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Learning canyon hiking in theory & practice

Canyoning Academy

Canyoning courses with certified guides

Explore the adventurous gorges in the Tyrolean mountains with us. We show you the correct handling of rappelling at thundering waterfalls, how to jump safely and glide through a rock slide into the next pool. Together we plunge deeper and deeper into the fascinating landscape of rocks and water. Canyoning Academy - a day of action and adventures with friends.

Date:

May - September

Price:

€ 90 per person

Age:

from 14 years

Duration:

5 hours

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Program

Included

Organization

FAQs

Program

We'll show you the right handling to rappel down waterfalls, jump safely through the rock slide into the next pool. First comes the theory and then you can implement what you have learned in the gorge with your canyoning guide.

Included

Included:

  • Certified canyoning guide
  • Transfer to the entry
  • Canyoning training
  • Abseiling training in the canyon
  • Modern canyoning equipment
  • Five Ten Canyoning Shoes (European size 36 - 50)

Not included:

  • Arrival
  • lunch

Organization

You arrange your journey to meet up with us in the Ziller Valley and we take care of the entire organisation for your mountain adventure. Here you get everything from one source - the best all-round service - so to speak. We happily plan a high-altitude tour, via ferrata climbing, a rafting tour or a whole adventure weekend for you individually. We value quality over quantity. Mountain Sports as a licensed tour operator and alpine school is ideal for incredibly special adventures, such as unbelievable ski touring and adventure journeys in the Ziller Valley and all over the world. For all our trips, fun sport tours, and alpine tours – in winter and summer we naturally arrange hotel bookings and hut reservations. Most of the required tour equipment is included. According to our packing list you will see exactly what is provided by us and what you have to bring yourself. No matter where your adventure journey takes you – Mountain Sports is your reliable partner for all kinds of outdoor adventures. 

FAQs

Meeting point

Basecamp Hollenzen 75, 6290 Mayrhofen

Canyoning base, Hochsteg 595, 6292 Finkenberg

Via ferrata parking lot, Burgstall 382, 6290 Mayrhofen

Parking

There are signposted parking spaces for our guests.

Punctuality

Please be on time at our base camp. Especially in  summer time  traffic jams occur in the Ziller Valley. Please understand that we cannot keep the other guests waiting and that the tours will start as booked. In case of foreseeable delay, please be sure to call - 0043-664 3120266

Safety

If due to weather conditions or water levels your booked tour cannot be carried out, we will offer you an alternative if possible. These cancellations may be made at very short notice. Your safety has top priority!

It is raining, will my canyoning / rafting tour still take place?

Rafting and canyoning tours can take place in rainy weather. We have super functioning 5mm neoprene suits with terry cloth lining. If available, you are welcome to wear sports underwear underneath - please no cotton!

What do you wear under a wetsuit?

Bikini, swim trunks, swimming costume, sports underwear - but no cotton please!

Do you have to know how to swim?

Definitely YES -as you don't wear a life jacket when canyoning, and depending on the tour, there may be swimming passages.

Are jumps a MUST when canyoning?

No, you don't have to jump. But if you are able to jump 2-3 metres you will have more fun on the tour. All jumps higher than 2 metres can be avoided, or you will be roped down by your guide.

What do I have to bring myself?

Swimwear, towel. For spectacle wearers we recommend a neoprene goggle strap - available on site. You can find detailed information in our packing lists.

Do I get photos of the tour?

Our guides take photos during every tour, which you will receive by email as a download link after the tour. Of course, you are allowed to bring your own waterproof cameras or actioncams. GoPro mounts are already available on some helmets.

Minimum number of participants

We run our tours with a minimum of 4 participants. (Exceptions see tour description) If the minimum number of participants can not be reached, we will arrange a new date with you.

Personal requirements

A healthy physical condition, swimming skills and good surefootedness are sufficient. Age limits are stated on all tours.

Our events are only suitable for people with limited mobility to a limited extent or - depending on the degree of personal restriction - perhaps not at all. Please contact us for individual information if necessary.

Alcohol & Drugs

Our guides reserve the right to exclude persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs from participation!

Valuables

Please leave valuables in the accommodation or in the car. Car keys can be deposited in the office.

Shower and changing rooms

Shower, toilets and changing rooms are available at Basecamp, Hollenzen.

There is no shower at the canyoning base.

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