Soucy Canyon

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Soucy Canyon : the ultimate initiation course

Canyoning accessible to all in an idyllic setting.

Located in the narrow reaches of the Gardon river in Saint-Jean-du-Gard, the canyon of the Soucy gorges welcomes you in an enchanted setting. This fun descent is accessible to all; beginners or advanced, you can enjoy this outdoor activity at your own pace.

The Soucy canyon is particularly suitable for beginners, as all the obstacles can be bypassed. A perfect compromise for those who prefer to go down quietly and without group works.

Are you a thrill-seeker? Choose to slide down natural slides or jump into giant potholes. The course also includes swimming and walking in the river. An excellent combination! These quieter sections will allow you to admire the beauty of the wild and authentic landscapes; you will plunge into the heart of a preserved and lush nature.

Children can venture into this canyon; share a refreshing half-day with family and friends.

Our passionate instructors will guide you through this activity and teach you the art of canyoning. Stay tuned!

Without any difficulty, this descent from the Roman bridge of Soucy combines strong sensations and relaxation. Come and have fun and enjoy the magical environment of the Cévennes!

Practical information

  •  Level : Discovery
  •  Shuttle : 50 mins from Ganges, 1h15 from Montpellier, 30 mins from Anduze
  • Approach : 10 mins
  •  way back to cars : 15mins 
  •  Duration : 3 hours
  •  Distance : 500m
  •  Altitude change: -15mn

The strengths of Soucy Canyon in Saint-Jean-du-Gard

  • Ideal site to discover the activity in family from 8 years old.
  • Obstacles circumvented
  • Hot water 
  • Waterslides, swim, jumps…

Description of Soucy Canyon in Saint-Jean-du-Gard

The Soucy Canyon has a major advantage: it is ideal for discovering the activity of canyoning with your family. From the age of 8, your little adventurers will have access to this route; they will love sliding down the natural slides and landing in giant potholes. They can also try jumps of up to 10 metres. You can easily watch the intrepid jumpers as it is necessary to climb up to the edge of the gorge to make the jumps. 
The Soucy Gorges promise a peaceful activity where everyone can move the way they want to. The site also ensures warm and plentiful water; swim with the currents and relax in a crystal clear river.
Choosing this canyon descent also means thinking about your budget. Indeed, a group rate is applicable to 6 people for a group already formed. Gather your troops and go on an adventure in the Cévennes !
The descent of the Soucy canyon will be an opportunity to take up a new activity in an exceptional setting; if you are a canyoning enthusiast, improve your skills and progress thanks to the precious advice of our expert instructors in the field.

Schedule of the day

The participants will first have to try on the suits brought by the instructors at the meeting point. Once everything is validated, everyone will gather in the cars to meet directly at the site and start the descent. The vehicles are parked near the end of the course.

It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the start of the canyon and 15 minutes to return. The descent of the Soucy Gorge takes 3 hours. During these privileged moments, you will alternate between swimming, aquatic hikes, slides, jumps in the pools, abseils, etc.

The finale is a tyro-splash that captivates all participants. Once the descent has been completed, you will return to the vehicles and be able to give the equipment back to the instructors (helmets, harnesses, wetsuits and neoprene socks, waterproof bags and canisters, ropes, descenders and carabiners). Please remember to inform our office team of your height and weight in advance so that the guides can prepare all the equipment needed for the activity.

What should I wear for a canyoning trip? Simply wear a swimming costume, closed-toe trainers and a backpack with water and a snack.

Ready for the canyoning adventure in the Soucy gorges?


  • Individual: 40 €
  • Groups: 35 €
  • Schools: 30 €
  •  Included:
    • Qualified instructor
    • Technical equipement : helmet, harness, ropes, slings, carabiners, descenders, neoprene suit, neoprene socks, waterproof bag and box
    • Instructor’s liability insurance
  •  Equipment to bring:
    • Sport shoes
    • Transport
    • Meal

Driving directions

From Ganges (50 mins), take the direction of Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, then Lasalle, Thoiras, Saint-Jean-du-Gard, then find the instructor in the central car park of Saint-Jean-du-Gard (opposite the Post Office). You will then take the direction of l’Estréchure by the road D907 which goes along the river “le Gardon” (do not take the road of the cornice of Cévennes D240). You will pass the place called “Peyrolles” and you will park 3 km further on the large car park located 8km from St Jean du Gard on the edge of the road on the right (just before the road which goes down on the left towards the place called “Bussas”) in a large bend on the left on which are stored tree trunks.

From Anduze (15 mins), go to Saint-Jean-du-Gard and then meet the monitor in the central car park (opposite the Post Office).

From Montpellier (1h30), follow Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers, Quissac, Anduze and Saint-Jean-du-Gard.

What to do around

Near the Soucy canyon, Saint-Jean-du-Gard is a small, typical village of the Cévennes that stretches along the Gardon. You will be seduced by the preserved natural setting and the serene atmosphere where life is good.

Go off to discover the magnificent landscapes; a 7-kilometre hike promises superb views over the Cévennes, the summit of the Aigoual and the valley of Saint-Jean-du-Gard.

To find out more about the cultural heritage, opt for a fun walk through thevillage with riddles; an ideal activity for the whole family!

At a 15-minute drive away, you will find the pretty town of Anduze, on the border between the Garrigue and the Cévennes. Its picturesque charm, the richness of its historical heritage, the beauty of its landscapes and the diversity of its hikes attract many visitors. Anduze has managed to remain authentic and pass on its local culture, and is renowned for the quality of its local produce. Taste the famous chestnuts, the symbolic tree of the Cévennes, the delicious Anduze sausage or the pélardon, a cheese of character made only in the Cévennes region. You will appreciate the warm welcome of the inhabitants; you will feel at home.

Don’t hesitate any more, stop off at Anduze and enjoy the Occitan sun !

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