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Canyoning Lake Garda

Canyoning Lake Garda

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The canyoning routes on Lake Garda are among the most beautiful in Europe. The depth of the gorges, crystal clear waters, wild environment and numerous natural obstacles make canyoning the perfect activity for those who want to be in close contact with nature and experience an exciting adventure.

Canyoning trails on Lake Garda can be found on all sides of the lake and attract many canyoning enthusiasts every year. Everyone can tackle this incredible discipline; just choose the itinerary best suited to your level and you're ready to go!

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Canyoning: what you need to know

Canyoning is a water discipline that involves the exploration of ravines, which are narrow rock gorges through which mountain streams flow. Accompanied by a guide, you descend on foot along the watercourse. During the activity, you may encounter waterfalls and rock walls to be overcome by abseiling, just to later enjoy a dip in natural pools and have fun getting carried away by the current of the slides.

Canyoning is practiced in groups and has different levels of difficulty. There are easy routes that can be practiced even by families with children, and much more challenging routes suitable only for sportsmen. The activity is conducted by certified mountain guides and meets all safety standards.

To go canyoning, you wear a neoprene wetsuit, which is provided by the outdoor center, along with a helmet, ropes and harness. Participants are asked to wear a swimsuit, thermal shirt and hiking shoes you’re fine with getting wet.

The best places to go canyoning on Lake Garda

All sides of Lake Garda have suitable locations for canyoning. Near Riva del Garda in Trentino, Italy, the Rio Nero and Rio Palvico rivers offer numerous trails of varying difficulty. Canyoning in Brentino, on the other hand, is the most convenient choice for those coming from Verona. Finally, Lombardy also offers several possibilities with the Vione Stream in Tignale and the San Michele Stream in Campione, both in the province of Brescia.

Canyoning on Lake Garda: trails suitable even for children

Canyoning is a very fun water adventure for young children to experience. Among the canyoning routes on Lake Garda suitable for children, there are the San Michele Stream and some sections of the Vione and Rio Nero Streams that feature small rock jumps and easier rappels.

The easier routes do not turn out to be boring for adults. On the contrary, they are also very atmospheric and can be a good way to share carefree and exciting moments with the whole family.

How much does it cost to go canyoning on Garda?

Canyoning experiences on Lake Garda cost between 44 and 99 euros per person. The price varies according to location, length and type of route. Equipment and the guide are always included in the registration fee.

Gift a canyoning experience on Lake Garda

Gift a fun adventure in nature for all to enjoy. A canyoning course is a perfect gift idea for birthdays and other celebrations. You can gift it to friends or family members to share a memorable experience with them! Or, if you are planning to celebrate a special occasion such as a bachelor party, you can organize a special group event and have a great time in nature!

Opinions of our adventurers

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18 Aug 2023 | Canyoning for sporty people on Lake Garda - Torrent of "Vione"

A wonderful experience. Thomas, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and constantly put us at ease by explaining all the complicated steps in all the languages necessary to be understood by the group. We also immediately bonded with the other guys in the group and made new friends. Highly recommended choice for sharing experience with strangers who quickly become friends! The difficulty is consistent with the indications, 3 out of 5. Ideal for really spending an alternative day

Riccardo S.

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Riccardo S.

25 Aug 2021 | Palvico Canyoning in the Ledro Valley in Trentino

Family adventure

Yesterday was a very nice experience with my children aged 15 and 18. The equipment we were provided with is of good quality and the guides Andrea and Gabriel are very knowledgeable and helpful. I had a little difficulty and they were more than kind. I rented the cam and it was great to see yesterday again. I recommend everyone to have this experience with the family.


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monia b.

31 Aug 2023 | Canyoning Rio Nero in the Ledro Valley in Trentino

Beautiful experience

Gabriel, our guide, was really good and engaging. after a short briefing, he put us at our ease straight away and made us live this experience with confidence and adrenalin. Beautiful, to be repeated, and congratulations again to Gabriel because he is a really passionate person who gives you the right serenity to experience everything to the full. Top 🔝

Stefano B.

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Stefano B.

05 Sep 2023 | Palvico Canyoning in the Ledro Valley in Trentino

A wonderful experience, to be experienced at least once in a lifetime! The guide (Gabriel) was super nice and put us at ease. He made me live the experience without anxiety. Beautiful sights, slides, caves, jumps, abseiling and rope descents down the stream, the waterfalls, in short a super cool experience. Thank you very much! Highly recommended😁

Roxana Tatiana S.

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Roxana Tatiana S.

11 Sep 2023 | Palvico Canyoning in the Ledro Valley in Trentino

One of the best experiences of my life!

I really believe it is an activity that everyone should try at least once in their life. It was really amazing, the location was wonderful and Andrea was a perfect guide, super competent and a lot of fun! For me it was the first experience so I have no terms of comparison but I recommend it to everyone, thanks again guys!!!


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Silvia C.

01 Aug 2023 | Canyoning in Vione on Lake Garda

Great tour!!

Super professional employees. Marta very helpful to organize a tour last minute. nOur guide Dennis gave us a great experience. nHe’s funny, and always makes sure of everybody’s security. nWe would recommend this tour anytime.nHowever, be prepared for a longer walk up the mountain to get to the starting point.


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Christina B.

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