Sassenage Canyoning | Presentation
The Sassenage canyoning is a benchmark canyon in Grenoble. It is located right next to the town and yet it manages to keep its wild character. Here, you can abseil down about fifteen meters. The famous "cascade de tuff" is almost 20 meters high for an abseiling experience in either wet or dry conditions depending on the water flow. The last cascade offers some nice jumping experiences too. There are also some spots where you can do some short underwater tunnel diving (optional). The Furon canyon is shaded and in general, there aren't too many people in this canyon during the summer period.
The Sassenage canyoning spot, also known as the lower part of the Furon guarantees a great half-day adventure with thrills and beautiful scenery.
Program of the day in the Sassenage canyon
The meeting point is at the parking lot of the Cuves de Sassenage. You will find your instructor there. He will teach you how to make backpacks out of your wetsuits. Then it will be time to start the 25 minutes walk to reach the beginning of the canyon at which point your 2 to 3-hour adventure begins depending on everyone's pace.
Anyone can tackle this canyon. Nevertheless, you shouldn't be afraid of heights (20 meter high abseiling). Having a little experience in abseiling may be helpful so as to easily descend the bigger canyon drops.
Where is the Sassenage canyoning spot located ?
The Sassenage canyon is located in the commune of Sassenage in Isère, on the outskirts of Grenoble. Directions are as follows :
45.2134, 5.6610 (Decimal Degrees)
45°12'48.4"N 5°39'39.7"E (Degrees, Minutes, Seconds).
From the A48, head in the direction of Sassenage, at the northern exit of the village, at the roundabout of the waterfall take the exit for the parking lot, and park.