Ecouges canyon : lower part (Vercors)

Duration : ½ day

France, Northern Alps

Level : from beginner to confirmed

from 55 € / p. from 3 to 10 persons

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Located in the Vercors massif, the Écouges canyon is surely one of the most beautiful canyons in the region!

This very wild, complete and famous canyon starts with two beautiful abseils (of 30 meters maximum) which precede a more ludic part. Indeed, a succession of toboggans and jumps in beautiful natural pools follow one another, interspersed with some other abseiling descents, like the one of "la vrille" (the spin), this spectacular abseiling-slide which makes you go down in a tube!

  • The lower part can also be done during the day if we go down further in the river. A formula that is more like a short but full day!
  • The complete Ecouges (upper and lower part) is also possible for the more athletic. The upper part being very steep and technical, you need to know how to abseil and have experience in canyoning.

Don't hesitate if you want more information about these two outings.

The pictures of the outing are offered.


If you want to enjoy other descents around Grenoble after this canyoning session, I recommend the spectacular Infernet canyon in Chartreuse and the upper part of the Furon canyon also in the Vercors and close to the city.


The appointment will be in front of the church of Saint-Gervais (Zip code 38470), 45 minutes drive from Valence and 30 minutes from Grenoble. We will go together on the car park of the canyon. Depending on the day and the period, we will try to shift the appointment time to be as quiet as possible during the descent of the canyon.

Appointment scheduled time:

  • Departure in the morning: between 8 and 9am depending on the period of year.
  • Departure in the afternoon: between 12.30pm and 2pm depending on the period of year.

Will follow a 5 minutes approach walking, about 3 hours in the water and a 30 minutes walk back.

Things to bring:

  • Swimsuit.
  • Sneakers to go in the water.
  • A leash if you have to take your glasses with you.
  • One bottle of water (1.5 litre for two).
  • Some snacks or a picnic if you go for the day.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the canyoning instructor.
  • Loan of technical equipment necessary for the practice of the activity (5mm wetsuit, neoprene sock, harness, double lanyard, belay device, helmet).

Rate of 60 € / person or group rate of 55 € / person for groups already made up of at least 6 people.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from the meeting point in Saint-Gervais.
  • Snacks.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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