Canyoning in Corsica

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 6 years old (provided you can swim).
Swimming in the river is the main attraction of this course, the descent is punctuated by jumps and obstacles crossing, 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 July to mid-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
  • Jump 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

Download the Map 
Download the photo of the meeting place 

Access map

10 reasons to choose the Vecchio canyon with your children

- An ideal initiation descent for families
- River water at 20°, the little ones will not be cold
- An ideal family canyon for a first approach to the activity
- A canyoning descent just over an hour from Ajaccio and only 20 minutes from Corte
- For the whole family from 6 years old
- Certified canyoning instructors who take the time to take care of the little ones
- A comfortable equipment suitable for children
- The possibility of renting special canyoning shoes
- Initiation jumps adapted to children
- Magnificent landscapes with emerald green natural pools

All about the family Vecchio

The Vecchio river, in its lower part, is a perfect mix for families with children to discover the joys of canyoning.

This aquatic hike is suitable to everybody : families and children from the age of 6, who can swim.

The swimming in the river is the main appeal of this tour. The descent is composed of jumps and passages of obstacles, ideal to discover the activity.
The natural environment, with grey granitic rocks in green emerald water is absolutely gorgeous.

That discovery tour presents no difficulties at all. It is a very good start to appreciate the pleasures of canyoning.