Meet at 9:00 am in St. André les Alpes in the parking lot of the Super U supermarket (see access map).

From there, you will follow the ABOARD Rafting guide to get to Colmars les Alpes, from where he will organize a shuttle to drop off vehicles at the arrival of the canyon. A forest track allows direct access to the canyon without having to walk long time.

After being equipped, your guide will give a briefing on rappelling techniques and safety in the canyons.

Canyoning in La Lance

The Lance canyon is a wild canyon located in an alpine setting, on the edge of the Mercantour park. The descent begins at nearly 1600 m. of altitude in the heart of a larch forest. The beginning of the course is essentially aquatic, punctuated by jumps in large basins and slides. Then, the verticality of the canyon implies making abseils, sometimes under waterfall, alternating with a progression in the water. A large slab in the sun will welcome you for a picnic break, above a basin where it is tempting to make (and redo) jumps. The canyon then narrows in a parade of waterfalls crossed thanks to abseils and jumps (up to 12 m.), Before arriving at the great waterfall of the Lance, the end point of the descent. A short 15 minute walk will take us back to vehicles.

Canyoning in La Lance

Rates and bookings

  • Daytime descent (7:00hs activity):

          80 Euros per person.


  • A first experience of canyoning or abseiling is necessary because of the technical nature of the course.
  • Minimum age: 16 years old (according to the guide’s appreciation)
  • Good physical condition is recommended to fully appreciate this course.
  • Knowing how to swim is essential


  • Swimsuit
  • Sports shoes (non-slip soles)
  • Towel
  • Picnic and water
  • Note: we propose special canyoning shoes for hire at for 3 Euros / pair.

Validity period

  • From July to September


  • The activity depends on the weather conditions. In case of rain, water can quickly rise into the canyon. Therefore, ABOARD Rafting reserves the right to cancel activities due to bad weather.

Our activities include:

  • Supervision by experienced guides with state diplomas,
  • Safety equipment according to European standards:
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Carabiners and descender

The appropriate quality individual equipment:

  • Neoprene suit
  • Neoprene jacket
  • Neoprene socks
  • “Civil liability” insurance covering the activities of ABOARD Rafting.