Course of events
Discover the Cirque de Salazie by descending the canyon of Trou Blanc and its waters from the Piton des Neiges!
Trou Blanc canyon is a canyon located near the charming village of Hell-Bourg that offers a very aquatic canyoning course with many jumps and natural slides in the waters of the Piton des Neiges. His adventure begins at the Piton d'Anchaing, a 1,356 meter high mountain classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010, in the heart of the Cirque de Salazie.
After a 30 minutes uphill walk during which you will have a breathtaking view of the Cirque de Salazie, the Trou Blanc canyon will start with a 10 meters high abseiling in a narrow gorge, followed by several natural slides, one of which is in the shape of an "S" offering great sliding sensations. At mid-day, it will be time to enjoy a picnic break at the edge of one of the pools of the Trou Blanc canyon in which those who wish to do so can jump from 4 meters high, a good training for the rest of the descent!
Indeed, many jumps up to 8 meters high are waiting for you (all not compulsory), as well as small abseils and a new memorable slide called "the particle gas pedal". Then, to end the Trou Blanc canyon on a more aerial note, you will leave the waterfalls for a moment to enjoy a 20 meters high and 35 meters long zip line that will land you in the river water.
The canyon of Trou Blanc does not present any technical difficulty, but it is still recommended to be in good physical condition and to have the desire to get the full thrill to tackle it. So if you are passing by Hell-Bourg in the Cirque de Salazie and you feel bold enough, go for the Trou Blanc canyon without further delay!
- Reception at the meeting point at 8 a.m.
- Drive to the beginning of the course: 15 minutes
- Walk to the canyon: 1 hour
- Equipment and briefing: 30 minutes
- Time to descend the canyon: 5 hours
- Walk back: 10 minutes
- Expected end time: between 3 and 4 p.m.
It is necessary to be able to swim to participate in this activity and to have no medical contraindications to the practice of canyoning.
A minimum number of 4 participants is required for this activity to take place.
This activity is weather-dependent. If the weather does not allow for the activity to take place, we will contact you to reschedule or receive a full refund.
If you don't hear from the instructor by email or SMS, don't hesitate to contact the instructor the day before from 5.30 p.m. to confirm his presence and to have the weather and meeting point confirmed.
The instructor will send you an SMS the day before the activity to give you the details.