Tapoul Canyon

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Canyon du Tapoul, the natural aqualand of the Cévennes!

An ideal canyoning for thrill seekers

The canyoning descent of the Tapoul gorges is a real gem of the Aigoual massif, located in the Lozère department.

This granite canyon is nicknamed “the aqualand of the Cevennes”. Indeed, it is particularly appreciated by the participants, because it presents a multitude of jumps and slides. You will be able to swim in crystal-clear water.

This fun canyon is suitable for everyone, from beginners and children to experts. With family or friends, everyone can enjoy the experience at their own pace, whether they like thrills or not. If you are not an adrenaline junkie, you can bypass all the obstacles.

You will be transported to the heart of an exceptional and diverse natural environment. This playground, ideal for canyoning enthusiasts, will allow you to discover all the facets of this adventure sport.

Go on an adventure in the Tapoul canyon and choose a course off the beaten track; swimming in narrow creeks, sliding down natural slides, jumping into giant potholes, zip-lines, abseiling, etc. There is something for everyone; experience an unusual activity in the Hérault gorges!

Practical information

  •  Level : Intensity
  •  Shuttle : 1h30 from Ganges, 1h15 from Anduze, 2h20 from Montpellier
  • Approach : 5mins
  •  way back to cars : 15mins of easy walking in the undergrowth
  •  Duration : 3 hours on average
  •  Distance : 600m
  •  Altitude change: -100m

The strengths of Tapoul Canyon

  • the most breathtaking canyon of the massif
  • abseils, slides, embanked canyon
  • 9 jumps from 2 to 9 meters into “giant potholes”
  • group price from 6 people (group made up)

Description of Tapoul Canyon

The Tapoul canyon is the most aesthetic of the massif. You will admire magnificent natural landscapes, unique gorges carved in the rock and transparent water. You will also enjoy the superb drop-offs with abseils and smooth slides.

The course has 9 jumps ranging from 2 to 10 metres in giant potholes. The other advantage? All the dynamic passages can be crossed differently according to your preferences: jump or zip-line, jump or abseil, etc. However, the majority of the obstacles can be completely avoided, even if you sometimes have to deviate slightly from the basic route. This possibility offers freedom to all participants!

Finally, you can benefit from a group rate from 6 people onwards (group already constituted at the time of booking).

For your safety and well-being, our instructors and experts of the region will accompany you throughout this outdoor activity. They will teach you many tips to practice and improve your level of canyoning; if you are an adept, you will be able to perfect your skills.

You will be seduced by this idyllic place full of surprises. Near the village of Rousses, the Tapoul canyon awaits you for an unforgettable day!


Schedule of the day

To preserve the site, it is compulsory to take a shuttle bus to Rousses which will take you to the Tapoul canyon and the starting point of the activity. This bus set up by the town hall costs 3.50 € (return ticket).

Once you have arrived, you will be equipped with the material brought by the instructors (helmets, harnesses, wetsuits and neoprene socks, waterproof bags and canisters, ropes, descenders and carabiners); remember to inform the office of your height and weight in advance.

You will then undertake a 5 minute walk to reach the river. The descent takes an average of 3 hours; go on a memorable adventure with slides, waterfalls, jumps, abseils and swimming.

At the end of the course, an easy walk back through the undergrowth of about 15 minutes will take you back to the road where the shuttle bus will be waiting.

You will need to wear a swimming costume and closed shoes dedicated to the activity. We advise you to bring a backpack with water, a towel and a snack. Your bag will then be put in a waterproof container for the duration of the descent.

Our team of professional instructors will ensure a friendly and relaxed atmosphere; laughter and thrills guaranteed!


  • Individual: 53 €
  • Groups: 49 €
  • Schools: 45 €
  •  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
    • Shuttle bus from Rousses 3.50€

Driving directions

From Ganges (1h30), follow the D986 to Espérou, then right onto the D269 to Mont Aigoual and then the D18 to Cabrillac. Then right onto the D119. In Rousses (48400): at the crossroads, turn right (towards Saint-Jean-du-Gard), pass in front of the Restaurant La Ruche, the carpark is located just after on your left.

From Montpellier (2h20), follow Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, Saint-Martin-de-Londres, then Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois and Ganges. Then see above.

From Anduze (1h15), follow Saint-Jean-du-Gard, L’Estréchure, Saint-André-de- Valborgne, Bassurels, and Rousses (48400).

What to do around

Between Nîmes and Montpellier, the Cévennes are home to some majestic and unmissable massifs; recharge your batteries and reconnect with nature.
What to do?
Organise a beautiful hike to Mount Aigoual, the second-highest peak in the Cévennes National Park. The more athletic can get into a long walk lasting several hours, such as the “4,000 Steps”, which includes passages over rocky areas. Other shorter and less difficult walks are also possible on mountain paths.
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, discover other adventure sports such as rock climbing or Via Ferrata.
Would you like to explore a typical Cevennes town? Go to Anduze, about an hour’s drive from Rousses and the Tapoul canyon. You will be charmed by this picturesque little town. Trace the history of Anduze thanks to its monuments in the town centre: the Clock tower, the Protestant temple, the Pezene tower, etc. Stroll around the Place Couverte or Place du Marché, which welcomes its traditional local producers every Thursday morning. Make a stop at the Cordeliers park, a real oxygen source in the town. You will be surprised by its bamboo avenue, its cedars, its magnolias and its relaxing atmosphere. Climb up to the terrace where you can overlook the valley with a breathtaking view of the castle of Tornac

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