A few kilometers above the pretty village of Pont de Montvert, this canyoning course in the heart of the Cèvennes will take you through open gorges, allowing beginners to discover the activity of canyoning without any difficulties.
In translucent water, in the middle of splendid slabs of granite and eroded blocks, jumps, swims and slides, canyoning becomes accessible to all.
Reminder: for this activity it is essential to know how to swim.
Attention: for your comfort, it is important to communicate us your sizes and weights to prepare the material adapted to your morphology.
Video Canyoning : Canyoning at the sources du Tarn
Description Canyoning : Canyoning at the sources du Tarn
The rendez-vous for the Sources du Tarn is either in Sainte-Enimie, or in the village of Pont-de-Montvert (depending on your location).
At Sainte-Enimie (in the Gorges du Tarn, Lozère), your instructor will meet you at our meeting point in the centre of the village.
You can leave your car in the free carpark in the village, and buy your picnic (e.g. sandwiches and bottle of water), in local shops.
You will then be transported by minibus (depending on availability) to the scene of the canyoning which is located near the village of Pont de Montvert. Count an hour's drive, through a diverse landscape where you will see high plateaus, pine forests, granite fields and flowing waterfalls.
At Pont de Montvert, you will meet at the car park behind the church (follow the Tarn through the village and take the first road on the left).
On your arrival at the carpark for the Sources du Tarn canyoning, your guide will give you your personal kit made up of a canyoning-specific wetsuit (pants, jacket and socks) adjusted to your size, a helmet, a harness, and a backpack containing a waterproof container in which you can put your picnic and your dry things (no papers or mobile phone).
After a short 20 minute approach, through a pretty forest, you will arrive at the start of the canyoning spot. There will be time to picnic at the edge of basins (small natural pools) of clear water, before taking your time to get ready. Your instructor will then give you all the safety instructions regarding the canyoning and off you go!
The first part of this canyon in the Tarn is made up of small jumps (up to 3 meters) where we will be able to practice the basic technics of canyoning. Then there is a short walk to reach a narrow area (called Rajole in Occitan), where there is a big slide (15 meters) and jumps of multiple heights. All these obstacles are avoidable, for the less adventurous.
The Rajole then opens out area and we undertake a beautiful natural slide of about 10 meters then, after a short walk in the river, the descent of this canyoning course in the Gorges du Tarn ends with a very beautiful but technical jump, or the less daring can abseil.
After returning your equipment, you can enjoy a final swim in the waterholes before starting the 20-minute walk back to the car park. The return will be by minibus to the village of Sainte-Enimie where your vehicles await you.
Roadmap : Canyoning at the sources du Tarn
How to get here:
- From Florac - 30 mins drive: Take the D998 towards Pont de Montvert. Cross the village going up the Tarn then take the first road on the left (D20) behind the church. The meeting point is located at the carpark on your right 100m further.
Necessary equipment : Pair of shoe type trainers, picnic, bottle of water.
GPS coordinates: 44.363816, 3.745486
Payment: French cheque or cash, there is no cash dispenser at the venue.
Warning: Please arrive on time, the guide is unable to delay departure for participants who are late.
Localization Canyoning : Canyoning at the sources du Tarn
You can use the map below to calculate your route to your place of your activity. Remember to increase the estimated time by Google about 20%, corresponding to the time lost on our small roads.
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