mi in length and 1300 m/4265 ft at its deepest. The canyon is protected as an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a part of Durmitor National Park.
A range of wonderful trees and gorges in nature are awaiting for you to explore them. Tara River Canyon is the place to breathe. It’s full of courage and opportunities as it provides a dream nature you will nowhere see. Except of canyoning, rafting is also popular on Tara River. Combine your canyoning adventure with rafting, a recreational outdoor activity, using an inflatable raft to navigate this outstanding river.
Nearby, there are shops, cafes, hotels and even schools to take care of you during your canyoning. Give yourself a little bit of happiness and enjoy this amazing canyon and river!
Relevant activites based in Montenegro
Nevidio Canyon is about 2 km long and is characterized by a large number of cascades up to 5 m, strait of less than 1 m, large and small rapids. Most of the canyon is in perpetual shape, due to the vertical wall high up to 400 m and the sun’s rays cannot reach the bottom.
The best season starts in July (if the water level is lower, it can be earlier) and ends in September (if weather conditions permit, the season may be slightly extended). Passing through the canyon in spring and late autumn months is not recommended because of the large risk of flood and high water.
Canyon is being passed by an average of 2-3 hours. On the way out of the canyon there is marked path, which can be passed on foot and it needs of about an hour.
Tara is formed of two rivers, Opasnica and Veruša, at the foot of Komovi. It measures a length of 146 km and is known as the “Tear of Europe”. Tara Canyon located within the Durmitor National Park is with 1330 m the deepest in Europe and under UNESCO’s protection.
Tara is one of the most popular world rivers for rafting!!!
Lim springs from Plav Lake at an altitude of 930 m and it measures 220 km, runing through Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It flows into the Drina River near Visegrad at an altitude of 300 m.
Rafting on Lim is organized since 2000 when the first mountain and rafting clubs in Prijepolje established Lim regatta, which is traditionally held every year in late May or early June, with the participation of a large number of rafters from Montenegro, Serbia and other countries.
Rafting on Lim is really something special, it can’t be described in words and the feeling can’t be transferred in the photo. Come once and you will always be coming back!!!