Canyoning is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as hiking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, swimming. Although hiking down a canyon is non-technical canyoning is more often associated with technical descents those that require abseils and rope work. It is frequently done in remote and rugged situations and often requires navigation, trail finding and other wilderness travel skills.
Canyons that are ideal for canyoning are often cut into the bedrock stone, forming narrow gorges with numerous drops, beautifully sculpted walls, and sometimes spectacular waterfalls. Most canyons are cut into limestone, sandstone, granite or basalt. It can be very easy or extremely difficult though emphasis in the sport is usually on aesthetics and fun rather than pure difficulty. A wide variety of canyoning routes are found throughout the world and canyoning is enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. While canyoners have used and adapted climbing, hiking, and river running gear for years, more and more specialized gear is invented and manufactured as canyoning popularity increases.
A canyon suitable for beginners where due to the clean water and deep natural pools was an attraction for many. Learn the basics of canyoning: Rapelling, motion, jumps and slides.
Description: We have our meeting from 08:00 to start our tour towards St. Constantine Church in the historic village of Dion. If you stay to a nearby hotel picking up can be provided upon request. After an equipment and safety briefing we start with a 30min hike along a beautiful forested trail which will lead you straight into the canyon. You don’t need to have any prior climbing experience to take part. Guides will teach you essential skills like, abseiling, movement, jumps and slides. Once you’ve tried out these new techniques you’ll get into a 3-hour descent into the canyon, admiring natural pools and other impressive views on the way. A brief stop to enjoy a snack will keep you strong enough for the last part of the activity.
We offer: Guidance with an experienced mountain guide. Complete technical and safety equipment. Transportation, photos and video. Juice, snack and water.
You should have the following: Swimsuit, Sports shoes, Towel.
Requirements: Suitable for all ages over 8 years and for people with good mental and physical condition. Parental consent is required for minors under 18 years old. Necessary knowledge in swimming. Minimum number of participants is 4 and max 10.
Cost and Payment: The cost of the activity amounts to 70€ per participant. Payments can be made with Wire transfer, PayPal or cash.
Departure location: Neoi Poroi, Pieria
Duration of Activity: 6 hours
Activity Period: March until November.