A sporty descent with lots of fun! The best choice for families with children (minimum age 10). Enjoy the water wild nature in Pelion. Descend waterfalls, jump into deep pools, slide, leap and swim as you slide the canyon. Travelling down as a group there is always a real sense of camaraderie.
- The stone one-arch bridge of Tsagarada.
- The gorge of Mylopotamos.
- The chapel of Panagias of Megalomatas (17th century) with stalactite decoration.
- The secret (concealed) school is actually built inside a cave.
- The Byzantine old castle, next to the beach of Fakistra.
- The wildest beach of Pelion, Fakistra.
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Price per person:
€ 40,- per person
Group or individual: Group (excursion)
Outdoor or indoor: Outdoor
Difference in altitude: 408m
Startpoint: Fakistra parking
Endpoint: Fakistra beach.
Bring your own: Extra clothes, Towel, USB for taking home your Geotours digital photos, Specific medical Drug if needed, Waterproof camera, Your ticket if applicable.
Opening daysEvery day
ICOpro CAI training course: 30 min.
Approaching hiking: 5 min.
Return hiking: 10 min.
Period: all year round
● Good spirit of adventure
● Be in good health and able to swim 25 m
● All participant must provide weight, height, size of shoes at the booking time.
Depending on where you stay in Pelion, location can be changed in consultation with you.
Activity start: 9:30 in the morning
Fakistra’s Canyoning for family with kids description
The sound track to this activity is generally a great amount of delighted whoops, shouts, cheers and giggles from the full group. This Pelion canyon has some dazzling natural scenery, gorges, rock pools and waterfalls. The canyoning trip is especially designed for kids.
During the canyoning and abseiling you learn how to descend a river. It’s the perfect way to playfully get in touch with this exciting activity! 4 rappels is the second part of the canyon’s wonderful sequences of plants covering the surroundings. You’ll be up in places where you might not otherwise come, enjoying the nature that surrounds you everywhere with the necessary sense of adventure! All this is exhilarating and fun. Our expert guides will be always on hand throughout the activity to lead you safely through each of the obstacles and ensure that you get the most from your day. Arriving at the last waterfall, an unforgettable day within the wild nature of Pelion and the view of the beautiful beach of Fakistra. A sporty descent with lots of fun!
We adapt the intra-canyon route to take into account physical differences. The emphasis of the ludic and the aquatic games, make the canyon as a huge natural play-ground:
- – Bathes, initiation to abseils, etc.
- – Education via the discovery of fauna and flora.
- – Training of techniques of mountain and canyon like swimming, jump, breathing, handling of ropes, nodes, safe habits etc.
Canyon material is especially designed for the children (synthetic rubber wetsuits that is resistant to oils and aging, arrangement of straps for holding, helmets, etc.)
One mum’s experience on this canyoning acticity
“We splash into the water, which is fresh, but by moving and the thick wetsuits you notice that quickly no longer. And we certainly move, we climb through the river. On the way to the first challenge, a jump of about 5 meters. We dare all. A warm-up for the higher jumps down the track. We swim a bit and notice the best is floating on your back and use your arms.
“This is really cool mom!” The first natural slide, we need to take this with our side, otherwise it does not go, the children slide a little easier down.”
Our instructors train and certifie through the international organization Canyoning ICOPRO. Instructors and ICOpro affiliated centers are always focusing on your safety. Practise and learn with ICOpro – You will get the guarantee of fun and professional canyoning descents.
Clients are locked in at all times before and during the rappel to cables wrapped around trees far from the canyon edges, to eliminate risk from erosion.
This activity can be found in Tsagarada, the following can be found here:
Beaches in the area:
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