This aqua-hiking route in the Grand Canyon du Verdon takes the most beautiful passages of the river that gives its name to the fabulous Gorges du Verdon: the Estellié, the Styx, the Maugué and the Imbut. The Guides du Verdon invite you to discover this canyoning course by swimming, the most beautiful hiking-aqua course in the Verdon.

Aqua Trekking in the Great Canyon

After a walk through the woods, you reach the Verdon river 300m below.
The rando-aqua descent starts from the Estellié footbridge.
4 hours of swimming in canyoning verdon, embellished with jumps await you to discover this famous Grand Canyon.
On your back, feet forward, you swim letting yourself be carried by the current. You feel small, surrounded by 300m high cliffs.

The Rando-Aqua Verdon ends with the exploration of the Imbut, where the river disappears under this enormous bouldering chaos. Don’t forget to open your eyes!


L’Estellié at l’Imbut is an aqua hike mainly swimming in the rapids, without rope technique. However, it has vertiginous aspects during the return walk (Vidal trail).


The hike from Estellié to Imbut takes place on the Verdon. It is practicable outside the days of water releases, its conditions of practice also depend on the water levels (it is sometimes technical in early summer).

Still wondering?

Go if…

  • You like water
  • You dream to see the Imbut

Do not go if…

  • You do not like water
  • You do not like walking at all

80 €

Group and family rates, contact us!

Practical informations

Duration : 5 to 6h

Niveau : intermediary

Type : Aqua trekking

Public : starts from 12 yo

Site : Verdon

Gps of the meeting point: 43.737018, 6.345990

Meeting : 9am in front of the fireman’s house in the Cavaliers (RD 71)