RIO MAGGIORE

CANYONING

THE MOST RECENT CANYON TO BE DISCOVERED IN TUSCANY, TECHNICAL AND FUN

An open canyon, never narrow, with beautiful waterfalls, up to 35 meters high.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Difficulty: Expert

Duration of the canyon: 2,30-3 ore

Total duration:  3 – 3,30 ore

Approach hike: 6 Km con navetta , 25 minuti senza navetta

Return hike: 10 minuti

N. of obligatory abseils:  6 the highest is  35 m

Pice: 65 €

Period: Aprile –  Novembre

LOGISTICS

From our Canyoning Center, a 10 minute drive will take us to the lower parking site. Here, we will leave one or more vehicles, with dry clothing and towels. Then we will continue uphill to the canyon entry point:

On foot, a 25 minute walk uphill

By automobile, 5 minutes

Once inside the canyon, our descent will start with a brief walk among the rocky bed, one small abseil, then a sequence of another 6 or 7 abseils, with exposed tie-in points, hanging pools and slides. The last waterfall can be descended as a single abseil, 35 meters long, or split into two abseils, respectively 16 and 19 meters. From the base of the last abseil, a 10 minute walk will take us back to the lower parking site.

This route is recommended only for very fit, active participants and/or participants who already have some previous abseiling experience.

For general information regarding this activity, download the briefing and the activity sheet.

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED AND INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Isothermal wet suit in 5mm neoprene 
  • Helmet* 
  • Lifejacket flotation device * (to be requested and booked in advance) 
  • Harness* 
  • Descender, safety slings and carabiners* 
  • group materials (ropes, first aid kit) 
  • *All Collective and Personal Protection Equipment used is conformant to current standards 

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Polyester thermal shirt (base layer) to wear under the wetsuit,
  • Bathing suit,
  • Towel, 
  • Gym/hiking shoes to wear into the canyon (they will get wet)
  • No rings on fingers. 
  • If you wear eyeglasses, find a way to tie them on to avoid losing them; if you wear contact lenses, it is best if they are of the single-use type, and bring a spare pair! 
  • A plastic bag to use for your shoes, socks and everything else that will be wet after the descent.
  • Canyoning boots can be rented at 5€ per person, to be requested when booking the descent.

INFORMATION

Before entering the canyon, you will be briefed and instructed regarding: 

  • the objective and subjective risks that may be encountered in the canyon relating to the environment and the activity. 
  • the conduct required to ensure personal and group safety
  •  the descent techniques, as described in the documents titled “briefing” and “activity sheet “, that may be downloaded from this site
  •  conduct relating to safeguarding the environment. 

You will be accompanied by professional, expert Canyon Guides, with certification issued by the Italian Association of Canyon Guides or with equivalent certification. 

Recommended age: from 9 years and up* 

* minors must be accompanied by at least one parent or other adult to whom they have been entrusted. In the latter case, parental authorization is required  for the minor to participate in the activity.

Are you a group of at least 11 paying participants? Contact us for a special price!

REQUIRED:

  • Good overall health 
  • Knowing how to swim or, alternatively, ok with using a flotation vest (to be requested on booking) 
  • Not afraid of water.
  • No heart, respiratory or allergic issues that are incompatible with physical exertion  and with the canyoning environment. 

MEETING POINT

Toscana Adventure team Canyoning Centre

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