Canyon du Loup

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The canyon of the wolf and its splendid gorges !

The canyon of the wolf is located in the Regional Natural Park of Prealpes d’Azur in the gorges of the wolf, a real mineral jewel. It is a sword between two limestone plateaus, the result of a long work derision of the coastal river Loup which flows into the Mediterranean at the level of Villeneuve Loubet and Cagnes sur mer.

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It is a very frequented and appreciated for different criteria: its geographical situation, which makes it one of the most accessible of the French Riviera (less than 1 hour from all major cities: Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes …), its fun and aquatic side gives it an air of Aqualand!

This white water course, similar to a water hike, can be adapted according to the desires and levels of each person. The advantage lies in the fact that we can easily bypass the obstacles on foot and continue the canyon. The final part is the highlight of the show; more sportive, it will delight the most intrepid, in search of adrenaline.




* 50€
Useful information
  • Period: The Loup canyon is accessible from April to October
  • Activity time: 15 min approach - 1H30 on average in the canyon
  • Prerequisite: ability to swim
  • Equipment needed: A pair of lace-up sneakers with notched soles, a bathing suit,
  • a towel for after the activity
  • If video option don't forget a 4GB mini SD card

Free photos and videos option 30 euros

If asthma problems please take your ventolin, any particular medical problems should be reported. (operations, prostheses, joint weaknesses…)

Ailéments reserves the right to cancel or delay the outing, depending on the conditions of the moment, for safety reasons.

8 people maximum for 1 instructor – 4 people minimum for an outing


45 euros for groups of 6 or more people

Canyoning in the gorges du loup

Here, no shuttle; it’s turnkey. Hop, everyone puts on their equipment and we are off to the foot of the magnificent and imposing
Courmes waterfall
. 65 m high, it will be possible to go down it if you choose a confirmed level canyon and for the day. At the foot of the latter are 2 fun abseils of 10m that launch the hostilities! These are the only two reminders of the course and for the most reluctant, they can be bypassed. Then follows, with progressiveness, a maximum of fun according to the desires and possibilities of each one: slide, jumps, passages under rocks, multiple obstacles, the whole in a fresh, crystalline water and generously fed by the nearby sources. The river is wide, the progression is easy, the setting is splendid! Only shadow in the picture: this natural Aqualand is victim of its success, especially the part called WALIBI, the highlight of the show of this park out of standard.

If you are attracted by a wild and peaceful canyon just a little further away from the Cote d’Azur, choose without hesitation the Gour du Ray, it will be perfect for nature lovers and calm.

Go to the departure of the cANYON !

The Canyon du Loup is less than 1 hour away from all the cities of the French Riviera: Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Grasse, Mandelieu…

Its geographical location close to major motorways puts it within reach of large cities such as Marseille, Aix-en-Provence (2 hours), Toulon (1 hour 45 minutes), Frejus, Saint Raphael and the Var (1 hour 30 minutes). The Gorges du Verdon and Castellane are 1h15 away.

Here is some information to find the meeting point with your canyonning guide: from the coastal cities or from the main motorways, go to the village of Pont du Loup, then take the D6 in the direction of Gréolières; you will then go up the Gorges du Loup for about 2km and pass a big lighted tunnel: the parking is on the left at the exit of this tunnel.

Arriving from the Gorges du Verdon and Castellane: take the direction of Gréolières then take the road of the Gorges du Loup D3 direction Nice- Grasse, Pont du loup; follow the road during 3km, you will pass in front of the Saut du Loup (waterfall and restaurant) on your left then under two short tunnels and finally you will see the waterfall of Courmes on your left, 400m further at the entry of a big tunnel on the right the parking lot is your meeting point.

FAQ about the Loup Canyon

Quels sont les points forts du Canyon du loup

Ce canyon est le produit idéal qui s’aura ravir petits et grands, prudents ou intrépides, de par la richesse et la multitude de ses obstacles qui en font un vrai parc aquatique type Aqualand. La morphologie de canyon ouvert et verdoyant permet de proposer une activité à la carte, véritable buffet a volonté de sauts et toboggans.

Pourquoi le canyon du Loup est il- idéal pour les familles?

Car c’est un canyon à la carte, 100% plaisir et très accessible du fait qu’aucun obstacle n’est obligatoire. Toute la famille sera donc à l’aise et pourra choisir , au grès de ses envies et de son ressenti, de faire et refaire une multitudes d’obstacles variés: sauts, toboggans (assis, couché, la tête en avant, …). bref , un canyon qui allie découverte et sport.

Puis-je faire le canyon du Loup même si j suis sujet au vertige?

Ce canyon est un bon choix pour se confronter à ses peurs tout en passant un bon moment. Les rappels de 10m ainsi que les grands sauts peuvent être contournés si le vertige se fait trop fort. Peu de canyons offrent cette possibilité d’échappatoire.

Testimony: Canyon du Loup seen by cousins Rachel and Astrid

Great experience with Ailements for a canyoning activity in the Alpes maritimes. I found the phone number of Ailements on the internet; I left a message and the guide called me back a few minutes later. Super reception on the phone, fast and efficient reservation; we could ask all our questions; we had an appointment with my cousin and me two days later for the Loup canyon. The guide on the phone advised us to do the Loup canyon because it was very playful; a lot of jumps and slides but nothing was compulsory; there are always ways out. So, the day-d we had appointment in the Gorges of the Wolf, at 9 am with our guide who was already there, Tom. There were other clients with us; we were 8 in total. A family with two children and a couple of young people of our age. We equipped ourselves with each one a combination to our size, a helmet, a harness and socks; very useful because the water was not warm in the morning.

We started the canyon by a descent on rope in a succession of basins: too good, that puts you directly in the atmosphere! Then, we join the river and there we found ourselves to enchain jumps and slides; the canyon of the Wolf is just magnificent; there is beautiful basins, waterfalls; we see well the water which sculpted the rock; we could not make beautiful photos with our waterproof camera. In spite of the water a little fresh, we did not see the time passing; super good atmosphere; the guide put us well in confidence. My best memory is the 10 meter jump at the end, I didn’t think I could do it! Too good a feeling. Thank you Ailements! We will contact you for a day canyon 🙂

Some pictures of the Loup canyon

Descente gorges du Loup

August 23, 2023

Quelle matinée de dingue pour cette descente, une première pour notre part.

Nous étions un groupe de 8 avec des enfants. Le moniteur a été au top, patient, sans nous stresser à aucun mmt, à trouver des solutions si un obstacle était un peu plus compliqué pour le plus petit.

Le paysage est à couper le souffle, l’ambiance était géniale, les photos faites par Tom, MAGNIFIQUES!

A refaire dès que possible!!!!

Merci Tom 😊


Christophe Sherazade Romain Céline

Top expérience

April 22, 2022

Super descente de la gorge du loup. C’était top


mon avis sur la sortie à la Clue du Loup

January 6, 2021

Avec mon frère et ma belle soeur nous sommes allés faire du Canyoning dans le Canyon du Loup. C’est un plaisir de découvrir ces gorges impressionnantes par le bas. La sortie c’est très bien passée et les photos prises par Tom sont magnifiques. Merci encore.

Edwige Rouen
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