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Canyoning for people with disabilities -
adaptive canyoning

Outdoor experience for everyone: adaptive canyoning in the Allgäu

People with physical or cognitive impairments are mostly excluded from the canyoning experience. At first sight, this seems logical. After all, canyoning is about overcoming various obstacles in gorges and mountain regions, which even demand a big deal of professional canyoningists without impairment.


On the other hand: people with disabilities are not generally dependent on complete accessibility. They prove this not only in everyday life, where even a trip on public transport can take on adventurous proportions. This is also proven by the many great athletes who take part in the Paralympics, Special Olympics, Deaflympics and other sporting events for people with mental or physical disabilities.

So why shouldn't it be possible to offer canyoning in the Allgäu as barrier-free as possible? We at purelements dealt with this idea years ago. We cannot carry out completely barrier-free canyoning in the Allgäu either.

However, we offer our special adaptive canyoning tours in the Allgäu for everyone who is cognitively or physically restricted, but fit enough to take part in a guided canyoning tour. They are suitable for people with:
• impairment of walking
• visual impairment
• hearing impairment
• cognitive impairments

Unfortunately, the courses are not suitable for wheelchair users and people with:
• plegia
• paralysis
• high degree of limitation due to paresis

We would be happy to discuss with you or you personally on the phone whether and which adaptive tours we are currently offering in the Allgäu and how much canyoning experience you think you can do.

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Adaptive canyoning: as barrier-free as necessary, as challenging as possible

Canyoning in the Allgäu usually begins with an introductory tour in which the basic canyoning disciplines are practiced, namely abseiling, jumping, sliding, swimming, hiking, diving and climbing. In our adaptive courses you will also get a fundamental insight into this fascinatingly diverse sport.


But not only the sporty part has made canyoning a popular trend sport. Our courses are always about the shared experience in the great outdoors, about the untroubled stay in picturesque landscapes and fantastic gorges.

Try out yourself, explore your own limits, gain confidence in yourself and others - these are successes that each of us takes away from the canyoning experience in the Allgäu. Without any pressure or Olympic success. But always with an eye on your personal progress.

For people with or without disabilities, we also offer different levels of difficulty - so when choosing a Canyoning adaptive course you can choose between the levels Canyoning basic, pro or expert. And since we have already clarified what you can imagine in detail before booking your course and what is excluded due to your impairment, we can design your canyoning experience in the Allgäu accordingly.

Everything at a glance

Impairments are taken into account when planning the tour

  • Abseilhöhe: Up to 15 m
  • Water slides: Up to 18 m
  • Duration, entitlement and start time are agreed individually
  • Season: May to September
  • Tour languages: German / English (on request Dutch)
  • Number of participants: min. 2 persons
  • Planning and implementation of the beginner tour
  • Coordination of the canyoning event on site
  • Support by certified purelements employees (certified canyon guides)
  • Guide guest ratio is maximum 1:7
  • No time pressure!
  • Necessary special equipment for the tour
  • Photoservice
  • Own safety standards for canyoning

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Requirements for your participation in canyoning in the Allgäu

From our previous experience with adaptive canyoning in the Allgäu, we know that people with disabilities and especially those with cognitive impairment are often underestimated. So whether you count an autism spectrum disorder, ADD or ADHD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy among your special characteristics: When canyoning in the Allgäu, we push you to your individual limits.


The tour is accompanied by experienced and certified guides who will always give you a helping hand if you really need it. Our safety concept, up-to-date and technically recognized licenses and our internal training courses guarantee that we can accurately assess which tours are suitable for whom.
Basically for you as a participant that you
• are in good general health without any vital restrictions.
• can swim (alternative route planning or avoidance is possible) and have a head for heights.
• feel fit enough to be able to cope with adequate physical exertion over three to four hours.

A walking disability does not speak against participation, but you should be able to climb stairs, climb and hike at your own pace. People with hearing or visual impairments as well as cognitive impairments are also cordially invited to accompany us on canyoning in the Allgäu.

Unfortunately, we cannot carry any technical equipment such as inductive hearing systems and we cannot offer tours in which we communicate / inform using sign language, plain language or Braille. You are welcome to bring a guide dog with you or arrange 1: 1 care with us.

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