A 2day Canyoning Initiation training course set to introduce you to this challenging but above all fun travel experience. Set in the beautiful Pelion mountains in Central Greece, a team of experienced canyoning instructors take charge. The course is cerified by the ICTC/CAI. By the end of the weekend, not only would you have had the time of your life, you will get your first ICOpro certification.
Canyoning is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rapelling), and swimming.
This Canyoning course takes place in the forest of the Centaurs in Pelion, in Central Greece, a place of immaculate natural beauty. A few glimpses at the course photos will persuade you that this place is out of this world.
Canyoning is frequently done in remote and rugged settings and often requires navigational, route-finding and other wilderness travel skills.
Canyons that are ideal for canyoning are often cut into the bedrock stone, forming narrow gorges with numerous drops, beautifully sculpted walls, and sometimes spectacular waterfalls. Most canyons are cut into limestone, sandstone, granite or basalt, though other rock types are found. Canyons can be very easy or extremely difficult, though emphasis in the sport is usually on aesthetics and fun rather than pure difficulty. A wide variety of canyoning routes are found throughout the world, and canyoning is enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.
Canyoning gear includes climbing hardware, static ropes, helmets, wetsuits, and specially designed shoes, packs, and rope bags. While canyoners have used and adapted climbing, hiking, and river running gear for years, more and more specialized gear is invented and manufactured as canyoning popularity increases.
The Canyoneer Initiation course consists of the following:
- The brief initiation will take place during the fun tour and will make you autonomous enough to go for safe descents.
- You will be supervised by an ICOpro Instructor and an Assistant.
- At the end of the tour, you will receive your certificate and a Canyoneer Card.
All activities, training, equipment, guidance during the 2 days of the canyoning Initiation training course
Depending on the size of the group, pickup and drop-off can be arranged from and back to your accomodation
Accomodation can be arranged for you in a breathtaking traditional Olive grove Villa complex in the Pilion mountains.
For more details, check out the 'Do not Forget' tab of the holiday.
Age restrictions & prerequisites
Appropriate for all age groups consisting of individuals in good mental and physical condition. Parental consent required for any minor children under the age of 18 and from the age of 16.
Swimming: 25m (for aquatic canyons only).
Your ICOpro center will provide the full technical equipment.
Skills you will learn
- Basics of the activity, ICOpro organisation and technical skills required for a descent with a guide.
- Vertical descent and move on rope, autonomous rappel, jumps and waterslides, swimming in calm water.
- You will take an active part in the instructor’s and assistant’s work.
Advantages of being a certified Canyoneer Initiation
- You join the large international ICOpro community
- Free download of the Canyoneer Initiation book.
- You receive the international canyoning news
- You increase your level of practice
- You can take the Canyoneer 123 training course in order to be autonomous.
- Become ICOpro certified
Damouchari - Papa Nero, Pelion
Scenic like no other, our location will take your breath away with its clear blue waters, its tremendous hike routes, its mild Mediterranean climate & its relaxing atmosphere.
Damouhari, a natural port & fishing village became famous during the filming of Mamma Mia, being one of the most enchanting & secluded bays of the Greek shoreline. You will wander around the pebbled village roads, trek its numerous paths & explore its natural beauty, similar to only a few places around the world.
The accommodation, just a few steps away from the beach, is comprised of a complex of luxury cottages-villas located in an Oliveyard.
There is a variety of the available rooms depending on the size of your group, please enquire for accommodation options & availability.
Flights to Volos Airport available with Air Berlin (from Vienna, Nurenberg, Dusseldorf, Hamburg & Berlin), Ryanair (from Brussels, Milan & Frankfurt), Avro & Monarch charters (from London Gatwick & Manchester)
Otherwise, Athens & Thessaloniki airports are 3 hrs away.