Saint Paul de Fenouillet
Gorges de Galamus Canyoning Trip – Saint Paul de Fenouillet – Pyrenees Orientales
Family canyoning with your children in the canyon of the Gorges de Galamus in Saint Paul de Fenouillet in the Pyrénées Orientales 66 with the family during an aquatic hike in the company of a professional canyon instructor with a French canyoning qualification, an exceptional site just 50 minutes from the beaches …
Canyon Trip description
In the foothills of the Corbières, located straddling the departments of Aude 11 and Pyrénées Orientales 66, the canyon of the Gorges de Galamus is a deep gash in the limestone barrier of Fenouillèdes which offers a magnificent playful canyon course. The Galamus canyon is made up of a succession of basins and pots, small slides, easy jumps that are never compulsory.
The gorges of the canyon gradually tighten, letting us move between 2 walls of more than 100m on each side. This is really the canyon for fun and discovering the activity without apprehension. No rope abseiling, jumps up to 7 m (not compulsory).
From the exit of the canyon, we take a small path leading to the Hermitage chapel Saint-Antoine de Galamus which is perched at an altitude of 376 meters in the gorges, hanging from the rock. Unbelievable!
The hermitage chapel was built in a natural cave located in the wall of the cliff.
The start of the canyon descent takes place in the town of Cubières sur Cinoble in Aude at the L’Oule car park. The ascent ends under the Belvédère car park on the Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet side in the Pyrénées Orientales.
The canyon of the Gorges de Galamus is a family aquatic hike. This easy-level canyon is very accessible, equipped with a wetsuit, a compulsory harness to cross a small essential progression handrail and a helmet, discover this sport in the natural and magnificent site of the Cathar country.
The Agly river, coming from the Hautes-Corbières, has vertically incised the limestone chain of Galamus over more than 500 meters deep to clear a passage to the Mediterranean. The natural site of the Galamus gorges thus created is quite exceptional.
Only 1 hour from Perpignan and the seaside resorts of Barcarès, Port la Nouvelle, Leucate, Canet en Roussillon and Perpignan …
Equipment provided for your descent
- Reinforced canyon suit
- Harness with double lanyards and descender
- Shoes (from 36 to 47)
Personal belongings to plan
- Socks compulsory
- 1 pair of sports shoes if size < 36 or > 47
- Hair elastic for girls
- Bottle of water
The + of Inextremis Aventura
Supervision by a French qualified canyon instructor with more than 30 years of professional experience being one of the pioneers of canyoning in the Pyrenees Orientales.
Provision of a waterproof camera free of charge for the entire group (subject to availability) Free retrieval of photos for download.
Canyon activity location
What to see and do in the Gorges de Galamus !
While my family is canyoning, what can I do in Galamus ?
The Gorges de Galamus seen from above are as beautiful as seen from below. If you wish, you can accompany us along the road to the start of the Canyon and repeat the return route to contemplate this breathtaking landscape …
You can also laze around on the Belvedere which overlooks the gorges while waiting for our return. The site has a snack bar and a refreshment bar with a sunny terrace, ideal for waiting and relaxing.
You can also take a short walk by going to the Sant Antoine de Galamus Hermitage, also located in the heart of the gorges in a cave that was certainly inhabited for hundreds of centuries, a refuge for hermits who, since the 7th century, They built their modest cells there, lived in prayer and abstinence and died in this sacred place.
Topography Gorges de Galamus Canyon
Name: Gorges de Galamus Canyon
Municipality: Cubieres sur Cinoble – St Paul de Fenouillet
Department: Aude – Pyrenees Orientales
Region: Occitanie – Mediterranean Pyrenees
3 m jump
2 m jump
2.50 m jump
Slide 3 m
Passage with harness and lanyards on handrail compulsory.
Jump of 6 or 8 m (for the more athletic)
5 m jump
3 m jump
3.50 m jump
numerous crossings of basins to swim
all the obstacles can be avoided or crossed by abseiling.
You want a different date than those displayed for your canyoning trip ? We can set up a departure on request out of the summer season.
Tarifs de la sortie
- Adult rate from 1 to 4 people : 42 € / pers
- Adult rate from 5 to 7 people : 40 € / pers
- Adult rate from 8 to 10 people : 38 € / pers
- Adolescent rate from 12 to 14 years old: 38 € / pers
Decreasing prices from 42 to 38 € 4 hours