CANYONING BARBAIRA ITALY – VINTIMILLE
THE CANYON OF THE BARBAIRA IS ALWAYS CLOSED FOR THE 2019 SEASON
Summary: A large landslide descended from the side of Monte Terca above Rio Barbaira Canyon. An important volume of earth and rock fell on the final part of the path which leads to the departure of Rio Barbaira and also in the canyon. Also, the municipality of Rocchetta Nervina, for reasons of safety and saw the impossibility of passing on the trail, decided to ban the practice of canyoning in Rio Barbaira, as well as hiking on the trail.
The canyon of Barbaira is certainly one of the most beautiful canyon of the area.
It is not on the french riviera but just at the italian border close to the city of Vintimille. The name of the closest village is Rocchetta Nervina (Close to Dolce Aqua).
Only 45 mins drive from Nice, you’ll be amazing by the differences between Italian DolceVita and French Riviera.
Barbaira canyon has turquoise blue water like nowhere else, jumps, slides and abseiling. All you need, all you want for a canyoneering experience.
It’s a full day tour. 45 mins to walk up the canyon and a little bit more than 3 hours to get back down to the car.
For more informations about canyoning on the Alpes Maritimes, I suggest you to look at the leaflet Randoxygènes written by the Conseil Général des Alpes Maritimes (in french only) :
Randoxygene website for canyoning in the French Alps Maritimes
If you want to have a longer Italian experience you can plan to eat in one of the restaurants which are close to the car park.
We’ll meet at the rest area of Beausoleil on the A8 highway. It’s easy to find and you can get a coffee there…
GPS Rocchetta Nervina: