Canyoning around Castellane
and in the Jabron
Couleur Canyon offers you to experience your passion for canyoning at Castellane, in the heart of the regional natural park of the Gorges du Verdon. The opportunity to discover the unique landscapes of south-eastern France. We have selected for you exceptional sites, aquatic and fun courses close to the Grand Canyon of the Verdon, for moments of unique pleasure.
From beginner or advanced, discover the aquatic and mineral scenery carved over time. For canyoneering lovers you will find all the obstacles, jumps, natural slides, abseils, swimming in clear waters. Here are all the fun ingredients that Couleur Canyon offers you from Castellane.
The canyons around Castellane
We offer the descent of Haut-Jabron and Bas-Jabron. The Jabron river has its source in the village of Peyroules in the Alpes de Haute-Provence, 20 kilometers from Castellane. It follows a tortuous path of 30 kilometers before flowing into the turquoise waters of the Verdon.
The canyon of Haut-Jabron, located 15 kilometers from Castellane is perfect from may to september with a regular water level. In a unique limestone environment, this course is open to all people, proposes a succession of obstacles (optional), slides, jumps and abseil. It has the particularity of being quite short, which will be particularly suitable for an introduction to canyoning or a safe family trip. A wonderful half-day accessible to the youngest, from 8 years old.
The canyon of Bas-Jabron is located 20 kilometers from Castellane and sometime victim to the heat of the summer. It is not uncommon to see it almost dry at the end of July. We therefore prefer this river descent at the beginning of the season, starting in May. This course is the most accessible we offer with still 2 hours of activity in the water. It is perfect for a playful initiation, between polished rocks, generous basins and narrowly follow one another uninterruptedly.
Going up the Verdon north to the village of Colmars the Alps, we offer a canyon with an alpine atmosphere : the torrent of Lance. We leave the Mediterranean climate for high mountains. The start of the canyon is already located at 1600 meters of altitude and to reach there it makes a good warm-up. Note that the Lance is among the most athletic courses we offer. Its length, jumps and descents abseiling and its freshness are a great test of effort for athletes.
By following the Verdon river to Lake St. Croix and its turquoise waters, you can reach the emblematic village of Moustier Sainte-Marie. The village is the starting point for the Val d’Angouire canyon, which is practiced in spring, when the water level allows it. This sunny canyon with a tropical atmosphere is a beautiful sporting day. Note that this course is the most accessible from Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.
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