Aqua trekking – L’Imbut – The heart of the Grand Canyon

Aqua trekking – «L’Imbut» – The heart of the Grand Canyon

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Détails de l’activité

Aqua trekking – «L’Imbut» – The heart of the Grand Canyon

Informations :

From 16 years old

Reserved for sports people.

The activity takes place in the Grand Canyon du Verdon.

Activity feasible only on days when the dam upstream of the river is closed:

July / August: Monday – Wednesday – Thursday – Saturday – Sunday

Rest of the year: Information communicated by EDF the day before :

Requirements :

Be in good physical condition and not suffer from any medical contraindication to the practice of sport.

Not having vertigo – Required

Know how to swim and be comfortable in the water

Equipment needed:

A good pair of sneakers – Required
A swimsuit, Shorts
A towel
A bag for dry items
A water bottle

A cord for glasses (1 € on site) or lenses

We provide:

Full neopren wetsuit
Safety equipment

Aquatic Trekking activity presentation

The Rando Aqua is the flagship activity of the Verdon, the only possibility to visit the great gorges or the grand canyon by swimming, it has become the essential activity in the region.

You will have to wait until the dam is closed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August to come and visit the preserved and protected area of ​​the Grand Canyon du Verdon.

This exceptional hike lasts from 4 to 6 hours according to the evolution of your group.

It is ideal for you to be alone, in a group or with friends, you will have a sporting moment of conviviality under the watchful eye of an experienced guide.

Expect to be amazed throughout the walk because you will be totally captivated by this mineral and aquatic universe offered by the largest canyon in Europe

Equipped with 5mm neoprene wetsuits, floating vests and all the equipment necessary for the good performance of your activity, you will be able to take full advantage of the ride.

Always under the benevolence of your guide who will accompany you, you will receive some information and instructions concerning the attitude to adopt but also on the importance of respecting the correct path so as not to deteriorate and to learn more about the fragile ecosystem of the Verdon!

The Imbut Aquatic Hike is one of the most beautiful of the Gorges du Verdon , but perhaps also the most technical and the most difficult.

It remains essential to discover the heart of the Grand Canyon du Verdon and its emblematic places (passage du “Styx” and of The Imbut , exit Vidal).

Next to Castellane , get on board, with Haute Provence Outdoor , for a unique day which you will remember for a long time!

This Rando Aqua is aimed at a sporting public, enduring and not subject to vertigo. A course of about 6 to 8 kilometers awaits you with nearly 340 meters of vertical drop and 400 meters uphill.

Unlike the canyoning , this excursion to the heart of the Verdon river is practiced without a rope and all obstacles can be avoided.

Presentation of the activity

Unlike canyoning,Aqua trekking is not a vertical activity, it does not require a rope and all obstacles can be avoided. During your descent, you will evolve in the enchanting scenery of the Grand Canyon and will therefore take turns swimming in the middle of the characteristic turquoise water of the Verdon, rapids or even jumps. Some technical passages await you but nothing insurmountable!


  Age requis Prérequis Durée Prix
«L’Imbut» 16 To swim 25m 5H00 80 €


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