Point Sud

Point Sud, Champoussin: Address, Phone Number, Point Sud Reviews: 4.5/5

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Sabrina D
By Sabrina D
Embark at your own risk
Jun 2018
I'll start with the good things. There are many fun and unusual climbing features mixed in with zip lines and the course isn't crowded. Its in a beautiful forest high up in the mountains. I'm sure many climbers with more experience would love this course! But this just wasn't for me. My husband and I have done two zip line courses in Costa Rica - with helmets and very close supervision, much different from our experience here. Finding out they had no helmets should have been enough of a warning to make us walk away. But we foolishly decided to proceed. The guide disappeared most of the time, leaving us alone on the course. Occasionally, she would appear out of no where and tell us something, but most of the time we had no clue what to expect next. I cut my face doing a 12-meter jump (which wouldn't have happened if I had a helmet - naturally, she had no first aid kit available and said, "maybe you have a tissue to wipe the blood"). Then I got stranded on one of the zip lines because the platform was only two feet wide and I was high up in the trees on a very steep hill and scared and couldn't get clipped into the next wire. It was awful to be up there panicked and alone! I was afraid of having my husband come down the zip line because he might have knocked me off that tiny platform. It was so weird because all the other platforms were at least five feet wide and stable. This one was tiny and wobbly, too. A true nightmare if you're afraid of heights. Finally, after I screamed in panic for 10 minutes, she came up to help me. The wire I needed to clip onto had rotated, making it difficult to attach the carabiner. This outing ruined our day and was a big downer to our vacation. Please be aware of what you're getting into.

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Sabrina D
Tucson, AZ51 contributions
Embark at your own risk
Jun 2018 • Couples
I'll start with the good things. There are many fun and unusual climbing features mixed in with zip lines and the course isn't crowded. Its in a beautiful forest high up in the mountains. I'm sure many climbers with more experience would love this course! But this just wasn't for me. My husband and I have done two zip line courses in Costa Rica - with helmets and very close supervision, much different from our experience here.

Finding out they had no helmets should have been enough of a warning to make us walk away. But we foolishly decided to proceed. The guide disappeared most of the time, leaving us alone on the course. Occasionally, she would appear out of no where and tell us something, but most of the time we had no clue what to expect next. I cut my face doing a 12-meter jump (which wouldn't have happened if I had a helmet - naturally, she had no first aid kit available and said, "maybe you have a tissue to wipe the blood"). Then I got stranded on one of the zip lines because the platform was only two feet wide and I was high up in the trees on a very steep hill and scared and couldn't get clipped into the next wire. It was awful to be up there panicked and alone! I was afraid of having my husband come down the zip line because he might have knocked me off that tiny platform. It was so weird because all the other platforms were at least five feet wide and stable. This one was tiny and wobbly, too. A true nightmare if you're afraid of heights. Finally, after I screamed in panic for 10 minutes, she came up to help me. The wire I needed to clip onto had rotated, making it difficult to attach the carabiner. This outing ruined our day and was a big downer to our vacation. Please be aware of what you're getting into.
Written June 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Idit99
Caesarea, Israel13 contributions
If you are in champoussin with kids - worth visit
Aug 2016 • Family
If you are in champoussin with kids it is worth visit. It is not a long distance course, however it is in the wood that is on the slope so some of the rope you have to pass are quite high.
Written April 7, 2017
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suparaplu
Valence, France26 contributions
Great "accrobranche" (tree climbing) experience for all young and older, for very and less adventurous
Sep 2014 • Family
The Point Sud accrobranche was an enjoyable experience for your family. The location is exceptional: at the tree limit in the alps, with a splendid view on the Dents du Midi. Our instructor was great: very clear instructions before getting started, very helpful coaching while we were on the track. There are different tracks for kids and older, and for adventurous and/or physical or less.
A bit difficult to find, unless you keep in mind it is just next to the restaurant "Chez Gaby", where by the way you can enjoy a well deserved drink and/or meal afterwards :-)
Point Sud is open from Spring until early Autumn; in Winter, you should come and ski here instead!
Written October 5, 2014
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