Spain has an excellent climate and geography for canyoning. Canyoning is very popular and immensely exhilarating sport, as well as an excellent way to really get out and about in the countryside and see the best of Andalucia !
Canyoning involves navigating down a water course by a combination of walking, climbing, swimming, abseiling, jumping and generally scrambling down the river & its banks.
It is suitable for pretty well all ages, though you should be fit and agile enough for a couple of hours of scrambling in and around flowing water, be a competent swimmer and not be of too nervous a disposition when it comes to jumping into pools of water from natural surroundings!! Check out the end of Jacob's video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnguY9Ta7ZY (the jumps at the end are optional !!)
Our chosen site at Rio Verde is close to Almuñécar and is a well established canyoning site with a good water supply for most of the year, as well as being set in the stunning surroundings of a designated natural park.
The site consists of a series of pools linked by small rivers, waterfalls and chutes, down which we slither and splash. It's absolutely brilliant fun!
Our guides have over 12 years experience in adventure sports and are the key Mountain Guides for the Sierra Nevada mountains here in Andalucia, so you are in the very best of hands as regards equipment, attention to detail and safety.
The following are included in the canyoning itinerary:
Must be able to swim
Trainers you don't mind getting wet rqd, as well as dry shoes to change into
Swim-suit and towel
Min age: 10 if accompanied but NB this is a relatively challenging activity involving jumping, abseiling etc. Under 16s should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
N.B. This activity normally runs from end of May through to
end of October.
A minimum number of 5 (max 12) persons are required to run the canyoning activity due to logistics, so on occasions it may be necessary to combine with other groups / individuals. The exact route used on any single day will depend on group numbers and, for safety reasons, the present and forecasted weather conditions. In the unlikely event of the activity not running an alternative activity may be offered.
This activity appears in the following:
Summer season activity holiday weeks - Mixed Summer Activity Holiday Weeks
Extra & Optional Activities - All available for free days & evenings - or build your own itinerary