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Valley : Cians

Allowed period : 1 April to 31 October

Minimum age : 16 years old

Jump required : noe

Max waterfall : 32m abseiling

Difficulty : Black

Vertical difficulty :

Water difficulty :

Price : 110 € / 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 Riu de Pierlas is another great adventure in this unusual landscape, which is called the “Colorado of Nice” ! A relief made of pelites, a reddish sedimentary rock. The session starts from the picturesque village of Pierlas for a long 2 hour uphill approach walk. Your efforts will be rewarded with a total immersion in an absolutely atypical wilderness. Technically it is not very difficult but it is a very long and physically demanding descent with about fifty obstacles, many abseils, de-escalations and a progression in a rather “chamois” terrain…

Meeting point

Once you have joined the D428 in the direction of Pierlas 06260, the meeting point is 3km away. In these last 3 km, you will pass very quickly a 1st bridge, some twists and turns and then a big left turn, 400m after this turn there is a parking area on the left at the start of a hiking trail indicated by a small sign numbered “108”, just after on the left there is a dead end track forbidden to traffic called “Piste de Girent” and a 2nd bridge. So if you see a second bridge, the meeting place is just 100m before it.