The Vecchio for Families

From Corte, Calvi, Ile Rousse and Bastia


The Vecchio, in its lower part, offers a perfect combination to discover the joys of canyoning with the family and children.
This water hike is suitable for all: families and children from 7 years old (provided you can swim).
Swimming in the river is the main attraction of this course, the descent is punctuated by jumps and obstacle crossings, ideal to discover the activity.
The natural environment is magnificent with superb blocks of grey granite in emerald green water.
There are no difficulties to be found on this discovery trail.



The Vecchio for Families
To participate in a descent, reservation is mandatory 

The Vecchio for Families
Canyoning shoes are available to rent :
10 € per person 


Discover the Vecchio Canyon with your family

This canyon is scheduled daily in July and August.

Price: 45 € per person

  • Mentoring by : a nationally certified Canyoning Instructor
  • Number of participants : 12
  • Difficulty : An easy aquatic course. This program is particularly tailored towards children (knowing how to swim) and families. We do not accept registrations from children not accompanied by an adult
  • Age : From 6 years old
  • Period : from June to September
  • Duration of the activity : about 3 hours
  • Approach walk to canyon : 10 minutes on a small stony and steep path
  • Descent duration : 2 hours
  • Walk back : 20 minutes on a small stony and steep path
  • Rappel maximum height : 4 meters - No jump is required

Canyoning is a sports activity, each participant must know how to swim, you must be aware that the group will evolve in a specific environment which can be dangerous. Despite the presence of an instructor, an accident may occur and the instructor may not be held responsible for it.
No jump is required.

The Vecchio for Families
Gear provided by our agency :
  • Wetsuit
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Backpack
 
Must have gears not provided by our agency :
  • Swimsuit
  • Sports shoes (Water shoes are not allowed, they do not provide adequate protection)
  • One bottle of water per person
  • One energy cereals bar per person

Geographical situation

The canyon is situated in the Monte d’Oro Massif between the villages of Venaco and Vivario.
The pont du Vecchio (Vecchio Bridge) is also called the Pont Eiffel, on the national road T20 between Ajaccio and Corte.


Meeting place :
Every day from June to September at the Pont du Vecchio (Vecchio Bridge)


Access by car :
From Ajaccio : 1h15
From Porticcio : 1h15
From Corte : 20 minutes
From Ile Rousse : 1h20
From Calvi : 1h45
From Bastia : 1h30
From Aleria : 1h00


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Download the photo of the meeting place 

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