Canyoning – Rock Climbing – Adventures – water sports and outdoor Activities – Provence French Riviera

LESGECKOS is a group of independent guides * who supervise sports and outdoor activities such as canyoneering, rock climbing and via ferrata between the Verdon Gorges and French Riviera, around Nice and all over the Côte d’Azur.

* LESGECKOS has the legal status of Local Syndicate which allows us to share expenses, equipment and communication charges.

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The best canyoning descents in Nice French Riviera – South of France

April to October

Doing canyoning or canyoneering is a water sport for families, kids and groups. We walk down a river equipped with a wetsuit, harness, helmet and good shoes…


Rock Climbing on the French Riviera. Discovering, improving.

I’m a professional rock climbing guide since more than 20 years now and I work with many clubs in Antibes and Saint Jeannet.


Via Ferrata on the French Riviera. The vertical trip in south of France.

You don’t need to be an experienced climber to discover big cliffs of the Cote d’Azur, just follow our guides on the Via Ferrata.

Informations / Booking:  +33 6 75 24 93 40

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Our office is located just above the Gorges du Loup canyon. You can change there, possibly leave some worthless belongings and use the toilets. For more information and advice you can go to the website dedicated to the Gorges du Loup (French only).

Opposite our office is our private car park in the Gorges du Loup, we are the only ones to offer private and free parking in the Gorges du Loup.

From our office to the start of the Gorges du Loup canyon.

Since 2002 we have been guiding you in climbing, canyoning, via ferrata or other sports activities in the Alpes Maritimes and its hinterland. Always with the same passion, the desire to share…

Payment methods:

  • Cash
  • French check
  • Bank transfert (International)
  • Paypal (+5% charges)
  • No cards or credit cards accepted


Where to do canyoning on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera

Different places depending on which activity you have chosen and our scheduled.

We do have outdoor activities all over the French Riviera and the cote d’Azur. This area is all in the back-country of the cities of Nice, Cannes, Vence and Monaco.For Families, groups of friends or workmates :

  • 45 mins drive from Antibes (Gorges du Loup)
  • 50 mins drive from Cannes (Gorges du Loup)
  • 30 mins drive from Monaco (La Turbie)
  • 30 mins drive from Nice (La Turbie)
  • 20 mins drive from Saint Raphael Fréjus (Cap Dramont)

Just contact us and we’ll propose you the best activity, the one who fit’s you best…

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Canyoning - Rock Climbing - Via Ferrata

Canyoning, Climbing, Via Cordata or Via Ferrata, we will guide you safely with our professional, certified, insured and experienced guides. Do not hesitate, contact us, we will advise you the most suitable outing…

We are based in Vence 06140 and we have premises in the Gorges du Loup in the town of Courmes 06620 and we travel to all places of activity on the Côte d’Azur and the Alpes Maritimes.

We do offer fun and sports outings for families with children, adults and groups.

Less than 45 minutes from Nice, Fréjus, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes or Monaco.

Lionel RICHARD - Rock Climbing and canyoning instructor - LESGECKOS

Lionel Richard – Canyoning and Rock Climbing guide.

Since 2002, many years of guiding, rock climbing, walking, taking sport and adventure pictures on the French Riviera.

South of France, French Alps are the ultimate place for adventure sports and backcountry activities.


Since 2002 guiding in rock climbing, via ferrata and canyoning around French Alps and south of France.

In rock climbing gyms, clubs, for family or single people in private guiding. For beginners, advanced courses or multi-pitches…

Before guiding I’ve worked for PETZL company in the R&D department, I also have made tests for CE certification at l’APAVE in Grenoble…

The best outdoor activities on the French Riviera – Canyoning – White Water activities – Rock Climbing

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Informations / Booking:  +33 6 75 24 93 40

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