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Valley : Nervia

Allowed period : 1 April to 31 October

Minimum age : 14 years old

Jump required : 3m

Max waterfall : 20m abseiling

Difficulty : Rouge

Vertical difficulty :

Water difficulty :

Price : 80 € / person

You must take SPORTS SHOES IN GOOD CONDITION that protect your feet from shocks. Sandals, ballerinas, aquashoes and other light shoes are totally forbidden.

Also take :
– a swimming costume
– a towel for the return from the activity
– something to regain your strength, cereal bars, dried fruit, etc.
– an INDESTRUCTIBLE PICNIC that resists shocks in a waterproof box.
– a 1,5L bottle of water with a screw cap
– your medical treatment if you need it during the activity, the instructor can take it in his waterproof container
– if you have long hair, a rubber band to hang it up
– if you use your glasses, a ROPE LADDER so that you don’t lose them
– if you have a lycra top and you are cold, take it
– if you have a camera or a waterproof camera, you can take it with you under your own responsibility, take a ROPE or a FLOAT to avoid your camera ending up in a basin
– and finally your best smile, essential !

We do not recommend taking other items into the canyon as they may be damaged. The buckets do not protect against shocks and are not guaranteed to be 100% waterproof. As far as possible, do not leave valuables in the vehicles, as the various car parks at the activity sites are unguarded. Leave your jewellery and valuables at home. The instructor cannot be held responsible for theft, loss or damage to your own equipment.

We lend each participant :

– a pair of neoprene socks
– a complete neoprene suit
– a harness equipped with gliding pants, lanyards and descender
– a helmet

The instructor takes a backpack, ropes and a waterproof container for the first aid kit, car keys.


The Rio de Barbaira is located in Italy, about 1h30 from Nice. After a forty minutes hike, on a well marked but steep path, the canyon is revealed before our eyes. A pretty Roman bridge allows us to cross the river to get wet. The first part is a warm-up with small jumps and abseils. Then comes the highlight of the show: the grandiose embankment where we will find the biggest jumps, the longest swimming parts but above all the most breathtaking views. Vegetable walls with plants and ferns watered to the rhythm of the drip; vertical Zen gardens… You will have understood, superlatives quickly run out to describe the Rio Barbaira. A small plus of the day, at the exit of the canyon, you will be able to experiment the art of “farniente” by sipping a cool drink on the terrace, on the village square !

Meeting point

The car park is located in the public car park of the Italian village of Rocchetta Nervina 18030.