Bramabiau Canyon in the Cévennes

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Half day
Min Age : 16+

Bramabiau Canyon, a must-see in the Hérault

Bramabiau Canyon, an unforgettable descent

To the west of Mont Aigoual, a river called Bonheur (Happiness) flows; a rather welcoming name. In its course, it disappears underground and emerges at the abyss of Bramabiau. Then, steep gorges follow one another; particularly suitable for canyoning.

This descent is simple and fun, you will love the mix of calm and energetic passages.

What does the Bramabiau canyon consist of?

The first part of the trip evokes the idea of escapade; take the time to admire the magnificent wild and preserved landscape. You will start the journey with river walking, light jumps and small slides.

The second part is more dynamic and full of thrills. You will dive into giant potholes; a natural cavity of more or less cylindrical shape, pierced in the rock by ancient rivers. You will slide down dizzying slides and cross a cave hidden behind an impressive curtain of streams. A spectacular finale!

You will be charmed by this route, accessible to all and progressive. You will be transported to the heart of the Cévennes and will be able to enjoy the clear water, the sunshine and the friendly atmosphere.

With family or friends, let yourself be tempted by this remarkable canyoning descent. Don’t hesitate, come and swim in happiness!

Practical information

  •  Level : Intensity
  •  Shuttle : 1h10 from Ganges, 1h45 from Montpellier, 1h40 from Anduze
  • Approach : 10min walking along a stream
  •  Way back to cars : 15min steep climb
  •  Duration : 3h00
  •  Distance : 800m
  •  Altitude change: -100m

The strengths of Bramabiau Canyon

  • Ideal site for initiation : sunny and fun ,
  • Obstacles that can be circumvented,
  • Small abseils of 10 meters, numerous slides and jumps,
  • Group price from 6 people (group already made up).

Description of the Bramabiau Canyon

The Bramabiau canyon has many assets. Ideal for beginners, it alternates between aquatic hikes and strong emotions. It also allows you to bypass obstacles. Not a fan of jumps or slides? Don’t panic, you can take an alternative route that will allow you to avoid these more dynamic passages. On the other hand, adventure enthusiasts, even the youngest ones, can enjoy small 10 metre abseils, numerous natural slides and jumps.

The other advantage of the Bramabiau canyon? A group price (already set up at the time of booking) is possible from 6 people. In general, the number of 6 participants is quickly reached when you come with your family or friends. Take advantage of interesting rates and discover the beauty of the Gard and the Cévennes!

This outdoor activity takes place under the sun. The descent will allow you to taste the Mediterranean heat while refreshing yourself in the clear water of the river. What more could you ask for?

The Bramabiau canyon and the experienced instructors of the Bureau des Moniteurs are waiting for you; their enthusiasm and know-how will ensure you a memorable day.


Sheldule of the day

The hydrospeed activity requires specific equipment, all of which is provided by the bureau des guides: wet-suits, floats, helmets, life jackets (possible but not mandatory) and fins. It is important to let us know your height, weight, and shoe size so that the instructor can prepare all the necessary equipment. Before starting, the guide will explain the safety rules and the basics of navigation with a hydrospeed float. Leave with peace of mind! You can then set off to explore the gorges and follow the currents of the river. The guide will accompany you throughout the activity and will ensure that the day runs smoothly. He will be available to help you if necessary. The gorges du Diable promise great sensations with more dynamic passages. The descent lasts 3 hours.

What to wear for this adventure sport? All you need to wear is a swimsuit, the rest of the equipment will be given to you at the beginning of the day. This fun activity will appeal to everyone: children, beginners and advanced. Choose a hydrospeeding trip in the Hérault and make the whole family happy. You will fall under the spell of this magical and captivating environment!


  • Individual : 50 €
  • Groups : 45 €
  • Schools : 40 €
  •  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:
    • Swimsuit
    • Transport
    • Meal

Driving directions

From Ganges (1h10), take the direction of Le Vigan. At Pont d’Hérault turn right and follow Valleraugue. Continue on the D986 to Saint-Sauveur-Camprieu. The meeting point is in front of the football pitch.

From Montpellier (1h45), follow Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, Saint-Martin-de-Londres, Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois, then Ganges. Then see above the instructions.

From Anduze (1h40), follow Durfort, Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, Ganges. Then see above the instructions.


What to do around ?

The region is full of exceptional natural sites, but also of towns and villages that cannot be ignored.

To complete your canyoning activity, visit the typical Cevennes villages. Explore Vézénobres with its streets of Romanesque houses and its medieval town.

Discover Anduze, a small picturesque town where historical heritage, hiking trails and excellent local products are combined. You will be seduced by its authenticity and the warm welcome of its inhabitants.

A little further south and closer to the sea, don’t miss Montpellier, a city in the Hérault with many facets. This dynamic metropolis will enrich your Occitan stay. Stroll through the pedestrianised streets of the city centre and find the lovely local shops around the famous Place de la Comédie. Take a break on a sunny terrace and admire St Peter’s Cathedral. Montpellier’s nightlife is very active; you will find many restaurants, bars and wine bars, concerts, cultural venues, etc. You won’t have time to get bored!

A few kilometres from Montpellier, those who like to relax will find their happiness on the beaches. Go along the coast to Sète or Palavas-les-Flots. These small seaside towns promise you a sweet cocktail of warm sand, relaxation and rest.

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