A discovery of canyoning, an aquatic and fun descent, at the entrance of the Grand Canyon: you will follow the course of the Verdon at the foot of the vertiginous cliffs of the Couloir Samson in a majestic setting accessible to all…


A canyoning descent or “aquatic hike” (local name of canyon descent without the use of ropes) in the exceptional site of the Couloir Samson is spectacular.
The Verdon has dug a notch here in the 400m high limestone massif: vertical walls overhang the entire course of the Couloir Samson.
Jumps, rapids and swims adorn this route of the Grand Canyon and take us to the “Baume aux Pigeons”, an immense vault dug by the Verdon testifying to its strength in periods of flooding. This playful and very aquatic canyon allows you to discover all the beauty of the Gorges du Verdon.


The Couloir Samson is an aquatic canyon that does not require the use of ropes (also called aquatic trekking): it is a perfect introduction to canyoning.

Water’s levels

The Couloir Samson canyon takes place on the Verdon river. This course is practicable outside the days of water releases, its conditions of practice also depend on the water levels (it is sometimes very aquatic in early summer).

Still wondering?

Go if

  • You start in this activity
  • You like fresh water
  • You like tremendous landscapes
  • You want to do your first steps on the Martel’s path

Do not go if

  • You are afraid of water
  • You want to go down big slides
  • You are too strong in canyoning

50 €

Group and family rates, contact us!

Practical information

Duration : 2h30

Level : discovery

Type : Rando-Aqua

Public : starts at 8 yo
(depends on the water’ temperature).

Place : Verdon

Meeting : 8h30 or 12h15

gps point of the meeting 43.792742, 6.401305
Following the latest decisions of the Verdon Regional Park, parking for the Samson corridor has become chargeable (6 euros for a car).