Barranco del Valenciano - Albuñol


Location: Albuñol (Granada)

Technical difficulty: A moderate canyoning level; requires technical equipment of ropes, harnesses, helmets and descenders.

Route: Linear

Length: 10.12 kilometers

Elevation: 512 meters

Lowest point: 383 meters

Highest point: 895 meters

Time: 5 hours 28 minutes

Seasonality of water: not do it in rainy or threat of storms in the area.

Click here for the hiking map (Wikiloc)



The Narrows of the Rambla del Valenciano, are located in the Sierra de la Contraviesa, in the lower part of the Alpujarra. Its course defines the municipality of Sorvilán, Torvizcón, Alfondón and in its final location, close to Puente del Cantor, belongs to the municipality of Albuñol.

It is a ravine runoff, which has only water during the rainy season. 

The best way to visit this canyon is starting at Cortijo del Madroño and park another car at Puente Cantor (final destination) in order to get back to the starting point. From the Cortijo you walk down to the Rambla de Alfornón until you encounter a small dam. Next to the dam you follow the path down and enter the canyon Madroño until the point you encounter the second small dam. From this point the narrow gorge starts and the more interesting part of the trail starts. Starting from this point it is requires to use technical equipment (ropes, harnesses, helmets and descenders).

Location of Barranco del Valenciano