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Aquatic hike in the Gorges du Banquet (Tarn, 81)

The aqua hike

  • It's living the Gorges du Banquet from the inside. For this you will be equipped with a neoprene wetsuit and a helmet todiscover this wild and aquatic world.

  • This activity is rich in sensations, you canswim in white water, make jumps for those who wish, slide down natural slidescut in the rock and walk at the foot of the great cliffs

  • For this activity it is necessary to know how to swim 25m and to immerse yourself 

  • No jump is compulsory, you will have the choice to try or to circumvent the obstacles

  • Be in good physical shape



Half-day descent (morning or afternoon), you leave from the top of the canyon and enjoy its many jumps, swimming parts and slides, with moments of observation of the wild nature in the heart of the Gorges du Banquet

From 10 years old

Group of 3 to 12 people

Duration: 3h to 3h30 of activity, including

10 min approach walk and

20 min walk back

30 min equipment

Several possible jumps up to 7m

(all jumps are bypassable)

and beautiful waterfalls to do in slides

Price = 42€ / person

Reduced price* = 38€ / person

*Reduced price: children up to 17 years old included and groups of minimum 7 people



Enjoy the cliffs for a whole day! The course will be the same as in the integral formula, with the difference that we will have a whole day to make the most of what the canyon has to offer us. You leave with the picnic, to immerse yourself as much as possible in the Gorges du Banquet and its preserved natural setting. Ideal for experiencing the descent at a pace adapted to your desires. You will have time to redo the jumps and slides several times, while having an unusual meal inside the canyon, near a waterfall (backpack and waterproof containers provided)

From 12 years old

Group of 3 to 10 people

Duration: approximately 5 hours of activity, including

15 min approach walk et 

30 min walk back

40 min equipment

Several possible jumps up to 7m

(all jumps are bypassable)

and beautiful waterfalls to do in slides

Price = 69€ / person

Reduced price* = 65€ /person

*Reduced price :childrenuntil 17 years old included and groups of minimum 7 people


More informations

Dates: from April to October

What we provide:

  • Neoprene canyoning suits

  • Neoprene socks

  • Protective skirts

  • Helmets

  • canyoning bags

  • waterproof canisters

  • Collective equipment

  • Professional insurance

What you need to plan:

  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Spare business

  • Solar cream

  • Water and a small snack

  • canyon for the day: take a picnic

  • A pair of sneakers to go in the water

  • Have insurance for the practice of sports activities (civil liability)

  • Do not have any medical contraindication to the practice of canyoning

The Gorges du Banquet,

black mountain,

Haut Languedoc Regional Nature Park,

South of the Tarn (81)

Meet in the car park of the Leclerc supermarket at Bout-du-Pont-de-l'Arn next to Mazamet opposite the gas station

  • Mazamet 10 mins

  • Castres 25 mins

  • The Salveta on Agout 40 min

  • Reveal 40 mins

  • Carcassonne 45 mins

  • Albi 50 mins

  • Gaillac 1h00

  • Narbonne 1h15

  • Toulouse 1h15

  • Béziers 1h20

Discover their opinions

Léa, discovery canyoning

Great day and great time spent.

JC is very patient and pedagogical.

Easy and accessible even to those who have never practiced, enough to cool off with friends

Sabrina, Sports Canyoning

One of the best activities this summer . 
A great afternoon.
A super nice monitor.
To do with friends or even family.
This is really awesome 
To do

CONTACT Jean-Christophe!

I will be happy to answer your questions

+33(0)7 82 47 63 36

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Banquet Gorge

Address : The Banquet, 81240 Saint-Amans-Valtoret

Banquet Gorge sont dug by the Arn whose source is located in the town of Fraisse-sur-Agout (34330) has a length of 55.7 km and ends in the town of Mazamet (81200) by supplying the Thoré river. They are located in the middle of the granite massif of the Anglès plateau, 8 km east of Mazamet.

These gorges are one of the main natural curiosities of this sector du Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park.

They can be approached by hiking trails (Arn Gorges circuit), climbing or en canyoningwith a monitor.

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