Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland. Located on the southern slopes of the Alps, it enjoys a sunny, mild climate during the summer months and offers many water-based activities, including canyoning. The last ice age ended some 12,000 years ago and in its wake it left a multitude of fine, deep, smooth and fascinating granite gorges that today make Ticino one of the most renowned canyoning destinations in Europe.



Over 60 itineraries


With detailed route descriptions, topos and stunning photos of over 60 itineraries, Eldorado Ticino will help you discover the treasures of this magnificent area. The authors have also chosen 40 lesser-known routes, some still unequipped, for canyoneers looking to discover the more remote parts of Ticino.
This is the best collection of Ticino canyon descriptions currently available, as written and described by local experts. Their aim is to promote canyoning in this spectacular area with an emphasis on safety and a respect of the natural environment.

The guidebook provides visual checkpoints with photos of the water levels to indicate the level of difficulty and engagement of each canyon. A remarkable initiative.


Petzl, as a manufacturer of canyoning equipment and solutions, naturally chose to support this unique book.

To safely enjoy your canyoning adventure, get information on canyon conditions, carefully prepare your equipment, learn and practice proper safety techniques, hire professional guides, and know to when to back down when facing high water or a stormy forecast.


For more information about products and some techniques, visit the Petzl canyoning aera.