Level 2: Beginners Canyoning

Beginners Canyoning (Level 2)

 Canyoning: Description.

Canyoning consists of travelling the course of a canyon (a river enclosed between narrow eroded rock walls), using techniques adapted from caving and mountaineering to overcome steep drops and alterations in the course of the river. Crossing gravel beds, scrambling over chaotic boulders, sliding down naturally formed water slides, jumping into deep pools or passing through narrow sections using hands and feet in opposition and abseiling when we encounter a steep drop or waterfall are all part of the fun. 

Aquatic Canyon Descents are those which don’t require the use of ropes and there is no need to abseil, while Canyoning Descents include abseils.

In Level 2 canyons, none of the obstacles encountered are particularly difficult which makes these descents ideal for beginners or those who are looking for fun and emotion in a controlled environment.

Canyoning: Requeriments.

No previous experience is needed for level 2 canyoning. You just need a level of general fitness which would allow you to spend a full day walking in the mountains. In aquatic canyons it is important to be able to swim or at least be unafraid of water.

If you choose a trip which includes abseiling it is important not to suffer excessively from vertigo. You at least need to be comfortable near the edge of a 15m drop.

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.


Aquatic descents: The River Vero Canyon offers an especially spectacular descent with fantastic views. This river doesn’t have a great number of jumps, but the characteristic formations of the canyon walls winding between enormous boulders give this 6 hour trip its unique character.
The Peonera Canyon is an especially “aquatic” section of the River Alcanadre  with a large number of falls, jumps into pools, water slides and siphons. This dynamic 5 hour descent demands a lot of energy and promises a lot of fun in return.

Canyon descents: The River Formiga and the Balcés Canyon (River Isuala) offer a more concentrated version of canyoning. Shorter (between 2h30’ and 3h30’ in the water) but with the emphasis on abseiling.


Aquatic descents: Garganta de Miraval.
Canyon descents: Furco, Gloces.

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 2. Prices

  • 5 to 7 participants: 52
  • 8 to 15 participants: 46
  • Please enquire for prices for larger or smaller groups.
  • Básender + Portiacha : will incur a surcharge of 20 € per person.( Mín. 3 participants = 60€ ).
  • Básender + 1st abseil of the Portiacha : Will be charged as a Level 2 canyon.
  • Gorgonchón: Will incur a surcharge of 20 € per person when done as a second activity.
  • 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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