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== Understand ==
 
== Understand ==
Canyoning combines elements from swimming, climbing and jumping--but requires relatively little training or physical shape (compared to rock climbing, for example).
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Canyoning combines elements from swimming, climbing and jumping--but requires relatively little training or physical shape to get started (compared to rock climbing, scuba diving or alpine skiing, for example).
  
 
See also: [[Rock climbing]].
 
See also: [[Rock climbing]].
  
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== Techniques ==
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There are several kind of techniques in a canyon, which are also features of a specific canyon:
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* sifons (dive-under)
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* vertical rappeling (or abseiling)
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* horizontal abseiling: moving over a rope above a river from one side of canyon to another
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* jumps
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* slides (''toboggan'' in Spanish)
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Plus trivial techniques which are used in virtually every canyon with water: walking, swimming, climbing to large stones.
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Other characteristics of a canyon are length, duration, altitude difference; time to get in to a canyon start and to get out from its finish.
  
 
== Destinations ==
 
== Destinations ==
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=== Asia ===
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==== Vietnam ====
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* [[Dalat]]
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=== Australia and New Zealand ===
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==== Australia ====
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* [[Blue Mountains]] (available from [[Wentworth Falls]])
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==== New Zealand ====
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* [[Queenstown (New Zealand)|Queenstown]]
  
 
=== Europe ===
 
=== Europe ===
* [[Pyrenees]] (available from [[Alquezar]])
 
  
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====[[Austria]]====
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* near [[Salzburg (city)|Salzburg]]
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* near [[Salzkammergut]]
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==== [[Bosnia]] =====
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* near [[Banja Luka]]
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====[[Croatia]]====
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* near [[Omiš]]
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====France====
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* [[Alpes Maritimes]]
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* [[Pyrenees]], though shorter than in [[#Spain|Spain]]
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* [[Vercors]]
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*[[Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur]]
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** [[Hautes-Alpes]]
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***around [[St-Clément-sur-Durance]]
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====Germany====
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* [[Bad Reichenhall]]
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* Kempten ([[Allgäu]]) in [[Bavaria]]
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====Greece ====
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* Acheron (available from [[Paramythia]])
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* [[Enippeas]] in [[Larissa]] Prefecture, [[Thessaly]]
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====Slovenia====
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* near [[Bled]]
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* [[Bovec]] (Sušec stream, other canyons)
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====Spain====
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* [[Alava]]
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*[[Andalucía]]:
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**[[Sierra Nevada (Spain)|Sierra Nevada]]
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*[[Aragon#Canyoning|Aragon]]:
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** [[Sierra de Guara]] (available from [[Alquezar]])
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** [[Pyrenees]] (available from [[Alquezar]])
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* [[Asturias]]
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* [[Burgos]]
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* [[Cantabria]]
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* [[Galicia]]
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* [[Guipúzcoa]]
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* [[León]]
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* [[Mallorca]]
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* [[Navarra]]
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* [[Vizcaya]]
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====Switzerland====
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* [[Interlaken]]
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==== Turkey ====
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* near [[Kaş]]
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* Yazili in [[Lakes District|Isparta Province]]
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====United Kingdom====
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[[Wales]]:
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* [[Brecon Beacons]]
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===North America===
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====United States====
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[[California]]:
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* [[Los Angeles]]
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=== South America ===
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====Brazil====
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* Cassorova Valley in [[Bahia]] (from [[Brotas]])
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*[[São Paulo]]:
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** Fortaleza Mountain (available from [[Caconde]])
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*[[Chapada dos Veadeiros]]
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====[[Ecuador]]====
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* near [[Baños]]
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==International operators==
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Below is the list of operators which organize canyoning in other countries than the clients they serve:
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===Austria===
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* <listing name="Abenteuer Schule" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.abenteuerschule.at" hours="" price=""></listing>
  
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===Netherlands===
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* <listing name="Team Fokiwa" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.fokiwa.com/" hours="" price="">Based in Netherlands, organize tours to France and Italy.</listing>
  
 
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Revision as of 02:40, 25 April 2012

    This article is a travel topic
Canyoning (or: canyoneering) is about going in a bottom of a canyon, which is either dry or full of water.

Understand

Canyoning combines elements from swimming, climbing and jumping--but requires relatively little training or physical shape to get started (compared to rock climbing, scuba diving or alpine skiing, for example).

See also: Rock climbing.

Techniques

There are several kind of techniques in a canyon, which are also features of a specific canyon:

  • sifons (dive-under)
  • vertical rappeling (or abseiling)
  • horizontal abseiling: moving over a rope above a river from one side of canyon to another
  • jumps
  • slides (toboggan in Spanish)

Plus trivial techniques which are used in virtually every canyon with water: walking, swimming, climbing to large stones.

Other characteristics of a canyon are length, duration, altitude difference; time to get in to a canyon start and to get out from its finish.

Destinations

Asia

Vietnam


Australia and New Zealand

Australia

New Zealand

Europe

Austria

Bosnia =

Croatia

France

Germany

Greece


Slovenia

  • near Bled
  • Bovec (Sušec stream, other canyons)

Spain

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom

Wales:

North America

United States

California:

South America

Brazil

Ecuador

International operators

Below is the list of operators which organize canyoning in other countries than the clients they serve:

Austria

  • Abenteuer Schule, [1].

Netherlands

  • Team Fokiwa, [2]. Based in Netherlands, organize tours to France and Italy.
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