Thundering waterfalls, strong currents, huge rocks blocking your path. No way through? Think again! Tirol is the perfect place to try the exciting sport of canyoning, where particpants must slip, slide and jump their way through some of the region's most beautiful watercourses.
Canyoning is the perfect summer adventure. It usually involves a variety of activities including abseiling through waterfalls, jumping into rock pools, sliding down water chutes, swimming, wading, scrambling and sometimes even diving.
Tirol has many outdoor centres offering canyoning courses for all abilities, from total novices to experienced experts. Popular areas include the Ötztal Valley and the western section of the Inn Valley around the town of Imst. As well as the fun factor and the adrenaline kick, canyoning is a great way to build team spirit and strengthen trust betweem members of a group.
Experienced guides lead each group and provide all the necessary equipment. This includes a wetsuit, helmet and climbing harness. Most canyoning activities are open to everyone with a decent level of fitness. However, participants must be sure-footed, have a good head for heights and be able to swim.