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Val d'Angouire

Usually done at the season’s beginning when the water level is higher, this exceptional canyon profits from the low crowds and calm of early summer. You’ll discover a course in a wild and leafy setting with pristine water. Your day will be active and full of discovery in the Val d’Angouire Canyon. 

Starting at Moustier-Sainte-Marie, you’ll have a pleasant approach march to get to the canyon’s beginning. Using the ancient roman road, we’ll get to Moustier-Sainte-Marie’s hills where we’ll have a breath-taking view on the St Croix lake, the Valensole plateau, and, in the distance, the Mont Ventoux. We usually have our picnic before we start the course by the river… a way to be energized for the 4 hour downhill awaiting us. A total experience, this canyon enables you to practice abseiling, jumps and swimming. The steady water flow makes the aquatic aspect of this canyon pleasant but also accessible. The abseils get longer and higher (from 5 to 20 meters) which is good training before getting to a 30 meter abseil into a cave.

The pleasant pace allows you to enjoy Haute-Provence landscape. One last jump and one abseil under a waterfall will lead you to a walking section. Finally, where the river quiets down, we’ll catch the trail that takes us back to the parking lot.

Informations

  • Level : athletic
  • Activity time : 4h00
  • Total duration : 6h00
  • Approach walk : 1h30
  • Walk back : 0h30
  • Minimum age : 14 years old
  • Mandatory jump : 3 meters
  • Mandatory abseiling : 15 meters
70 € per person
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Informations complémentaires

Situation

From Castellane, you have to cross the Gorges du Verdon to Lac de Sainte-Croix where the emblematic village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie is located. Often in good condition in spring, we recommend this course for its beauty and bright atmosphere. Its turquoise water and concretions of tuffs give a very exotic touch. With 2.3 kilometers long and a significant hike, plan a good picnic.

Vertical character

The 220 meters of negative elevation are rather well distributed throughout the course. The progression is intense until the exit of the river. Access to abseil requires the installation of safety ropes to keep the entire group safe. The canyon was re-equipped in May 2018 and allows a progression in the water.

Aquatic character

The source is a few kilometers from the start of the canyon. The flow is moderate and every summer the source dries up, a pity for the canyoners. The low flow and the sunny character make the temperature of the water is good, around 18 °. A rare feature for a spring canyon. The swimming parts are limited to the exit of the basins.

Commitment

Discover the Val d’Angouire is the promise of a very sporty day. The welcoming and warm atmosphere is ideal for a complete initiation to canyoning. A good physical condition is a prerequisite to discover this activity. The numerous narrow parts of the course are never too long and allow to put off flood quickly.

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Information Covid-19

Reprise de nos activités au 7 juillet 2020


En raison du contexte sanitaire, des mesures imposées par le gouvernement et en accord avec notre syndicat (SNAPEC) nous avons décidé de ne pas proposer de sorties pendant le mois de juin. La distanciation physique et les conditions d’hygiène imposées actuellement nous apparaissent incompatibles avec notre vision de la profession. La proximité avec nos pratiquants durant l’encadrement est une nécessité pour nous. C’est un gage de sécurité et de pédagogie ! De plus, les produits virucides recommandés pour désinfecter le matériel sont très nocifs pour les rivières et la faune qui y vit, nous ne voulons pas y avoir recours. 
Toute l’équipe se prépare pour vous accueillir dès le mois de juillet, lorsque de meilleurs conditions seront réunies pour partager des bons moments ensemble. En attendant nous restons à votre disposition pour prendre vos réservations et répondre à toutes vos questions.

A bientôt. Franck et Marco