Level 3: Intermediate Canyoning

Advanced Canyoning (Level 4)

 Canyoning: Description.

Descents which are highly physically and / or technically demanding and as such should be taken on with the strictest respect.
Up to 12 hours in length or with abseils up to 50 meters high with narrow, often exposed belays. Level 4 canyons are on the whole rarely frequented since they are considered suitable for experts only.

Canyoning: Requeriments.

  • A good level of fitness and an ability to swim correctly.
  • It is important that participants regularly go trekking or participate in other activities in the mountains to ensure that participants are accustomed to walking on rough, stony terrain.
  • It is essential to have adequate experience canyoning and to be familiar with abseiling and safety techniques.
  • Participants are obliged to do an easier canyon descent before undertaking a level 4 descent so that the guide can evaluate the aptitude of the group.

Canyoning. Location.

As canyoning has become the most popular adventure sports activity in Aragon we have widened our area to include canyons in Guara and the Pyrenees.

Gorgas Negras - one of the most mythical descents in the region, known for its great length and extraordinary beauty.
Portiacha - a dry canyon with the attraction of long abseils, this descent can be combined with other local canyons.
Other examples: Otín, Chimiachas…

Lapazosa, in Bujaruelo, on the edge the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, offers an alpine atmosphere with technical jumps, some fun slides and big drops with waterfalls of up to 60 meters.
Other examples: Sorrosal, Foz de la Canal, Consusa Inferior…

Canyoning. Personal equipment you need to bring.

  • Sports shoes or walking boots (they will get wet).
  • Change of footwear.
  • Swimsuit.
  • Sun cream.
  • People who wear glasses should use a retaining cord or not use their glasses during the activity, if possible.     People who wear contact lenses should either protect them with swimming goggles or not use them during the activity, if possible.
  • Warm or waterproof clothing (please enquire as to weather conditions).
  • Small backpack.
  • Picnic lunch (available to order: 6,5 euros).

Canyoning. Equipment provided.

  • Helmet.
  • Full wet suit (5 mm) and neoprene socks (3 mm).
  • Harness.
  • Carabiner and abseil device.
  • Ropes and other safety equipment.
  • Canyoning backpacks and buoyant watertight container.
  • Specialized guiding service.
  • Accident and health insurance.
  • Picnic lunch (when ordered, on a full day activity).

Canyoning Level 4. Prices

  • 5 to 7 participants: 80€
  • 8 to 15 participants: 75€
  • Please enquire for prices for larger or smaller groups.
  • Prices for groups of 8 to 15 personas will only apply when the group book together.
  • Prices do not include travel to and from the activities. Participants should use their own vehicles.
  • Canyons in the Pyrenees incur a surcharge of 6 € per person.
Vertientes 2.0 Travel Center

Vertientes Aventura. Extreme Adventure Sports in Aragón SIERRA DE GUARA - PYRENEES
San Hipolito s/n. 22145 Alquézar (Huesca), Spain
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