Tips if you are going to do Canyoning in Valencia
If you are looking to go canyoning in Valencia, here we will provide all the options. With this guide, you will be able to find the companies and instructors that carry out descends in ravines in the zone of Valencia, the different ravines and also, some guidelines when making a decision and advice you should know before doing the activity.
Maybe you already know, canyoning is a sports modality that takes us to descend the rivers’ gorges from the interior. This means changing the steps on the firm ground that we would walk on the outer bank by appropriate techniques for its orography. Remember that these are natural trails that are not made for humans and we will need to face each and one of them correctly.
This is why a canyoning instructor will help you. Is him/her hta knows which elements we will find during the adventure in the ravines. These consist of parts through which we can walk with more or less water, points from which we must jump to continue swimming to our goal and others for which we will use the ropes that are part of the collective material that the company provides us. With them we will rappel to surpass different heights, a lot of times waterfalls, that can pass dozens of meters.
To have a more clear image of what the activity is all about, we show you this video with you can watch how a descend develops.
In general, we can carry out the canyoning adventures in Valencia during Summer, Spring and Autumn. The concrete date will be established by the each river’s flow, although if we can wait for the canyoning activity to happen, you can enjoy a dry ravine where we will cross it by hiking and rappelling.
Among the ravines, you will find there are four skill levels difficulties, which you can choose before booking, all depending in your experience. Although, we recommend that you let the instructor to help you choose. These professionals have already practiced a lot in a lot of ravines and they know each detail, so they will help you to pass each obstacle, whilst having fun and staying safe. In general there are:
- Level I ravines: Or also known as initiatory, where the established minimum age is 8 years old and as long as as they kids know how to swim. The progression is really easy and in case you find an obstacle that can scare us, there can be the option of getting to another place to continue.
This is the case of Gorgo de la Escalera that is located in Anna, at 1 hour from the capital of Valencia. It can be visited between April and October and even though is a basic level one, you will be amazed with the final cliff with a 25-meters waterfall.
For the Chorreras ravine, in Enguídanos, exists a great family descend, perfect for children from the age of 8. You will enjoy a a 6-kilometer trail, for around 2 hours with various natural slides.
- Level II ravines: You can go directly to the action when visiting one of these ravines, even though this could be your first time. You need to know you skill level and these II level ravines are described that way because of its cliffs can reach up to 8 meters and have parts that you can only pass by rappelling.
The Nacimiento ravine has a medium-level difficulty, almost an advanced, and is in the area of Dos Aguas. This available between March and October, in which you can complete by passing its huge 60-meters cliffs and waterfalls.
- Difficult III & IV ravines: They offer extreme adventures, full of sensations and adrenaline, and aim who already know all the canyoning techniques. It includes difficult jumps and big cliffs with and under waterfalls.
Under this difficulty level, we find Otonel ravine in the location of Valencia, Dos Aguas. The best dates to visit it starts in April and ends in October before the coldest months of the year arrive. It is recognised like one of the best ravines throughout the province because of the length of its cliffs and is perfect for adventurers who want to pass the whole day, carrying in out their favorite activity because to complete this ravine can take you around 5 to 7 hours.
You also have the dry ravine/canyoning options, another form of this activity to carry out at any moment of the year and which experience changes completely. On this link, we leave you the Barranc de L'infern or Capellanes options.
Come to descend with us in a Valencian river!