Canyoning Garmisch

Canyoning is an exciting sport, which you can follow wonderfully in the region around Garmisch-Partenkirchen! Breathtaking gorges, bizarre rock formations and a multitude of waterfalls and rivers make canyoning in Garmisch a real highlight for courageous mountaineers. But beware is also advised: Canyoning is not for beginners and requires some practice, preparation and conscientious route planning.

Overnight stay in and around Garmisch | Canyoning active holiday

As canyoning is very demanding for the body and you need a lot of equipment, we recommend that you spend the night in a comfortable holiday home in Garmisch, Farchant or Grainau. There you will have enough space to check and clean your equipment and after a strenuous canyoning tour in Garmisch you can put your feet up and relax in the evening - and the next day you will go on to the next tour!

What is Canyoning?

Mountainbike in Garmisch

During canyoning in Garmisch, deep gorges and steep slopes are overcome by abseiling, climbing and jumping. In some places you even have to swim or slide down on damp rock surfaces. The ravine hike - also called ravine - is a special challenge even for experienced climbers. Sometimes canyoning even requires special equipment that is different from that used for climbing (e.g. other ropes and harnesses).

The special thing about canyoning in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Whoever decides to hike through the gorges and gorges in our beautiful mountain world can look forward to a wonderful natural spectacle and varied routes. If you master the tours between Garmisch and Reutte, the fun is guaranteed. Our local clubs, which lead the mountain tours, naturally rely on the highest level of safety.

Canyoning Garmisch | the kick for adventure seekers

Canyoning in Garmisch means pure adventure in an exciting environment:


  • Abseiling
  • Climbing
  • Jumping
  • Slides
  • Swimming


Requirements for Canyoning | Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Canyoning is a mountain sport for particularly sporty people. They need some discipline, a lot of physical strength, a secure sense of balance and sure-footedness, the necessary equipment as well as practical knowledge for possible emergency situations.

Those who meet these high demands can look forward to an exciting adventure in the impressive gorges of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen region.


The right canyoning equipment

Equipment and catering: For such an adventure good hiking boots are unfortunately not sufficient, but it requires professional mountaineering equipment including slings, ropes, tools, helmet and waterproof clothing, if necessary neoprene clothing, if you have to swim on a passage on the tour. For more detailed information, please contact your mountain guide with Canyoning Garmisch license.

Pack energy-rich food that doesn't make you too tired and takes up too much space - for example energy bars. Whatever you take with you, a small pack size and little ballast is the be-all and end-all for this type of active holiday. Because if you want to master the steep, sometimes slippery gorges, you have to be particularly mobile.


When it comes to equipment: as little as possible, but as much as necessary!


Note for beginners: Please do not undertake a canyoning tour in Garmisch on your own if you are still a beginner, because canyoning in Garmisch cannot be compared to an alpine mountain hike and involves numerous dangers. However, there are great offers for guided gorge hikes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where experienced mountaineers will accompany you through the canyons and provide you with the appropriate equipment.


Pay attention to the weather conditions during canyoning in Garmisch

The weather, especially the season, also plays a role: especially in spring, when snowmelt has set in, there can be violent water currents and waterfalls and the water level of rivers and streams can rise sharply - sometimes within minutes. At these times you should avoid canyoning in Garmisch-Partenkirchen or ask a canyoning tour guide for recommendations. Also inform yourself on the day of the start after thunderstorms or rainfall so that you are prepared or can postpone the tour if necessary.


Turn back? This is usually not possible with canyoning in Garmisch!


Therefore, when planning your canyoning tour in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, bear in mind to take all risks into account and to adjust your equipment accordingly as well as to realistically calculate your schedule. This will prevent you from running out of energy or from getting stuck in the dark in the middle of the tour in the evening.

Canyoning Garmisch | Your Checklist

Never go on a gorge hike after a short night, but try to start well rested and concentrated with a lot of energy and motivation. You need among other things:


  • high-energy food
  • lots of drinking water/bottle for filling with drinkable spring water
  • mountaineering equipment
  • Waterproof clothing / neoprene clothing
  • Tour planner, compass/GPS, mobile phone, etc.
  • first aid kit


Please feel free to contact us if you are looking for the right accommodation for your adventure.


Mahr's holiday apartments offer you a high level of comfort, cosy furnishings and spacious rooms to relax during your active holiday from a sweaty canyoning alpine tour.


We are looking forward to your inquiry!