We are

Coming from different regions in France, we met during our professional training of climbing and canyoning. After many seasons in various structures and kilometers of road together, we created LE SENS DE L’EAU in 2009.

This professional and collective adventure works beyond our expectations, perhaps because it is primarily based on a common desire to maintain and strengthen our friendship.


LE SENS DE L’EAU allows us today to share and live from our passion, but also other instructors who have joined our project.


After several years of guiding in the canyons of Sierra de Guara, we, instructors of the SENS DE L’EAU wish to share with you our passion, our profession, our philosophy.

Twenty years ago we discovered the Sierra de Guara, already known for the diversity of its canyon descents. All three of us found of outdoor climbing and nature, we quickly fell under the charm and ambiance of Rodellar, the small Spanish villages and this idyllic setting.


From time to time, this place became our playground, where rock and water connects. Thoroughly we have explored the canyons and spotted the best passages in order to progress in a playful and safe way. Taking the time to look at theunique landscapes of the Sierra de Guara.

Canyoning, this subtle blend of hiking, swimming and rope techniques, has often surprised us by its ability to bring men closer together.


Based on this experience to guide groups in these aquatic mazes, we think of our profession around values of respect, discovery and learning. Also, we just want to convince you that the adventure is within the reach of all. Today, our goal is to make you discover the Sierra de Guara and our passion for canyoning, symbolically following “the sense of water”.


This philosophy connects us, and forges our common friendship.

Looking forward to see you soon in the heart of the Sierra de Guara.


Nico, Sam et Pierre-Ju
Rodellar, le 15/09/2009

The canyoning guides

Here are the professional instructors invested in the dynamics of the Sens De l’Eau. Everyone brings their own personal experience and sensitivity to the human adventure of our companies in their own way.


Instructor & manager

A canyoning guide since 2003, notably with the UCPA association, he founded Le Sens De l’Eau in 2010 with Sam and Pierre-julien. A man in the field par excellence, he is the master of the technical and practical management of the company, for example by piloting the drone which is used for aerial shots.

An experienced instructor, he knows how to quickly create relational ties with groups, humor forges his character.

Since 2019, he has been managing our new branch in the Jura!


Instructor & manager

A former trainee of Nico, he started as a canyoning guide in 2006. He found his place as coordinator and organizer within Sens De l’Eau. Main manager of activities in Sierra de Guara, he uses his experience and sensitivity to supervise groups.

Photographer in addition, he makes all the videos. When it’s not in the canyon, you’ll find it on Rodellar’s ​​climbing routes …



Third founder of Sens De l’Eau, it is the graphic designer who creates the entire visual identity of the company from A to Z. He managed the entreprise with hindsight and acute professionalism.

Traveler and hardworking, he lives in China all year round and returns to Sierra de Guara sometimes to work as an instructor with his friends, and also to enjoy the sun and the Spanish atmosphere.



Canyoning guide since 2012, Mica reinvents the definition of the word “enthusiasm” every day. Portuguese nationality, he fell in love with the Sierra de Guara in 2005, practicing passionately climbing.

Extremely attentive to others, he makes a point of sharing his knowledge to the nature. Polyglot, Mica speaks French very well.



An incredible ball of energy has been shining in the Sens de l’Eau team since 2021, her name is Michelle! Her bright smile and a very positive character make this woman from Argentina who has lived in Spain for many years, an extremely dynamic and pleasant instructor. Mountain, canyoning and mountain biking guide, she knows the Sierra de Guara like the back of her hand.

One last thing: Michelle is very athletic and it should come as no surprise to see her get on her bike to swallow the miles after a day of canyoning!



A new smile in the Sens de l’eau team: Pauline often joins us during the season for the busiest period. This medium mountain guide is outside the training season for the State canyoning diploma and is a guide in the canyons of the Verdon. His coaching experience and his dynamic character reinvent every day a natural and new way of guiding groups!

This nature lover helps the Sens de l’Eau team to reflect on our work ethic.



Instructor since 2013, this globetrotter sets down his suitcases in Rodellar and joins the Sens de l’Eau team. Benjamin has a solid experience of supervision in canyoning and climbing in mythical and prestigious places: Verdon, Corsica, Vietnam, Réunion; all he needed was the Sierra de Guara!

Constant smile, unfailing serenity, experienced climber, we are happy to welcome him and work with him this year for the start of a great adventure.



Long-time friend, we share many trips and mountain sports experiences with him. Mathieu has been an instructor since 2003 and works occasionally for us. He works for the Versant Sud association guiding groups of teenagers in Sierra de Guara.

Endowed with unfailing patience, he is adept at showing the greatness of nature. He is also the initiator of a movement to protect the natural environment of the Bierge dam.



Julien, an instructor who recently graduated from the state canyoning diploma, joins the Sens de l’Eau team in the summer of 2023. Always motivated, rarely tired, this sportsman with multiple passions supervises groups with unrestrained enthusiasm and joy! After canyoning, he is taking the DE caving course this year and will probably not stop here…

We are happy to welcome him into the dynamics of our small team of moisturizers to share fulfilling seasons.

Le sens de l’eau A FRENCH COMPANY

Here is legal and administrative information about the company Le Sens de l’Eau. For more information, do not hesitate to consult our General Conditions of Sale which must be signed with each reservation via the online form.


Le Sens De l’Eau is a limited liability company with an initial capital of 6,000 € bringing together Patented and State-certified climbing and canyoning instructors. Passionate and experienced, they will make you discover canyoning in complete safety.

Le Sens De l’Eau is also a registered trademark, logo and name of our brand. Any use and reproduction is strictly prohibited.


Canyoning is a group activity that requires knowledge of the environment, knowledge and technical qualifications: rope rescue, reading of water movements, appreciation of a route, knowledge of the weather …

Coaching professionals and experts in the canyons of the Sierra de Guara, we use our teaching methods to pass on the know-how inherent in the activity: technical advice on jumps, whitewater swimming, rope techniques.

The instructors are affiliated to the French Mountain and Climbing Federation (FFME), members of the National Union of Climbing and Canyon Professionals (SNAPEC) and the National Union of Canyoning Monitors (SNMC).


Individual Bodily Accident Insurance: in the event of bodily injury which does not call into question the instructor’s responsibility (example: non-compliance with safety rules), each participant’s activities with Le Sens De l’Eau guides can be covered by this insurance.

Professional Civil Liability Insurance: each guide has one for the technical supervision of the canyoning activity.

These two insurances are included in the prices mentioned.


Because we work in the same environment, that we share the same passion for canyoning, here are our partners since the beginning of our adventure.


This is our “made in France” brand of security. It allows us to work with design and practical equipment, like the famous ELIOS helmets.

Vade Retro & Guara outdoor

We provide our fleet of neoprene wetsuits.

Sabores de Guara

A small producer of delicious almonds in the village of Bierge.

The Kalandraka

A magnificent setting for this refuge “at the end of the world” Canyoning & climbing instructors in Languedoc Like us, they have combined their skills to set up their own business.

Aventure Chlorophylle

A multi-activity box that will make you discover the northern slope of the Pyrenees.

Arké & Garrapet’Aiga

Two long-time friends and traveling companions, Joan (Arké) & Étienne (Garrapet’Aiga) are instructors and offer climbing, canyoning and going ferrata in the Ossau valley!

Sport Nature Cévennes

Climbing, canyoning, via ferrata and paragliding around Millau, the capital of outdoor sports. Go visit Bérengère and Marco!

Contact us

• By phone :  00 33 7 84 38 39 81



My name is Sam, coordinator and instructor at Le Sens de l’Eau and I will be happy to answer your questions as clearly as possible.

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