CANYON of BARBAIRA in the Roya valley (Alpes maritimes 06)

Descente du canyon de Barbaira en Italie. Canyoning en journée dans les Alpes Maritimes.

The canyon of Barbaira is only 1 hour drive from Nice to the Italian border.

Located in Italia, it is in an atmosphere of  pure « dolce vita » that you will savour the end of this canyoning day.

The canyon of Barbaira, which is one of the most beautiful of the region, offers a total disorientation ! The crystal clear water is turquoise, its vegetation luxuriant and its exceptional location and sunshine give the journey a tropical a tmosphere  (one of most the warmest in the region).

 Accessible to everybody because there is no particular difficulty, the canyon of Barbaira starts by a 40 minutes hiking, then a series of jumps (never obligatory) of various heights interspersed with some abseiling not exceeding 12 meters which will lead you to the final part.

The canyon of Barbaira : a tropical atmosphere !

Located in Italy, we start and we return to the village of Roccheta Nervina where we can eat or have a drink at anytime of the day.


Canyon of Barbaira

  • Full day (beginners or sport person)
  • Rappeling initiation (abseiling)
  • Jumps and natural slides



  • Hike : 40 minutes
  • Duration in the canyon : approximatel 3H00
  • Hike back : 15 minutes
Nivel 3 : initiation
  • Accessible to everybody
  • Be able to swim
  • From 12 years old  (be use to swim and jump in water)
Recent equipment in standard european
  • Complete wetsuit special canyoning
  • Harness and helmet
  • Collective equipment :telephone and first-aid kit, waterproof bag…

The equipment is rinsed and desinfected in Bacterless after every exit.

  • Closed sports shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • A compact packed picnic  (sandwich) + cereal + water

Access / Meeting point

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Organisation de la sortie / Transport / Photos

How to book ?

An advice, more details, please call

TEL : +33 6 63 25 49 97

We are in activity… please leave your message :

  • Your number phone
  • Name and number of person
  • Your date

We call you back immediatly !

Leave your message without forgetting :
  • Your email and name
  • Your number phone
  • Number of people and date
  • To book we need the height and weight of each participant for the size wetsuit. (how many meters and how many kilos)


Payment directly to your guide the day of activity :

  • Cash
  • Check
  • No credit card  NO CB


The meeting point is fixed in the gas station AVIA « aire de Beausoleil ».

Easy to find and after you just have to folloow us and cross the Italian border.

From Nice take the highway A8 in the direction of Italy (Ventimiglia), after the toll of Turbie continue on approximately 2 km. After the tunnel, take to the right the access road in the Area of Beausoleil (gas station AVIA), we will wait for you there.

GPS Meeting point :43°45’11.7″N 7°25’09.0″E

43.753241, 7.419163

Transport in air-conditioned minibus :

  • For group of 8 persons maximum
  • Ex: Canyon de Barbaira, Gorges du loup, Via ferrata
  • Estimate on request


Photo report 25€
  • We supply the best waterproof camera OLYMPUS stylus TG4
  • You leave directly with a memory card

Video report on request, contact us.