Canyoning Hérault

From the hinterland of Montpellier to the Caroux Massif

Canyoning outings near Montpellier

The old Languedoc Roussillon offers unforgettable routes

Do you fancy an original full nature outing with family or friends not far from Montpellier? Alteo's qualified instructors invite you to explore the most beautiful canyoning courses in the Hérault.

It is in complete safety that you will then be able to take advantage of a course offering the possibility of making numerous jumps in splendid pools of water (several heights possible depending on the course), of crossing different obstacles in abseiling and technical ziplining on ropes) , or even to slide on the most beautiful natural slides in the region.

Our canyon descents in Hérault:

Our canyoning courses in the Hérault

With family or friends, beginners or experienced, we have the course for you

Go on an adventure around Montpellier thanks to a selection of Hérault canyons adapted to everyone's level and requirements. From the family course for children to the more sporty descents, come and venture for half a day or a day in the Hérault full of surprises ... and sensations.

The aquatic hike from Devil's Canyon to Saint-Guilhem-le Désert

The number 1 choice for families in the Hérault Gorges

If this hike - also known as the Diable canyon because of its proximity to the Pont du Diable located in Saint Guilhem le Désert - is the preference of families and children enjoy it, it is for several obvious reasons: c is the closest canyoning leisure activity to Montpellier, 25 km by car.

It combines many workshops such as swimming in white water, floating (letting go and being guided by watercourses), passages under siphons, many jumps, a refreshing underwater exotic waterfall and a zip line. It is possible for half a day for the short route, and for the day with a picnic moment for a more in-depth discovery. What amaze young and old through an initiation activity and spend a pleasant time with family or friends, for a weekend or during the holidays.

Location: 40 minutes from Montpellier. 1 hour from Bédarieux, Béziers, Cap d'Agde. Close to Saint-Guilhem le Désert.

The canyon of Rec Grand

The paradise of natural toboggans

It is in the heart of the Caroux Massif and the Gorges d'Heric, that this Rec Grand course is filled with natural toboggans. You will enjoy letting yourself slide in crystal clear waters. You will also have the opportunity to jump with jumps of up to 8 meters, and abseil down. Unforgettable and sensational skiing moments, ideal whether you are with family or friends.

Location: 1h15 from Montpellier, Béziers, Cap d´Agde. 1 hour from Lodève. 30 minutes from Bédarieux. Close to Mons la Trivalle.

The Vialais canyon

The jumps in honor

True brother-neighbor of Rec Grand, he too is located in the Haut Languedoc Regional Park, in the heart of the Caroux Massif and the Heric Gorges. This canyon is one of the wildest and most unspoiled routes offered by Alteo Nature instructors.

Renowned as a sports canyon, it has a multitude of varied jumps and different heights. You will also find a 20-meter abseil, and a few slides. Ideal for a refreshing outing!

Location: 1h15 from Montpellier, Béziers, Cap d´Agde. 1 hour from Lodève. 30 minutes from Bédarieux. Close to Mons la Trivalle.

The canyon of the Albiss Creek

A descent rich in reminders, full of thrills

The 3 routes presented above are each specialized respectively in family outings, jumps and slides. To offer you a full range of choices, it is on the Massif de l'Espinouse, in Saint Geniès de Varensale that our instructors offer you the missing course, a canyon rich in reminders!

You will also find some jumps and slides there but will have the advantage of enjoying a multitude of abseils in all their forms. Because ? a wild course strewn with waterfalls which will have to be crossed using abseils ranging from 8 to 30 meters.

Location: 30 minutes from Bédarieux. 50 minutes from Lodève. 1 hour from Cap d'Agde. 1h20 from Montpellier, Béziers.

For your canyoning outing in the Herald, the equipment is provided to you

For each descent in the canyon in the Hérault, Alteo Nature provides you with the necessary and suitable equipment: a 5mm neoprene suit will be loaned to you as well as a helmet and a harness.

You will need to provide a swimsuit (to put under the suit), a towel to dry yourself at the end of the activity and sneaker-type shoes that hold on to your feet. (Rental possible)

Don't forget your camera to capture the magic moments you are going to have. (rental of a device for 20 euros extra)

Are you ready ? You just have to choose and book among the descents offered in the Hérault.

Hike or canyoning in the Hérault?

Which outing to choose?

Do you want to go canyoning in the Hérault? We offer different routes depending on your level. As a family, or for a first experience, you prefer aquatic hiking, more fun and accessible than canyoning. You are hungry for sensations, come and test one of our canyoning courses in the gorges.


The aquatic hike uses the same techniques as canyoning but consists of progressing in streams that are less tight and easier to access. Jumping, diving into streams and basins, abseiling, enjoying floating moments to take a break, and slipping on natural slides with clear and limpid waters are all workshops waiting for you.

Canyoning (canyoning or canyoning) is one of the most popular outdoor activities due to the multitude of workshops and crossings on offer. The objective is to progress in streams collected using different natural means or human installations. Jumps, natural slides, zip lines, abseils under waterfalls, passage under siphons or even swimming in white water, the various courses reserve you a maximum of sensations.

The Hérault aquatic hiking and canyoning courses are accessible whatever your sporting level from 7 years old but still require swimming skills, good health and normal physical condition. If you have shoulder, ankle or visual, or cognitive trauma, these activities are not recommended.

The values ​​of Alteo Nature

A shared passion for climbing and wild flora

Our ethics and our values ​​emanate from our passion for this environment and our desire to make you discover the different techniques while spending unforgettable moments. We therefore assure you of a safe descent filled with joy, laughter and sharing, far from a "factory enterprise" spirit.

For this we form groups of 10 people maximum. This choice responds in particular to some of the charters of professional associations with which we are affiliated, respectful of the environment and working to preserve it.

Indeed, the canyons of the Hérault are not ordinary natural environments and require very special attention in view of the due to the rich ecosystems in these humid aquatic areas. We therefore ask you to be respectful of these wild and unspoiled routes.

Your canyoning trip supervised by experienced guides

Our instructors are all graduates


Finally, with regard to the economic activity generated by tourism, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that certain people exercise our profession in spite of the standards and without necessarily having the required diplomas and / or insurance.

At Alteo Nature, we offer fun and aquatic activities supervised by guides certified by State Climbing and Canyoning with more than 10 years of experience..

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