Canyoning is one of the most popular mountain activities in the Ossau valley during the summer. One of the most popular canyons is a jewel located near Laruns and runs through the village of Béost:
A canyon in Béost ...
The entrance to the canyon is above the village of Béost at the hamlet of Bagès. The approach walk is quick and easy (5 minutes downhill) and allows you to plunge into the forest to access the Canceigt !
The entrance to the canyon is carved in a schist which is crossed by numerous veins of calcite and which allows a gentle start to the canyon with 2 small slides and a first bath. Then, a short walk during which we cross the ruins of the mills of Béost, which remind us of the life that animated the gorge from the medieval period until the 18th century.
Slides, jumps, walking in the heart of the forest
Once past the mills, the canyoning part begins in earnest. We start with some small slides and 2 small technical jumps that we can bypass. Here we can see the first tuff formations, the gorge deepens as we go along and the scenery is impressive!
One of the most beautiful canyoning passages in the Pyrenees ...
We then come to the part the coolest part of the descentHere we enter a part of the Canceigt canyon that is particularly beautiful and fun to descend!
A slide in a swimming pool, suspended more than 10m high with a magnificent abseil, to find yourself at the bottom of the gorge with water springs flowing on all sides. If you are lucky enough to be there during the daily half hour when the light enters the canyon...
A 13m abseil
After this 13m abseil, which is as impressive as it is easy, we are at the bottom of the gorge. There is now a 5m jump (which is the highest in the canyon) in a large pool surrounded by tuff waterfalls and limestone concretions, a delight for the eyes!
A unique landscape in the Ossau valley!
We finish the descent with a ten minute walk in the canyon to find the right bank exit!
From there, the only thing left to do is a few minutes walk back and a car shuttle to finish the descent!