Canyoning experience for people with disabilities: Adaptive canyoning in Ticino
Canyoning is pure pleasure in encountering the elements. Body control and the desire to follow gorges on your own that have been created over centuries by the flow of a body of water make this sport essential. But not every canyon in Switzerland can only be climbed by extreme athletes. Many gorge tours offer the opportunity to personalize the canyoning experience because there are alternative routes if a passage is found to be too difficult.
In order to enable people with physical or cognitive impairments to go canyoning in Ticino, we offer selected tours that allow such individual decisions as canyoning adaptive in Ticino. After all, we all know that people with disabilities are at least as much looking for and needing a challenge as people without specific disabilities.
So why shouldn't it be possible to do canyoning in Switzerland and especially in the canyoning mecca of Ticino for all those who love outdoor experiences but are unfortunately all too often excluded from it?
Of course, we cannot serve every clientele either and unfortunately have to pass if we receive inquiries whether participation in a wheelchair is possible. We also advise people with plegia, paralysis or a high degree of paresis not to try canyoning. A slight mobility impairment, a visual or hearing impairment or even a cognitive impairment, on the other hand, are no reason to forego the unique outdoor experience canyoning in Ticino.
Adaptive canyoning in Switzerland: face the challenge
The best way to find out whether canyoning could become your favorite sport in Ticino is to try it out. As a beginner, you choose a course at the Basics level. During the two to three hour tour you will get to know all the basic disciplines: swimming and diving, jumping and sliding, abseiling and crossing narrow crevices.
A great advantage of our basics courses is that there is no pressure or time pressure. If you feel up to the challenges, you accept them. If you can’t bring yourself to work, our licensed guides will show you an alternative.
Sure, canyoning in Ticino, like any sport, is associated with the joy of exercise. Try out yourself, train your muscles, muster up all your courage and sometimes even go to your own limits.
But that alone only describes part of this outstanding outdoor experience. It is at least as important for canyonists to take in nature, the elements and the breathtaking panorama of untamed landscapes. Listen, look, breathe, suck in, be right in the middle of it all, be amazed and enjoy - this is also what makes canyoning so attractive. So you don't have to be a muscleman to belong to us. You should just be ready not to close yourself off to the new experiences.
Planning and implementation of the beginner’s tour
Coordination of the canyoning event on site
Support from certified purelements employees (certified canyoning guides)
Guide-guest ratio is a maximum of 1: 7
No time pressure!
Special equipment required for the tour
Own safety standards for canyoning
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Requirements for participation in canyoning adaptive in Ticino
The most important prerequisite for your participation in canyoning adaptive in Ticino is that you can basically move around without constant help from our guides. You are welcome to bring a companion or a guide dog with you
Do you already have experience in canyoning or are you a sporty type who is not afraid of any challenge, you are free to register not only for a basics, but also for a canyoning experience at the Pro or Expert level.
Ideally, you should discuss with us personally before you register which canyoning tour is on your wish list and which impairments have to be taken into account. For example, participants in our adaptive tours in Switzerland had the following impairments or illnesses:
• ADD or ADHD,
• autism spectrum disorder,
• Down syndrom,
• multiple sclerosis,
• muscular dystrophy,
• cerebral palsy.
Come alone, with friends, family, a living group or work colleagues. Trust yourself and trust yourself to do something. It is your life, your tour, your decision and in any case a wonderful experience that you will live on for a long time.