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The 6 best Canyons in Spain

Ideal for summer, spring and autumn, canyoning is an adventure sport that combines adrenaline and nature to the maximum for all those who love outdoor and water activities.

Spain, thanks to its great diversity of landscapes, has canyons and ravines where you can practise this sport all over the country. That’s why we bring you a selection of the 6 best canyons you can find in Spain:

 

Canyoning in Somosierra, Hoces del Duratón Natural Park in Madrid

Located in the town of Somosierra, in the north, this ravine is the only one you can find in the Community of Madrid.

In this experience, you can enjoy the canyon’s challenging abseils. Its star attraction is the 30-metre-high waterfall abseil, an adventure not to be missed. It also has slides of up to 10 metres, so there’s no shortage of fun to be had. Its unique setting, with rocky walls and majestic gorges in the heart of the Hoces del Duratón Natural Park, make this activity the perfect opportunity to release adrenaline in the middle of nature.

Its medium level of difficulty guarantees that all those who want to take part in the adventure will enjoy an unforgettable day with friends or family. The 3-hour descent is suitable for people aged 15 and over, and you will enjoy a totally personalised experience thanks to our ratio, with a minimum of 3 participants and a maximum of 6. If you are a real thrill-seeker, this descent is the ideal getaway for you.

Inferno ravine in Llavorsí

Located in the heart of Congost de Collegats, in the Lleida Pyrenees, this is one of the most spectacular canyons you can find in the Pallars Sobirà area.

Its peculiar name is due to the cave through which the abseil descends, known as “Cueva del Infierno”. But this is just one of the many charms it has to offer. You’ll go over walls over 100 metres high, cross the Noguera Pallaresa river, abseil down and jump over 10 metres in this adventure that you’ll remember forever. Its four abseils are 22, 11, 9 and 7 metres high, and there are also slides and a siphon, although the latter is optional. The abseil that enters the cave is undoubtedly the most exciting of the route. It is 20 metres long and will allow you to discover the charms of the cave in a different way and then continue with the adventure.

With an intermediate level, it is designed for people from 12/15 years old, depending on the water flow.

Llavorsí also has other canyons, such as the Barranc de Berrós, ideal for beginners with children, and the Barranc d’Estarón, a great option if you have already practised this sport before.

Río Verde Ravine in Granada

The Río Verde ravine is part of the Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park. Its peaks form a natural border between the provinces of Málaga and Granada, which is why the ravine has a unique scenic setting. Emerald-coloured pools, high walls, a wide variety of vegetation and an environment that exudes beauty.

It is full of jumps, abseils and rafts along the 4 km route, where you will always be accompanied by one of our expert guides. You will also enjoy a first part of hiking until you reach the starting point, the Poza de la Cascada de la Y griega. Undoubtedly the best canyon in Andalucía for beginners in this sport. The experience has a total duration of 8 hours, with 3 hours to make the descent and enjoy it to the maximum.

You don’t have to worry about the photos, the monitors accompanying you are equipped with a GoPro camera, so you will have a magnificent report totally free of charge.

Ravine in the river Cabriel, Las Chorreras, in Hoces de Cabriel

The Las Chorreras ravine is located in Venta del Moro (Valencia). In the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, in Hoces de Cabriel, a dream natural setting in which to practise this water sport.

With an approximate duration of 4 hours, you will enjoy one of the most spectacular spots in Enguidanos. During the descent, you will have to overcome the natural obstacles along the riverbed, such as the waterfalls from different heights, the natural slides, the crystal-clear pools of water or the waterfalls and walls that you will have to descend. Intermediate level, suitable for ages 14 and up.

You will be accompanied at all times by our expert guides, who will make your experience a unique adventure that you will surely want to repeat.

Canyoning in Murillo de Gállego, in the Aragonese Pyrenees

In this level II canyoning, you will be able to enjoy a natural landscape like never before. Discover the Sierra de Guara and the Formiga river, its great rock walls and the colony of vultures that can be seen nearby. Or, you can also discover the Aragonese Pyrenees with the Boca del Infierno, a scenic environment characterised by its rock formations.

The choice of location is up to the guide, who is trained to offer you a fun-filled experience. You will be able to jump, abseil and go down water slides while overcoming the natural obstacles along the route. Suitable for children from 14 years and upwards as no previous experience is necessary.

Ravine on the river Cicera in Picos de Europa, Cantabria

For lovers of this sport, and those who have already practised this activity before, we bring you to the Cicera canyon.

Located in the village of the same name, the canyon is on the river Cicera, on its descent towards the river Deva, forming the Agüera Riocicera gorge and surrounded by spectacular mountains. Composed of several abseils, natural slides and jumps of different heights, you can enjoy this adrenaline-filled activity.

The most beautiful abseil in the Picos de Europa, with a height of more than 20 metres, awaits you in this adventure, suitable for people aged 16 and over with previous experience.

If this is not your case, don’t worry, you can enjoy this sport in Cantabria in the canyon of the river Navedo or in the canyon of the river Ajan Alto in Vega de Pas, with an intermediate level of difficulty, suitable for children from 11/12 years old.