Duration : 2h00 / 2h30
Abseils : Up to 22 m
Jumps : up to 5 m high
Toboggans : A great one !
Localisation : c’est ici ! (Chamonix 50 mn / Geneva : 50 mn)
Time of year : from mid june to september
Escapes : Several, but the big waterfalls are mandatory
Age : From age 14
Megeve canyon is for participants with a good level of fitness. No need of experience, but you musn’t be too scared of heights.
The river has a consistant waterflow. You must be comfortable in the water.
We are off for 2 hours of activity, plus 1 hour to gear up, do a little walk back…A half day, really !
Two slots : 9am /12 or 1pm/5pm
Timing are approwimate as they depend on many parameters (participant’s fitness level, weathe conditions…)
No jump is mandatory in Megeve canyon.
But rope descents are mandatory. You can ask to be lowered by the guide but need to descend 45ft high waterfalls.
- Bathing suit (shorts ok)
- Towel, for drying and undressing.
- Sport shoes* and spare dry ones.
Ideal : lace shoes with spikes
OK : worn out shoes, big hiking shoes, velcro sandals with a solid sole.
Not possible : soft neoprene soled water shoes, sandals and flipflops with toe separation.
* You can rent shoes from OXO : 5€/p. Book them the day before at the latest !
Neoprene wetsuits and socks are looked after and continuously renewed so they don’t have holes. They are washed with a bactericide and fungicide treatment after each use.
5mm hooded neoprene wetsuits.
- 3mm neoprene socks.
- Canyoning harnesses with security lanyards & abseiling device.
- Optional : Rented shoes at your size 5€/p. (book the day before at the latest)
Right here ! Just over Megeve, you are meeting your guide and the OXO van. The car park is easy to find in Mont d’Arbois. You will then drive 2 more km to the canyon.
You need to be driving to the meeting place.
This meeting place will be reminded to you in details by email.
Public transports don’t allow an easy access to Megeve’s canyon.
But Barberine canyon (see above) is easy to reach using the free Mont Blanc Express train. Let us know you are not driving and we’ll explain you how to proceed to come canyoning with us.
There is no OXO base on the side of the river and we need to change on the canyon’s car park. It is a quite place, but we change outside or in the cars !
Make sure you wear your bathing suit under your clothes
Make sure you go to the toilets before leaving, there are none on the spot (and peeing in the wetsuit is not right at all !)
We leave them in the cars… or best at your accommodation.
Wearing prescription glasses when canyoning is possible. A well adjusted attach cord normally allows to not lose them. Otherwise, fitting them in the jacket against your chest for jumps is the safest solution.
No problem either for contact lenses as long as you close your eyes underwater.
We are continuously observing the past and forecasted rainfalls, considering that too much rain can lead the Megeve river to an excessive water flow.
Why not go to Barberine canyon in this case ? It is located right below a dam letting the water flow nearly unchanged in case of rain.
It is a very steep-sided canyon and it is not possible to follow the group walking. Still, the famous last 2 waterfalls we end up abseiling are easily reachable by a track. Your guide will explain you how to find the place.
We have GoPro cameras for rent (20€)
But you can take your own waterproof camera, a waterproof smartphone or any GOPRO like type of waterproof video camera. Several helmets of ours are equipped with a GOPRO mount (female rail)
Non waterproof devices are prohibited.
Camera polls can be harmful and are prohibited.
Take slings or straps and check your device’s waterproofness !