Extreme canyoning in the Pontirone canyon, in Ticino

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Spoken languages: German, English
Minimum age: From 16 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info

Activity description

Delve into the heart of Ticino's granite landscape and embark on an extreme canyoning adventure in the Pontirone canyon. Nestled deep within the rugged terrain, Pontirone offers a challenging yet breathtaking canyoning experience reminiscent of a journey through a natural cavern. As you traverse the lower stretch of the gorge in Biasca, prepare to be awed by its sheer beauty and formidable obstacles. Often hailed as the "little sister" of the famed Lodrino Canyon, Pontirone captivates adventurers with its magnificent scenery and demanding terrain.

The canyoning begins with thrilling climbing sections amidst massive granite slabs, setting the tone for an adrenaline-fuelled expedition. Your journey will lead you over a towering 40-meter-high waterfall, where you'll navigate using ropes amidst the canyon's deep crevices. Traverse through a spectacular cave-like terrain, tackling tremendous leaps, challenging abseils, and navigating a twisting rocky channel filled with rushing water. The final stretch, shrouded in darkness, adds an extra layer of excitement to the adventure.
Offer Description

- Jumps: Up to 10-11 m
- Slides: Some up to 8 m
- Abseils: Up to 45 m
- Access Time: Approximately 40 minutes

Course of events

- Meeting Point: Headquarters in Osogna-Cresciano Stazione
- Guides will provide travel information and equipment at the headquarters.
- After changing, travel to Pontirone to begin the hike to the gorge's entrance.
- Receive a thorough safety briefing, instructions, and familiarization exercises before starting.
- Embark on an exhilarating journey through the canyon's cave-like terrain.
- After the trip, enjoy a Happy Landing Apero prepared by the guides, complete with snacks and drinks.

Activity requirements

Not suitable for children under the age of 16.

Special terms

- Prerequisites: basic swimming ability, surefootedness, canyoning, or climbing experience.

- Not suitable for pregnant women.


  • Wetsuit/booties
  • Canyoning instructor
  • All necessary equipment/protection
  • Complementary refreshments
Do not forget to bring
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Swimwear/towel
  • Camera/GoPro
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Meeting point
Swiss River Adventures Stazione Ffs Osogna-Cresciano, Via Cantonale, 6705 Cresciano, Switzerland Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule