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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 ==
 
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=== Europe ===
 
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* near [[Salzburg (city)|Salzburg]]
 
* near [[Salzburg (city)|Salzburg]]
 
* near [[Salzkammergut]]
 
* near [[Salzkammergut]]
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**[[Sierra Nevada (Spain)|Sierra Nevada]]
 
**[[Sierra Nevada (Spain)|Sierra Nevada]]
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** [[Sierra de Guara]] (available from [[Alquezar]])
 
** [[Sierra de Guara]] (available from [[Alquezar]])
 
** [[Pyrenees]] (available from [[Alquezar]])
 
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* [[Interlaken]]
 
* [[Interlaken]]
  
 
==== Turkey ====
 
==== Turkey ====
 
* near [[Kaş]]
 
* near [[Kaş]]
* Yazili in [[Mediterranean Turkey|Isparta Province]]
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====United Kingdom====
 
====United Kingdom====
 
[[Wales]]:
 
[[Wales]]:
 
* [[Brecon Beacons]]
 
* [[Brecon Beacons]]
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====United States====
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[[California]]:
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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>
 
* <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>
 
== Do ==
 
There are several kind of techiques in a canyon, which are also features of a specific canyon:
 
* sifons (dive-under)
 
* rappeling
 
* jumps
 
* slides (''toboggan'' in Spanish)
 
Plus trivial which are found 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.
 
  
 
[[WikiPedia:Canyoning]]
 
[[WikiPedia:Canyoning]]
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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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