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Climb to the mountains at the southern border of France for a canyoning trip in the French Pyrenees of incomparable beauty!

The iconic peaks of the Pyrenees give way to epic canyons and ravines, loaded with rivers and lakes for an exciting adventure through a network of canyons. Les Anelles, Llech Canyon, and Thues-Entre-Valls are well known for their natural water parks, and at just a few hours from Barcelona and Toulouse, you are close to a life-changing canyoning trip the minute you touch down in France!

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FAQs: Water Sports in French Pyrenees

What should I know about Water Sports French Pyrenees?

The French Pyrenees are the northern peaks associated with the mountain range on the border of France, Spain, and Andorra. The rugged terrain and geology of the mountain, combing with the network of rivers flowing around them, have led to a substantial collection of exciting gorges. These canyons connect streams with pools all the way into the French countryside. The most notable areas for canyoning are found outside of Perpignan, which is a train stop heading to and from Barcelona from French cities like Toulouse, Montpellier, and Narbonne. Many gorges offer varied jumps and climbs, which means you can test your canyoning mettle with a mix of abseiling, sliding, and swimming.

Why should I choose French Pyrenees for my Water Sports adventure?


The French Pyrenees are of course located in France, but you will be in close proximity to Andorra and Spain as well. Getting there is a breeze, particularly via Perpignan, but it also lends itself to longer, more ambitious adventures throughout the region for an ultimate canyoning excursion or an all-encompassing outdoor adventure. Conquer Aneto or visit the storied paths through the range and Andorra to round out your abseiling and canyoning trip.

Unmatched Beauty!

The Pyrenees are a picturesque range that have long been an exciting and thrilling obstacle sitting between France and Spain (and within Andorra). The Corbieres Massif is the only foothill system of the Pyrenees on the French side and is home to a wealth of natural beauty. From lush meadows and valleys to high passes and epic waterfalls make for an unmatched setting to explore the gorges of these wondrous mountains.

Unique Culture!

Border regions often provide a rare look at communities that have cultivated an amalgamation of culture. The Pyrenees is no exception, especially on the Spanish side in Catalonia. The Basque influence extends across the border, and is an enchanting feature that will propel your adventure to legendary status.

What can I expect from the weather during my Water Sports trip in French Pyrenees?

The humid subtropical climate in its foothills leads to the cold weather at altitude. Snow and precipitation occurs less in the east than in the west, and summer months boast comfortable temperatures for outdoor adventures.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the French Pyrenees region?


What currency is accepted around French Pyrenees?

Euro (EUR)

How to Get There

Flying into Toulouse may be one of the best options, with direct flights from Munich, London, Paris, Madrid, and Istanbul, to name a few. The rail system that connects European cities and country also runs through Toulouse for a scenic transportation option. Other possible cities that can get you close to the region are Montepllier to the northeast and Barcelona across the border in Spain. Trains to Perpignan will place you at the edge of most canyoning trips.

What's the country code for the French Pyrenees region?


When is the best time to travel to French Pyrenees for Water Sports?

The best time to visit is during the summer months, generally aiming for warm weather from April or May to September or October.

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