Canoying in Río Grande
This gorge is excellent for young children or a group of friends who want to enjoy a day of adventure without being physically demanding.The most arduous part of this activity is getting to the gorge and the uphill climb from the car park to starting point which is located at the source of the Zarzalones. With water all year round it is not recommended to descend this gorge alone during the rainy season. Its abseiling with jumps into potholes, some of which are bottomless, is outstanding. Along the route one can appreciate man’s intervention from diverting the water flow to generate electricity to the construction of irrigation ditches to irrigate the many fruit trees found growing in terraces carved into the mountain. The descent finishes next to the car park.
- Difficulty: Low.
- Duration: 3 to 4 hours
- Distance: Approximately 3 kilometres
- Included: Monitors and all necessary approved safety equipment. A gorge kit bag and a waterproof bag (one per 3 or 4 people). Neoprene suits and boots. Energy bars. Support vehicle. All necessary insurance. Permits and passes. Photographs. VAT.
- What you need to bring Sports shoes (preferably mountain/walking boots), swimwear, 15 litres of water or isotonic drink, dry fruit snacks or chocolate, sandwiches. Change of clothes and dry shoes (change after descending the gorge). It is recommended that you bring sun block or protection particularly for the hike.
- Requirements: Ability to swim (other than summer months), minimum age of 8 years. It is perfect for a family.