Brief history of canyoning
From canyoning speleology, passing from France and Spain: past, present and future of the sport.
Practiced for over 25 years, canyoning began as a gradual adaptation of the progression techniques used in hiking and caving (vertical downhill progressions), contextualized within the bedrocks of streams, which in time have shaped the environment.
France, one of the countries where this sport is more well-established, played a key role for spreading this discipline in Europe, along with Spain. After the 80’s canyoning began to spread to other countries, especially to Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Germany and Greece.
The greatest period of expansion of canyoning in Italy dates back to the ’90s. Although it can not be currently called a mass activity, canyoning is practiced by a growing number of people in our country.