7 DAYS OF THRILLING CANYONING ADVENTURE... 2017/2018
Immerse yourself in the world of canyoning exploration,
combined with the beauty and tranquility of the Pyrenees.
Experience French mountain culture at its best.
CANYONING IS WHAT WE DO!
Our style of adventure.
Marc Canyon V3A2ii
Our Experience Only the best
We have spent years canyoning all over the At The Canyoning Company we will make sure
world, experiencing some of the best we are offering you the best possible
canyon locations and we want to share that with experience on this trip. From superb local
you. Our first hand knowledge and experience of chalet based accommodation to the best
canyoning in the Ariege region is unmatched. We French cuisine, we strive to make your
will share the experience together on this adventure holiday with us the best possible
adventure of a lifetime. experience.
With you all the way Learn with us
Our guides are the most qualified canyoning On our international canyoning trips, you will
instructors in the world. We will join you on the be accompanied by two U.K host canyoning
whole experience, from start to finish. The team at instructors. To make sure you get the most out
The Canyoning Company is always available to of your week with us, and access the best
answer any questions you may have. We can offer canyons, we teach and develop your skills. You
assistance with everything from trip preparation will learn the basics of canyoning, rope work,
to advising on flights. progression techniques and personal skills. On
your trip you will also receive your ICOpro CAI
Small is good qualification, which recognised around the
We make sure our canyoning expedition groups
are small, this enhances your experience and
makes the trip more personal and private. We
have no more than 8 canyoneers to a team,and
work on a 1:4 guide/canyoneer ratio. This gives
you time to learn and develop new skills under the
instruction and guidance of your instructor.
Speak with us: 07725813729 [email protected]
5 DAYS OF PURE CANYONING HIGHLIGHTS
The French Pyrenees has some of Europe's H
most iconic canyons.
Subura Canyon V3A2ii
We have everything in place for your
adventure, just relax we've got it covered.
FRENCH MOUNTAIN CULTURE
Immerse yourself in the mountain culture of
Local Gite 4* (chalet) based
accommodation, full board, bar, swimming
pool and stunning views.
WINE AND CHEESE
Enjoy regional wines and local mountain
cheeses, with your 4 course eveinng meal.
All in-country transport and transfers
All the best, warmest and highest standard
CANYONING IS FOR EVERYONE
Canyoning is an exploration sport. It involves many elements from
jumping, sliding and abseiling to teamwork, rope skills and stunning
scenery. We believe canyoning is for everyone who has a basic level
of fitness and a sense of adventure. Check out our social media
platforms to see what others have said about their experiences.
DATE : 28th Aug - 3rd Sept 2017
LOCATION: Ariege, France
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On this mind altering trip, we aim to immerse you in the world of canyoning,
combined with the beauty and tranquility of the French Pyrenees.
Ariege and the surrounding area is a mecca for canyoning and has some of
the most iconic canyons in the south of France. The climate during the
summer months is very pleasant. This offers a fantastic environment for
Ariege is based just over an hours' drive from Toulouse or Carcassonne
airports and right in the middle of canyoning country. We will be based at
an ICOpro training centre in the heart of the mountains. All equipment will
be provided and from here we have access to many canyons and cave
The accommodation at Gitamiglos is a beautiful, comfortable chalet which
offers you full board, breakfast, lunch and evening meal this includes local
wine and mountain cheese. So after an exhilarating day in the canyons you
can immerse yourself into the French culture and local cuisine.
Team 2016 Subura canyon
Whether you are new to canyoning or Big Slide in Artigue canyon
fairly experienced the Ariege region has
so much to offer. On every trip we will carry water, snacks
and lunch. The lunch will include local
Many of the canyons you will explore are full day meats, cheeses, filled baguettes, fruit
experiences beginning with a stunning hike to the and optional wine.
top of the canyon. From here, under the
instruction and guidance of two ICO pro The canyons will be selected to suit the
instructors, you will descend the canyon learning groups' ability and the weather conditions.
how to set your own ropes, rappel yourself There are many caving systems in the area,
and experience epic jumps and slides. which can be an alternative option.
Some of the canyons are very We will base ourselves at Speleo Canyon
accessible and almost roadside, Ariege. This Canyoning and Caving centre
whereas some of the longer and larger is the most established in the Pyrenees. It is
canyons require up to a 2 hour hike in, an ICOpro Instructor Training Centre,
which gives you time to take in the which uses the highest quality equipment
scenery. The canyons around Ariege and the most up to date techniques.
are relativity aquatic and open, with
lots of rappels and jumps.
Artigue Canyon is full of huge natural
flumes and awesome zip lines. A real
Escals canyon is so
much fun!! Lots of
Subura Canyon, is full of
abseils with epic features.
This canyon is a great
place to hone your skills.
Estat Canyon is a true
alpine adventure, many
abseils, jumps and slides.
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD
Artique Canyon is full of huge
natural flumes and awesome zip
lines. A real mountain adventure
Meet the team...
BEN CASE ‐ RODOLPHE STRUM ‐ GEORGE YATES‐
Ben is one of the founders and Rod is the Owner of Speleo George, Director and Founder
Directors of The Canyoning Canyon Ariege and is the Head of The Canyoning Company, has
Company. Ben was born and Training Master of ICOpro. Rod is worked as a canyon guide
bred in Scotland but has spent at the forefront of developing around the world and was the
most of his life canyoning and canyoning around the world and first person to become an
exploring the world. Ben loves is a very influential canyoneer. ICOpro Instructor in the UK.
meeting new people and Rod led the Chamje Khola Originally from England,
sharing experiences with expedition in Nepal, the world's George was drawn to Scotland's
others, he is always up for a biggest canyon. Basically, he is a mountains and rivers. He loves
bit of banter. canyon God. sharing his passion.
Miglos is located in the high Ariege region of
the Pyrenees. This small French village is the
perfect base for our daily excursions. Sitting at
820m we are situated in the centre of
canyoning country. This chocolate box village
is the perfect place to relax with a local glass
of wine after a thrilling day canyoning.
Our host Isabella is the owner of
Gitamiglos, she has spent her whole life
accommodating canyoneers, walkers and
Dining room at gitamiglos
From our personal experience we have chosen the most
suitable accommodation for your trip.
Gitamiglos is situated in Miglos a small village on the mountain side just
outside Ariege. Gitamiglos is a collection of local Gites, local chalet style
accommodation, with private bedrooms, balconies, kitchens and
communal areas. The main Gite has a bar, swimming pool and a large
communal dining area.
Gitamiglos is the perfect place to relax, take in the mountain scenery
and have a glass of local wine by the pool. In the evening the bar opens
for free apero (drinks and snacks).
Dinner is served around 8 o’clock with a local 4 course meal including a
platter of local mountain cheeses and the finest local wines. Every
morning a continental breakfast is served including cheeses, local bread
and conserves, juice and lots of coffee, a perfect way to set you up for a
After dinner, we will plan the next day, socalise and share stories over a
glass of wine. Miglos village
Swimming pool and bar area
It is imperative you get your own You will be required to book your
canyoning travel insurance before own flights.
coming out on this trip.
We will be flying into Toulouse or
This will cover you for personal Carcassonne airport on the 28th
injury, baggage, cancellation and August 2017. It is preferable to book
mountain rescue. The Canyoning a morning/afternoon arrival flight;
Company require your policy number this will ensure we can travel from
before the departure date. the airport together to Ariege. It will
also ensure we are able to meet that
Canyoning is a moderate risk activity evening arrange equipment and plan
and does involve inherent risks, the first day.
because of this The Canyoning
Company LTD has full public liability The trip will finish on the 3rd
and Indemnity insurance. September 2017, you can book any
flights that day.
Our insurance does not cover
personal injury, flights, baggage or If you choose to book an afternoon
cancellation. flight it will allow time to explore the
local town and relax before our
EQUIPMENT FITNESS LEVEL
The Canyoning Company and Speleo For the Pyrenees canyoning trip we
Canyon Ariege will supply you with advise you have a good level of
the highest quality canyoning fitness. Some of the canyons require
equipment, from wet suits to shoes. If relatively steep 1 – 2 hour hikes. That
you wish to bring your own said you don’t need to be an athlete!
equipment you are more than On the hikes we take lots of breaks
welcome, or if you would like to buy and soak up the scenery. If you have
your own equipment before the trip any concerns or questions just
we will be able to help you with this. contact us.
Terms and Conditions
1. Payments 4. Insurance and Safety
Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of a The Canyoning Company have full public
deposit of £495. The outstanding balance is liability insurance. It is the nature of
payable in full 8 weeks before the departure adventurous activities that there will always
date. Payments can be made as follows; via be some degree of risk. Our insurance does
BACS transfer to the following account (Please not cover you for inherent risks or client
remember to note your Surname and date of negligence. It is mandatory for an
activity as the reference); Or by cheque to ‘The international trip for you to arrange your own
Canyoning Company Ltd’ personal injury insurance or alternatively
contact us for help in arranging cover. For
The Canyoning Company Ltd your own safety it is imperative that you
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Account No: 14026467 Instructors/Guide. We reserve the right to
IBAN: GB59BOFS80226014026467 make changes to planned routes and venues
BIC:BOFSGBS1SDP as a result of adverse, impending conditions
* Please note The Canyoning Company reserve or groups ability.
the right to deduct payment for no shows if not
notified out with the 8-week period. 5. Alcohol and Drugs
The Canyoning Company also reserves the
2. If you Cancel right to refuse participation to clients that
Deposits will be forfeited upon cancellation. All they believe to be under the influence of
cancellations and/or reductions in numbers alcohol or drugs and in such circumstances no
should be notified as soon as possible by email. refunds shall be given.
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Canyoning Company reserve the right to amend
the running order of your trip should this be
necessary to provide the best service possible.
Jump into adventure...
What others have said...
"WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!! "AWESOME!!
The Canyoning Company provide a What an excellent experience! The
five star service in every aspect. The Canyoning Company was easy to
pre trip information was very clear. work with and super friendly. The
Ben and George were very happy to Team was very helpful in advance of
answer all my questions, as well as our trip and were outstanding in the
giving details on things I didn't think water too. They took great pictures of
to ask. Equipment was in perfect us for free. We were first timers, but
condition and thick wet suits felt safe and had fun all the time. Wish
protected us from the elements " we could do it again tomorrow!"
- Andy Croy, 2016 - Charlotte Cook, 2016
The next step....
To book this trip of a lifetime just get in touch!
This trip was developed with passion and we
want to share it with you. Canyoning is what
call us: 07725 813 729
email: [email protected]