Canyoning in Barranco de la Rambla del Valenciano, Albúnol

Main characteristics excursion: ER18700-3
Time of the year : May - November
Difficulty level

: low-medium 

Physical level : medium
Start location : municipality of Sorvilán
Duration : 5 till 7 hours
No. of persons : minimum 1p
Price  : € 275 (1-5p) a group / € 50 (>6p) a person
Insurance incl.   : assistance insurance, civil liability insurance

The excursion starts at the farmhouse Madroño in the municipality of Sorvilán, A path is passing through an impressive orchard of fruit trees and vegetable garden, sources of fresh water and leads to the bed of the ravine. The upper section of the canyon has big high walls and strong curvatures in its path. The route is passing below a medieval castle used for the defense of these "Thermopylae alpujarreñas". Halfway the route you will see the footprint of the waterfall Barranco de Alcornocalejo, in most cases there is no water. At this point there is a stop for a curious visit to the mouth of a chasm. Right after this, starts a much more narrow stretch in which the rappeling is starting. This stretch is also the place, where the ravine is connected with the Canyon Abuelica which is coming from the municipality of Albondón. In this lower section are several rappels and also the connection with the Barranco de la Minas in Albondón. The excursion ends at the Cantor bridge in the town of Albuñol

During this excursion you will be able to see ibex mountain goats, golden eagles, kestrels and many other birds commonly found in these rocky and inaccessible environment. 


The excursion is a full day activity ie more than 5 hours. It has no technical difficulty in its descent (except in a rainy season, when the route can be impractical even for the most experienced). The largest abseiling is no more than 15 meters. The route must be in an optimal state, as it is certainly an adventure activity which needs endurance but that gives you a good experiences to remember.

What is Included

  • Accident insurance;
  • Personal progression equipment (helmet with headlamp, sit harness, descenders, foot loops,), group equipment (ropes, tackle bag and backpack);
  • Photographic reportage;
  • Entitled guide and monitor.

Material Needed

For this activity participants are advised to wear hiking boots as the path of the ravine is full of inequalities and stones

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