Caving in Sima de los Maderos - Nívar


Main characteristics excursion: VV18214-1
Time of the year : all year
Difficulty level : low
Physical level : low
Start location : Nívar, Sierra Alfaguara
Duration : half a day
No. of persons : minimum 3
Price a person : € 50 (3-4p) / € 40 (5-8p) / € 35 (>8p)
Insurance incl.   : assistance insurance, civil liability insurance

The perfect chasm in order to enter the world of caving. It is situated in the municipality of Nivar, between the old trenches of the Spanish Civil War and overlooking the reservoir Cubillas and the mountains of Parapanda, Elvira and Sierra Nevada. The entry goes by abseiling 20 meters down but perfectly accessible for the general public. The cave opening is developing between stalactites and stalagmites and  with some down climbing aided by a rope you are going the way down. You can also see the remains of the scaffolding of a former mining exploration which give name to the chasm.


What is Included


  • Helmet, harness, ropes and security material;
  • Qualified guides;
  • Permissions and insurance;
  • Transport to access and abandon the chasm;

Material Needed


Comfortable sport shoes or similar, sports clothes.

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The Location