Rio Mondelli

CANYONING

TECHNICAL, FUN, ENCASED IN A STUNNING NATURAL  ENVIRONMENT…

Don’t miss out on this experience!

General information

Difficulty: Expert

Duration of the canyon: 4 hours

Total duration: 5 hours

Approach hike: 25 minutes 

Return hike: 10 minutes 

Highest abseil: 30 meters 

Period: July – September

Recommended only for participants who have previous abseiling experience.

LOGISTICS

At the meeting point, with as few vehicles as possible, we will continue on to the town of Mondelli (a 5 minute drive). From the town of Mondelli, a 25 minute hike along a path will take us to the canyon entry point. The scenario before us is beautiful. The first waterfalls, which can be seen from the approach path, are spectacular! After the briefing on safety and descent techniques, off we go into the water! The canyon is immediately technical, with a sequence of beautiful waterfalls and pools, one after the other, in rapid succession, the highest of which is 30 meters. The final section is more recreational, and loads of fun, with seven incredible slides that will lead us to the end of the canyon.

Recommended only for participants who have 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 16 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

Ci incontreremo sulla Strada Statale 549 con comune di Ceppo Morelli (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola). Passato il paese di Ceppo Morelli,in direzione Macugnaga, troverete una galleria. Al termine del tunnel, sulla destra il bivio per Mondelli, a sinistra c’è un tratto di strada chiuso, dove potremo parcheggiare.

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