CANYONING

Description: 

This activity involves descending the course of the river, canyon or a narrow gorge and can combine the techniques of climbing, abseiling, swimming, floating, jumping and hiking.  It takes in rock, natural slides, underground streams, small waterfalls and deep pools.

 

Place: Sierra de Guara and the Pyrenees

Dates: From April to September 

Duration: 

Depends on the time it takes to reach the ravine on foot, the duration of the descent and the necessity to return to the same place of departure.

 

​Nº of people: Depends on the canyon; please consult specific details of each canyon on the website.

 

Necessary material:

- Swimsuit
- Comfortable clothes and light
- Socks
- Comfortable shoes, light and sticky
- Sun cream
- Hat and sunglasses
- Picnic Food and drink
- If spectacles take necessary subject-glasses

Materials included

- Full or two piece neoprene

- Helmet

- Harness and descender

- Backpack

- Watertight drum

- Booties (if deemed appropriate)

Canyon levels

Level 1

FAMILY

  Physical activity:

Family ravines.

People: 4-10

CANYONS:

Barrasil, Puntillo, Último caos del Vero, Pequeño Mascún.

Level 2

INITIATION

  Physical activity: 4-6 hours

 

People: 4-8

CANYONS:

Basender, Gorgonchón, Vero, Formiga, Peonera superior, Peonera inferior, Oscuros Balcez, Furco, Fornocal, Fondo, Fontaneta, Portiacha, Liri, Mirava, Escuain, Yesa, Barbaruens, Gloces.

Level 3

ADVANCED

  Physical activity: 6-9 hours

 

People: 4-6

CANYONS:

Gorgas Negras, Mascún, Otin, Cueva Cabrito, Lapazosa, Formiga+Gorgonchón, Aigüeta de Eriste, Sorrosal, Ordiso, Chimiachas, Fondo.

 

Level 4

TECHNICAL

  Physical activity: 6-9 hours

 

People: maximum 4  

CANYONS:

Ask.

The data sheets are approximate and introductory so advise. consult a professional or inquire more closely before making activity.