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Canyoning Along the Alcanadre and Its Tributaries

1 July, 2016
Canyoning Along the Alcanadre and Its Tributaries

The biggest river of the Sierra de Guara is the Alcanadre, which originates in the Pyrenees in the North of Spain. This magnificent river has carved deep ravines, canyons and gorges through the Sierra de Guara area such as the Gorgas negras, Barrasil, Peonera, Superieure, Fornazos de la Peonera, and Peonera Inferieure (or Puntillo), creating a paradise for hikers, nature lovers, and, of course, canyoneurs.

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The Gorgas Negras

The Gorgas Negras
The Gorgas Negras offers an impressive, classic route for canyoning. Only accessible to the professionals and to the experienced canyoneurs, good technique and physical condition is required for the 10 to 12 hour tour. Extremely aquatic, it’s the maximum canyoning without compromise.

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Barrasil

Barrasil
Barrasil is the ideal canyon for the less experienced. With plenty of supervision, the tour through this area is playful, and great for hiking lovers who would like to learn more about the technique of aquatic descent into its natural swimming pools.

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Mascun Superior

Mascun Superior
Mascun Superior is considered on of the most beautiful canyons in Europe. Its impressive narrow walls create unique lighting and turquoise blue natural swimming pools. Requiring 9 to 11 hours of lasting physical and technical effort, it offers abseiling and technical jumps for the more experienced canyoneur.

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Little Mascun

Little Mascun
Little Mascun is a feasible canyon for those uninitiated to the sport of canyoning. With supervision, the descent is easy enough for children and for those who want to learn aquatic descent and simple jumps.

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Canyon of the Virgin

Canyon of the Virgin
This dry canyon is ideal for learning the techniques of abseiling and oppositions with its beautiful limestone formations. A beautiful location to learn these skills with family or a group of friends.

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Canyon of Otin

Canyon of Otin
This is a great canyon for amateurs. Requiring good physical and technical level, it offers plenty of vertiginous cliffs and is ideal for flying abseilings.

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Canyon Raisen

Canyon Raisen
Canyon Raisen is often a forgotten canyon, but it’s great for amateurs. Usually dry, it offers magnificent views, technical abseilings, and one of the most beautiful and vertiginous jumps in the Sierra de Guara. We recommend combining this tour with the third part of the Mascun Superior.

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Canyon Os Cochas

Canyon Os Cochas
This “new” canyon is a very technical canyon to pass through, and is recommended for the more experienced canyoneur. Combine it with half of the Mascun Superior tour, adding impressive views, vertiginous abaseilings to your canyoning experience.

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Peonera Superior

Peonera Superior
Peonera Superior is a classic canyon to experience. With jumps, siphons, climbing, crystalline waters, and natural pools, combine this tour with Peonera Inferieur, for an amazing adventure. Accessible to all canyoneurs, from novice to expert.

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Puntillo or Peonera Inferior

Puntillo or Peonera Inferior
This is an “easy” descent offering great beauty, with many natural swimming pools. Great for families with kids, it includes some small jumps and allows everyone to learn the basics of canyoning.

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Fornazos de la Peonera

Fornazos de la Peonera
Requiring minimum physical condition, under supervision, this is a spectacular, playful, and feasible canyon to descend into. Perfect for people who want to learn about the skill of aquatic descent, there are plenty of crystalline waters and big swimming pools.

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The Jump of Bierge

The Jump of Bierge
The Jump of Bierge isn’t a canyon, per se, however it is a the end-game challenge for some swimmers. Nine metres up, it begs for some courage to make the jump – and it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Our experienced guides offer a variety of excursions, from easy to difficult, for families or groups of friends, throughout the region in each of these canyons. Book today for a day, weekend, or week-long excursion along the Alcanadre.