VAL BIANCA INTEGRALE

CANYONING

THE FINAL WATERFALL, SECTIONED INTO THREE SEPARATE ABSEILS, IS OVER 95 METERS HIGH, WITH TWO HANGING POOLS.

The Val Bianca is an incredible canyon, recreational and fun for the first 5 obstacles encountered, then technical and vertical for the final 3; an experience not to be missed!!

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Difficulty: Expert

Duration of the canyon: 3-4 hours

Total duration: 4-5 hours

Shuttle: 10 minutes 

Approach hike: 15 minutes 

Return hike: 5 minutes 

Highest abseil: 45 meters (exposure to height, 100 m)

Recommended only for participants who already have some previous abseiling experience. 

Recommended age: from 16 years and up

Period: July – September

LOGISTICS

From the meeting point, we will drive to the lower parking site, where we will leave at least one vehicle with towels and dry clothes. With another vehicle, we will reach the upper parking site from where a path will take us to the canyon entry point in just 15 minutes. After the briefing on safety and descent techniques, off we go into the water! This canyon is spectacular; the first part is narrow and deep, with slides and fun abseils. The second part of the canyon features a 95 foot jump, interrupted by two hanging pools, and therefore sectioned into three abseils, 35+15+45. This canyon is best suited to participants who are not afraid of heights and 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: from16 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

L’appuntamento è presso l’agriturismo “in valle sul fiume” a Calasca-Castiglione (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola)

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