Friday, August 31, 2012

Canyoning in Ticino

Should the Blues to Bop festival be too laid back for your tastes and you prefer a little adventure why not try some canyoning?

Canyoning is a new sport discipline that consists in the descent, on foot, of impassable stretches of mountain waterways. The obstacles along the way are natural slides, shafts, and waterfalls that are crossed using ropework, jumping, sliding, or down-climbing. Canyoning is a group sport and to practice this activity it is necessary to have the right equipment. In fact, it is recommend to go always through organised sporting clubs. In Ticino it is possible to go canyoning in various areas of the region.

Please beware of the very important security regulations before you start: click here!

For more info check out the following two sites:
Ticino tourism site: or the
Swiss canyoning site:

I must admit this is not my cup of tea but I would be thrilled to hear from one of my readers who has ventured out for some canyoning! Sounds like bungy-jumping down a waterfall.... very scary!


Juanita said...

Oh my -- I am not one for sports of adventure, so this makes for a very good vicarious fun :D

Expat with Kids said...

I quite agree with you. I only discovered this sport yesterday. Ticino still has many secrets to tell. ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your suggestion, even if the weather of this weekend did't permit to do any was so cold !

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