Navacelles Canyon

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Advanteges of Bureau des Moniteurs

Photo / video report offered
Experienced professional team and state graduate
High-end equipment renewed every two years
Professional liability insurance of the guide
Regulatory health measures applied during and after each trip

The Navacelle canyon: a superb route made up of abseils and climbing passages!

A unique adventure in an exceptional setting classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Navacelles canyon has many assets: sports enthusiasts who love wide open spaces cannot miss this route. The Cirque de Navacelles is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you will have the privilege of climbing and canyoning in a renowned place.

Beyond its prestigious title, you will be amazed by the splendour of this unique site, reconnect with nature. Adventurers will particularly appreciate the 8 abseils on this route, ranging from 5 to 35 metres. The variety of activities is also a strong point of this route: combine hiking, climbing and canyoning. Practice several fun outdoor disciplines and share a moment of conviviality with your friends and family.

For your safety, our state-qualified instructors will accompany you and assist you in your progress if necessary. You will love their good humour and professionalism in all circumstances.

Once the descent of the canyon is completed, you can enjoy a moment of relaxation and swimming in the Vis gorges. All your efforts will be rewarded! Enjoy the crystal-clear water of the river and let yourself be carried away by the current.

The Bureau des Moniteurs offers a group rate for groups of 6 people or more (group already formed). The course is only accessible to groups of at least 6 participants; find your partners!

Practical information

  •  Level : Intensity
  •  Shuttle : 1h from Ganges
  • Approach : 40 min walking down the woods
  •  way back to cars : 30 min
  •  Duration : 5h
  •  Distance : 2km
  •  Altitude change: -400m

The strengths of Navacelles Canyon

  • all levels in a unique and wild environment UNESCO
  • 7 abseils of which two are 30 meters high
  • possibility of swimming in “la Vis” after the activity.

Description of Navacelles Canyon

The instructor and the participants will meet at 10 am on the car park of the Cirque de Navacelles. One or more cars will be dropped off at the arrival of the canyon and then it will be necessary to take the road again to climb the Causse du Larzac. Once arrived at the starting point, the activity will start with a 40 minutes hike to reach the canyon.

Very quickly the gorges become steep and plunge in the direction of the Vis. You will follow one another without interruption with small passages of de-escalation as well as a series of abseils from 5 to 35 meters. Finally, you will arrive at the confluence of the Vis. You will have a break and can enjoy a refreshing swim in the river. You will take a 30 minute walk back along the river to the vehicles you left in the morning.

Our guides provide all the necessary equipment for the day (helmets, harnesses, ropes, double lanyards, descenders, carabiners and safety straps).

How to dress for the descent of the Navacelles canyon? You will need to wear sports clothes and shoes, but also a backpack with a picnic and water. If you want to swim, remember to bring your swimming costume and a towel too.

This challenging course takes a total of 5 hours, so be prepared for a memorable day in the heart of the Hérault valley!

Programme

Schedule of the day

The instructor and the participants will meet at 10 am on the car park of the Cirque de Navacelles. One or more cars will be dropped off at the arrival of the canyon and then it will be necessary to take the road again to climb the Causse du Larzac. Once arrived at the starting point, the activity will start with a 40 minutes hike to reach the canyon.

Very quickly the gorges become steep and plunge in the direction of the Vis. You will follow one another without interruption with small passages of de-escalation as well as a series of abseils from 5 to 35 meters. Finally, you will arrive at the confluence of the Vis. You will have a break and can enjoy a refreshing swim in the river. You will take a 30 minute walk back along the river to the vehicles you left in the morning.

Our guides provide all the necessary equipment for the day (helmets, harnesses, ropes, double lanyards, descenders, carabiners and safety straps).

How to dress for the descent of the Navacelles canyon? You will need to wear sports clothes and shoes, but also a backpack with a picnic and water. If you want to swim, remember to bring your swimming costume and a towel too.

This challenging course takes a total of 5 hours, so be prepared for a memorable day in the heart of the Hérault valley!

Prices

  • Individual: 50 €
  • Groups: 45 €
  • Schools: 40 €
  •  Included:
    • Qualified instructor
    • Technical equipement : helmet, headlamp, harness, ropes, double lanyard, slings, carabiners, descenders
    • Instructor’s liability insurance
  •  Equipment to bring:
    • Sport clothes
    • Sport shoes
    • Backpack
    • Meal
    • Transport
Map

Driving directions

From Ganges, take the road head to Cazilhac.
At the bridge turn right towards Saint Laurent Le Minier. In St Laurent le Minier, take the road head to Montardier and Blandas and follow Cirque de Navacelles.
Park at the center of the village.

From Montpellier (1 hour and a half), take the motorway from Millau to Lodève, then exit 52, Saint-Etienne-de-Gourgas, Saint-Pierre-de-la-Fage, Saint-Maurice-de-Navacelles and Cirque de Navacelles.

From Anduze (1 hour and a half), follow Durfort, Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, Ganges.

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What to do around

The Occitanie region will offer you a holiday atmosphere, varied tourism, and a preserved natural setting. Organise fantastic hikes around the belvedere of Blandas, the waterfalls and explore the immensity of the Cirque de Navacelles.

Want to practise other outdoor activities? Choose a cycling trip in the Cévennes, an adventure course at the Pic Saint-Loup, or a canyoning trip in the Hérault gorges.

Make a stop in Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, a must see. Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, it welcomes you in a medieval and authentic atmosphere. Its Gellone Abbey, a jewel of Romanesque art in the Languedoc, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and houses the relics of Saint-Guilhem.

Stop off in other typical Cévennes towns: Le Vigan, Saint-Maurice-de-Navacelles, Saint-Martin-de-Londres, Ganges or Notre-Dame-de-la-Rouvière.

Heading south, reach Montpellier, the city of a thousand facets. Enjoy the lively nightlife, the many activities and find excellent restaurants. Walk through the pedestrian streets and have a coffee on the famous Place de la Comédie.

Are you a beach lover? Continue your journey to the beautiful resorts of the Mediterranean coast: Palavas-les-Flots, Sète, Agde or Carnon.

Listen to the waves and enjoy a moment of relaxation under the sun!