The Riolan Canyon


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Presentation - the Riolan canyon

The Riolan canyon flows into the Esteron river. Located in Sigale that represents a french typical village of the Nice hinterland. The Riolan canyon is one of the most beautiful in France. It offers various jumps, esthetic waterslides and awesome abseiling. The pools are filled of clear warm water. The huge limestone cliffs offers unexpected landscapes. The Riolan canyon will let you awed.

Level : Medium

This canyon lasts 5 hours. Canyoning to Riolan should fit to beginners with good physical shape. The higher jumps are not mandatory.

Course of the day

The meeting takes place to the Riolan bridge. The canyoning instructor will welcome you and give you all the useful gear. Then, you will drive up to the car lot of the beginning. 5 minutes walk is necessary to reach the start point. It is time to go for it.

Where is the Riolan canyon located?

It is located in Sigale, Alpes Maritimes. It is 1 hour drive from Castellane. The GPS coordinates of the parking lot are :
43.8671, 6.9502 (decimal degrees)
43°52'01.6"N 6°57'00.7"E (DMS)

From « Sigale », take the road to Roquestéron (D17). Turn right (D10) toward Aiglun. Few kilometers later this road crosses a bridge. On this bridge, you will read on the black sign : "Riolan". You are arrived.


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

You need to organize yourself and leave yourself a bit more time than what is indicated on Google Maps.

The Riolan Canyon on Google maps.