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Basic safety advice for canyoning

Canyoning is an adventure sport that combines adrenaline and nature, and consists of descending a river or gorge using a series of techniques. The aim is to progress and advance through streams, ravines and canyons.

It is considered an extreme sport, and as such, it is important that you take into account the basic and main tips whenever you practice it. This way, you guarantee your safety and enjoyment at all times. For this reason, and so that you have them at hand, we leave you a list with the basic safety tips:

 

Choose a canyon that fits your level

 

The first thing you should know is that everyone can go canyoning! Whether it’s with your family, children, friends or whoever you want. For the youngest children you should check the minimum age depending on the canyon, but they can take part in the activity from around 6 years old in summer.

This outdoor adventure sport is classified into different levels of difficulty depending on the environment in which it is located. This way, you can choose the level that best suits you and your skills, taking into account aspects such as the water flow or the weather, as these are factors that also influence its correct practice.

Our expert guides will always be at your side to advise you on how to do the activity, making sure that the experience is fun and 100% safe.

Always check the weather forecast

 

As far as safety is concerned, it is important that you keep in mind the importance of knowing the weather forecast before embarking on the activity.

We recommend that you take a look at the weather forecast for the previous days, as this way you will be able to know the state of the water flow and the water level in an updated way. This will really give you an idea of the weather forecast, as our guides will take care of it for you and organise everything so that your safety is paramount.

Bring the necessary equipment

 

It is essential to have all the necessary accessories and equipment to be able to do this activity in complete safety. Among the basic equipment you will find a helmet, a wetsuit, harness, anchor lines, carabiners, booties, gloves and non-slip shoes.

In addition to this, you will also need sun protection, water and some food to spend the day with.

At RocRoi our activities have everything you need to practice them in a totally safe way and with quality materials, as well as having professional and qualified guides who will accompany you at all times, so you only have to worry about having a good time.

Get to know the surroundings of the canyon

 

Knowing the place where you are going canyoning is of vital importance. You will need to know the length and whether there are any abseils, siphons or jumps, as well as what they are like so that the activity runs smoothly and correctly from the very first moment.

We advise you to consult a map of the area and keep in mind the time of day when the descent will take place.

To give you a hand, at RocRoi we have a wide range of destinations where you can safely go canyoning. Incredible places such as Llavors├ş in the Pyrenees, next to the Noguera Pallaresa river, Murillo de G├íllego in the kingdom of the Mallos in the heart of the Aragonese pre-Pyrenees or Cantabria, among others, are waiting for you to start your jump. On our website you can find all the necessary information about each canyon.

Do the activity with expert guides

 

Like any mountain activity, canyoning is also recommended to be practised in a group and never alone.

Ideally, this type of activity should be done with a guide who is an expert on the subject and the area, who will accompany you at all times. The guide will take care of your safety, as well as advising you so that you can enjoy nature and the sport as never before.

Knowing how to swim is a must

 

As it is a sport that is practised in places with water, in this case a river, it is essential that you know how to swim correctly for those sections that require it.

Take care of the environment

 

As it is an extreme sport, you should consider that there is always a possibility of risk, but, by following these precautions and tips, canyoning becomes a safe adventure activity that you can practise in numerous destinations in Spain.

However, care does not end here. As well as your safety, it is important that you respect and care for the environment and the surroundings in which it takes place, avoiding behaviour and actions that damage these unique and privileged spaces.

Other tips to consider

 

– Don’t jump into pools of water without first making sure there are no obstacles or dangerous currents.

– Take as much time as you need to organise yourself, especially if it is your first time.

– Don’t forget to take water and a snack along the way to give you energy for the whole physical activity.

– Listen to your instructor or guide at all times and make sure you understand all the explanations.

– You can add some gloves for your rope descents.

Last but not least, don’t forget to make the most of this incredible experience full of excitement and adrenaline that will leave you wanting to do it all over again.

The adventure continues in the skies above Barcelona, Madrid and the Canary Islands

 

Spain is full of destinations where you can practise all kinds of sports and outdoor activities.

In addition to canyoning, you will have the opportunity to take to the skies of incredible places such as Barcelona, Madrid or the Canary Islands with flights in a hot air balloon, paragliding, light aircraft or even a helicopter. You will be able to explore and discover the landscape from a privileged and totally different point of view with these air activities specially designed for you to live a unique and unforgettable experience.