Sporty Canyon of Purcaraccia in Bavella, Corsica

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1 half day
From 12 years-old and up

Corsica Canyon proposes you a canyoning excursion in the canyon of Purcaraccia, a must-do in the Aiguilles de Bavella in Corsica!

Corsica Canyon proposes you a canyoning excursion in the canyon of Purcaraccia, a must-do in the Aiguilles de Bavella in Corsica!

The canyon of Purcaraccia is one of the most beautiful canyons of Corsica. Located in the Aiguilles de Bavella, near Solenzara, Zonza and Lecci, you will discover green and limpid water basins of an incredible natural beauty in which you will have the pleasure to swim and jump. It is an ideal open-air site for discovering canyoning near Porto-Vecchio (1 hour and 15 minutes drive), or even from Ajaccio (2 hours and 15 minutes drive)!

The descent of the Purcaraccia canyon offers a beautiful sequence of various key obstacles of canyoning: natural slides, waterfalls, jumps up to 8 metres high (all of which can be bypassed), as well as 2 beautiful abseiling descents, each 45 metres high (compulsory), which make it a complete course in the Aiguilles de Bavella! It is certainly a must of the canyons to do in Corsica, either with family, friends or as a couple. Accompanied by a professional instructor, you will negotiate the course's various obstacles in complete safety while benefiting from invaluable advice!

So if you are in good physical condition and are ready to live a sporty and refreshing moment in the Aiguilles de Bavella, come quickly down the canyon of the Purcaraccia!

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Practical information

Start: 750 m / Approach walk: 1.5 hour
Difference in altitude: 261 m
Length: 2,300 m / Descent: 3 hours
Waterfall: 40 m
Return walk: 45 minutes

Commitment: medium, jumps can be bypassed by swimming or walking (difficulty 3). The 2 abseils are mandatory.

Course of events

- Meeting with your guide at the Corsica Canyon base
- Loan of professional material and equipment
- Briefing of the activity
- Departure for the canyon of Purcaraccia and approach walk of 1.5 hour on a mountainous path (lots of stones, handrails)
- Safety briefing
- Descent of the canyon for about 3 hours
- Return walk of 30 to 45 minutes

Activity requirements

It is necessary to know how to swim to participate in this activity and to be in good physical condition.

Children taking part in this activity must enjoy and be used to walking.

Special terms

A secure and obligatory parking is available 200 meters after the canyon base. You will need to pay between 3 and 5€ in cash depending on the time you park (NO CB).

There is no locker at the canyon base: your car keys will be kept in a box.

If you wish, you can rent a pair of canyoning shoes (size 2 to 10.5) for your activity on site for a supplement of €10.

Meeting point:
At Corsica Canyon's base, Hameau de Argiavara, D268, 20240 Solaro
Spoken languages:French, English, Italian
  • 5mm neoprene suit
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Waterproof bag
  • Photos
  • Canyoning shoes (possibility to rent a pair on site)
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Trainers
  • Water
  • Snacks


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Frederik S., Netherlands — 26/07/2022
We wanted do something active on the beautiful island and push ourselves a little, and we got exactly what we wanted! The reception by the organization was warm and kind, the hike (rather, climb) was beautiful and gave us a sunrise over the mountains and the guides were awesome! We had fun, exercise and adventure!
Rinke T., Netherlands — 09/10/2021
Grate diverse canyoning experience in a beautiful canyon. Climbing, abseiling, jumping, gliding of different heights and with different difficulty. Neem some basic fitness and no fear of heights.
Jeremy P., Switzerland — 05/08/2017
Just a bit unorganised, providing a bit of food would also have been nice. We didn't get our bars or bottles of water.
Dino S., Luxembourg — 25/07/2021
Canyoning at Purcaccia
Gian Paolo S., Italy — 05/07/2023

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