Bas Chassezac Canyon «Family» | Half Day

Bas Chassezac Canyon «Family» | Half Day


Age range : 6 years old and +8 years old and +10 years old and +12 years old and +16 years old and +Adults

Difficulty : FamilyCalmIntermediate

Season : SpringSummerAutomn

Duration : Half day

Prices :
From 45€/pers. (+ details)

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Bas Chassezac Canyon «Family» Half Day | Pied de Borne – Lozère

A little paradise between Ardèche and Lozère, the Bas Chassezac aquatic hike will please all the members of the family, from the smallest to the oldest.

Ideal for discovering canyoning in family, this canyon, suitable for children (from 6 years old) and families, is a succession of jumps (from 1 to 5 meters, never obligatory) and slides.

  • Age : From 6 years old and 25 Kg.
  • Period : From the beginning of April to the end of September.
  • Conditions :
    • Know how to swim and be comfortable in the water.
    • Do not present any medical contraindication (heart problem, back problem, severe asthma, …). If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to send us your questions.
    • Be able to hike for 3 hours.
  • Acces : Approximately 35 minutes.
  • Return trip : About 5 minutes.
  • Outing duration : About 2h30 in the canyon.

Gear to bring

In order to guarantee maximum comfort during your outing, it is important to come equipped adequately. For that, you must bring:

  • A swimsuit. Preferably clamped to the body in order to avoid creases in the combination, which may be uncomfortable during the descent. Please note that the access and return steps are made in swimsuit. For the most bashful of us, you can come with small shorts that you will put in the bag or into the can.
  • Closed shoes that can hold the foot (like sneakers or hiking shoes). We advise not to come with water (or canoe) shoes because usualy they are not very solid and they do not hold the foot. As one feels always more comfortable in his/her own sneakers, we do not provide shoes for the canyon.
  • A plastic water bottle or a strong water bottle with screw cap of at least one ½ liter for two people. Even if the canyon is practiced in water, it is necessary to drink !
  • Glasses strap for the eyeglasses (sunglasses are useless in the canyon).
  • Energy bars, to avoid small hungers.
  • Avoid sunscreen. It is useless in the canyon because we wear an integral neoprene suit, and sunscreen pollutes the water of the river.
  • Camera. If you bring your own camera, you are solely responsible for it. We can not be held responsible for any loss or break.

Provided gear

Your guide will provide you with all the equipment required for the good practice of canyoning. This is why you will be equipped with:

  • A harness with a double lanyard and a protective layer for the buttocks to allow you to move safely and slip down the slides.
  • A 2 pieces neoprene suit. 5 mm thick, it will protect you from the cold, but also from minor complaints during your movements in the rocks.
  • A helmet to prevent bumps in case of involuntary slidings.
  • Individual: 50 €
  • Group: 45 €

Price per person. Group rates from 8 people.
Discount for companies, collectivities or events (bachelor parties …) on request.

  • Canyoning is a “risky” activity; you must warn us for any recent or previous health problems when booking or before departure.
    The practice of canyoning is subject to weather conditions, Gecco Aventure as well as the monitor reserve the right to cancel the exit if weather circumstances do not allow it to take place with the maximum security. For refund, please refer to the general conditions of sale.

  • Pictures taken during the outing can be used for commercial purposes by Gecco Aventure, unless otherwise indicated by you.
  • Included in the service :

    • Supervision by a professional instructor, meeting legal requirements.
    • Equipment complying with EPI standards
    • Individual Accident Insurance
    • Pictures of the outing (subject to camera availability)
  • Not included in the service:

    • Transport to the place of the activity
    • Food

The appointment with your instructor will be at 8.45 am on the Rivières’ parking, in Pied de Borne (48000).

Parking “Les Rivières”, Pied de Borne (48000).

  • From Les Vans: Turn right direction “Gravières”, after the bridge turn left direction “Sainte Marguerite la Figère” and keep on this road for 17 kms. Once in Pied-de-Borne, before the bridge, turn right and follow the direction “Les Rivières 0,3”. Go straight until the parking.


  • Schedule 1h15 from Vallon Pont d’Arc, 50 mins from Joyeuse and 35 mins from Les Vans.

Warnings: Please pay attention to parking and drive slowly when crossing the villages.
We suggest NOT to use your GPS because of poor satellite reception.
Also, caring about the planet, prefer carpooling! We can help you car-sharing with the other participants of your outing.


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