CANYONING IN GOA
Goa is increasingly gaining popularity for its variety of available adventure sports. Scuba diving, parasailing, snorkeling, you name it. Goa always has been popular amongst tourists for various reasons, the beaches being number one. But in the recent years, the other tourist attractions in Goa have also been successful in attracting hundreds of tourists.
While most of the adventure sports are restricted to the beach, some of the most thrilling adventure sports have found their way into the mountain ranges in Goa. Goa not only have pristine beaches, but equally beautiful landscapes. Situated in Sahyadris, there are quite a few mountains in Goa which invites a lot of water bodies, forests and thus an excellent opportunity for thrilling adventure sports.
Some of these adventure sports include river rafting, trekking, ocean treks, canyoning, and lots more. In the recent few years, Canyoning has been quite popular amongst tourists. It has known to attract hundreds of adventure seekers as a treat to their adrenaline rush.
What is canyoning?
Canyoning is travelling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities like walking, scrambling, jumping etc. Canyoning is frequently done in remote and rugged settings and often requires navigational, route-finding and other wilderness travel skills.Canyons that are ideal for canyoning are often cut into the bedrock stone, forming narrow gorges with numerous drops, beautifully sculpted walls, and sometimes spectacular waterfalls.Canyoning gear includes climbing hardware, static or semi-static ropes, helmets, wetsuits, and specially designed shoes, packs, and rope bags. While canyoneers have used and adapted climbing, hiking, and river running gear for years, more and more specialized gear is invented and manufactured as canyoning popularity increases.