Definition of canyoning in English:


Line breaks: can¦yon|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkanjənɪŋ
(also canyoneering)


[mass noun]
The sport of jumping into a fast-flowing mountain stream and allowing oneself to be carried downstream at high speed: canyoning is an extremely popular summer thrill in the Alps
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  • Though I was going to save bungee jumping, canyoning and the rest of the wild stuff for when I wasn't playing at being an Edwardian vicar, I had decided that paragliding was a must.
  • I've been climbing for three years and partaking in sort of sports like this for probably five, like abseiling and canyoning.
  • For more active visitors there's canyoning and mountain guides for hire, and for the less active there are plenty of waterside restaurants where you drink a glass of wine and read, or even write, a book.

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