The Lance Canyon


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Presentation - The Lance Canyon

The Lance canyon flows into the Verdon. It represents the beauty of the Haut Verdon valley made of clear blue water, alpine trees and 30 meter high limestone cliffs. About canyoning, the Lance canyon offers jumps and 20 meter high abseiling in various configurations. You need to be fit so that plan to do this tour. A sportive profile is required.

Level: difficult

The Lance canyon lasts 6 hours. The key features of the Lance canyon are: cold water, slippery floor, high abseiling and mandatory 3 meter high jumps. These means that is really important to be fit enough in order to plan this round. Good health, swimming and jumping from 3m high skills are required.

Course of the day

First, you will meet your canyoning instructor who will wait for you to the firehouse located in Colmars les Alpes. Then, the technical equipment will be distributed. With the equipment, you will learn to make a bag. After that, it is time to hike to reach the beginning of the canyon. It lasts 1h15. Your instructor will give you every technical instructions so that canyon in secure conditions. The Lance canyon begins softly with a 15 meter high abseiling. After that, there will have a lot of jumps, swim and walk into the river. Quickly, the canyon become tight. In this part of the canyon, there are two watered abseiling that take place under waterfall. After that, you will hike for 15 minutes to reach the Lance bridge. This place is perfect to lunch. The bravest one could try the jumps from the bridge (9 meter high). The second part of the canyon is short but intense. You will discover the higher waterfalls of the Lance canyon.

Where is the Lance canyon located?

The Lance Canyon is located in Colmars les Alpes in the area of Alpes de Hautes Provence. The GPS coordinates of the parking lot are :
44.1795, 6.6260 (decimal degrees)
44°10'46.2"N 6°37'33.6"E (DMS).

The meeting point is located in the parking of the Colmars-les-Alpes firehouse.


You can find the location of the meeting point on our map "location".

In Verdon Gorge, the roads are very small with a lot of turns. Take more time to get the meeting point.

The Lance Canyon on Google Maps