Often confused with other sports, canyoning consists in descending rivers clinging to a rope, where the obstacles are small waterfalls, slides and rock recesses.
This is not only an extreme sport, as the routes have different levels of difficulty; the important thing is to know how to swim and have the urge to indulge for a few hours in strong emotions, but in safe conditions though, always.
Below are some suggestions for your canyoning experience.
From Romano d'Ezzelino, near Monte Grappa, the mountain guides can organise routes for those trying the sport for the very first time. Visit the website www.montegrappa.org
Along the river Dortiè in Cortina d'Ampezzo, between slides, small waterfalls and adventurous rock passages, the route suits everyone from beginners to experts. Visit the website www.adrenalincenter.it
An extremely difficult route runs between Mount Baldo and Lake Garda: here lies Vajo dell'Orsa, a descent of several hundred metres with a number of challenges suitable for those who already have some training under their belt. Visit the website www.outdoorplanet.net
Many routes start in the Belluno Dolomites, from the beautiful canyon of Brent de l'Art and Val Maor, up to long and challenging descents through narrow ravines, such as Val Soffia and Val de Mus. Visit the website