Level easy or adrenaline? Canyoning – a great idea for your free time! (part 1)

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Canyoning – whether you choose level easy or adrenaline – it's always a great idea for your free time!

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Dear Steemian friends!

Today I would like to share with you my experience with “c-a-n-y-o-n-i-n-g”.
Did you ever try this kind of activity? If yes, did you enjoy it?

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I had an opportunity to do canyoning this summer, ups, last summer!;) In August more precisely. I did it with my ex. In general I am always trying to spend my free time actively. For both of us, it was a first time, we didn’t know what to expect. But we both enjoy mountains, outdoors, water, are not afraid of heights, and I general, I would say we like to try new things. So we fell in love with the concept of canyoning.

Unfortunately, I don’t have breathtaking photos or videos, and those I have are not a great quality.

What “Canyoning” actually is?

I really like the way mpora describes canyoning :

Canyoning (also known as gorge walking) is probably best described as white water rafting without the boat. Canyoners navigate their way down water filled gorges by swimming through rock pools, sliding down chutes and clambering over the rocks and other unique features of the canyon landscape. This pastime combines elements from different outdoor disciplines including scrambling, abseiling, cliff jumping and swimming and requires local knowledge and rope rigging skills to be done safely.
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Fitness level? Other requirements?

Some of the canyons require being in a very good shape (i.e. regular sport practice), other welcome kids and less active people. I would say it is important to properly evaluate this, as once you start the adventure there is no return ;)
The other thing is to feel comfortable with water. You should swim and immerse yourself comfortably, your head will be constantly under water;)

Where did I do it?

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This photo shows stunning Canyon du Llech from the distance.

We knew that we want to do canyoning in France, in Pyrenees-Orientales, near Spanish-French border (close to Perpignon). We were informed that the canyons in that region are on the one side beautiful, and challenging on the other. There are few spots to choose from, depending on your fitness level and how challenging you want your adventure to be, among others:
Les gorges de Galamus – easy
La clue du Terminet – easy
Le gourg des Anelles - intermediate
Le Canyon du Llech – level adrenaline ;)

We chose the last one - canyon du LLech (pronounced “Yeck”). It is said to be one of the most beautiful and one of the sportiest canyons in France. It is widely recognised by its diversity.

In my next post, I will share with you my experiences from this thrilling activity:)

Sending joy!
Kasia

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very good. exciting!!

It looks really scary as you're jumping off that rock. Not sure I'd be able to do it. I've done kayaking but that seemed much safer than this :)

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kayaking is also a great adventure!! :)

It seems really cool. I defenitely have to try!

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u should!:)

hi happy new year am a newbie.. and also very interesting fun and sport wish we had one in my country but thanks i now know if i one day visit France i know a place i must visit.. taking my love for swimming to another face....

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enjoy steemit:)

You have vibes. Nice post

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right.. I agree with you @johnlue

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thank you:)

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I love this post! Thank you so very much for sharing! Amazing photos! What an adventure! Talk about an adrenaline rush! I have never went canyoning! It is on my bucket list! It looks like so much fun! Positive Energy! Blessed 2018 my Friends! :)

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you definitely have to try it!:)

looks great! Come and try Grey Mares Tail in Scotland!

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one day who knows! thanks for the hint:)

Nice pics. But you really need to invest in a gopro hero. And then you can bring back some video of your canyoning!
I bet it would be awesome.

I recently did the insane inflatable run with my family and used the gopro hero 5 to capture the video.

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this looks awesome!! 💪💪thanks for sharing! btw. i know i need a good go pro. 😅 for this kind of activities it starts to be essential

wooooooow its amazing enjoy brother thank you for sharing
@rastalikelove

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thank you:)

Thanks for this interesting post and introducing me to a new sport.

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thank you for your comment!

Yeah ill walk 😁

I agree with @grey580. It would be great to see some video from a gopro!

I've never tried canyoning, but it sounds (and looks) like quite a rush.

How much does it cost? Is all the needed equipment provided?

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thanks for your comment! I'll. reply your questions on my next post! :)

Canyoning, my blood freezed...Very brave...I could not do this...

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there are canyons that are not very demanding. so it can be a pure fun:)

Brave!
This is quite an adventure.
With a good instructor and company, it can't be bad! 😎
I would dare to try it 😜

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exactly! i hope u ll enjoy it!:)

Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience!

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thank you:)

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THANK S EVERYONE WANT TO SEE SOMETHING INTERESTING

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the pleasure is mine:)

Isn't this some risky stuff? How protected are you?

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first of all you need to be responsible and careful i would say;) you have kasks and a professional guide etc

Awesome adventures, i have never heard of this before nor experience this, but i hope to experience canyoning ...i restem this post

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u should try! and enjoy:)

Absolutely love canyoning! Tried it for the first time in Scotland last year. It was my dads idea and hes 63. The instructor said to me 'its great that your dad is open to your ideas doing things like this at his age' I replied 'it was his idea!"

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wow! that's very inspiring! :)

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Cool photos. Nice sport. Hoping it would be one of the games at the olympics

Never got a chance to try any extreme sports like white water rafting or canyoning. Seems like so much fun. I shall be more physically active before indulge in any of these thrilling activities. Good post!

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yes, just give it a try! :)

I've tried it before and I really enjoyed it. My only problem with this activity, is my fear of height, but I'm working on it :)

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keep my fingers crossed for your fight:)

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haha, thanks :)

Thanks for the post, I'm interested. Follow you =)

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I'm glad u enjoyed it!:)

This looks incredible! Thanks for sharing

This looks like a lot of fun and the photo of canyon du LLech looks amazing. I haven't been in the mountains forever. Such a great feeling. Hope I can try it soon as well :)

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you should try it!! :)

Amazing! I always love canyoning and did something in Cebu, Philippines. You can check out my experience here as well.

https://steemit.com/travel/@roxannetamayo/3cwggi-itravelrox-2-canyoneering-in-cebu-philippines

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wow, great!! I'll def read it:)

Thanks for the awesome adventure landscape

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the pleasure is mine:)

Canyoning looks so fun! I've considered canyoning when I was still living in Hawaii but never got a chance to getting around it. It would've been so cool to canyon off the waterfalls. Do you need special shoes for gripping? Especially when it's going to be off of a waterfall?

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you are asked to wear sport shoes - baskets or neoprane shoes for water sports:)

awesome experience! we had our own number canyoneering spot here in the Philippines in the central part of the country where the end part is the famous Kawasan Falls. it's a must once you visit us. check it out here

https://www.google.com.ph/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiYrrbg8r_YAhUBn5QKHYJKBMAQFgg_MAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.action-philippines.com%2Fcanyoning-canyonerring-at-kawasan-fall-in-badian-and-alegria%2F&usg=AOvVaw0Cl9WZLv5fpf2F1HtXOqRi

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i would love to!! thanks for a suggestion:)

Spectacular. I did canyoning in Barinas Venezuela. And the experience was fantastic.

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💪💪 great!! it must have been great!

Those photos are great, it shows that you enjoyed that wonderful experience

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thank you:)

Wao your photos are very good and the place where you did Canyon du Llech looks spectacular, the canyoning experience is amazing, I did it in Altamira de Caceres, Barinas-Venezuela is also a beautiful place to practice it, I hope you can come some day and do it here, well here everything is an extreme sport even walking down the street hahaha

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